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Pump Track opens to the public

Posted on Friday, 29 May 2015

It’s the Pump Track where international biking superstars Anneke Beerten, Sarah Walker and our very own Keegan Wright got the crowd chanting on their feet at Crankworx, and it’s opening for everyone to use this weekend!

The Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park Pump Track starts on a bridge where two riders go head-to-head in a race format on a series of dirt rollers, berms, and jumps, allowing riders to continuously pump the terrain to maintain speed without pedaling.

The Pump Track was designed and built by Empire of Dirt, who have made alterations to allow public access including additional drainage and modifying the entry points. Access to the Pump Track will now be available as part of a Skyline Gravity Park Bike Lift Pass or Season Pass.

Mountain bike operations manager Jamie Mead says he’s really excited to have the Pump Track open to all riders and he’s even bought his own pump track bike to get out there and perfect his skills.

Jamie said having the Pump Track open year round will help riders to develop their skills and hopefully that means more Kiwis will be on the starting blocks at Crankworx 2016.

"It’s also great for the kids who started to nail the course at the Kidsworx Pump Track Skills Sessions and race in March – they’ll now be able to keep practicing for the competition in 2016."

The Pump Track opens on Saturday, May 30, at 9am (weather permitting), and Gravity Park staff will be on hand to help riders out and to give some tips. Skyline Rotorua's 8.5km of downhill trails also open at 9am.

Access to the Pump Track is part of a Skyline Gravity Park Bike Lift Pass or Season Pass. Options for unlimited gondola and mountain bike park access include: Half Day: Adult $55/Child $30; Full Day: $75/$40; 3 Day $175/$95; 10 x Anytime: $399/$299, as well as three-month, six-month and one year pass options. See here for more details: http://www.skyline.co.nz/rotorua/Mountain_Biking/

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