The City of Marion has finished construction on its new pump track for riders at its BMX facility off Majors Road at O’Halloran Hill.
Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said the $450,000 Majors Road Pump Track was built for community use using Federal Government partnership funding and was open to the public.
“The 220m asphalt track can be used by riders of all abilities but its continuous loop was designed to be fast so experienced riders should be thrilled with it,” Mr Hanna said.
“The site offers a great connection to the surrounding mountain bike trails.
“It also adds to the offerings at our $2.6M Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility.”
Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth MP said the project had been funded in part through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to support the delivery of this project, and help create new opportunities for young people to stay active and connected in our community,” Ms Rishworth said.
The Majors Road Pump Track is an endless loop with rollers, berms, jumps and transfer options that are designed to be ridden without pedalling.
Instead, riders use a pumping motion, pulling up on the face of rollers and pushing down on the backside.
The berms range in height from 1m to 1.3m and have a radius of 4m to 5m radius..
The pump track has been designed for all users to encourage skill progression, social interaction and fitness.
The City of Marion has 16 bike tracks and facilities across the Council, including five constructed in the past 18 months.
Besides the Majors Road track, four tracks were built last year including two at Capella Drive Reserve at Hallett Cove, one at Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve at Sheidow Park and one at Nimboya Road Reserve at Marino.
The following is a list of all the existing bike tracks in the City of Marion.
Besides tracks, the City of Marion has built many scooter paths for younger children in playgrounds and there are numerous trails for cycling and walking in Council recreational areas. Many of them link in with State Government cycling and walking trails.
Photograph: Drone image of the new Majors Road Pump Track supplied courtesy of Ryan Jeffrey Baker.
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