Bike parks are growing in popularity as a place to grow and learn new skills. We’ve selected Eastview Park as the ideal place for a bike park.
A concept design was developed in 2019 and includes:
- Asphalt pump track (phase 1)
- Jump lines (phase 2)
- Technical trail and supplementary trail (phase 3)
We’re building phase one of our new bike park to be constructed by 2023. Future phases are planned in the next five years pending budget approval.
What is a bike park and pump track?
A bike park is a purpose-built facility for bicycles of all types (BMX, mountain, dirt jump, recumbent). They are designed to give riders of all ages and skill levels the ability to get outdoors and safely improve their bike riding skills. A bike park may include pump tracks, progressive jumps, skills courses trails and other features.
A pump track is looped track with berms, rollers and turns—it’s designed for riders to use their body to ‘pump’ and move with little pedaling. Our pump track is for all wheels (bicycle, scooter, rollerblade, skateboard, wheelchair.etc.), ages and skill levels. It provides a safe space to practice skills, get exercise and meet other people in our community.
Committee of the Whole – November 2017
We presented our findings at a Committee of the Whole in November 2017, with recommendations to:
- Start community engagement
- Select Eastview Park as the preferred location
- Revise the Eastview Park Master Plan to include a bicycle skills facility
Phase 1 engagement – July 2018
We engaged with you between July 27-August 13, 2018. Community feedback was presented to Council as an Information Report on March 15, 2019.
Phase 2 engagement – October 2021
Budget deliberations – 2020
Staff were directed to design and build the bike park no later than 2023.
For more information
Tiffany Hanna, Park Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3371