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 parking on nearby streets. Please do not park in the alley behind Fairview Drive.
Inglewood bike 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 S.E. 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. Results of the citizen engagement project are contained in the What We Heard Report. For more information about the engagement project, please visit the Engage portal.
How to get there
The Inglewood bike pump track will be next to 17th Avenue S.E., located on the northeast end of the greenspace.
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.
Visitors can park at the Inglewood Wildlands parking lot and cycle 800 metres along the pathway to the pump track. There will be limited onsite parking.
For more information about pump tracks, please call 311.