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Riders ‘pumped’ for Majors Road track celebration

Monday 24 Jul 2023
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Ryan Baker Roofing photo courtesy RUZK2017 1

A DJ, food trucks and coffee van will feature at a free community event on Sunday, July 30, celebrating the official opening of the Majors Road Pump track at O’Halloran Hill.

The celebration starts at 12 pm and runs until 3 pm with an official opening at 12.30 pm conducted by the Mayor of Marion, Kris Hanna, and the Federal Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost MP.

The Majors Road Pump Track is a $450,000 City of Marion project with a $243,000 funding contribution from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

The track is open to the public and is located adjacent to the Sam Willoughby International BMX (SWIBMX) Facility.

“The 220m asphalt pump track can be used by riders of all abilities, but its continuous loop is designed to be fast so experienced riders should be thrilled with it,” Mayor of Marion Kris Hanna said.

“The site also offers a great connection to the surrounding mountain bike trails, making the area a great attraction for riders.”

Federal Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost MP said the project had been funded in part through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

“I’m thrilled that the new track will be a drawcard for young people into our local area, and help build on an already thriving riding community,” Louise Miller-Frost MP said.

The Majors Road Pump Track was designed and built by Common Ground Trails. The track is an endless loop with rollers, berms, jumps and transfer options that are designed to be ridden without pedaling.

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 numerous 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.

See the full list of all the existing bike tracks in the City of Marion

1. Breakout Creek Reserve, Glengowrie - junior trike track

2. Jervois Street Reserve, Park Holme – junior trike track

3. Oaklands Recreation Plaza, Oaklands Park - junior trike track

4. Nannigai Drive Reserve, Hallett Cove - junior pump track

5. Capella Drive Reserve, Hallett Cove - Intermediate Pump track

6. Capella Drive Reserve, Hallett Cove - jump park

7. Nimboya Road Reserve, Marino - pump track

8. Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve, Sheidow Park - pump rack

9. Harbrow Grove Reserve, Seacombe Gardens - minibike circuit

10. Skipper Close Reserve, Hallett Cove - minibike circuit

11. Alpine Road Reserve, Seacombe Heights - junior pump track

12. Yanyarrie Avenue Reserve, Edwardstown - junior bike trail

13. Glandore Community Centre, Glandore - pump track

14. Edwardstown Oval, South Plympton - velodrome

15. Majors Road Pump Track – O’Halloran Hill.

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.

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