Chattanooga City Council approves new mountain bike track
By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
The city will soon have a new playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
Tuesday night, city council members made a deal, unanimously, with the Trust for Public Land for a new pump track near Stringer's Ridge. A pump track is a specially designed skills area for mountain bikers; they feature smooth, banked turns. Riders describe the experience like being on a roller coaster.
The project developers say it's more than just a great place to ride, but it's also a green infrastructure. The park will help manage storm water, which reduces flooding, and recharges the city's water supply.