Mountain biking with Kids in TOw: Pump Track in Toronto’s Crothers Woods

Kids in T.O.

I dream about big long family bike rides. Every year we get a little bit closer – a kid in TOw graduates to a two-wheeler and we move from cycling on sidewalks to testing out Toronto’s bike lanes. Then there are the bike trails. These offer the biggest adventure of all – an escape into nature right in the city.

On a sunny Saturday, we tagged along with a super cycling family to explore and test out our two-wheeling skills at the pump track, a circuit of bumps and jumps, nestled in the woods near the Sun Valley gravel loop in Crothers Woods.

Here’s how:

TRIP TIPS

1 – Getting there: The easiest access is taking the Lower Don Trail north of Pottery Road. There is a small area to park just west of the railroad tracks off Pottery Rd. Take the Lower Don Trail north. You can also access…

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The Bike Playground Launch

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The Bike Playground opens its door on March 18-19 with an exciting line up of bike races and challenges! Kids Race, Short Track XC Race, Fixed Gear Race and Pump Track Best Time!! Save the date!!!

The Bike Playground  includes a Velosolutions Pump Park, an outdoor trail, and a kids track. Bike Rentals will be available and walk-in customers are welcome to experience the fun and adventure of riding a bike!

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Warehouse 1, Circulo Verde, Calle Industria

Contact info:

thebikeplayground@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/thebikeplayground/

 

BOMBA STAR 1st Pinoy Pump Track Challenge

Bomba Star was the first pump track challenge in the Philippines. It was held on May 22, 2011 at Bathala Bike Park. This pumping action fun event was co presented by Mt Pro and supported by Erwin Benipayo “Ciclismo Bike Shop”,  Jason Javier “Gravity Works” and” Dartmoor”. Pump it!

Results:

MTB – OPEN/ELITE:
1st Parabanne Mendoza
2nd Frederick Farr
3rd Roann Calatin

BMX – OPEN/ELITE:
1st Mark Anthony Custodio
2nd Ryan Solinap
3rd Frederick Farr

MTB – JUNIOR:
1st Vincent Penaflorida
2nd Tyrone Alexander Asperas
3rd John Carlos Tonelete

BMX – JUNIOR:
1st Jerich Farr
2nd Donald Bati
3rd Benjamin Custodio III

MTB – NOVICE:
1st Jerich Farr
2nd Michael Solinap
3rd Jose Simeon Rogers

BMX – NOVICE:
1st Renzee Benjamin Del Rosario
2nd Jeffrey Balasbas
3rd Richard M. Cosca

MTB – EXECUTIVE/MASTERS:
1st Jose Michael Lorenzana
2nd Ingel Gueco
3rd Rico Magno

MTB – WOMENS:
Maricar Estacio – 52.09.00
Arminda Bergonio – 1.02.41

OVERALL BEST TIME (BOMBA KING)
Frederick Farr

Photos by:
John Manalastas
Eng Gueco
Alan Francis Quimbo Querijero
Rosleen C Mendoza
Michael Solinap
Abat Bilarmino