WHITE ROCK (NEWS 1130) – The grand re-opening of the White Rock Pier could include a record-breaking motorcycle jump.
The pier was damaged on Dec. 20 in a storm that has been dubbed the “most damaging” in BC Hydro’s history. It cut electricity to more than 750,000 customers across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands.
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The storm also sent several boats crashing into the White Rock Pier, completely severing the dock and even stranding one person who was then rescued by helicopter. It left a major hole in the pier and badly damaged the promenade and shoreline. The city says it could cost between $5 million to $6 million to fix the pier, and another $600,000 to fix the shoreline.
White Rock local Brooke Colby is in talks with city council and famed stuntman Robbie Knievel to set up some kind of fundraising stunt when the damaged pier is finally fixed.
“We are going to break one of the world records, we haven’t decide which one yet. We might even jump over just for fun sideways a couple times,” Colby said.
He says a young stuntman named Cole “High Flying” Freeman will be coming to White Rock in the coming weeks to scout the beachfront area and take some measurements.
White Rock city council has been looking at several ways to support businesses in the area, including temporary free parking along Marine Drive. If all goes according to plan, the jump could happen as early as this fall.