Proposed Pump Track

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An oval circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing.

The Town of Bracebridge is reviewing the feasibility of building a pump track in Bracebridge and has included this review in the 2021 Municipal Budget and Business Plan Projects.


A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” and generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. The idea of a pump track is to use this pumping motion to maintain your speed around the track without pedaling.


Pump tracks can be used by people of all skill levels with various styles of bikes including road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, and specialty bikes. Enthusiasts often say to people new to the sport that the best bike is the one you own. Pump tracks are also safe and fun for younger riders and people of all skill levels, including people with disabilities. Pump tracks are also great for individuals to get comfortable with riding a skateboard, including various types of skateboards such as street decks, cruisers small or large to surf skateboards.


Pump tracks have become common in municipalities across the country, no different than the development of other outdoor recreational activities like skateboard parks, multi-sport court surfaces, ball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, outdoor rinks, walking trails and playgrounds.


Each pump track is unique and encourages healthy, physical activity in an outdoor environment for all ages. Riders enjoy an increase in self-confidence, improved concentration, and benefit from social interaction that increases the quality of life.


If you are new to the concept of a pump track, have a look at the sample video below.



The Town of Bracebridge is reviewing the feasibility of building a pump track in Bracebridge and has included this review in the 2021 Municipal Budget and Business Plan Projects.


A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” and generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. The idea of a pump track is to use this pumping motion to maintain your speed around the track without pedaling.


Pump tracks can be used by people of all skill levels with various styles of bikes including road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, and specialty bikes. Enthusiasts often say to people new to the sport that the best bike is the one you own. Pump tracks are also safe and fun for younger riders and people of all skill levels, including people with disabilities. Pump tracks are also great for individuals to get comfortable with riding a skateboard, including various types of skateboards such as street decks, cruisers small or large to surf skateboards.


Pump tracks have become common in municipalities across the country, no different than the development of other outdoor recreational activities like skateboard parks, multi-sport court surfaces, ball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, outdoor rinks, walking trails and playgrounds.


Each pump track is unique and encourages healthy, physical activity in an outdoor environment for all ages. Riders enjoy an increase in self-confidence, improved concentration, and benefit from social interaction that increases the quality of life.


If you are new to the concept of a pump track, have a look at the sample video below.



Proposed Pump Track

Please leave your comments in the Guest Book about your interest in a proposed pump track in Bracebridge and any input that would be important for the Town of Bracebridge to consider if moving forward with a pump track.


 

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I absolutely LOVE this. Since moving back to Bracebridge I miss our local pump track.
With the recent boom in bike sales and outdoor activity I think this is a great idea!

MLE_112 about 1 month ago
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A great opportunity for local youth (and adults!) to get active, on bikes, in a fun, challenging, and exciting way. Let's do this!

memson 4 months ago
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A great addition to Bracebridge providing they use one of the many already cleared spaces. No more clearcutting, ripping down trees, forest, brush, and Bracebridge loves to do!

ted 5 months ago
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Anything that gets our youth outside and away from computer screens is generally positive.

John de Koning 5 months ago
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In favour of this! Let's get the kids outside!

BBGuy 6 months ago
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Anything that gets kids outside to play is good.

John de Koning 7 months ago
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I'm in my seventies and don't think I'll have much use for it, but... I think its a fantastic idea for our younger users!

BbdgTC 7 months ago
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Proper protocols were not always maintained at the skate park during the pandemic. Why would we want to create a location where this could happen again.

I don't believe such a track is needed in Bracebridge at tax payers expense.

micmayesstewart 7 months ago
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Nice idea and would be very well placed by the new sports facility beside Independent Grocer where it can be accessed by all. Please avoid building beside the current skate park as the noise levels and current levels of disruption to surrounding residents are already at a peak level.

S. 7 months ago
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Very interested - a great activity for kids and adults of a range of ages!

b123 7 months ago
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Any facility that gives people the opportunity to be outdoors and active is worthwhile. Even more so in a small town with limited options for entertainment. I don’t see this project as being particularly expensive to construct or maintain. The new recreation complex would be a site worth considering, as it offers amenities such as washrooms and has empty land around it.

Riverside Resident 8 months ago
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Any facility that gives people the opportunity to be outdoors and active is worthwhile. Even more so in a small town with limited options for entertainment. I don’t see this project as being particularly expensive to construct or maintain. The new recreation complex would be a site worth considering, as it offers amenities such as washrooms and has empty land around it.

Riverside Resident 8 months ago
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Love, love, love this! This would be such a great addition to the recreation available in Bracebridge.

bnmcquaid 9 months ago
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We are already working towards being a fantastic family oriented cycling community with 3 great trail systems. This would be an amazing addition.

JonBrommet 9 months ago
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Absolutely, yes. This is what we need and there are not many barriers to entry.
This outdoor park and an indoor bike park would be perfect.

LisaHL 9 months ago
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Would be incredible to see this come to Bracebridge. This adds fun and skill building for everyone, could open many doors for events and people.

MMordue 9 months ago
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Page published: 26 February 2021, 11:28