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WATERFRONT

PUMP TRACK

INTRODUCTION

Plans for the waterfront bike park were ultimately a collaborative effort between the WMBC and the Port of Bellingham. Greg Nicoll is the employee who headed up the project. The Port and WMBC have added a skills park and three jump lines (black, blue, and green) to the bike park to help beginning riders practice their technique in summer 2021. In all, 68,000 tons of dirt were hauled in by Oceanside Construction and formed into the approximately 20,000-square-feet of various berms and banked turns that make up the track.

HOW TO GET THERE

This pump track is located downtown at the waterfront, near Waypoint Park. There is plenty of parking in the gravel parking lot at the west end or on the road along W Laurel St. or Granary Ave.

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Photography by Pedro Jimenez

SKILLS ZONE, RACE COURSE & JUMP LINES

In addition to the pump track there is now a skills zone, complete with wood features and skinnies for youth and adults to practice! Don't miss the dual slalom drag race course and race your friends! Three large jump lines (green, blue, and black) are now open to the public.

Shire Built and WMBC have added an intermediate and expert dirt jump line with gaps to the Waterfront Pump Track around the tile tanks - go check it out, but please look before you leap.

Check out a 3D rendering of the entire pump track here.

BIKES ONLY ON THE SKILLS AREA AND JUMP LINES - NO WALKING OR CLIMBING FOR SAFETY.

GET INVOLVED

If you’ve got a bike, now’s the time to head down to the waterfront, explore the new pump track, and get an excellent, no-cost, adrenaline-filled workout.

Kulshan Trackside is now located at the Waterfront and is open for business. A new ice cream shop, The Selkie Scoop is up and running at the Waterfront as well.

Come and enjoy the pump track, hang out with your kids at the available picnic tables, and get something to eat or drink. Bathrooms have been installed near the brewery.

WMBC runs youth programs down at the pump track on Thursdays, curious about volunteering? Email Ellie@wmbcmtb.org with your availability and interest.

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