If it passes the scheduled inspection, the long-awaited bicycle pump track at Northwest Community Park in Santa Rosa is set to open next week! The new track is thanks to the efforts of a group of devoted community volunteers.
Through an agreement with the Recreation and Parks Department, the volunteer group was granted permission to construct the pump track to the east of the dog park. Prior to construction, the group donated an approved plan and necessary permit requirements to build the pump track.
A pump track is a continuous loop of dirt berms that bicyclist ride without pedaling and instead use their bodies in an up and down “pumping” motion to maneuver through the course. This new amenity will provide Santa Rosa with its first public pump track and a place for riders, of all ages, to practice riding skills while building core physical strength and coordination.
Once opened, the volunteer group will help the Recreation & Parks Department to maintain the track through on-going efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering, is encouraged to contact Doug McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Pump Track, Santa Rosa Facebook page.
The Recreation & Parks Department and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition would like to thank the pump track volunteers for their tireless enthusiasm, generosity and dedication to bring this project to fruition for the community to enjoy.