31 December 2021
The North Avon Christchurch BMX Club is a small group of passionate volunteers behind the building of the new asphalt pump track at the Bexley Reserve in Eastern Christchurch. The Ground Effect Slush Fund supported their recent crowd funding campaign with a $1000 contribution.
The total construction estimate for the 2,500m² pump track is $650,000. The club surpassed its goal of $30,000 with 142 donors getting behind the project and are now able to progress grant applications with larger community funders.
Although this venture has been under the name of North Avon Christchurch BMX Club, the final product is a community asset in Bexley Reserve. The area designated by Christchurch City Council has approval for this activity, with the aim of the reserve becoming a recreational cycling hub with a learn to ride area and a perimeter MTB track also in the plan.
A pump track combines rolling jumps and turns found on traditional BMX style tracks with the rhythm of skate parks and the flow of mountain bike trail. Pump tracks are the ultimate outdoor playground suitable for all ages and abilities, and can cater for scooters and skate boards as well as bikes.
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