Prince Rupert Port Authority Helps Build Bike Track Designed For Riders Of All Ages


A new cycling pump track in Terrace is encouraging more people to get on their wheels, whether bicycle, tricycle, skateboard or scooter, as Northwest B.C.’s newest outdoor recreational destination.

Built through a partnership between the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund and the Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA), the track is an integral part of The HuB, a progressive ride centre developed for people of all ages and abilities to use.

Located in the heart of Terrace, the asphalt pump track consists of a series of bumps and banked corners for riders to approach at their own pace. The track integrates with 2.5 kilometres of new and rehabilitated beginner and intermediate bike trails to form The HuB. It provides riders with an opportunity to get a feel for their bikes and practice on the types of obstacles they can expect to encounter on more challenging terrain.

“This pump track breaks down barriers for cyclists who want to build their confidence before setting out on the trails,” said Aleksa Havelaar, Trail Director and Vice President, Terrace Off Road Cycling Association. “The support of the Community Investment Fund allowed us to build a recreational training ground unlike anything else in Northern B.C. that offers novice and experienced riders a place to learn new skills, exercise, and have fun almost year-round.”

“We are thrilled to help create a new, long-lasting recreational asset for Terrace and surrounding Northwest communities, especially one that serves as a safe, accessible place for youth and families to spend time, rain or shine,” said Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “It represents another way to ensure that the economic benefits of a growing port keep coming back to the communities that we reside in, and we’re very thankful for the hard work of the TORCA volunteers that opened up this opportunity.”

The Community Investment Fund committed $84,000 to the construction of the professionally designed pump track. That investment was critical to covering the costs of the track’s durable asphalt surface, which is well-suited to variable weather conditions and requires far less maintenance than a dirt track.

To learn more, watch here:

See more news

News
June 8, 2022

PRPA Equips New Prince Rupert Gymnastics Facility

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association’s (PRGA) new training centre is now the best equipped gymnastics facility in northwest BC, providing enhanced opportunities for recreational and competitive athletes alike.

Read More
News
May 6, 2022

Prince Rupert’s Cruise Season Gets Major Boost with Addition of Regular Calls from Ruby Princess

The Port of Prince Rupert is adding 16 new vessel calls to its upcoming cruise schedule that has the potential to bring upwards of 46,000 additional cruise passengers – about a 330% increase from the previously published schedule – to the community this spring and summer.

Read More
News
April 27, 2022

Prince Rupert Port Authority Celebrates Completion of Seal Cove Salt Marsh Restoration Project

The newly revitalized Seal Cove area and Salt Marsh project is now officially open to the public. The extensive Salt Marsh habitat restoration project was undertaken by the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) through a partnership with the City of Prince Rupert. PRPA directly invested $4 million to overhaul the area by regenerating fish habitat and establishing a new recreational asset for the community on the City’s waterfront property.

Read More