The Steinbach Pump Track Challenge - Manitoba's First Ever Pump Track Race and Dirt Jump Event

Aug 30, 2008 at 21:06
by BLAKE PANKRATZ  

The mountain bike scene in Manitoba is slowly growing bigger, and better, more events are popping up all around this flat province, and it's about time an event came along like this. The event will consist of a pump-track race and dirt jump competition. Our main goal is to push the sport in Manitoba and get the province recognized for biking rather than the large amount of mosquitoes.

Get Pumped For The Pump Challenge!

This is the first event of its kind in Manitoba and we are hoping for a turnout of about 60 riders. The Pump Challenge is held in Steinbach, Manitoba, which is less than an hour away from Winnipeg. Anyone who wants to enter can, there are no age limitations at all. We are hoping to get lots of people coming out from both Steinbach and the surrounding area, everyone is welcome. Also we will have a sound system set up for announcements and to listen to some awesome music. Prizes will be given out to the winners of the events. This is our first year holding this event and we are hoping to get a good turnout. We hope to have this event continue into the future as well.



More About the Event:

Date:
*September 20 and we expect 60+ riders to come out.(This does not include spectators)

Goals:
* Provide a pump track and dirt jump scene locally to allow riders to grow in skill and experience.
* Maximize the sponsor’s exposure and benefit them as much as we can.
* Promote the jump and pump track race to the general public, and provide spectators with the best possible viewing experience.
* Put the mountain bike scene in the eye of the public, teaching the public what all is involved.

How It Will Work:

For the Riders:
* The entrance fee will be $10 and some food/and or drinks will be provided for every rider.
* There will be multiple prize pools for the riders to win!

For the Spectators:
* More than enough seating space will be available, spectators will have to bring their own chairs and sit on the lawn, food/drinks will be available for purchase.
* A sound system will be set up and music will be playing, all the announcements
* A portable washroom will be rented and set up for spectators and riders to use


Giving Back:
*All proceeds from this event will be split up between the Manitoba Cycling Association, and the Winnipeg Freeride Coalition

Directions:
*For directions to Steinbach and to the event please go to http://www.freewebs.com/pump-challenge/whenwhere.htm


NOTE:
We are stil looking for some shops/companies to sponsor the event, if you are interested please email blakepankratz@yahoo.ca
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34 Comments

  • + 1
 I agree with all the dushbag 's comments from above! A drop from the trailer would be good, a second jump would be better a third would be fantastic! 60 riders I think not....the trailer and the run in would crumble.....the pizza waz good though....
  • + 1
 I was there yesterday. packed beers and joints and did the 45 minute drive. that pump track was a waist of build time.Should have spent that time on a second jump.Granted,the one jump you do have is pretty rad. we hit up that jump till the sun went down. awesome Jump for sure. Need a better run-in tho... After the sun went down we did a little street ride in town.some not bad lines here and there. and the skate park was a solid find as well. all said and done, aside from the disappointment of the pump track and only one dirt jump,Id say the 45 Minute drive was well worth the trip. I think Ill be back for that dirt jumping thing too.cant see 60 riders tho.
  • + 4
 Man that looks sweet... I wish I was still in winnipeg to ride it
  • + 3
 I forgot to mention some stuff you NEED a helmet no acceptions, you do not need a MCA licence the event starts at 1 o'clock, bring some water, and lawnchairs.
  • + 1
 the map sucks. whats the road north of mackenzie? and what road is it actually on.
  • + 0
 nice i might be able to convicne some friends to give me a ride out to spec. we'll mayb bring the rides but i doubt we'll enter, either way it's cool
  • + 2
 lets get sum pics up of the course asap
  • + 0
 ill get them on saturday! sorry about that were still working on both the jumps and track right now thogh the track just needs some raking and the jump needs the lip shaped and a roll in made.
  • + 0
 i appreciate the mosquito comment; have those little buggers slowed down there yet? cause this summer when i drove through it was reedonkulous.
  • + 1
 pizza didn't stand a chance...
  • + 1
 i was soooo baked drunk and hungry....
  • + 0
 where is it is it in steinbach....i just got back from there haha the musquitos are like the size of our birds lol
  • + 0
 Yeah, definateally for directions go to the website and click on the when and where tab! Thanks for all the interest guys, if you have any questions my email is blakepankratz@yahoo.ca
  • + 0
 is there another contest this year (2009? and can me and my friends ride there during the summer?
  • + 0
 double yep to that, I have no problem with you riding there, as long as you respect the stuff. Most of it will be indoors this year though so you might need to call me before you ride it.
  • + 0
 can't wait, getting my new bike 3 days before and then the challenge sounds fun.
  • + 0
 Yeah! Stony Brook represent! can i come shred the track ahead of time, Blake?
  • + 0
 sure!
  • + 0
 but wooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • + 1
 what time is it at
  • + 0
 We'll be bringing the boys for sure!
  • + 0
 hey where do we sign up??
  • + 0
 cool, now I got a reason to bring my bike to Manitoba!
  • + 0
 great to here for you guys have fun shred hard!
  • + 0
 How big are the gaps for the dirt jumps going to be?
  • + 0
 Nice Im in ... where do I sign?
  • + 0
 i think im going lol
  • + 0
 post more pics
  • + 0
 aa
  • + 0
 sounds pretty good
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