Goodyear Gets Outdoors
The City of Goodyear is lacing up its hiking boots and strapping on its bike helmet for a few new exciting projects!
Goodyear Pump Bike Track
Goodyear’s Foothills Community Park is now home to a brand new pump track! Opened just two weeks ago, the small track promotes fitness, wellness and cycling.
A pump track is a small track, built using a small piece of land, and is a looping trail system of dirt berms and “rollers,” smooth dirt mounds for pumping, designed for bicycling without the rider pedaling.
A pump track that promotes fitness and wellness and cycling will be dedicated on Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Foothills Community Park, 12795 S. Estrella Parkway.
It was constructed over a five-month period with the help of 100 volunteers who donated about 2,500 hours, in addition to 200 staff hours.
The small track, built using as little as 10 feet by 30 feet of land, and is a looping trail system of dirt berms and “rollers” (smooth dirt mounds for pumping) designed for bicycling without the rider pedaling. The name “pump track” comes from the pumping motion used by the rider’s upper and lower body as they ride around the track.
Goodyear REI Distribution Center
Seattle-based REI, a leading outdoor retailer, has announced it will open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center creating more than 100 new jobs in the West Valley – becoming the third tenant along the newly-opened Loop 303 in Goodyear.
REI offers its members and customers outdoor gear and apparel for activities such as for hiking, biking and camping. The company is expected to break ground on the facility covering 34 acres near Loop 303 and Camelback Road in May and open in early 2016. REI has been one of a few select companies recognized on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” since the recognition began in 1998.
The addition of REI to Goodyear continues to solidify not only Goodyear’s, but the West Valley’s presence as a major player in online fulfillment centers that provide high-quality goods to consumers and retailers throughout the western United States.