I believe that a bike skills park is definitely for a small special interest group. While yes, many people ride bikes, I doubt you will see many that go out for leisurely rides on the galloping goose working on their skills in a bike park. And yes there are hundreds of bike riders in the Sooke area, however there are hundreds of ATV/dirt bike enthusiasts, hundreds of lacrosse players, hundreds of golfers, etc., etc. that have to take up their hobbies elsewhere. Spending public money on such a small portion of the Sooke population is not responsible.
What ever happened to riding your bike in your back yard, driveway, sidewalk, subdivision, regional trails or school ground? When I grew up everyone knew how to ride a bike, and we didn’t spend any money on a special park for it.