New, larger pump track coming to Gateway Green
With buzz already strong due to the $5.75 million in major upgrades being built at Gateway Green right now, we’ve just heard more good news: A source tells us the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) bureau has signed a contract with Velosolutions to build a much larger pump track. The deal is still working its … Read more
In Hood River, a pump track Portland should aspire to
This weekend I spent two days in Hood River with my 8-year-old son and his favorite part — by far! — was their new pump track.
Video of new Ventura Park pump track in action
Still from video of Ventura Park pump track in action.– Watch it below – The new pump track at Ventura Park in East Portland is well on its way to being completed and we’ve got video proof of how awesome it is. Since volunteers began slinging shovels and dirt last month, the track has taken … Read more
City’s first pump track taking shape: Lend your hands Friday
Berm taking shape at Ventura Park Pump Track.(Photos: Tom Archer)
Dirt delivered, work set to begin on Portland’s first pump track
Fresh dirt and a new sign signal that a new pump track is coming soon in Ventura Park.(Photo: Tom Archer/NW Trail Alliance)
Portland’s first-ever pump track gets official green light
Portland Parks & Recreation has given local off-road biking advocates official word that the Ventura Park Pump Track project will move forward. The project will be Portland’s first official pump track and it will be managed in a partnership between Portland Parks Bureau and local non-profit group, the Northwest Trail Alliance.
City’s first pump track in East Portland? Maybe
A pump track.(Photo: IMBA) The City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau is seeking comments on a proposed new pump track — which would be the first such facility in the city. The location under consideration is Mill Park, a tiny 5-acre park in southeast Portland (SE 122nd and Mill). The pump track is being … Read more
PDC says BMX facility near Burnside Bridge is a no go
The vacant lot at E Burnside and 2nd that is slated for an “interim site use” by the PDC.(Photo © J. Maus) Advocates for a pump track and bike riding facility on a vacant lot adjacent to the Burnside Bridge are a bit miffed now that their idea has been scuttled by the Portland Development … Read more
Off-road advocacy, skills park experts in Portland tonight
PUMP will host an off-road advocacy presentation tonight in Northwest Portland.(Photo © J. Maus) As Portland moves in on creating more off-road, urban riding areas, interest in skills parks and pump tracks is growing. However, unlike in the transportation cycling realm — where Portland is often looked upon as a leader — when it comes … Read more
PDC sheds more light on Burnside pump track
The PDC and the Parks Bureau are working with a group of citizens on a possible pump track at this location.