Bicycle pump tracks were initially built as training aids for professional bike racers to advance their skills and build strength. Riders use gravitational force and downward thrust to generate speed. The challenge is to complete a circuit without pedaling. And no matter your skill level, riding the track also provides a great, full-body workout.
"The pump track I built for Travaasa is easy enough for everyone, but contains challenges for all skill levels,” says Josh Congleton, owner of Trail Pirate. “Pump tracks are thrilling. Picking up speed, turning through the berms, trying to stay mentally focused and physically loose, while pumping the rollers to maintain your momentum, it is a fantastic challenge that will have you coming back for more.”