Bike pump tracks
Bike pump tracks are progressive circuits where riders use an up and down pumping motion to propel the bike forward instead of pedaling.
Increasingly popular among Calgarians, pump tracks are perfect for practicing balance, learning skills and improving confidence on a bike.
If you are trying mountain biking for the first time or want to develop advanced skills, visit one of Calgary's bike pump tracks.
South Glenmore Park bike pump track
The South Glenmore Park bike pump track has two custom-designed asphalt tracks.
The smaller track is designed for kids and beginner riders. It is 110 metres long with seven berms and 19 rollers.
The larger track is for riders with more experience. It is 204 metres long 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.
Creation of the South Glenmore pump track was a collaborative effort by the Parks Foundation, Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance and The City of Calgary.
How to get there:
The park is located between Glenmore Reservoir and 90th Avenue S.W., just northeast of the polo field.
The closest parking lot is located at 3520 90 Ave S.W. The pump track can be found by heading slightly east on the Elbow River pathway.
Fairview bike pump track
The Fairview pump track includes beginner, intermediate and advanced routes to accommodate all bike skill levels.
The Fairview Community Association fundraised for this project, with some support from the Parks Foundation.
How to get there:
The Fairview Pump Track is located at the southwest end of Flint Park at 7800 Flint Rd S.E.
Users are encouraged to use active means of travelling to the park. However, there is limited on-site parking and some parking on nearby streets. Please do not park in the alley behind Fairview Drive.
Inglewood bike pump track
The park includes two custom-designed asphalt tracks for varying skill levels; one for beginners and the other for more intermediate riders. The park also has benches, a picnic table and fencing around the track.
The City of Calgary partnered with the Parks Foundation on this project that also received funding from the provincial Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP).
How to get there
The Inglewood bike pump track is located at the northeast end of the greenspace near 7th Avenue and 20th Street S.E.
The pump track offers a fun stop for cyclists using the scenic river pathway network. Users are encouraged to find active means to travel to the park.
Visitors can park at the Inglewood Wildlands parking lot and cycle 800 metres along the pathway to the pump track. There is some limited onsite parking.
West Confederation bike pump track – coming fall 2022
The Parks Foundation, in partnership with The City of Calgary, is building a new pump track in the southeast corner of West Confederation Park near 19 Street N.W. Bike pump tracks are increasingly popular and this track will serve communities in Calgary’s northern quadrants. The new pump track is expected to open in fall 2022.
The park will feature beginner and intermediate tracks for all ages and abilities, benches and fencing around the track. Users will be encouraged to find active means to travel to the bike pump track that will offer a fun stop for cyclists using the regional pathway. There will be some parking and seasonal washrooms nearby.
This project received funding from the Federal Government through PrairiesCan.
For more information about the project, visit Parks Foundation Calgary.
For more information about pump tracks, please call 311.