Help us build a Pump Track in Birchwood Park!
We need your help!! The WMBC and Birchwood Neighborhood Association are fundraising to build a Pump Track and skills area in Birchwood Park. The estimated construction would be Spring 2020 and the cost is $50,000 .
What are Pump Tracks?
- Manmade closed circuits with rollers in between and berms at each end.
- Designed to be ridden without pedaling.
- A full-body workout, riders use their body to pump—or push down into the dip after an elevation and pull up before the crest of a mound—throughout the continuous loop.
Why Birchwood Park?
- Ideal pump track location.
- Flat topography with plenty of light.
- Easily accessed by small children and parents – Bay to Baker Trail.
- Safe for kids and buffered by open space.
- The field location is used sparingly by park goers.
- Easy Parking and access from Squalicum Creek Park.
What are the Benefits?
- Pump tracks are fun for riders of all ages and abilities.
- Birchwood Park is easily accessible from various neighborhoods (King Mountain, Lettered Streets, Birchwood, Columbia, Cornwall).
- Families already ride to Squalicum park using the Bay to Baker Trail, making the use consistent with the park today.
- 2 popular mountain bike clubs at Alderwood and Birchwood Elementaries.