Grab your helmet and get on your bike! Meander Valley’s Pump Track to officially open next week!

Posted on September 15, 2022

Meander Valley’s much anticipated pump track will be officially opened on Monday!

Meander Valley’s much anticipated pump track will be officially opened on Monday 19 September as the final stages of construction and landscaping wrap up this week.

Initiated by the Meander Valley Youth Committee and the Lions Club of Deloraine Inc., completion of the project has been greatly anticipated by the community and Council alike.

“There is a lot of excitement about the opening of this new recreational space. Everyone has been so patient, so it would not surprise me if Monday looks a little like the starting grid at the formula one!, Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

Designed and constructed by mountain biking champion Shaun O’Connor, the Meander Valley Pump Track will be a world-class facility.

“Shaun makes a point of test riding the track at different stages of construction and then uses his expertise to make any adjustments to ensure he creates the best ride for all abilities,” Mayor Johnston said.

Pump tracks are specially designed bike riding tracks built with a sequence of loops and beams that enable riders to generate momentum and perform manoeuvres with minimal pedaling.

Accessible for all rider levels, pump tracks are a great way to improve bike handling skills, balance, coordination and confidence.

“A pump track is like a roller coaster for bikes and the great thing is, you don’t need to be an advanced rider to get some real fun out of the track,” Mayor Johnston said.

Council’s new pump track has been completed with funding from the Tasmanian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Grant program and Meander Valley Council.

The Meander Valley Pump Track is located on Alveston Drive in Deloraine and will be officially opened on Monday 19 September at 2.30pm. All are welcome!