In a photo that doesn't do justice to Mike Kirkwood's sculpturing skills, we have a 3D design model for our planned Pump Track!
It will be located in the Trailer Park, the MTB Park's main entry point. Here, the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve Board has allocated us a substantial area to create a skills playground guaranteed to entertain bikers of all ages & abilities.
Overseeing construction of the Pump Track with Mike are Stephen Hailes & Andy McFarland, at least until their sea kayaking operation swings into season again.
The KRRB are generously providing a 7t digger to start shifting some soil into place next week so we can expect some fairly rapid progress. There'll be plenty of opportunity for a bit of hand-tooling of the berms & kickers once the main design is outlaid so, if you'd like to help out, drop Mike a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news, Glade Runner is now benched as far as the grassy meadow. There are some stunningly beautiful sections to this track which will only be enhanced as revegetation occurs. Andrew will continue benching the final length to the Bethany Park exit in the first week of September.
You can follow digger progress via the Tracks link.