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Youth bike park announces fall opening with funding from area nonprofits 

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El Pomar Foundation, the benevolent organization founded by Broadmoor owner and mining magnate Spencer Penrose, donated $60,000 toward a youth bike park at Fountain Park adjacent to the Hillside Community Center, the city announced in a May 24 news release.

The bike park is among several funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and Generation Wild Initiative, which aims to connect families with the great outdoors. The bike park will cost $200,000, cover 3 acres and open this fall. It will include a street skills course that helps teach young cyclists the rules of the road along with a mountain bike skills and obstacle course.

The gift is the first from the William J. Hybl Fund, named for the foundation's chair and CEO. The fund supports Olympic, Paralympic and youth sports.

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