What are Pump Tracks?
Manmade closed dirt circuit tracks with rollers in between and berms at each end for continuous riding.
Designed to be ridden without pedaling.
A full-body workout, riders use their body to pump — push down into the dip after an elevation and pull up before the crest of a mound — throughout the continuous loop.
What are the Benefits?
Pump tracks are fun for riders of all ages and abilities. They improve access to riding with their urban locations and quick learning curve. Plus they don't require an expensive mountain bike and can be ridden on all kids of bikes from rigid frames to BMX.
Proposed Pump Track and Skills Zone in Birchwood Park
We need your help!! The WMBC and Birchwood Neighborhood Association are fundraising to build a Pump Track and skills area in Birchwood Park. The estimated construction cost is $50,000.
Why Birchwood Park?
The park is an ideal pump track location that reaches many kids and adults in this community.
Flat topography with plenty of light.
Birchwood Park is easily accessible from various neighborhoods (King Mountain, Lettered Streets, Birchwood, Columbia, Cornwall).
Families already ride to Squalicum Park using the Bay to Baker Trail, making the use consistent with the park now.
Safe space for kids buffered by open space.
The field location is used sparingly by park goers.
Easy Parking and access from Squalicum Creek Park.
Proposed Pump Track and Skills Zone in Everson
Help us build the Everson Bike Park!
Thanks to the work of a local team in Everson and the support of the City Public Works and Parks Department, we will be working towards a build-out of a bike park and pump track at Riverside Park in Everson! The location for the new pump track is a perfect spot with lots of activities already happening and a future upgraded playground to be constructed next to the bike park.
To build this bike park, we'll need the support of our community! The estimated total cost of construction is $50,000. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Everson pump track, please do here.