We’ve posted about pump tracks before, but most have them been in far off lands. This one, set to be built in Brookings, South Dakota, looks to be both amazing and well-rounded. While not BMX-specific, parks like these seem to be gaining popularity as many cities are getting lobbied to provide proper parks for all types of cycling. While I personally wouldn’t choose to have one of these built over a traditional park, I can definitely say it looks damn fun.
The same company that designs BMX bike tracks for the Olympics is coming to South Dakota to create Brookings’ newest park.
Each track at the Southbrook Pump Park is designed for bikers of different levels. There is even a strider track for children between the ages of 2 and 5.
Crews will arrive in May. It should take about 10 days to build the clay tracks on the southern edge of town. The park should be ready for bikers by June.
If you are not familiar with a Pump Park, the name comes from the fact that you don’t need to use your pedals at all. You should be able to make it all the way around the tracks using just your body weight and your wheels.
Southbrook Park will be just north of the Dakota Nature Park.”