A new Pump Track in Orewa, accessible from Orewa Estuary Path/Te Ara Tahuna cycleway.
We want to provide a world-class pump track right next to the Orewa Estuary Path/Te Ara Tahuna cycleway for the community and for visitors alike.
A pump track is designed for all things on wheels. From mountain bikes to BMX’s and skateboards, a pump track is a playground for all wheels. By combining rolling jumps with turns they are accessible for all. Teaching the basic skills of carrying momentum, balance and speed by using your arms and legs to pump your bike/board/scooter around the track. As you get better the tracks are designed to provide more challenges for you with no changes to the construction. A feature that a 5-year-old can roll through can be used as a gap jump for a professional.
Orewa is already a cycling destination with families coming from all around the region to ride the Estuary Path then enjoy the beach and nearby cafes. Local kids and families love the Te Ara Tahuna cycleway and both this and the skatepark at Western Reserve are full of kids on bikes.
However, to avoid conflicts of bikes and skaters/scooters, we really need to invest in a cycling specific facility to cater for the existing need and to provide for a place for our kids to gain cycling skills. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area has a significant amount of riders and very few biking destinations or facilities.
Pump tracks are the ideal facility, being able to be used by riders of all skill levels, being all-weather, low maintenance and cost-effective to construct. Creating a pump track in Western Reserve will give the biking community a home in Orewa and will reinforce the area as a cycling destination - particularly for families. It will also take pressure off the skatepark and those users to enjoy that facility with fewer children on bikes.
Grey Lynn Reserve is an example of a successful local pump track being developed in reserve land. This track is buzzing with riders of all ages, allowing families to enjoy world-class biking within their local areas.
We're passionate about providing this facility in Orewa for the Hibiscus and Bays residents, and also for the wider Auckland Region.