Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wow- Thanks to the 30+ Volunteers Who Came Out to Build Today

Thanks to everyone who came out today. We made serious headway sifting, building drains, and sculpting the beginner track. Special thanks to Poje, Chris, John and 'Boon who came out from Jersey to build the beginner track. We owe you guys a frosty few. Kudos to Shannon and Chris, local Parkside Community guys who joined us and our two youngest builders. Next workday is Saturday, Nov 30 10am-1pm. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanks to the Parkside Community, Brown's ShopRite, Monster Juices and Ms. Lucinda

This toast is for you! 

After three years, this project is happening. Harlan, Kenn and I could not be more thankful for all parties involved in making this project a reality. THIS IS MY PERSONAL TOAST to all of the parties old and new to the project. Thanks is all I can say! Monster and Brown's ShopRite donated $10,000 tonight and I'm holding the check. Ms. Lucinda and the Parkside Community have been so welcoming. There are a lot of unforeseen expenses on this build so thanks... from the bottom of our hearts! We are putting kids and families on bikes and that's all that matters. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Jim's Pumptrack Philosophy

Jim Wants YOU to Know! 


Social --Physical -- Environmental -- Agricultural

Come on out and feel Jim's passion for making Pumptracks a vital part of the community. He believes that Pumptracks bring people together, provide space for a healthy family lifestyle, encourage site ownership, provide education about storm-water management and environmental stewardship, and provide a space for native plants and fruit trees. 


Belmont Plateau Trail Alliance (BPTA) is having a work day tomorrow for Love Your Park Day. Please head out there from 10-2 to help them get ready for the World SingleSpeed Cross Championship in December. After the workday drive or ride by the track to check it out. 

WE, Friends of PhillyPumptrack at Parkside Evans will be holding Volunteer Work Days Every Saturday Morning From November 23rd through the end of the build/sculpt/plant. Volunteer Workdays will be 10am-1pm. We will also be out sifting rocks THIS Sunday, November 17th from 10am-1pm. Come on out with boots, workgloves (we also have some). We will provide rakes, water, snacks and waivers. 

For questions call Heidi Grunwald at 267-262-1691 or Kenn Rymdeko at 610-659-4430 or Harlan Price at 717-253-3298.  

The last two weeks have been exciting and stressful

Workdays with Jim Dellavalle, Power Corp PHL, Harlan Price, Kevin Clark, Andreina Perez, Jason Mifflin and Nick Esposito

We are both excited to break ground and a bit stressed about the condition of the dirt. There is MUCH work to be done sifting rocks and concrete. Jim is making great progress shaping the track and moving dirt. Below are a few pics from the week. Thanks to everyone who has come out this past week. Jim is on site from 8am-7pm each day Mon - Friday. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

PhillyPumptrack at Philly Bike Expo

Kevin and Mark at the Pumptrack Booth at PhillyBikeExpo2013. Stop by and see us tomorrow, Sunday the 10th.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Here are a few shots from 11.4.13! Jim Dellavalle and the crew began moving the scrap concrete from the site.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Calling Volunteers

If you have some time during the day, Jim Dellavalle and our team are in need of volunteers to help clear stone, debris and concrete from the dirt from illegal dumping on the site. If you head over there, please stop in to see Jim and bring gloves and work boots. Hopefully Jason Mifflin, the PPR Volunteer Coordinator will be on site with waivers.

Saturday, November 2, 2013



Jim Dellavalle, our track builder will be onsite beginning Monday, November 4, 2013. Look for safety fencing soon.  In addition, look for us at the Bike Expo November 9 and 10 in the not-for-profit space. We will be raffling off these SE Pumptrack bikes below (thanks to ASI Inc) to raise funds for natural fencing.  STAY TUNED for volunteer days. This build should be approximately 3-4 weeks. We will be doing volunteer sculpting and rain garden planting after that. We will be using the listserv so if you want to be notified, get on our list!