The Jones Center Hosts the 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship

 

Coming this fall to Northwest Arkansas is the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship finals. The international cycling competition will be held in Springdale on October 13 at The Jones Center’s new mountain bike park.

The recreational center is known for having a year round ice arena, junior-Olympic size swimming pool, basketball court, fitness center, indoor running track, conference center, and auditorium. Now the center is showing they truly can do it all by adding a Velosolutions Pump Track for the Red Bull World Championship finals. The newly named park is called The Runway Bike Park and will be the USA’s newest and largest pump track.

The international competition started their qualifying rounds in Indonesia back in March and have since been held in the Philippines, India, Chile, Scotland, New Zealand, France, Thailand and South Africa. There will be a completed total of 21 qualifying events prior to the finals.

“We are both excited and honored to partner with Velosolutions and Red Bull to bring this inaugural event to Northwest Arkansas where riders will have the opportunity to compete for the World Championship Final and experience some of North America’s finest trails,” Mike Gilbert, Jones Trust COO, said in a news release.

The park is set to open to the public a month prior to the competition, in September.

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