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Deputy Mayor Kicks-off Cycling Competition at Pump Track

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Post date:2023-08-16

Updates:2023-08-16

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The largest pump track in Taiwan and the first of its kind in Taipei can be found inside the Rainbow Riverside Park in Neihu District. On August 5, Deputy Mayor Lee Shu-chuan kicked off the mountain bike and skateboard competition at the facility.

Deputy Mayor Kicks-off Cycling Competition at Pump Track
During his address, the deputy mayor hopes that the new facility will become a venue where residents can but their skills to a test and a place that will become a new landmark, known for being a competitive sports venue.

According to the Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO), the pump track houses a circuit with wave-shaped design and different degrees of elevation. Riders are able to take advantage of the curves and slopes to generate momentum for their vehicle through body motion, rather than the use of pedals on their bicycles. This allows cyclists to immerse themselves in an experience different from those of cycling on flat roads. It is an up-and-coming sport with growing popularity across the globe.

HEO pointed out that the total distance of the pump track is about 1 KM, making it the largest practice ground of its kind in Taiwan. The circuit is designed specifically for mountain bikes and BMXs. The track is also divided into two different areas – the 1-on-1 racing track (red and yellow lines) and the practice area (white line). The surface of the track is paved with asphalt concrete, allowing it to be used by skateboarders and rollerbladers.

Construction of the pump track at Rainbow Riverside Park began on September 21, 2022. Work was completed on April 21, 2023. The facility was first opened to the public on trial basis on June 8, 2023. It is highly popular among professional players and children.

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