A new strider trail for kids who want to learn the basics of mountain biking is under construction at Boise Hills Park in North Boise.
The single-track trail, which will be named after Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, a Boise resident, is intended for children under age 12.
Experts from the International Mountain Bicycling Association are working with volunteers from the Boise Area Mountain Bike Association on the design and construction of the .6-mile trail.
A Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant that Mayor David Bieter and the Boise City Council awarded to the Boise Heights Neighborhood Association paid for $3,200 project.
Located at 651 Clubview Dr., Boise Hills Park is a 3.8-acre partially developed neighborhood park. It features play equipment, a parking lot, a bike rack, trash can, utilities and 3 new trees. Construction of the park began in 2011. The project also includes a shade structure and benches.
Sustainable features include drought-tolerant plants, a recycled rubber tile under the playground, and a syber trash can (an in-ground can that requires infrequent emptying).
To learn more about the park, see /parks-locations/parks/boise-hills-park/.