May 13, 2009
Mountain bikers have a new changing room and bike wash facility at
Oak Mountain State Park thanks to local Boy Scouts, the Birmingham
Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) and the Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources.
There will be a dedication ceremony for the new facilities on
Saturday May 16, 2009 at 8 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the
South trailhead parking lot. The public and media outlets are
encouraged to attend.
The changing room was built as part of an Eagle Scout project by
local scout Andrew Tucker of Troop 119. The changing room was
sponsored by BUMP, Nick Marinelli of Lowe’s, and ready mix concrete
company Sherman Industries of Birmingham. Lee Neal and other BUMP
volunteers were instrumental in the construction of the changing
room and bike wash facility. Oak Mountain State Park provided the
location and helped coordinate the construction process.
“This project is good example of how private citizens are helping to
improve public facilities for the benefit of everyone who enjoy our
state parks,” said Dr. Mark Richman, Birmingham area physician and
BUMP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building, preserving
and maintaining bike trails in Birmingham and the surrounding area.
BUMP is currently working to expand the mountain bike trail system
at Oak Mountain State Park. For more information about BUMP visit
their Web site at
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s
natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine
Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater
Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit