An effort is under way to build a Pump Track in Reno.  It would involve reworking the underutilized BMX track at Panther Valley Park into three levels of Pump Tracks, a small jump line and some skill development features.  TAMBA and the Poedunks have been working with the City of Reno Parks and Rec Department to make this happen.  It has the support of Parks and Rec, and will go to the Ward 4 Neighborhood Advisory Board(NAB) on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6pm at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center at 1300 Valley Road.  Attendance from the cycling community is encouraged to show support for this project.

If it is approved at the NAB, it will then go to the Parks and Rec Commission for approval in April.  Theoretically we could be moving dirt shortly afterwards and have this completed by the end of May.

Here’s where we need your help.  Please sign this online letter of support.  And show up to the meeting on Monday to demonstrate your support.

With your help we can make this happen for our community.  Once we build one, a few more in other neighborhoods will be easier.

Wondering what a Pump Track is?  See the pump-track-proposal.pdf.

Don’t forget to attend the Pedal Driven Movie Screening on March 22 at CommRow.  A good turnout will raise enough for TAMBA and the Poedunks to completely fund this project.  Other donations would always be accepted as well.  We need to come up with at least $500.  Yep, that’s it.  Signs made and installed, fuel for the borrowed equipment, a couple water hoses, and some lumber for the skill features.

Let’s do this,

Kevin Joel