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  Key to designing spaces that work for the community and its youth is public and end-user engagement coupled with inventiveness.

Mike McIntyre


Austin, Texas

As a former sponsored skateboarder and BMX racer, Mike has turned a passion into a profession, tapping his knowledge as a user to inform his creativity and design expertise. A licensed landscape architect who believes that a skate park should be a park you can skate in, Mike has helped pioneer such movements as the “skate plaza” and the “wheel friendly-barrier free plaza.” He also incorporates into his designs sustainable elements and components that reflect the specific context of the park’s location. Mike has additionally been involved with the development of BMX racing standards used in today’s track development.

Mike has designed more than 200 action sport related projects, each receiving very positive community response. Among those are skate parks, BMX facilities, and adventure themed projects from the United States, Canada, and London, to South Africa, Israel, and the Grand Cayman Islands. Recently, Mike completed the first U.S. BMX Supercross Facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina and is currently planning several mountain bike flow trails, pump tracks and skills courses.  

The first Olympic trial-worthy BMX race track in the country will host the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships.

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<p>Today has finally arrived and we are looking at the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track</p> <p>What do you think?</p> <p>Doesn’t it look pretty great?</p> <p><b><i>Clayton John, American Bicycle Association, Former President</i></b>&nbsp;– We welcome this facility to the BMX community. Back in the early days in the 70s, everything was flat track and pretty much one or two jumps for a straightaway at the most.</p> <p><b><i>Dave Williams, Assured Group President, Riverwalk Developer</i></b>- The track itself has innovative designs for elite and amateur start ramps; this is a one of a kind supercross track in the world.</p> <p><b><i>Mike King, BMX Supervisor, Rock Hill, SC</i></b>- The sport of BMX has changed drastically in my opinion.&nbsp; We have these big start hills, we got asphalt corners, and we’ve got different material on the track; I mean, it’s top notch!</p> <p><b><i>Mike McIntyre, Stantec Principal, Action Sport Group Leader-</i></b>&nbsp;People are asking what is the difference between Rock Hill and let’s say the Olympic training center in Chulavista, California? Chulavista California is locked up where it is not accessible to the general public- where here in Rock Hill it is open to the entire community so whether you are a first time racer or an elite athlete you can come here and practice every week.</p> <p><b><i>Cole Tesar, 17-18 Expert Class, Huntersville, NC-</i></b>&nbsp;I think it will bring a lot of riders in from all over the US and all over the world really.</p> <p><b>J<i>ace Walker, 15 Expert Class, Burlington, NC –</i></b>I like it and its super fast!</p> <p><b><i>Lydia Tucker, 11 Girls Class, Madison, NC</i></b>- This track is absolutely amazing! &nbsp;The first straight coming down the starting hill, that has to be my favorite part.</p> <p><b><i>Mike King, BMX Supervisor, Rock Hill, SC</i></b>- I have been to 25+ world championships from all over the world and this place is world class on every level.</p>

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