The Kurrangga BMX bike track in the Adelaide Parklands on the corner of Greenhill Road and Unley Road has just had a major renovation and it’s even better than before!
This lovely shady bike riding park now has 4 tracks! The beginners track is a lovely, wide, slow track for real littlies from balance bike to preschoolers or others on training wheels etc.
This track is one of the longer beginners tracks we have seen which is great for youngsters gaining confidence as it gives them plenty of space to learn without getting bored.
The brand new pump track is certainly the currently favourite at Kurrangga BMX Track. Opened in December 2017, the track is the masterpiece of a partnership between Adelaide City Council and The Trail Collective. For those new to the BMX game, the pump track is designed so riders don’t have to pedal to ride round. They use their body weight and gravity on the down slopes, to maintain velocity up and over the jumps and around the corners with minimal pedalling. Definitely check this new track out this summer – best suited to developing or intermediate riders.
The intermediate track is where our kids have spent most of their time in recent years and while they certainly weren’t bored with it, the brand new upgrade has seen a resurgence of interest! This intermediate track is great for riders who have the basics well mastered as it is quite a jump from the beginners track up to this one, with tall jumps and steeper corners.
To note that the recent upgrade has moved this track well into the intermediate range – ie it’s now harder than it used to be!
I’ll admit that our family hasn’t tested out the advanced track at Kurrangga BMX tracks as our kids aren’t quite up to it yet! The advanced track is usually covered to keep it in good condition and, like the intermediate track, please take care of it while using and don’t climb up the jumps, keep it watered etc as per the signs. When we have seen riders on the advanced track it is mesmerising to watch them fly off the jumps and look so amazing!
Kurrangga BMX track has heaps of shade, some seating, a drinking fountain and unisex toilet.
Car Parking is located on the street side of Unley Road and there is a small car park and street parking on Greenhill Rd too. If you’re after a great playground in the area as well, ride your bikes East about 500m to the newly renovated Marshmallow Park Playspace Pityarilla – a fantastic, fenced playground with something for kids of all ages.
For other great bike riding locations check out our post here about Adelaide bike tracks or please add your favourites in the comments below.