In the summer of 2016, Leavenworth, WA became the home of the second paved pump track built by VeloSolutions in the entire United States. Located in Enchantment Park on the Western-end of town, the pump track has been a hit with kids and adults of all ages since its opening.
A pump track is a series of rolling hills and banked turns which allows a rider to “pump” around the course without requiring additional pedaling. It’s a solid workout for both your arms, shoulders, back, and legs as you push down into the downhills and pull up into the uphills. There are a number of transition options and paths available, though each half is a mirror image of the other allowing for side-by-side races and competitions.
On Friday, May 13th, 2016 the pump track was unveiled and shredded by some pro-riders (Jill Kintner & Bryn Atkinson) to show off what is can be done with some practice, skill, and dedication (and a really good bike). The pump track is open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk year-round, or as long as it’s free of snow and ice during the winter months, and is open to bikes, skateboards, scooters, and skates. So grab your wheels (and protective gear) and go check it out!