Eagle Project

Billy Vega-

When I was 5, my dad and I accidentally found the Mountain Bike Trails at Bluff Creek Park  (North of Lake Hefner by Hefner Road and Meridian). We had never ridden on anything like it and immediately fell in love with the sport during that adventure and have been riding ever since. So when it came time for me to choose an Eagle Project, I decided I wanted to do something at Bluff Creek and help the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship (which is a 501c3) with their trails. 

After meeting with the Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship Trail Boss, I learned they want to include more features and continue to grow and improve the trail system. The Bluff Creek trails are pretty hidden back behind the trees and are mostly ‘cross country’. By building a small series of entry level ‘Technical Terrain Features’ at the trailhead, I plan to create an inviting area that not only has the opportunity to introduce beginner riders to the sport, but also will allow more seasoned riders a chance to work on new skills and improve on existing ones. My project will provide a visually appealing landmark and gathering place, and allow the OEF to introduce the community to what lies behind the tree line.

My short-term goal in building these features will help the OEF to provide all levels of riders at Bluff Creek the opportunity to work on their skills, learn new skills, and improve on existing ones. My long term goal is to help introduce more people to the sport of Mountain Bike Riding which is a life long activity that can be enjoyed by many ages and abilities. 

 

How can you help? My project is pretty ambitious; I plan to build three individual features, a ‘Nessy’, ‘Berm’, and ‘Cannon/Roll off’. In case you’re asking “what in the world are those?”, I’ve included inspiration pictures below. The majority of my budget and needs are wood, wood, and more wood. Did I mention wood? What type of wood? Based on interviews I did with one of the premier trail building companies in America, they recommend using rough-cut cedar for the project due to its durability, rot resistance, and it provides great traction for the bike tires. I have an estimated budget of $7,000. I sincerely ask for your donations and am in great need of money, materials, and a few volunteers on build days. Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, I am available either by phone/text/email:  405-651-0706 or Billy@BillyVega.com 

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

- Billy Vega

Eagle Scout Candidate

BV BC 1ST ride.JPG

My first ride at Bluff Creek! (We won't talk about that jersey.)

Fundraising

$0                          $3,500                      $7,000

I sincerely ask for your consideration in support of my project with either a financial donation or a donation of materials. If you have any questions, I am available either by phone/text/email:  405-651-0706 or Billy@BillyVega.com

Thank you for your consideration and support.

-Billy

Tax-Deductible Donations may be made to;

Troop 201 

memo: Billy Vega Eagle Project

Please mail to:

Billy Vega

Eagle Scout Candidate

Troop 201 

7836 NW 130th Terrace
Oklahoma City, OK  73142

proposed features

As I mentioned above, my project is pretty ambitious; I plan to build three individual features, a ‘Nessy’, ‘Berm’, and ‘Cannon/Roll off’.  The inspiration pictures below are what I included in my project proposal. 

Feature 1 of 3 Nessy.png
Feature 2 of 3 Berm.png
Feature 3 of 3 Cannon.png