ABOUT THE PROJECT - August update
Inglewood Bicycle Pump Track – Coming Fall 2021
The Parks Foundation, in partnership with The City of Calgary, is building a new pump track in a green space located at 7th Avenue and 20th Street SE. The new pump track is expected to open in fall 2021. The park will include two custom-designed asphalt tracks for varying skill levels; one for beginners and the other for more intermediate riders. The park will also include benches, a picnic table and fencing around the track.
This project was fast-tracked thanks to funding received through the provincial Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) with the conditions that the project be built and completed in 2021. Parks Foundation has also been fundraising for the park.
The City of Calgary sought feedback from the community about possible uses for the lands adjacent to the pump track park. You can view the questions asked as posted below and results of this engagement are in the What We Heard Report.
How to Get There
The pump track will offer a fun stop for cyclists using the scenic river pathway network. Users will be encouraged to find active means to travel to the park. Situated on the northeast end of the greenspace, the pump track will be next to 17th Avenue SE. (see photo images below).
Bike Pump Tracks
Bike pump tracks are a progressive circuit that uses an up and down pumping motion to propel the bike forward instead of pedaling. Increasingly popular among Calgarians, they are the perfect structure for practicing balance, learning skills and improving confidence on a bike. If you are trying mountain biking for the first time or want to work on advanced skills, check out one of the several bike pump tracks in Calgary.
South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track
Creation of the South Glenmore pump track was a collaborative effort by the Parks Foundation, Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance and The City of Calgary. The track is made up of two custom-designed asphalt tracks. The smaller track is designed for kids and beginner riders, is 110 meters long with seven berms and 19 rollers. The larger track is 204 metres long, has more challenging terrain with eight berms and 27 roller jumps. The park has plenty of seating, so it is a great place for families to take a break and enjoy all that South Glenmore Park has to offer.
How to Get There
The park is located between Glenmore Reservoir and 90 Avenue S.W., just northeast of the polo field, and the closest parking lot is located at 3520 90 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2V 5B9. The pump track can be found by heading slightly east on the Elbow River pathway.
Fairview Pump Track
The Fairview Pump Track is located at the southwest end of Flint Park at 7800 Flint Rd SE. The Fairview Community Association fundraised for this project, with some support from the Parks Foundation. This City-operated amenity includes beginner, intermediate and advanced routes to accommodate all bike skill levels.
How to Get There
Users are encouraged to use active means of travelling to the park. However, there is parking on nearby streets. Please do not park in the alley behind Fairview Drive.
Please view our updated FAQ's here or open in the links section. We have also updated the map below to give a better sense of track location on the parcel of land.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
We are seeking to gather more input on improving the user experience at this location by learning about features that will allow for enhanced use of the adjacent lands to the track area. The specifics of the track design will be completed in partnership with the Parks Foundation Calgary. The entirety of the project space is noted in the map above, which is larger than that required for the track design. The track is scheduled for construction in the summer of this year and ready for use in the fall. Remaining work to complete full park site is in development planning process and feedback from you.
The engagement for this project is now closed. What We Heard Report can be viewed here or open in the links section.
Thank you for your time and input.