A new pump track will be built on property the City of Sugar Land leases from the University of Houston-Sugar Land in a $486,000 agreement with the American Ramp Company.
The pump track is intended to meet the increasing demands of the biking community in Sugar Land, promote the health and outdoor lifestyle of Sugar Land residents, offer an added amenity for UHSL students, attract regional visitors and contribute to vibrant local businesses.
“We’re excited to bring this unique amenity to the Sugar Land community,” Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation William Hajdik said. “Having an area where both beginners and more advanced cyclists can practice their sports is an incredible asset to our parks and will provide the space needed for Sugar Land to host national tournaments.”
No property tax funds will be used to build the track. The Sugar Land 4B Corporation is funding the pump track project with restricted, voter-approved sales tax revenue that may only be used to promote, assist and enhance economic development activities and quality of life opportunities within Sugar Land.
The pump track project is close to parking accommodations and existing walking and mountain bike trails, with construction set to begin this summer.
The 22,426 square-foot area will include a beginner track separated from a larger and more advanced track to accommodate users of all abilities.