Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA), announced today that it will soon upgrade the pump track at Granite Creek Park in downtown Prescott.
A pump track is a closed-loop practice track consisting of berms, jumps, rollers connected by bank turns. The rider “pumps” their way through in a continuous loop for as long as they wish, without having to pedal. Riding a pump track is a great way for people to learn and improve MTB skills while gaining confidence and having fun.
The plan is to upgrade the existing pump track to incorporate better flow and more progressive features. It will be expanded by 25% to include a flow lane, a jump lane, and a separate kid’s area. For details go to Prescottmtb.com/pump-track-
Recreation Services Director, Joe Baynes said “We are excited to collaborate with this upgrade. This will be a safe place where families and people of all ages and skill levels can come to have fun, learn, and practice mountain biking skills”. The city has given its full support of the project, allocating additional land, and committing $5,000 worth of materials.
Owner of Prescott Landscape Professionals (PLP), Josh Crothers who is donating some of his time to manage the project said “I am committed to the success of this project. The benefits for the community, especially for teens and young kids are great. It can be a gateway to developing interest in sports and exercise”.
The new track will be built by Prodirt Parks, pump track professional developers specializing in building optimized pump tracks in small areas. The total cost is estimated at $50,000.
Ximena Florez, Board President of PMBA, said: “we plan to raise the funds for the project from the community within the next two months. We started a GoFundMe campaign and will be approaching the business community for sponsorships. YRMC, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Subway have already made commitments towards the project, Thank you! We hope many more will follow”.
The build out is expected to take place during the months of May and June.
About PMBA – Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote mountain biking, trail access and diverse riding opportunities on Prescott area public lands through community education, advocacy, tourism, and unified action.