Alexandria Pump Track
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After seven months of negotiations and planning, the Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) received the news that the construction of New Jersey’s first publicly available pump track was approved for Alexandria Park in Alexandria, NJ.
A pump track is one of the fastest-growing attractions in biking. It is a continuous dirt loop of rollers and insloped turns, reminiscent of a BMX track but smaller in scale, which can be ridden by cyclists of all ages and skill levels. A pump track can be placed in a small footprint, requires little maintenance, and teaches riders essential riding skills while building fitness, all in a low-risk environment. Alexandria Park’s pump track will provide a new challenge for New Jersey’s growing cycling community.
Following guidelines set out by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), and designs from Pump Track guru Lee McCormack, JORBA will construct the pump track in the rear section of Alexandria Park. The pump track will be adjacent to the athletic fields, walker’s path, and disk golf. Both JORBA and the Alexandria Park Commissioners are eager to add the pump track to the park’s growing number of recreational features. Since publicly accessible pump tracks are few and far between in NJ and the course at Alexandria Park may be a first for many cyclists, JORBA will be offering clinics throughout the summer to provide instructional assistance on proper use and technique for riding a pump track. Clinics will also emphasize bicycle safety, maintenance, and proper riding etiquette.
Location & Directions:
Alexandria Pump Track - Google Maps
Directions to park: (242 Little York-Mount Pleasant Road, Milford, NJ 08848)
*Rt 78 West
*Take exit 15
*Make left at end of ramp onto Rt 513 S
*Continue on 513 S for about 4 miles
*Make right at first traffic light which is still Rt 513 S (the light is directly after Pittstown Inn)
*Continue on Rt 513 S for 4 miles
*Then make right onto Rt 519 North (there is a white church on the corner of 513 and 519)
*Stay on Rt 519 N for about 2 miles
*Park entrance is on your right, just past a cemetery
*Take the gravel road straight back to the track
We are always in need of the following items:
*Home center gift cards
*Weather-resistant Adirondack chairs
*Additionally, professional landscaping services are needed for beautification of the area surrounding the track.
Questions and inquiries can be directed to Bob Adase, by email: Bob Adase, or by phone (908) 472-7620.
Donations can be sent to: Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association, P.O. Box 673, Princeton Junction, NJ 08850 or you can use Pay Pal below*. (Please indicate Alex Pump Track in the memo). *If you would like to make a donation click here "Donate", and you will be directed to a PayPal Page where you can enter a $ amount. Keep in mind that JORBA is a 501(c)3 charity and your donations are tax-deductible where allowed by law. TaxID 22-3667526
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