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Tumbler Ridge's pump track opens July 16

The pump track is scheduled to open July 16, grand opening on July 24.
The pump track in Tumbler Ridge, volunteers have been working hard on it for the past three weeks.

The Tumbler Ridge Mountain Biking Association says they’re rounding the corner on their new pump track, and are expecting to open it the public on July 16.  Association President Jane Butters says the project began as an idea in 2019.

“Personally, I am very excited to take the fence down and open the track,” wrote Butters. It's been a big project that we have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into and we cannot wait to see it full of kids and families having a blast.”

The track is located in Tumbler Ridge on Pioneer Loop, across from the Legion and will be owned by the district once completed. $300,000 was raised by volunteers to fund the project. Bikes, roller-blades, scooters, skateboards, and more are welcome to use the free track.

The association plans to add landscaping, signage, benches, a bike stand, and a bike tool station after the track is opened.

A pump track is a looped sequence of rollers and berms for bike riders. It's designed to maximize riders momentum, so one can ride it with minimal pedaling.

Editor's note: Figure corrects to $300,000