Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About)

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4/20/2016 6:15 PM

The backyard pumptrack can provide hours and hours of fun, a chance to get really creative in a small space, and one heck of a workout. Plus it's a rad way to entertain your riding buddies. If you've got one, post a photo. If not, post one that you wish you had!

Here's a bunch for inspiration:

















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4/20/2016 6:33 PM

Here is vid of mine. All hand dug by me.

https://vimeo.com/37778470

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4/20/2016 7:07 PM

Nice one Jeremy. I've never had the flat land to build a proper pump track of my own, But I did have two hundred feet of elevated "Shore." trails in the backyard.

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4/20/2016 7:11 PM

I spent an amazing afternoon in Lee's of Lee Likes Bikes backyard pre five? years ago disruption. Amazing, tiled in perfection.

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4/20/2016 9:00 PM

Still working on getting it smoothed out and nobody has been able to clear the gap yet, but it was ready for 30th birthday pump track races! (I'm the fast one with the beard.)

Sup Turman!

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4/20/2016 9:23 PM

About due to build another one ...
https://vimeo.com/6139973

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4/20/2016 9:32 PM

Jeremy R wrote:

Here is vid of mine. All hand dug by me.

https://vimeo.com/37778470

Looks like some great dirt!

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4/20/2016 9:36 PM

t1maglio wrote:

About due to build another one ...
https://vimeo.com/6139973

What?!! So rad.

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4/20/2016 9:37 PM

mshirley303 wrote:

Still working on getting it smoothed out and nobody has been able to clear the gap yet, but it was ready for 30th birthday pump track races! (I'm the fast one with the beard.)

Sup Turman!

Looking good, Shirley!

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4/20/2016 10:03 PM



my yard, all hand made :D

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4/20/2016 11:47 PM

Guys. Perfect timing. Cut my track in last year and bought in dirt - but it had way too many pebbles. I need to order dirt but no one seems to be able to confirm that they have dirt with a suitable clay content (25-40%). Any advice on what to ask for etc. cheers.

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4/21/2016 1:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 1:11 AM

Awesome post guys, I've always wanted to build a pumptrack but my dad keeps telling me that the garden is too small, anyone got any tips for working in a 20x8 foot space?

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4/21/2016 5:03 AM

5 KM of private paradise in the island of Tasmania


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqqEguRhAGA

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4/21/2016 5:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 5:09 AM

and more on the way

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4/21/2016 6:46 AM

diogo.boaventura.7 wrote:

my yard, all hand made :D

gouveia? would be tempted to ride there and folgosinho

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4/21/2016 7:03 AM

This forum topic might be my favorite one ever! I'm absolutely obsessed with with pump tracks, backyard projects and bike park development. I've built two on a piece of property I live on, but do not own. While I dig up evidence of those, I'll post this video of my goofing around this winter on the pumptrack at Carbondale Bike Park.

https://vimeo.com/149483633

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4/21/2016 7:04 AM

I built this one a while back at my friend's house with the help of the house owner and our friends. I don't get to ride it much these days since, but it really helped unite the mountain bikers in the area. For a small little course, it has had a huge impact on the local scene.



I also made this one and a video on how to build a pump track this past winter.

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4/21/2016 7:11 AM



The freshly finished product of pumptrack #2 from 2010
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4/21/2016 7:12 AM

BrianBuell wrote:

This forum topic might be my favorite one ever! I'm absolutely obsessed with with pump tracks, backyard projects and bike park development. I've built two on a piece of property I live on, but do not own. While I dig up evidence of those, I'll post this video of my goofing around this winter on the pumptrack at Carbondale Bike Park.

https://vimeo.com/149483633

Winter Pumptrack PT from Brian Buell on Vimeo.



Carbondale Bike Park
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4/21/2016 7:16 AM



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4/21/2016 7:30 AM

phil, that jump spot looks mint! Recall you posting about it over the years... looks really nice now and quite a change from the early days!

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4/21/2016 8:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 8:32 AM

claudio/velosolutions' tracks always look so rad.




buell, that track w/ the two bowls looks super fun! all of these here look super fun!

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4/21/2016 11:17 AM

Seeing those velosolutions tracks makes me hate my city... not a single one!

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4/21/2016 5:29 PM

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4/21/2016 8:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 8:20 PM

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=484204

This is pump track around a pool, i not so good with cpu so this is all i could do. This place changed all the time, sad but it is now gone. Was a Wednesday tradition for years.

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4/22/2016 6:37 AM

Quick POV of mine. Took 5 months and is near completion. Built by a shovel, wheelbarrow and myself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcZA4QVPsSg

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4/22/2016 12:05 PM

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/334877/

This is the one that I built by hand. Lots of shoveling. This video is a 3-4 years old and since then the pumptrack has transformed into dirt jumps. I think the record was 6 laps, no pedaling.. On the day the video was shot, the ground was damp and rolling speeds were low, hence the difficulty of multiple laps. The bottom of the track is about 4-5 feet below the top of the track and you had to really hold your speed to make it back up.

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4/23/2016 8:41 AM

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4/25/2016 9:16 AM

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4/26/2016 9:58 PM

One of the raddest ever:

Almost 2 years ago that this happened! @pedalersfork | @iamspecialized @deitycomponents #pumptrack #mtb

A video posted by Marshall Mullen (@marshallmullen) on


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