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.

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.

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