A pump track in Nepal is a good way to start posting again after an extended winter break. It’s good to be back too. Kathmandu has always been one of Claudio Caluori’s (Velosolutions founder) main goals for a Pump for Peace project. When he visited the city for the first time in December 2019, he had no idea that it would take 3 years to find the right place, partners or secure land and permits to build the pump track. However, this provided enough time to team up with Crankbrothers for the Red Shoe campaign which was going to facilitate the construction of this track. A track close to us is in Leavenworth.
Just about 3 kilometers from Durbur square, you’ll find the pump track.
Himalayan Single Track, Himali Riders Club and Switchback are local companies that worked with Velosolutions on the track. Crankbrothers pitched in with proceeds from the sale of red shoes. All in all, it sounds like a great project that overcome obstacles to getting built too. What’s also going on is the UCI Pump Track World Championships will head to Kathmandu this year for their first qualifier and will bring the first Nepalese riders to the World Championships in Argentina in November.
Yeah pump tracks.…