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Chance Glasford, lead project manager for the Cottage Grove Bike Park, raises the golden scissors Thursday following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Cottage Grove Bike Park dream becomes reality for lead volunteer

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It has been a whirlwind year for Cottage Grove resident and BMX enthusiast Chance Glasford.

Last spring, Glasford had a dream to build the area’s first all-ages, multi-skill level mountain bike park. And with the help of hundreds of volunteers, a $33,000 Bell Helmets grant and support from the city, his dream became a reality at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the new Cottage Grove Bike Park.


“This is just really sweet,” Glasford said.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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