What’s the best pump track around for 3yr old toddlers?
My son is 3yrs old and rides without training wheels, so I’m thinking of testing the waters at Glenbourne but if there are better options I’d love to hear them?
There’s a small pump track at the Railyard that may be better for someone that young, but you could test the waters at GB first, since it’s likely closer to you.
@nimzie may know which local pump track is best.
My kids (2 & 4) are on balance bikes still but they ride Glenbourne, Railyard, & Keppoch are all accessible to tiny humans at a bunch of different skill levels. The other spot where there is lots of fun happening is the skate park on the common in Halifax. There are always a lot of kids of all ages on bikes of a variety of styles and scooters trying stuff out.
If your in dartmouth. Theres a nice little pump track on mt edward road at the end of the ballfield parking lot
I can’t believe I never thought of the Halifax skate park… I used to live there 15yrs ago, thanks for the reminder🤘
I’m not typically in Dartmouth but we like to keep it fresh for the little shredder. So I think we will check that out soon as well.
Thanks for the Railyard idea, maybe I can get momma to come along and then I’ll sneak away for a few laps of the new dirt jumps
Damn right. I’ll be there with my 12 year old son on Sunday!
The Gorge in Kentville has a small one that would be fine for kids. There is also Hamburger hill just down the road if they find the gorge too easy.
We’re riding there Sunday too!
Oh I didn’t know about this one. We’ll have to check this out.
There is a lot of single track in the railyard that is just as easy or easier than the pump track so your kiddo would likely have a blast there.
Small, but nice pump track at Reservoir Park in Wolfville, plus skills park.
Charles Rd. Park in Timberlea also has a nice pumptrack.
Check this thread, and look in the descriptions for pump tracks.
I contacted the person putting together the BNS Bicycling routes book suggesting that Nova Scotia Bike Parks (Dirt Jump, BMX track, 4-Cross, Mtb Skills Parks) be included.
I’m having trouble finding info on what parks are still active around NS. HRM doesn’t seem to list any info on their website. I don’t know if they’ve given up maintaining their parks.
Could we put together a list of active (and inactive/defunct) bike parks?
In no particular order:
Glenbourne in Clayton Park (Halifax) (Jumps and Pumptrack) -
Mount Edward Rd. (Dartmouth) (Jumps and Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/Ww3qA28UZby
Cameron Park (on Church St. in Wellington) (Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/aTzKnBS7a7U2
Fall River Dirt Jump Park (Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/hV61FYJk63G2
Charles Rd. Community Park (Timberlea) (Jumps and Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/sH4MuGcBs8r
Three Brooks Bike Park (Hubley) - https://goo.gl/maps/a5jtYXViiPH2
Leeward Drive (Tantallon) (Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/yAwcyfg79R1yJRWV6
Williamswood (Old Sambro Rd./Williamswood) (Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/zE3wyYeg2LZqQPHQA
Maplewood (Hammonds Plains) (Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/Xn2i9rEZq1jokiko7
Delaney Bike Park (Delaney Dr./Beaverbank) (Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/fBSdbKWbZG5UX9dX8
The Gorge (Kentville) (Jumps, Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/NSNacVW48uLuYiHY8
Reservoir Park (Wolfville) (Jumps, Pumptrack, Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/shaYAmiaw2UJf7DB6
Burgher Hill (Kentville) (Four-Cross) - https://goo.gl/maps/CzDYSQ4fK8ZVP8x97
Victoria Park (Truro) (Jumps, Pumptrack, Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/j8xuLj4TZmktxB777
Marc Park (Bridgewater) (Jumps, Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/Ci2iieVfMUv98doR6
Keppoch/Antigonish Kinsmen Bicycle Skills Park (near Antigonish) (Pumptrack, Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/Ws2vZPR9vEuaTB3Q6
Mcdonald Sports Park (Waverley) (Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/wn3tt4wXH98drQ7N8
Eastern Passage Common BMX Park (Eastern Passage) (Jumps, Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/xB16VW83z7zCHtmz9
New Glasgow Town Skills Park (New Glasgow) (Jumps, Pumptrack, Skills) - https://goo.gl/maps/wkgxvXKp6W8wLaZD9
Port Hawkesbury Pumptrack (Paved Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/fNqxzxRtZmngc9qV8
Berwick Skillpark - (Skills, Jumps) - https://goo.gl/maps/uGdX7qYrEwsNrBhf6
Brunello (Timberlea) (Skills, Trails) - https://goo.gl/maps/bGR6Bw3ECmJD3sFr7
Laurie-Lively Park (Middle Sackville) (Pumptrack) - https://goo.gl/maps/FbwM5JyhJyLB19t97
Beaverbank Road (Kinsac)
Brookside Bike Park (Prospect Rd./Hatchet Lake)
Mersey Skatepark (Liverpool) - https://goo.gl/maps/rEe1SXPkbCAJW4Wa9