The Würth Bike Park is ready — cir­cuit with steep curves and waves

Inau­gu­ra­tion on Fri­day, Novem­ber 11, 2022, 3 p.m. on the Bal­len­wasen sports grounds in Künzelsau

Clear the way — the Würth Bike Park has received its final touch­es in the last few weeks and will be offi­cial­ly opened on Fri­day, Novem­ber 11, 2022. SSV Gais­bach 1973 e.V. invites all sports enthu­si­asts and inter­est­ed par­ties to the inau­gu­ra­tion at 3 p.m. at the Bal­len­wasen sports grounds, Bal­len­wasen 4, Künzelsau.

With the open­ing of the facil­i­ty, it is also opened to the pub­lic and is avail­able to all inter­est­ed par­ties with­in the frame­work of the usage reg­u­la­tions.
The Würth Bike Park is the new pump track on the Bal­len­wasen sports grounds. In Sep­tem­ber, the con­struc­tion project of SSV Gais­bach 1973 e.V., spon­sored by Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG and sup­port­ed by the munic­i­pal­i­ty of Künzel­sau, was com­plet­ed. The park-like facil­i­ty has a total area of 4,500 square meters with an asphalt­ed area of approx­i­mate­ly 920 square meters. The remain­ing area is intend­ed as a wild mead­ow with recre­ation­al facil­i­ties, espe­cial­ly for chil­dren and fam­i­lies. With­in less than 14 days, the com­pa­ny has mod­eled and asphalt­ed the cir­cuit for all kinds of roller sports equip­ment by hand.

What is a pumptrack?

Pumptracks are play and sports facil­i­ties where motor skills are trained on roller sports equip­ment. It is a closed cir­cuit with waves, steep curves and jumps. When rid­ing on a pumptrack, speed is built up exclu­sive­ly through weight shift­ing and tar­get­ed pulling and push­ing move­ments. With a lit­tle prac­tice, the course can be rid­den entire­ly with­out turn­ing the ped­als. The rid­ing tech­nique, which con­sists of tar­get­ed load­ing and unload­ing, is called “pump­ing” and also works with many oth­er sports equip­ment. For exam­ple, a pump track can also be rid­den on a skate­board, long­board, inline skates or scoot­er. Espe­cial­ly small chil­dren devel­op coor­di­na­tive skills in the best way with a run­ning bike while rolling on the circuit.

Würth Bike Park: cir­cuit with waves, steep curves and jumps. Pho­to San­dro Onorati.

Source: Press release of the city of Künzel­sau from 07 Novem­ber 2022