Updated: Feb 4
Fundraising for an Asphalt Pump Track in Prince Rupert, BC
What is a Pump Track?
A pump track is a continuous loop of berms and “rollers” that you ride without pedaling. You can ride a pump track on bicycles, scooter, skateboards, & even wheelchairs.
Anybody can ride a pump track. From toddlers learning to balance to teenagers improving their skills to parents, or Seniors looking to get in a quick, free, fun and effective work-out.
Pump Tracks are fun for both the riders and for the surrounding spectators.
Summary: We are currently engaged with the City of Prince Rupert to consider several locations for the construction of an asphalt pump track. These types of bike parks are growing in popularity across BC, and our neighbours in Terrace successfully completed the construction of an asphalt pump track in the summer of 2020. Since completion, it has received extremely positive reviews and now provides a hub for riders of all ages and abilities to bike, scooter, skateboard, and more.
Community Benefit: NCMBA feels very strongly that Prince Rupert needs community spaces that encourage people to not only get outside and ride bikes, but also to progressively improve their skill-level. A community pump track provides a space that can be accessed free-of-charge, available 24/7 and caters to a wide variety of users, from beginner to expert. Pump tracks are family-friendly, inclusive, welcoming, and so much fun! With almost 50% of survey respondents supporting the development of an asphalt pump track, and additionally 50% of respondents having children who bike, we believe this pump track will see tremendous use by the community (Source: NCMBA 2020 Members survey).
Budget: Our estimated budget for the asphalt pump track is $200,000 CDN. To reach this goal we will need to secure corporate sponsorship, approach local business for both monetary and in-kind donations, and organize a variety of fundraising efforts. Our goal is to fundraise up to 40% of the budget to leverage these funds towards grant opportunities such as the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund (CIF).
Timeline: Our fundraising efforts have begun! We plan to have a pump track site location secured by early 2021, with construction beginning in the spring of 2021.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website here:
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This year, anyone who renews their membership before February 1st, 2021 will be entered into a draw for a FREE bike tune up from Chucky's Cycle Shop.
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We look forward to seeing this Pump Track goal become a reality!
To view all our current fundraising efforts, please view our fundraiser brochure.
Thanks for your support! Trevor Sowers & the NCMBA Board of Directors