Yesterday was opening day at Philly Pump Track and it was awesome! The turn out was huge and everyone was really excited about being a part of this historic moment for off road cycling in the Philly area and also the North East. The awesome pump track was designed and built by Jim Dellavalle with the help a ton of local volunteers! Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter came down to talk to the crowd and cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the track. He even hung out for a long time to watch the riders having fun on the track. I took a bunch of photos and video of the event. You can check out all my photos in the gallery below. Video coming soon!
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Below is a little more info on Philly Pump Track:
Philladelphia’s first city approved pumptrack! Thanks to a partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R), Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP), local bikers, Advanced Sports Inc, Neighborhood Bike Works and Bicycle Therapy.
Located at 53rd and Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19131. The newly merged Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PP&R) has teamed up with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP), local mountain bikers, BMXers, Advanced Sports Inc, Specialized Bikes, Neighborhood Bike Works, Bike Therapy, and Wolfe Cycles to launch the Philly Pumptrack project; the city’s first ever, public pumptrack.
Visit PhillyPumpTrack.org for more info!