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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! East Texas pump track

    Hey, East Texan riders, how far would you drive to ride a free public pump track?
    What other factors would influence that decision?

    I'd like to know because there's a chance I can talk my city into building one in conjunction with a bike-specific trail that already has support (in fact, it was flagged this week). This thread could be proof of potential users and used as a persuading force.

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    When I lived in Pittsburgh, PA, I drove a couple hours to pay to ride Ray's in Cleveland. Granted, Ray's offered more than just a pump track, but people will drive hundreds of miles to visit that place (and spend for hotels and food to stay for a weekend, even) because it's something you don't find often in that part of the country.

    I would have no qualms about driving to Center from Nacogdoches to spend an afternoon riding there and I would absolutely make use of the pump track. How long I spent would depend on how good it was and on the rest of the trails at the park.

    I currently have only one reason I'd go to Center - to visit friends. Beyond that, I don't go to Center for anything. This facility would add a reason for me to go there.

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    Thanks for your input!
    With our current trail and pathway development, it's a very real possibility of having a bike park in place within a year's time. More input like yours would probably make it happen sooner than later.

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    I would drive from DFW to ride.

    If it gets up and going please let us know about it at pumptrackaddict dot com

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    It really depends on how good the pump track is.

    I have played around with them and felt "eh" about some. If it's a good sized track with maybe some dirtjumping nearby, then yeah I'd have fun with that.

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    I would def travel from Dallas. I think having some DJ's beginner to experienced to help with the learning curve would be a good draw as well.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Thanks for your input. The pump track might not happen anytime soon, but work has begun on a very challenging north shore style trail. There is something else...

    I'll post pictures soon of the location available for MASSIVE dirt jumps. The resources and roll-in are already there, but any description I provide wouldn't do it justice. Check back for the pictures soon. I've talked to my city and they are fine with it, but I need lots of help moving and shaping the large volumes of dirt. I don't have any experience building jumps of that magnitude.

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    We are in Longview and know of several riders who would be interested. Where are you located and have you made any progress?

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