Superior Bike Park build: Day 4

The pump track is super fun!

(Even with blisters on your hands from building it.)

Today the pump track got watered, packed and ridden into beautiful shape.

Nick Simcik does some early testing. Video by Bill Turner.

By my calculations, Nick Simcik is pulling 2.4 Gs in this 180.

Nick Simcik works his way into the technical section of the Superior Bike Park pump track.

I transition from the 180 into the 90s. Photo by Nick Simcik. Bike: Captain America, the experimental Stumpjumper HT EVO-R.

Controlled by Jerad Fischer’s mind powers, I push into a tight S.

Pulling the bike as hard as my bad shoulders — and Jerad’s mind powers — can.


We work on shaping the expert flow line. The features are big, and that’s a lot of dirt to work.

Also: The beginner section is ready to shape. I think we’ll get that dialed over the weekend.

Come out and help!

Here’s the announcement from volunteer coordinator Aaron Atwell:

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The time is near, the dirt awaits your efforts, our park is calling you!

Our first big volunteer build day is this weekend 3/12/11 & 3/13/11, From 9:00 – 5:00
Under the expert guidance of Lee McCormack from Lee Likes Bikes we’ll be forming pump tracks, building jumps, and completing the very important task of getting the rocks out! Show up when you can – people will be coming and going so a consistent flow of help will keep us digging for the whole day. We’ll have some food and drinks provided by local businesses as well as some excellent prizes!

Important Items for our work – please bring any that you have (don’t worry if you don’t have tools we have extra!);

• Flat shovel – spade will do
• Rake
• Wheelbarrow – 5 gallon buckets will work as well – there are many rocks to be removed!
• Push broom
• Hoe
• Gloves to protect the hands during hard work
• Bikes – part of the compaction process involves watering and riding the track – Lee said riding will be happening this weekend!

I’ll have balloons out to mark where we’re working so people can see it from Rock Creek Pkwy.
Here’s a link to a map: ttp://

All you hard cores – we all know it’s going to be a weekend of good riding weather – we still need you!

Best riding regards!

Aaron Atwell

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If you want to come out mid-week, email me or just show up. Nick Simcik, Jerad Fischer and/or I will out out there every day until March 20 (the last scheduled dig day).

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