A pump track is a small dirt
course full of rollers and tight radius corners. The
corners are all banked so riders can maintain speed.
Riders pump their bike around the course, no pedaling is
required. The outside of the course is fairly basic
and easy, while the interior of the course has some jumps
for those who are into that sort of thing.
There is also a skills area of
sorts. There's a tapered log to practice log hopping
on. One side is low and easy, the other side is higher
and tougher to get over. There is also a log ride,
that branches into two directions, a high side and low side.
The pump track and skills area was built in 2010
by B4 Consulting and Construction in cooperation with the
City of North Augusta, Andy Jordan's Bicycle Warehouse, SORBA-CSRA, Specialized Bicycles, and Fox Racing Shox
The pump track.
The lots of trees and a pavilion mean there's always
plenty of shade. There's even a bike rack near
the pavilion for parking.
Railing the tightest
berm at the pump track.
More berm action.
No one has hit that tree...yet.
2010 IMBA World
Summit attendees enjoying the pump track on demo
29ers can tackle the
pump track too
This is the tapered
Log ride, high side
on the right, low side on the left
The log ride is
extremely well made.