April 01, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Track dedication at Finger Lakes State Park April 11

Finger Lakes State Park will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new bicycle pump track and skills course on Saturday, April 11. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Kelley Branch Mountain Bike Trail Head located in the Day Use Area at 11 a.m.

The pump track is an 87-foot, concrete track that allows bicyclers to speed around an oval ring and over eight bumps or “pumps” to increase speed to take on the banked curves at each end of the track. The new 12- piece skills course is designed to help mountain bikers of all levels perfect their skills for mountain biking trails. Guests are encouraged to bring their bicycle and helmet.

Finger Lakes State Park is located just north of Columbia. For more information about the event, call the park at 573 44-3515 For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.