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
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
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.
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
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
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