Kids cycle tracks and jumps

Hawke’s Bay leads the country in developing a range of skills tracks for kids, both big and small.

These tracks range from miniature roading systems complete with working traffic lights to big BMX and pump tracks.

 

Havelock North BMX Track
Built in 2013 and upgraded in early 2015, this national-standard BMX track lies on Romanes Drive, Havelock North. It is the main track used by the Hawke's Bay BMX Club and is part of Guthrie Park. It is just 5 minutes bike ride from the centre of Havelock North.
 

Napier Pump Track
Upgraded in 2015 by Napier City Council, this 500-metre pump track is situated beside Marine Parade (700 metres south of the Napier i-SITE). It consists of rollers, berms and jumps that can all be ridden by ‘pumping’ the bike rather than pedalling it. This enormous concrete pump track is one of the largest in New Zealand. It can be ridden by any type of fat-tyred bike and is only 10 minutes bike ride from Napier. It is similar to a pump track found at Mendrisio in Switzerland.
 

Napier Junior Bike Track
This popular bike track is a miniaturised replica roading system. It has road signs, traffic lights and roundabouts. It is aimed at children up to 10 years old and is very popular as it’s a safe place to develop cycling skills. It lies beside Marine Parade, close to the centre of Napier. It includes a permanent coffee cart. There is also an ice cream shop nearby. There is good shade and seating, and it is right next to a huge playground beside the sea.
 

Hastings Cycle Skills Track
This cycle skills destination at Hawke’s Bay Sports Park just north of Hastings has a miniature roading system with and an easy 2-km cycle path loop as well as a new Pump Track. Kids can stretch their legs and practise the skills they need for riding on the road in a safe environment. There is a dedicated cycle skills training area, where cycle skills training takes place for schools, youth and adults. The tracks are next to the netball courts at the sports park, which is on Percival Road, Hastings (just off the Napier Hastings Expressway).
 

Taradale Dirt Park & Pump Track
A small family friendly beginner-intermediate level dirt jump park, a full size pump track and an extreme dirt jump park – all FREE access for general public use, located over the stopbank beside the Pettigrew.Green Arena in Taradale.