North Corktown pump track under construction

Corktown Pump Track constructionThis weekend a pump track is being built in the North Corktown neighborhood near MLK and Trumbull.

What is a pump track? From the Corktown Pump Track page on Facebook:

A pump track is a continuous dirt loop, similar to a BMX track but smaller, which can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels safely. They require little maintenance, promote healthy living & exercise and can beautify & transform a small space. This particular pump track was inspired by the wonderful kids that live in the direct vicinity of this location.

But to really get an understanding of it, you may want to a watch a video of someone riding a pump track.

The construction begins tomorrow, November 14th at 10am. They hoping to have it completed and rideable by Sunday.

This is a great location for a bike-related attraction. It’ll be on the Corktown/Mexicantown Greenlink, which includes bike lanes on MLK and Trumbull.

This is also on the same block as the Spirit of Hope which had a blessing of the bikes earlier this year.

So, how many major cities have a pump track located just a few blocks away from their central business district, a major casino, and a number of urban farms with chickens, goats, and hogs?

Riding in Detroit is not always pretty, but it’s always pretty interesting.

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