Pump Tracks

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Santa Cruz, CA: Chanticleer Park Pump Track

At this point, we’ve ridden a good number of pump tracks up and down the west coast, (plus a few in Canada and even one in Alaska) and are known to drive out of our way to sample a new one. The new pump track at Chanticleer Park stands out as being one of the […]

01.14.2014 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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The Weekend

This weekend we got out and rode our bikes. This typically is the formula for any good weekend in my book, as I, make that we— pretty much revolve life around the desire to be on a bicycle. We also got our first bit of rain in a long time, something the trails sorely needed. […]

11.27.2013 BTCEB Read the full story →
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Pumptrack Spotlight: the Brazil Track

The interesting thing about pump tracks is how different the experience of riding them can be based on the creativity of the designer/ builders. We’ve seen some amazing and innovative lines created, as well as “tracks” that completely lack creativity with dozens of rollers in a row. While we’ve been lucky enough to be invited […]

11.11.2013 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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Pumptrack Video Round-Up

The best part about the concept of the pumptrack is the riding scene that builds around it. Because riders of all ages are capable of riding them, riders of all skill levels gather together to share in the good times. It’s something that isn’t found as often in the mountain bike trail riding scene, where […]

05.24.2013 Bike Parks and Trails Read the full story →
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Rebuilt: the Aptos Pump Track

This weekend we managed to get away for a day and got a few loops in on the UCSC trails in Santa Cruz before heading to Aptos to check out the Mountain Bike Festival. The Aptos Pump Track had recently been rebuilt, and Inga was excited to get some time in on it— especially since […]

04.17.2013 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Night Pumptrack Party Session

Take a backyard pumptrack, add a few dozen rabble rousers and riders, a Beastie Boys cover band, a keg of Racer 5 and a taco truck, and you have the recipe for a sweet birthday party. Although we had to seriously motivate after an XC ride with our bike club earlier in the morning, we were psyched […]

10.15.2012 Pump Tracks Read the full story →
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Truckee, California has a new pump track park

Truckee California has become the latest town in California to sport its own pump track. From the looks of it, its pretty sweet too. Located in the Riverview Sports Park the site chosen to host the pumptrack project is adjacent to the current BMX track. At 17,000 square feet, the massive track is actually three […]

06.28.2012 California Bike Parks Read the full story →
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Santa Cruz MTB Festival: the Epicenter Pumptrack

The Epicenter Pumptrack in Aptos, California received a rework and a facelift for last weekend’s mountain bike festival, and we had been looking forward to checking out the new lines as well as the pump track comp on Sunday. Unfortunately, misreading the schedule combined with a delayed morning start caused us to miss out on […]

04.17.2012 Pump Tracks Read the full story →

New Zealand Pumptrack Radness

New Zealand has been popping up quite a bit on the radar lately, and the more I hear, the more I want to figure out a plan for getting down there and checking it out. A few weeks ago I was out with local DH Racer/ Ripper Mikey Haderer and we were putting the New […]

12.20.2011 Pump Tracks Read the full story →

Elk Grove Bike Park … work in progress

The Sacramento area gets another step closer to being a riding destination with the addition of the Elk Grove Bike Park, just 10 minutes south of Sacramento. Technically, this makes a total of three bike parks in the area, not counting BMX tracks. While not yet completed, the construction of the Elk Grove Bike Park […]

11.06.2011 California Bike Parks Read the full story →