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Leavenworth, WA Gets a Velosolutions Pumptrack - Video

May 30, 2016
by Velosolutions Global  
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After New York City, it’s the small town of Leavenworth, WA, with only 2000 citizens, that got the next Velosolutions pumptrack in the USA.

First laps on the new Velosolutions pumptrack in Leavenworth

Chris Booher and Angela Harrison from the Blue Lotus Foundation put in a crazy amount of work to make this happen. The Velosolutions crew was just as stoked to build this one as it was in the big city on the east coast. It is extremely grateful to be given this opportunity.

First laps on the new Velosolutions Pumptrack

Ever since the official opening of the pumptrack, it is packed with kids riding, and you can see in their faces, that they’re just as grateful for Chris’ and Angela’s perseverance.

bigquotesThis is a special one! Wait - it seems like I say this about every pump track we build, but, oh well, this one really is. What a time we had in #Merica Everything else you'll see on the video or by visiting the track in Leavenworth yourself. Have fun. Biggest thanks to Angela and Chris. - Claudio Caluori


First laps on the new Velosolutions pumptrack in Leavenworth

The Blue Lotus Foundation was started in honor of Ellie Booher, who died in an avalanche two years ago. She loved the outdoors and always wanted the kids to be doing outdoor activities. The pumptrack is foundation’s first project in honor of Ellie.

First laps on the new Velosolutions pumptrack in Leavenworth

Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson visited the 10,000 square foot pumptrack on the same day that Velosolutions laid down the last wheelbarrows of asphalt and rode a few laps while it was still warm.

First laps on the new Velosolutions pumptrack in Leavenworth


MENTIONS: @claudiocaluori / @velosolutions



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27 Comments

  • 16 1
 Claudio in the 'hood! Damn, wish I coulda been there. Gonna hit that next time in Leavenworth. Great for the community. We need one on the West side of the Cascades!
  • 4 0
 Anybody know the approximate cost to put this in?
  • 4 0
 @nsteele: About $120,000 , but that was with some volunteer labor. Full blown retail probably $200,000.
  • 14 0
 My 6 year old rode this pump track 4 days straight and didn't want to leave.
www.pinkbike.com/video/446396
  • 4 0
 Nice lil shredder there. I approve of your work rad dad
  • 1 0
 that's awesome....
  • 12 0
 So sick,I used to live in Leavenworth when I was a kid and stoked for those groms to have this..we need this in Bellingham
  • 1 0
 Agreed!!!
  • 1 0
 Not this "brand" of track but its in the making as we speak by the WMBC

www.facebook.com/WHIMPsMBC/posts/1191884040851687
  • 2 0
 Sounds like we might get one (not from velo) at Whatcom Falls. Nice job everyone. That track looks super fun!!
  • 10 0
 Asheville, NC should be next
  • 6 1
 It kind of looks like a pelvis. In memory of all the ones that will be broken there. Hah, I saw it in real life this weekend. Tons of people on it and it looks as amazing up close as it does in the pic and vid.
  • 2 0
 I rode this on Friday with my 7 y/o son, and it was great! Most of the kids there were on oversized mountain bikes (with seats up too high) and scooters. I brought my 24" BMX bike, which was perfect for the size of the track, and loaned it to several of the kids riding for some proper pumps and berms. Now, to get one in west side of the Cascades.
  • 4 0
 It's awesome to see Jill out there working to help here community thrive and to inspire others
  • 5 0
 Way to go, Chris and Angela. Ellie has gotta be so proud.
  • 1 0
 I'd be all over that if US-2 weren't standing between me and it.... Sick looking pump track though. So cool to see families having fun. I really failed at getting my 7-year-old into riding but now I've got a 10-month-old so I get another try. Fingers crossed. Smile
  • 1 0
 Way to go, Leavenworth!

Here in Portland we have Gateway Green - a plan to develop a bike park in abandoned land locked in by two freeways. Years of work by a volunteer group, millions of dollars raised, and nothing to show.

Maybe someone in control will see this fine example?
  • 2 0
 I hope you make some progress. Other than the Lumberyard, Portland proper is pretty hostile unless you ride an ironic fixie with no helmet and tight cut-off jeans. That's the fine base of people that help kill off the Timberline bike park plans. Hood still has some fine riding and I choose to spend my time and $$ there and drive completely around Portland.
  • 3 0
 Ellie would have loved it. Great job Chris. I am very humbled by the love and devotion you and all of Ellie's close friends have shown over the years.
  • 4 0
 Looks awesome! How do I get one in my city?
  • 3 1
 Looks like a good pump track.
At least the skaters will have somewhere to go when the city demolishes the skatepark in June Frown
  • 2 0
 [Quote=""]The City has approved the demo of the skate park and the District has the demo permit in hand to begin June 16, 2016.[/Quote]

http://www.cascadesd.org/domain/385

[Quote=""]The city announced Tuesday that a replacement will be built in the next two years.[/Quote]

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2016/may/26/skaters-up-in-arms-about-demolition-of-leavenworth-skate-park/
  • 1 0
 It was great to have the Velo crew in town, so amazing to see the track come together in 2 weeks, it is sick! Thanks for ALL the hard work from everyone! Thanks Ellie!
  • 1 0
 That's an incredible looking track. Seems like a great group of people over there, too.
  • 2 2
 3 hours from me. 3. fkn. hrs.
  • 1 1
 Quit your complaining and make the drive! 3 hours isn't a bad day trip. Leavenworth has plenty of good trails too.
  • 2 0
 @mtshakira: No no bro.. not complaining at all! Totally excited that its only 3 hours from me!

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