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Perfect NYC Business Travel MicroAdventure: Brooklyn Pumptrack

Aaron McHugh

The winter chill rolled up the East River as Nik leaned into turn number two at Brooklyn’s Pumptrack. Just before close, I met Nik, pumptrack watchman for the day. I told him how we Coloradans heard about the park and I wanted to share the story with you readers. He was down and gave us a quick couple laps on his BMX for some GoPro Be a Hero pics.

Nik on turn number two on Brooklyn's pumptrack
Nik on turn number two on Brooklyn’s pumptrack

I saw a blurb from Outside Magazine on this adventure hub near Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Bridge. On a recent trip, my wife and I walked a dozen blocks to scout this microadventure friendly urban bike and skate park. I loved this little gem. The pumptrack is a postage stamp of industrial dirt carved out between turn of the century Brooklyn workingman brick towers.

Break free of the NYC business meetings, cocktail dinners and Times Square. Catch a train over to Brooklyn and rent a bike, board and protective gear for $20-$30 and pretend you’re twelve years old again.

Good luck not giggling as you bank big city turns and flow the whoop de doos at Brooklyn Bike Park. It’s easy. It’s cheap. It’s accessable. Super kid and beginner friendly. Stunning Manhattan views More details on Pumptrack Brooklyn Facebook page.

Nik posing for a pic with me at the pumptrack
Nik posing for a pic with me at the pumptrack

Directions: Brooklyn Pump Track is located at 318 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249 between South 3rd and 4th streets. Open 11 am to 7 pm.

By Train: Subway stops are the L at Bedford Ave or the J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Williamsburg bridge Brooklyn chalk art on the pumptrack
Williamsburg bridge Brooklyn chalk art on the pumptrack
Nik and I closing out the day at the pumptrack
Nik and I closing out the day at the pumptrack