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Hills Council's new pump and jump track at Crestwood!

During November 2020, work began on regenerating and upgrading the old Crestwood BMX track in Turon Avenue Reserve.

We went to go and ride it a few weeks ago and it was, well, pumping! Riders as young as 3- to some well into their 50’s- were out there playing on bicycles with flat bars and knobbly tyres. Everything from purpose- built jump bikes, to BMX bikes, tiny tot balance bikes and dual-sus mtb trail bikes- were represented amongst the happy crowd present on that day.

There are three different circuits one can ride, each with enough space for everyone, of any ability, to have a red hot go and stay safe. The track winds like a caramel river through the grass and trees of the reserve, so there is plenty of shade for non-bicycling adult minders (or tired riders!) to take a break from the summer sun.

This pump track also features several rollable jumps, so depending on how fast you can go and how much risk you want to take, you’ll ultimately get both wheels off the ground here, so to ride this track consistently is an excellent choice for MTB or BMX skills progression.

Apart from Hills Council, a huge congratulation must go to the build teams- Dirtz Track and Living Recreation, who finished the job in just two weeks, fulfilling perfectly the design brief from Hills Council “to create a dirt track that is novice and family friendly”. So if you are stuck for a birthday party idea, or getting the kids active and outside over the school holidays- 2153 is a great place to be !

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