Cleveland Metroparks plans to build the first pump track in Northeast Ohio
Cleveland Metroparks has announced plans to add a pump track, the first in Northeast Ohio, at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.
The pump track will be designed by American Ramp Company with construction is expected to start this summer. The public opening is planned for the fall of 2021.
The Park District is also collaborating with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to expand the current mountain bike trail at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation by providing hands-on preservation and natural resource management education to young adults.
The SCA collaboration will include a small group of local high school students in doubling the size of Cleveland Metroparks' oldest mountain bike trail, which was the first of its kind in Cuyahoga County when it opened in 2007.
This summer, they will begin work on expanding the natural surface trail to nearly five miles, with a goal of completion by summer 2022. The expansion will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail sections, as well as a jump-filled flow trail. SCA will also be focusing on additional Cleveland Metroparks natural surface trails as part of the partnership.
“This pump track will be the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio, offering a new challenge and amenity for our biking community,” said Brian M. Zimmerman, CEO of the Cleveland Metroparks.
“We’re also excited to partner with the Student Conservation Association on the expansion of our original mountain bike trail at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. These projects build upon our mission of conservation, education and recreation, and support youth conservation leaders in our community.”