pump tracks

Pumped at the Pump Track

A bunch of smiling PVHS kids at the pump track. There is no pump track in South County. Not yet. Dave Robinson photo.

Tawn Kennedy of Greenways to School has organized a group of eleven students from Pajaro Valley High School to ride the City of Santa Cruz’s pump track on the Westside. The goal is obvious: We all want the kids in South County to have more riding opportunities.

Aptos Bike Parks Closing

The Post Office Jump Park nurtured some of the best riders in the sport, and became an international destination. From "Strength in Numbers" by Anthill Films.

The notice Mark Davidson posted on the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz website was headlined "The end of an era in Aptos." It's news we call knew was coming and still it stung a little to read it.

Capitola All In for Bicycle Pump Track

Tomek Smuga-Otto works a line at the newly opened Scotts Valley pump track. Photo by Maciej Smuga-Otto.

Most pump tracks are community-driven projects. This one is a little different.

Westside Pump Track Officially Open

Bike groms lined up to take a turn on the new Westside pump track at the official ribbon-cutting on Saturday. Hanae Armitage photo.

With a snip of the comically giant scissors needed at any official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Hilary Bryant declared Saturday, Nov. 23 Westside Pump Track Day in the city of Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz Pump Track Boom

The Aptos pump track, built by Epicenter Cycling with volunteer labor, is almost always bustling. Photo courtesy Epicenter Cycling.

With one up and running and four on the way, it's pump tracks for all!