Runway Bike Park Pump Track
The Runway Bike Park Pump Track at the Jones Center in Springdale is a mountain bike skills park and a world championship caliber pump track. Crafton Tull engineers designed the drainage plan for the pump track to create a one-of-a-kind experience for cyclists in Northwest Arkansas. Due to the nature of pump track design, the bowls are prone to flooding unless a proper drainage plan is implemented.
Since the park is in the vicinity of the Springdale Airport, the ultimate growing height of landscape elements, the height of berms and the height of additional park features were a major consideration. In some areas, the track is below original grade to allow for a greater elevation change without exceeding the FAA's maximum allowable elevation.
The pump track was the largest in the continental U.S. at the time of its completion and hosted the 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final. Crafton Tull provided civil engineering, landscape architecture and surveying services for this project.