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Pump tracks

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Pump track at Sunnyside bike park in Toronto west view
Pump track at Sunnyside bike park in Toronto north view
Pump track at Sunnyside bike park in Toronto east view

A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping"—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. It was originally designed for the mountain bike and BMX scene, and now, due to concrete constructions, is also used by skateboarding, inline skating, roller skating and accessible to wheelchairs.

Pump tracks are relatively simple to use and cheap to construct, and cater to a wide variety of rider skill levels.

Most pump tracks link a series of rollers to steeply bermed corners that bring the riders back around. They used to be built mostly out of dirt; recently companies have started to use concrete or asphalt.

Paved pump tracks also have the advantage that they can be ridden by skateboarders, in-line skaters, and foot-powered scooters. The size can vary from 50m2 to over 8000m2.

Toronto

Located at Sunnyside bike park right at Ellis avenue and Lakeshore.

GPS
Latitude : 43.63720
Longitude: -79.46390
  • Map of the location here.

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