Here, in the photo above, a mountain biker tweaks his skill and confidence level on the local pump track in LaCrosse, WI, before hitting the trails there along the Mississippi river bluffs. Thanks to the teaching level that can be gained spending time on these pump courses both the cyclocross rider and mountain biker can: Ride safer; Ride more confidently; Ride faster; And have more fun!
A pump track , a small track using as little as 10 x 30 feet of land, is a looping trail system of dirt berms and “rollers” (smooth dirt mounds for pumping) for bicycling without the rider pedaling. The name comes from the pumping motion used by the cyclist’s upper and lower body as they ride around the track. The purpose of a pump track is to use this pumping motion to maintain speed around the track without pedaling [source: Wikipedia]
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Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and present more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, while out there if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute on, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where our camera’s will be and what we will post next!
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