BMX World Champion to Headline Tumut Pump Track Celebrations
Published on 29 November 2019
The newest addition to the Fitzroy Park Youth Precinct, the Tumut Pump Track will come alive on Friday the 13th of December when BMX World Champion Des’ree Barnes headlines celebrations at the track.
Known as ‘Desi-Racer’ in the BMX world, 17 year old superstar Des’ree Barnes is a five times BMX World Champion and a nine times BMX National Champion and will showcase her amazing talents on the new Tumut Pump Track.
“Having a young female athlete with the profile of Des’ree at the celebration event will be really inspiring for our local youth and we hope it will bring more young female riders out to try the track too,” said Mayor James Hayes.
The track is located in the south-west corner of the Tumut Bull Paddock in Fitzroy Park, adjacent to the existing Skate Park and Basketball Courts.
“The Pump Track complements the existing facilities making Fitzroy Park a fantastic youth recreation precinct,” said Cr Hayes.
A 150m continuous loop course, which has been carefully designed to weave around the area’s existing trees, the track features a junior and intermediate loop and 24 rollers of varying heights and spacing.
“We foresee it being a hit for a wide range of users as the track is suitable for BMX bikes, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades and for people of all skill levels to enjoy,” Cr Hayes said.
The free celebration event will get underway from 4pm on Friday 13 December with music, demos and free giveaways. Ground Up Tumut will have a display set up for people to browse and everyone is encouraged to bring their bikes, scooters and skates to test out the new track.
Council received $500,000 in grant funding through the NSW Government's Stronger Communities Round 2 to design and construct a multi-use asphalt pump track in Tumut and construct a designated footpath/cycle way connecting the Bull Paddock area to Elm Drive.