Hood River Velosolutions PumpTrack Custom DJ Fundraiser Raffle

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Enter for a chance to win a custom Santa Cruz Bicycles Jackel Dirt Jumper and help make the dream come true to have a Velosolutions Pumptrack in Hood River!

Santa Cruz Bicycles, Deity Components, Rock Shox, SRAM, Schwalbe, SPANK/The Gravity Cartel, The Fat Tire Farm and Hood River Bicycles have built a custom DJ to help raise the last of the funds to make the Velosolutions pumptrack a reality. We need to raise the last bit of $12,000 to make it a reality.

You can also donate here to the GoFundMe for the pumptrack

Custom Dj built by Hood River Bicycles

Build Highlights:

  • Frame - Santa Cruz Jackel
  • Fork - Rock Shox Pike DJ
  • Bars - Deity Highside 80mm rise
  • Stem - Deity Copperhead 35mm
  • Grips - Deity Knucklduster
  • Saddle - Deity Frisco DJ
  • Seatpost - Deity Retina
  • Brake - SRAM Guide R 160mm rotor
  • Cranks - Truvativ Descendant 175mm 32t
  • Pedals - Deity Black Kat
  • Chain - KMC
  • Wheels - Spank Spoon 32
  • Tires - Schwalbe Table Top

Hood River is a small town on the Columbia River with volumes of energy for
sport of all kinds. There is also a deep history of agriculture in the valley. There
are varied socioeconomic groups in Hood River with a great divide in access and
use of biking and hiking trails. We need biking opportunities that are local and in
town.
Hood River Oregon with Mt Hood basking in the sunset

There is a thriving biking community here; both road and mountain biking.
Currently, our mountain biking consists of several focused areas of trails in the
nearby hills and mountains.
Kleeway Trail in Post Canyon MTB Park - Photo by Greg Galliano


There are very few opportunities for skill
development in town. Thus, many youths who do not have an opportunity to go
to the trails are missing out on developing biking skills and engaging in the healthy
life long activity of biking.


Our proposed project will be located in a newly built park in town. The park is
adjacent to the local high school. Hood River Parks and Recreation has allocated
1.5 acres of Golden Eagle park to be designated as a pump track and bike skills
area.
Golden Eagle Park - the new site for the pumptrack

HRATS will be the entity building the bike area of the park. Funding for the bike
skills area and pump track is incumbent on HRATS fundraising efforts.
Biking continues to be a growing sport and is often a privileged activity. Our aim is
to bring a bike project to all youth and adults of the Hood River valley. As the bike
industry flourishes, it is important to continue efforts to reach everyone.
Hood River is a STEM community and biking is a cornerstone of STEM related
sport and technology. There is potential to coordinate STEM programming in our
schools with the Velosolutions pump track in Hood River.
There are two lines of dirt single track which were roughed-in in November. These
will be completed in a few months. Our goal is to raise funds and contract
Velosolutions to build the pump track in summer of 2018. Our initial fundraising
event this past December raised $10,300 and we entered into design contract
with Velosolutions to start site specific CAD design.
Preliminary pumptrack design for Hood RIver

We see the asphalt pump track in Hood River as a multi-season biking venue
where people can come together with friends, family, peers, and mentors to learn
and grow together as riders and as a biking community.
It has been proven worldwide that the sport playground is not just able to get kids
excited, but also their parents, grandparents and the entire community. The
pump track becomes a meeting place of all different generations and the town’s
center of life.
A similar design to what will be implemented in Hood River


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