Philadelphia Parks & Rec Pumptrack

Organization: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Year: 2011

Amount: $5,000

Type: Pump Track

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 Bikes Belong 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.

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