Trail Solutions' Tammy Donahugh led the charge as "T-Bone", Rich Edwards, and Dan Hudson, unbowed by perpetually soggy conditions, built a high-quality 4,999 square foot pump track at Rockburn Branch Park in Howard County, Maryland, just outside Baltimore City. Ample support from MORE and Howard County Parks made it possible, both wielding shovels as well as with deft tarp handling skills that became the envy of any MLB grounds crew by the end of the project.
The pump track is just phase one of a larger skills park scheduled for construction in Spring 2012. Trail Solutions will return after winter to add a neapolitan collection of gravity trails as well as an expansion of the pump track.
Construction of the pump track was made possible by Clif Bar's Meet The Moment program. Special thanks to Clif athletes Jeff Lenosky and Marla Streb who joined the opening festivities and shared their skill with local riders big and small.