Attention mountain bikers and mountain bike enthusiast… your opinion is wanted! The City of Pittsfield Parks Commission has recently approved the concept and location of a Bike Skills Park at Springside Park.

According to an announcement on the City of Pittsfield’s Facebook page, now, the Berkshire chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), the Berkshire Mountain Bike Training Series, Shire Shredders, and the City of Pittsfield are seeking public input on the project.

They are asking enthusiasts and local residents alike to please take a few moments to fill out the survey before the next Parks Commission meeting scheduled for this coming Tuesday, Jan. 19th.

You can take the survey here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf55HmTD3PmCZZnNhSXN2iuHJ_W3yUeT4W4dYapzTmPAHycoQ/viewform

The proposed park would span roughly an acre and would include a pump track, which according to Wikipedia is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping"—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing.

The idea, according to the information pointed out in the informational summery image provided as a google doc at the survey link (and shown below), would be to draw in riders from a wide area, as well as those riders who live here in the Berkshires.

Google Docs

So, if you have an interest in mountain biking, or have thought about it, or you have another opinion on the project in regard to how it would benefit or not benefit the City of Pittsfield, you should take a few minutes to fill out the survey.

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