Aldo Leopold Pumptrack Update

Board Member

November 14, 2021, 10:25 AM

The pump track at Aldo Leopold Park essentially complete; there is just some painting to do in the spring. Please stay off the new sod and freshly seeded areas so that they don't have to be re-done.

In the spring, the permanent skills loop will be installed, and there will be an official grand opening; we'll let you know.

When it's crowded, it can be intimidating to jump in; here's a couple tips to help things go smoothly:

  • More skilled riders yield to less skilled riders.  This is the fundamental rule, and solves most issues.  Less skilled riders tend to get 'tunnel-vision' as they concentrate on their riding and not much else. Those of us who are more comfortable are able to look around and accommodate others.
  • Once there are more than a half-dozen or so riders, it's a good idea for everyone to ride in the same direction and stay on the main circuit, avoiding transitions and shortcuts.
  • When it is crowded, enjoy the good vibes, cheer on other riders, and kindly encourage others to do the same.
  • If you want to hit it hard, go at off-peak hours or when the weather is crumby. It rides just as well when it's cold and wet.

See you out there!