Group fundraising to bring bike facility to Groton
6 May 2021
A Groton bike advocacy group is proposing to build the first pump track in the local area, as the recreational biking facility grows in popularity.
Bike Groton, a nonprofit cyclist and pedestrian advocacy organization, has started a fundraising campaign for a proposed pump track facility in the Poquonnock Bridge area of town.
A pump track "is a continuous circuit of banked turns interspaced by rollers and other features that can be ridden on a bike without pedaling," according to the cycling lifestyle website bermstyle.com. Such facilities are prevalent in Europe and are becoming more common in cities in the United States as municipalities see their value as a community recreational resource, Bike Groton President Brian Kent said. The nearest one is in Madison.