AMBA, in collaboration with Canary Cycles and the City of St. John’s is developing of an asphalt pump track in Quidi Vidi Park. Here are some resources to introduce you to what a pump track is and how they can be constructed.
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What Is a Pump Track?
Pump tracks are an incredibly flexible option for communities looking to bring excitement to riders of every age and skill level. Pump tracks are an eco-friendly, sustainable option for a community looking to build something significant for the future. Image below is courtesy of Shoreline Dirtworks and the pump track they constructed in Shubie Park, a 16-hectare urban park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia maintained by the Halifax Regional Municipality
Asphalt Pump Tracks
Together with Canary Cycles and the City of St. John's, AMBA's goal is to construct an asphalt pump track in Quidi Vidi Park. What exactly is an aphalt pump track?
Velo Solutions out of Switzerland describes them as asphalted tracks for all kinds of riders who seek a fun and action-filled sports experience. Riders enjoy practicing the basic skills of carrying momentum, improving balance and building speed by using their arms and legs to pump their bike/board/scooter around the track. As riders improve their skills, the tracks are designed to provide the option for more challenges with increased speed and skill, without needing to change the construction. A feature that a 5-year-old can roll through can be used as a gap jump for a professional.
Learn more at Velo Solutions
Did You Know there are World Championships held for Pump Tracks?
The Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships has already succeeded in creating a revolutionary global pump track racing series with over 23 groundbreaking events taking place around the world in 2018.
More than 2,000 athletes participated in over 19 countries and 67 riders competed in the first World Final that saw local heroes, Olympic BMX racers and MTB World Champions compete on an even playing field.
In 2019, Red Bull and Velosolutions took things to the next level with the iconic rainbow stripes handed out for the first time at the World Final in Switzerland to Payton Ridenour and Tommy Zula after joining forces with the UCI.
With 25 qualifiers lined up for 2021 and combining the 2020 season, the immense growth in pump track – with its unique and fresh approach to competitive biking on a global level – is undeniable.
Read more at Redbull.com