The Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) has launched a fundraising campaign for the Ashland Pump Track Project located at the new East Main Park at 2228 E. Main Street. This is part of a broad effort we are supporting to diversify and enhance our local outdoor recreation economy.
Mt. Ashland would like to support this fundraising campaign and help RVMBA reach their financial goal. We are going to stoke out the person who donates the most money to the RVMBA Pump Track fund between now and midnight Sunday (May 16). We will give the winner a Mt. Ashland Gift Card equal in value to her/his donation, up to the value of an adult season pass during our current sale ($324).
The Ashland Pump Track Project will consist of 3 phases – Beginner Pump Track, Intermediate/Advanced Pump Track, and Skills Area. Phase 1 will be the kids/beginner pump track. The pump track will be an asphalt surface with a variety of berms and rollers to simulate mountain bike trails. Phase 1 has a cost of approximately $80,000. This particular phase will positively affect the youth in Ashland by providing a safe and progressive learning area to practice bike skills without having to travel into the watershed to ride. This has been identified as a major missing link in our mountain bike community and Rogue Valley Mt. Bike Association is working hard to get this project rolling.