Sault Ste. Marie is Home to Two Pump Tracks!
The Esposito Park Pump Track is paved while the newly built pump track at Hiawatha Highlands is dirt. Pump tracks are a fun and safe place for riders of all ages and skill levels! Riding on a pump tracks strengthens the development of balance and coordination, which is important for the development of motoric skills of children and youth.
Kinsmen Park Pump Track
You can find this newly built pump track located in Kinsmen Park - Hiawatha Highlands at 780 Landslide Road. With two options available, you can bring the entire family to enjoy! A smaller track is available for those just learning to bike and a larger dirt track is for those looking for fun or to advance their skills!
What is a Pump Track?
Pump tracks consist of asphalted rollers and banked turns, which are meaningfully connected to form a circuit. The track’s diversity enables a fun, yet safe sports experience even on smaller surfaces. The pump track allows kids to use it with a bicycle or other sports equipment on wheels, but can also be suitable for athletes, because of high physical intensity due to rapid movements.
A pump track is designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” – meaning to create momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing.