New pump track will do the rounds

Gerringong’s Michael Cronin Oval is to be the first location for Council’s new modular pump track.

It will be installed there for the beginning of the Christmas holidays, and remain there for the following term.

The $46,000 track system is suitable for bikes, skateboards, scooters and roller blades, and for a variety of ages and skill levels.

It can be easily moved and set in a variety of configurations.

The track will be relocated to James Oats Reserve at Minnamurra for the next school holidays and following term, then to Kevin Walsh Oval, to Gainsborough Chase and to Hindmarsh Park for the 2021/2 summer holiday and first term.

Community feedback will be considered before determining 2022 locations.

Part-funding of $20,000 for the track came from the Legacy program of the cycling Road World Championships, which are being held in Wollongong in 2022. The remainder of the funding came from Kiama Council.

A pump track is just one element of the bike skills park being built at the old Minnamurra Quarry.

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