Not just new, but world-class.
The Jones Center in Springdale has added a world-class pump track built by Velosolutions, which will be the USA’s newest and largest pump track! The Runway Bike Park is the newest gem in Northwest Arkansas. Soon riders of all ages and skill levels will not only be able to access the 25,000 sqft pump track but a bicycle playground and three skills development lines, which are just a few short weeks from being open to the public.
What is a pump track?
A pump track is a small, looping trail system that you can ride continuously without pedaling. Your speed along the pump track is dependent on your ability to gain momentum by “pumping” the tight terrain transitions of the track.
Red Bull Pump Track Championship
On Saturday, October 13th, the Runway Bike Park will play host to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship! From Olympians to World Champions, professionals to local heroes, the very best pump track riders from over 20 countries will earn their place at the World Final in Springdale, AR! Check out the complete schedule of events leading up the championship HERE.
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Runway Bike Park features…
“After years of planning, this area is on its way to connecting not only aviation groups additionally sharing the history of aviation in the area with locals and visitors. Louise gives visitors the perfect view of planes taking off and landing on the runway. The Bentonville lake is expanding for more fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Children can enjoy a new playground and Osage Prairie Park will provide entertainment for archery, walking trails, an apple orchard and sculptures. Louise and Thaden Field House are two additions to our community that revel hidden gems of Bentonville, Arkansas.”Baylea Birchfield Source: Aviation Ascends in Bentonville by NWA Native
The pictures and the quote are both from local photographer and blogger, Baylea Birchfield. She recently wrote a wonderful piece about her experience visiting the Thaden Fieldhouse on her blog entitled “Aviation Ascends in Bentonville”. Check it out below!