Nestled in South Germantown Recreational Park, this 5,000-square-foot pump track has become a focal point for cyclists ranging from youngsters learning to ride to seasoned pros honing their skills. Designed by Lee McCormack of Pump Track Nation and built through a collaborative effort of MoCo Parks, MORE, M-NCPPC, and volunteers, this pump track is more than just a loop—it's a training ground.
South Germantown Recreational Park can be accessed off I-270, Exit 15B (Route 118 South). Follow Rt. 118 for about 3.5 miles, and the park will appear on the right. There are several parking spots near a pond in front of the soccer arena. Access to the pump track can be made by following the Hoyles Mill trail in the direction of Schaeffer Farms.
Once on the track, riders will discover a plethora of features to explore. Whether it's a day out with the kids who are just starting with training wheels, or a session to improve those jumps and cornering, this pump track offers something for everyone. Its proximity to Schaeffer Farms makes it an excellent pit stop for those looking to expand their biking excursion.The track includes various levels of rollers and berms, making it a great playground to gain confidence. Three distinct jump lines cater to riders looking for a bit more thrill, culminating in a large, high berm. For those who love technical riding, the track includes a rock garden, two see-saw features, and four drops.
While not world-class, this pump track is certainly among the best in the greater Maryland area. From children learning the ropes to experienced riders wanting to refine their skills, the Germantown Pump Track offers an inclusive and diverse biking experience that should not be missed.For more information, visit MoCo Parks.