Work is now complete on a regional ‘Pump Track’ alongside the Sam Willoughby International BMX (SWBMX) facility located off Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill.
The track has been built to cater for community use as the BMX facility is for club members only.
The pump track has been designed for all users to encourage skill progression, social interaction and fitness.
The 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 site offers a great connection to the surrounding mountain bike trails at O'Halloran Hill, Glenthorne National Park Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.
Construction commenced in early January 2023 and was completed in May 2023.
- The 220m track layout is a continuous loop designed to be technical and fast with the intention that the track is ridden in a clockwise direction.
- Designed to be ridden by all skill levels.
- Berms are 1-1.3m and at 4-5m radius.
- Heights range from 500mm to 1200mm.
- The asphalt track surface is 650m2.
- The majority of the track comprises of long straights which will allow riders to generate speed and rhythm between the various single, double and triple rollers. Each straight contains slight direction changes to allow for the hipped features to enrich the riding experience and flow.
- The south east corner of the track is compressed into a berm to berm, this will allow for riders to lean into some switchbacks, and also provides a good location for the timing gate during race events.
- There is the opportunity for advanced riders to hit some transfer options through the central complex when it is safe to do so.