A pump track is a small bicycle track with hills, banking and other fun obstacles for young children (in this case ages two to nine years old) to learn how to ride their bike. These tracks are increasingly popular and can be utilized by children learning to ride on “strider” (pedal-less) bikes or pedaled bikes. The track will be constructed primarily out of molded dirt placed on top of existing terrain and then shaped (by volunteers) to provide the berms and other contours on the course.
The track will be in Autumn Grove Park on the south side of Lydia Ave. The track will be approximately 40 feet by 60 feet and constructed out of dirt on top of the existing grade. This track will be small in size (roughly the size of a tennis court), will have only small hills and turns and will be intended for children age two to nine years of age.
The track is intended as a pilot program to determine demand and track other variables and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to build the pump track. More than 25 volunteers spent nearly 100 hours constructing the track.
Note: due to an earlier than anticipated completion date, there will be no community build on Thursday, Sept. 27.
View a drone flyover of the final date of construction.
The idea for a pump track in Roseville was brought to the city by a group of residents in 2017. Since then, the group has developed a proposed design and construction plan and is willing to undertake the constructing of the course, should the project move forward.
The proposal is currently in the review phase and the City is actively seeking feedback from residents about the project.
A neighborhood meeting was held on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30pm at Autumn Grove Park to discuss the proposal. City staff and volunteers involved with the project were on hand to answer questions regarding the project.