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Breck christens new pump track in Wellington neighborhood

Summit Daily staff report

A new summer distraction is coming to the Wellington neighborhood in Breckenridge.

Locals and anyone with a love for biking's wild side are invited to the grand opening of the Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track today at 4 p.m.

Mayor John Warner and the Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Division are hosting the event for adrenaline junkies to learn about and enjoy the town's latest bicycle facility.

The park is designed as a fun recreational playground where riders of all ages can improve their bicycling skills. The facility was constructed by Peter Mills of Elevated Trail Designs and members of the town open space department's trail crew over a six-week period. It is designed for all abilities and features a large pump track, a Stryder track, three flow trails (one beginner and two intermediate) and a skills area featuring "skinnies" with a small rock garden.

"We are excited that town council and Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Commission prioritized creating the Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track to replace the pump track near the ice arena, which will become additional public parking," said Chris Kulick, an open Space and trails planner with the town. "This facility is a vast improvement over the existing pump track and is much more centrally located to the town's population base and popular Golden Horseshoe trail system."

Mayor John Warner echoed the excitement towards the project.

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"Our community takes pride in its reputation as a leading bicycle-friendly community," Warner said in a town press release. "The Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track is another example of the town's dedication to providing residents and visitors a world-class cycling experience. I encourage all cyclists to attend the Grand Opening and enjoy this wonderful new bike park."

The Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track is located at 710 Wellington Road (behind the Breckenridge Equestrian Center). The park is free to the public. Riders should have a clear understanding of their ability level and wear protective gear, including a helmet.

Breckenridge pump track grand opening

What: An opening ceremony for the town’s brand-new bicycle pump track in the Wellington neighborhood

When: Monday, June 15 at 4 p.m.

Where: 710 Wellington Road in Breckenridge (behind the equestrian center)

Cost: Free

For more info on the new bike park, see http://www.townofbreckenridge.com