Volunteer Dig Day. Photo courtesy Scotts Valley Cycle Sport.
We’re excited to announce the grand opening of the new Scotts Valley Pump Track at Sky Park on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 10 am. There will be a ribbon cutting followed by a demo by local pro dirt jumpers Jack Fogelquist and friends, a grom (youth) ride, an all ages ride, and a prize drawing.
The Scotts Valley Pump Track was built with the help of many sponsors and volunteers including FOX, Bell, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport (SVCS), European Wax Center, Steve Smith’s Bavarian Motors, and Scarborough Lumber. The track was constructed under the keen direction of pump track guru Alex Fowler of Action Sport Construction.
The track is the largest pump track in Santa Cruz County at approximately 14,000 square feet and provides two sections; an easy track for beginners and an advanced track with larger rollers and berms. This pump track is temporary and will be dismantled when construction of the Scotts Valley Town Center begins and is expected to last 2 -5 years.
The cost of the pump track totaled $18,000, which covers 400 yards of clean dirt, equipment rental costs, designer/operator expenses, drainage and signage. And although FOX, Bell, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport and MBoSC have committed financial support, donations are still needed to help pay for long-term maintenance.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to provide this pump track in Scotts Valley. We believe it is important to provide places like this where our youth can not only exercise but develop solid bike handling skills and confidence,” says Mark Davidson, President of MBoSC.
To help support the pump track, donations are greatly appreciated and tickets are being sold for a drawing to win a Specialized P2 dirt jump bike and FOX fork donated by Scotts Valley Cycle Sport. Purchase tickets for the Scotts Valley Pump Track drawing now until day of the drawing here or go to Scotts Valley Cycle Sport to purchase tickets in person.