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  1. #51
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    just came across this now.. WOO HOO! I've always wanted to try this and it's finally local

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    Philly Pumptrack Presents the 1st Philly Pumpjam - Saturday, May 10th.

    Philly is getting a PumpTrack!-philly-pumptrack-pumpjam-05.10.14.jpg

    Please join us as we officially celebrate the Grand Opening of the Philadelphia's First Pumptrack - Philly Pumptrack at Parkside-Evans!

    Date: Saturday, May 10
    Time: 8AM - 4PM
    Location: 53rd and Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Special Guests: Dedicated Volunteers, Todd "the Wildman" Lyons, You

    Thank you to all of the sponsors that have helped make the Pumptrack a reality (in no particular order): Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Diamond Tools, People for Bikes, Brown's ShopRite, Fairmount Park Conservancy, SE Bikes, Specialized Bikes, Bicycle Therapy, Central Bucks Bicycle Club, Skidmutro Creative + Layout, Fluid Designs Group

    Details: Every year the city hosts "Love Your Park Week" and there is a signature event. This year, the Philly Pumptrack at Parkside Evans has been selected as the signature event, and Mayor Nutter will be cutting the ribbon.

    The day starts with a volunteer workday from 8 - 12, and the Pumpjam celebration starts at 1.

    This is a free event open to all.

    Food vendors will be present, as well as DJ's, door prizes, time trials, and RIDING!
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    Since I am stuck at work all day, I EXPECT PICTURES!

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    I hear the opening when well, with the exception of a rain storm. I'll have to get down there soon to check out the place. I hope this inspires more communities to do something like this.

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    I'm hoping to take my son down this weekend. Can anyone give me details on hours? I don't see anything on the website and what I have found varies.

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    You can try their Facebook page. They usually post when the track is open. The opening times change depending on how much rain has occurred recently.

    https://www.facebook.com/PhillyPumptrack

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    Technically, the track is officially only open on the weekends until summer, noon to 8 PM. Unless a volunteer is available, and the track is dry (which it has been a lot lately). Once the schools let out, the track will be open everyday from noon to 8 PM.

    Please check the Facebook page, as the volunteers opening the track post there if the track is open.
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    Ken, is this on the corner of the park that the Mann theater is at?

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    5300 Parkside Avenue, Phila, PA 19131 (northwest of the tennis courts)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenn72 View Post
    Technically, the track is officially only open on the weekends until summer, noon to 8 PM. Unless a volunteer is available, and the track is dry (which it has been a lot lately). Once the schools let out, the track will be open everyday from noon to 8 PM.

    Please check the Facebook page, as the volunteers opening the track post there if the track is open.
    Noon to 8; thank you. Suppose it'll probably be closed tomorrow with all this rain. Oh well.

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    The pump track is at the corner of the park that the Mann Center is at. It would be cool to do the track during the day and then see a concert that night. We rode the Wiss and then went to see Mark Knopfler there a couple years ago. Ttyl, Fahn

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    I'm planning to check it out today after work. It's open right?

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    I just heard it is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. That's lame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dung Hopper View Post
    I'm planning to check it out today after work. It's open right?
    There's usually a duple of volunteers there and a mess of kids. They run a tight ship and the kids are pretty awesome.
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    Sounds neat. I'd like to check it out but weekends are when I try to put some milage in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dung Hopper View Post
    I just heard it is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. That's lame!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dung Hopper View Post
    ... weekends are when I try to put some milage in.
    Wait, what? Amazing volunteers planned, got approved, built, and now staff a pumptrack. But, to you, it's "lame" -- "lame!" -- that those volunteers aren't there for you to go play there during the week, because you'd rather ride somewhere else on the weekend??

    Quit whining.

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    That's right, I think the decision to close it during the week is lame. The basketball courts are open during the week. Tennis courts too. What is the reason for closing the public pump track during the week? Presumably it was built for people to use it. That's a lame decision to close it.

    I wonder who made that decision and whether it is even enforceable. Unless their is a legal ordinance, the closure is really just a suggestion, not law.

    I mean no disrespect to the volunteers but this is a hobby. It isn't like people are out there curing cancer.

    Again, please tell me the rationale behind the week-day closure. If there is a good reason I may feel differently.

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    Perhaps you've noticed that neither basketball courts nor tennis courts require volunteers to staff them. Pump tracks, by contrast, do.

    Throwing a public tantrum over things you know zero about makes you sound like a clown.

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    Why does a pump track need staff?

    I can have an opinion. I am not having a tantrum. I think the move is lame - it's that simple. I suspect some patronizing motive.

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    My suggestion is that if people want to go during the week, go for it. It's public property. If you get cited, fight it in court. There is likely no legal authority behind the closure. I'll be out there this afternoon.

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    Are you going to answer my question, genious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dung Hopper View Post
    Are you going to answer my question, genious?
    No, genius.

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    The pump track was open today from noon til 8 as per their Facebook page!

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    I checked it out and the volunteers did a nice job with it. It is open from 12-8. I told one of the planners that someone had told me that it was closed during the week and he said "no, that would be lame." True story

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