Pump up your tyres and brace for adrenalin as construction is set to start on Deloraine’s new Pump-Track!
Posted on December 06, 2021
Meander Valley to have world's first GPS mapped pump-track
Pump-tracks are specially designed bike riding trails that enable riders to generate propulsion, gain speed and perform manoeuvres through their movement (pumps) alone.
“A pump-track is essentially a roller-coaster path that allows riders and skaters to complete the course without pedalling or pushing. And, with mountain biking and urban sports continuing to gain popularity, this project will be a valuable asset for the local community.” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.
Bike riders, scooter riders, skateboarders and rollerbladers of all ages will be able to use the course just for fun or, to refine their skills.
Contractor, The O’Connor Group, has been secured to construct Deloraine’s new pump track, which will be the first in the world to be built using full GPS mapping.
The O’Connor Group is a specialist contractor, founded by mountain biking champion, Shaun O’Connor.
“Shaun rides these tracks as he builds them to ensure the contours of the course are just right and we are excited to have what will be a world-class recreation space in Meander Valley,” Mayor Johnston said.
Initiated by Meander Valley Youth Committee and the Lions Club of Deloraine Inc; Council’s new pump-track project has received a funding contribution from the Tasmanian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Grant program.
Construction on this greatly anticipated project is due to start early next year.