Rockland Bike Park

Rockland Bike Park
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What is Rockland Bike Park?

Rockland Bike Park is the vision of Madison area cyclists to evolve Rockland Preserve into a family-centered hub for healthy adventures. Rockland Preserve is home to 15 miles of the Singletracks of Rockland, which is the best singletrack mountain bike network in Connecticut and is a great place to observe nature, history, or hike, among other activities.

 We plan to fundraise, build, and maintain several stages of development at the Route 79 entrance to Rockland Preserve.  We have envisioned a master plan of a pump track, a bike skills area, and a natural element playground.  We have a fundraising goal of $50,000 to cover materials and labor for the job.  Much of the labor will be donated and this is a completely community organized project.  We are not asking for tax dollars to complete this park.  This is a crowd-funded and crowd-built project for the families in Madison and surrounding towns to have a place to meet and develop healthy habits.

berm and rollers

What is a Pump Track?

One element of our plan is to install a pump track.  A pump track is a continuous loop of multi-level dirt that allows cyclists to generate speed without pedaling. The pump track derived its name from the pumping motion of the upper and lower body used by cyclists for balance while they bike on such a track!

Why a Pump Track at Rockland Preserve?

Besides being a fun activity that gets kids outdoors, riding a pump track is an excellent form of exercise that can be performed by anyone on any non-motorized bike.  A pump track can be used recreationally, as cross training for other sports, or as a way for youngsters to increase bike-handling skills away from traffic.

Basic Anatomy Of A Pumptrack

  • Small loop of trail
  • Trail consists of berms and rollers
  • Users “pump” their bicycle to generate speed, not pedal - Focus is on skill development & fun

What is a Skills Area?

A skills area is a dense area of bicycle challenges that work to improve balance and skill.  It is safe and appropriate for various ages and skills.  Many of the challenges at the skills area are already familiar to singletracks users including skinnies (log rides), rollers, table tops, and rock challenges.

What is a Natural Element Playground?

The natural playground at Rockland will share a theme with the bike adventures at Rockland by being integrated to the wild and natural landscape.  It will encourage the youngest North Madison area children to think creatively and become active.  We are still dreaming of ideas, but here are a few from other playgrounds.
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Pump Track Maps - Click on images

Rockland Bike Park Map 2019
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Donor Board

Thank you to our Donors.  These individuals and organizations have supported efforts to build Rockland Bike Park. All donations of at least $500 will be included on our donor board placed onsite at the Rockland Bike Park. Please reserve your space!

Big Ring Donors At Least $3,000


PELOTON     $500 - $2,999

AR Autobody
cutting edge

Pattaconk Lawn and Landscape

Lyon Construction

Chain Gang  $50 - $499

Mark Savaikis
William Kurtz
Elizabeth Krajewski
Cliff White
Martin Piekarski
Brian Holdt, Airline Cycles
Keegan Construction
Buckley Associates, Inc
William Kurtz
John Bianchi
Sean Colvin
Richard Hale
Susan Engelhardt
Jason Engelhardt
Anthony Pellegrino
Susan O'Rourke
Area Marketing Associates
Glenn Duzy
Daniel Flickinger
Matthew Waterman
David Kahn
Elizabeth Krajewski
Tatia Winecoff
Howard & Susan Rashba
Joseph Locke
Ken Roe
North Madison Wine and Spirits
Brian M Holdt
The Liquor Emporiam
Guilford Savings Bank

Chain Gang $50 - $499

American Lecithin Company
Patrick Ahlberg
Spencer Meyer
Mark Bolling
Helen Savage
Ryan Lucero
Glenn Vernes
Lou Blasi
John Puziss
Robert Makas
Aaron Rashba
Barb Lombardi
Betsey Doane
Brian Campanelli
Jon Northway
Kimberly Edwards
Diana Grabsch
Lisa Culmone
John Biehn
Dave Danenberg
Richard Kabara
Andrew Keating
V. Xaypanya
Keith Coughlin
Cody Blanton
Christian Beisel
John Beihn III
Brian M Holdt
Ken Roe
Roy Decker
Christopher Hageman
Tom and Kathy Faillas

Chain Gang $50 - $499

James Ricci
Rocky Progano
Jon Martin
Suburban Sport, Inc.
Anthony Parent
Edward Desplaines
Douglas Kalwat

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