Slippery Elm Trail Rudolph

File. A new bike skills park will be built near the Slippery Elm Trail in Rudolph.

A bike park planned for Rudolph is coming in under budget.

Wood County Park District Director Neil Munger reported at the Feb. 11 board meeting that there were three estimates for the parking lot area submitted and all were under budget.

The low bid of $37,766 was submitted by Jim Palmer Excavating, Bowling Green. The estimate had been close to $50,000, Munger said.

The board voted unanimously to give Palmer the project.

(For more on the bike park, see the fact box accompanying this story.)

The board also approved another bike park project. Quality Overhead Door, Findlay, will replace the doors on the barn for $15,640, which was the lowest bid.

The doors are being replaced to make the barn completely functional, with storage, Munger said.

“We already have a big need in that part of the county for the storage,” he said, adding that salt is stored there and it will be used for the bike park accessories.

The board has planned for several bike park expenditures in the 2020 budget. Those included $49,000 for the parking lot, $24,000 for a shelter, $17,000 for pole barn doors and $10,000 for a mountain bike trail construction. The latter expense is contingent on a getting a grant, Munger has said.

The board in September entered into an agreement for $99,000 for the design and construction of the bicycle skills park in Rudolph, near the Slippery Elm Trail. Tom Ritz Design LLC/PumpTrax USA is doing the work.

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