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Chattanooga City Council approves new mountain bike track

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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.

The park is slated to open October 7th.

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