Fundraiser set for Gateway Bike Park to feature Tom Petty’s music |

Fundraiser set for Gateway Bike Park to feature Tom Petty’s music

Volunteers gathered brush and branches cut away from the path of the new bike park being built around the dog park at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley.
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What: Fundraiser for Gateway Bike Park

When 4:30-11 p.m. Saturday

Where: Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley.

Admission: Adults $25, Kids $15.

Tickets: Here

Petty Luv returns to Foothill Events Center on April 20 — a benefit concert for Gateway Bike Park, according to a release.

The mission of Petty Luv is simple: to honor Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by recreating his music for as many people as possible — hence the name “Petty Luv”.

The Juliet Gobert Trio, with Bob Woods and Homer Wills, will be opening the night. Gobert sings in a group called the Heffer Bells but will be joined on stage with local favorites Woods and Willis to get the crowd moving and warm up the evening.

In addition there will be outdoor activities including food trucks, adult tricycle races, a kids bike race and a strider race for toddlers. Local beer will be served from Grass Valley Brewing Company, Three Forks and ol’ Republic. Entry is $25 (adults) and $15 (kids) which includes a the concert, a commemorative steel pint glass and access to all games and activities. There will also be a raffle with prizes including a “dirt jumper” bike donated by Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop and a two nights stay at the Lost Trail Lodge, and more.

Gateway Bike Park is a project nearing the construction phase. Almost four years ago three friends came together with an idea of bringing a bike park to western Nevada County.

Richard Baker, Lisa McCandless and John “Moss” Quaglia have worked throughout the phases including conceptual planning, the development application and approval process with Nevada County, community and stakeholder engagement, contracting and fundraising. Once the county approvals were obtained in May of last year, Bicyclists of Nevada County was engaged to help bring it to fruition.

This project has been 100% community funded thanks to many local businesses, families and individuals. All proceeds from the night will go toward construction costs.

Those who can’t attend but would like to donate, can go to

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