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Bicycle Pump Track coming to Ralph Stout Park


MOUNTAIN CITY, April 29, 2019 – Not only do low taxes make a town attractive to residents and potential newcomers but having a modern infrastructure in place also increases its attractiveness. Mountain City Mayor Kevin Parsons continues to work on improvements to the town to achieve this goal and stated, “Our plan is tailored not just for our young people but for our senior citizens and everyone in between and I am thrilled to announce that one of the new phenomena on the rise and fits to this plan is a bicycle pump track and we will be adding that to our list of activities here soon.”
A pump track is a small, looping trail system that you can ride continuously without pedaling. Your speed along the pump track is dependent on your ability to gain momentum by “pumping” the tight terrain transitions of the track. The Town of Mountain City along with the county received a grant to install a pump track inside Ralph Stout Park. “City Council approved moving forward with this project several months ago and I am happy to say that the pump track has been ordered and we hope to have a ribbon cutting to open the pump track in early Summer. What makes this project even sweeter is the fact it will be paid for entirely with grant money.” Said Parsons. “A lot of my focus as mayor has been and will continue to be working on issues to help our youth. I am really excited about this project because it can be used by both the young and old.” Kids, beginners, amateurs, pros, and senior citizens on bikes, skateboards, inline skates
and scooters will be able to take advantage of the pump track. Parsons continued by saying “I am constantly looking for new opportunities to help our town grow. I have a great
relationship with our County Mayor Mike Taylor and we speak almost every day looking for ways to work together for the overall good of our community we live in. I invite anyone with ideas or who might want to offer their assistance in making the town a better place to live and work to drop off a note at city hall to my attention or to email me at [email protected]