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.



Sunday, July 20, 2014



Please take a moment and read this great article about the Philly Pumptrack by Julian Hamer of Philadelphia Neighborhoods. There is also a video where you get to meet some of our regular volunteers!  Thank you Ray Louder, Ahmad, Ibrahim, and Kevin!

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Friends of the Philly Pumptrack would like to share this wonderful video with you.

Nathanial Bartholomew, famed Director of "Make Every Second Count" (the first 3D mountain bike movie), filmed this while visiting the Philly Pumptrack with his boys on the same day that the Cabot Creamery Cooperative honored the Philly Pumptrack with a volunteer appreciation day. Earlier that day, Kenn, Ms. Lucinda Hudson, Ed Fagan and the Cabot Co-Op representatives were on air with Marilyn Russell #MarilynRussell of 95.7 WBEN-FM, and they sent out the BEN FM Ice Cream truck. 

Thanks for the great video Nat! We hope you and the family can make it down to see us again soon.



Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers that make the Philly Pumptrack a reality.

To make a tax deductible donation to the pumptrack, please click here: 
https://bicyclecoalition.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/pumptrack



Thursday, July 3, 2014


Due to the impending foul weather of hurricane Arthur and in observance of the Independence Day Weekend, the pumptrack is closed until Monday the 7th.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July everyone!

See you on the 7th.

Friday, June 13, 2014



Dear Friends of the Philly Pumptrack, 

Many people have been asking us how they can donate to the Pumptrack. As we are a project of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, they set up a donation page for us! Please help us raise money for bike parts, better security and more pop-up tents to provide shade and shelter for our visitors. Donations through this site are tax deductible.

https://bicyclecoalition.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/pumptrack 

Please help us provide more opportunities to put more kids on bikes, and get our dedicated volunteers better rain wear.


Thank You,

Heidi, Harlan and Kenn
Philly Pumptrack
www.PhillyPumptrack.org
www.facebook.com/PhillyPumptrack
@PhillyPumptrack


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Christmas in June - Donation

This week, Ken, Kelly and Finn Dietch donated a brand new Honda  EL 200 Generator, the silent generator we were raising money for! Thanks to the Dietch Family and to many more rides for Finn and Dad at the PhillyPumptrack. Can't thank you enough.