The newly merged Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PPR) has teamed up with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP), Advanced Sports Inc, Neighborhood Bike Works, and the bicycle shops of Philadelphia to launch the Philly Pumptrack project; the city’s first ever, public pumptrack.
Pumptracks are one of the fastest-growing attractions in biking, are small in scale and can be enjoyed by cyclists of all ages and skill levels. A pumptrack is fun and teaches riders essential riding skills while building fitness, all in a low-risk environment. A pumptrack in Philadelphia will provide a place where young and old can ride bikes in safe numbers and in mixed-age groups. The Philadelphia Pumptrack will be a venue where riding and spectating can be a community affair.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
We have officially registered our Friends of PhillyPumptrack at Parkside Evans group. If you signed up with us, you already received an email. If you would like to be added to our Friends group for build and maintenance volunteering opportunities please send an email to email@example.com
We realize this has been a two-year process. The city bureaucracy is deep my friends, very deep. But we have faith and there are a lot of great people at Parks and Rec and the Fairmount Conservancy supporting this project. We will keep you posted this Spring. If you've driven by the site, you've seen our new trees growing out of the clean fill that was put on site last Spring! : )
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NEW NEWS! Huge Thanks to Paul Lonie at Acquaeconomics, Rosa and staff at Wells Appel and Paul and Jim for the cad drawings. Together, they made the PWD sign-off we needed possible. In the past five months we completed the site survey and had the soil erosion plan with the track design approved. One more hurdle... the City Legal Department. We are on it! Costing out soil and machine rentals.
We are corralling emails and will be updating people on build and volunteer days.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Fortunately we have good support, and still have money in the bank, (never enough, hint, hint).
We did receive an awesome donation from Wolf Cycles! Thank you Wolf! They are the closest shop to the pumptrack and are at 4311 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia PA. You should totally go and support them or at least say hi. Wolf is a shop that has been around for over 50 years and was recently bought by the lovely people at Firehouse Bicycles. Strong community supporters and really nice people occupy their businesses!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
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