Philadelphia Pump Track

Organization: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Year: 2011

Amount: 5000

Status: Project in process

Type: Bike park

Address: Parkside/Evans, Philadelphia, PA

Pumptracks – dirt sculpted into mini tracks of bumps and corners – are attracting cyclists of all ages as a place to practice bike skills and increase fitness. Building on this trend, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department, Neighborhood Bike Works, and the local bicycle industry will use their $5,000 grant to bring the first pumptrack to their city. Planners hope to attract 200-300 riders every year and will locate the facility near an existing recreation facility and with access to trails and bike lanes.