Lee, how are ya?! I have a couple questions for you: I’ve finally pulled trees out of a spot and received permission to lay down a pump track. I was initially thinking of using the same dirt I am going to pull from the ground to level the hill, but I am wondering if maybe investing in already screened loam would be a better option, as I will undoubtably run into rocks and other debris, as I am building. So, my first question is, approximately how many yards of material am I looking at to properly do Pumptopia at its original estimated size? 2nd, I am trying to decide if the footprint will work in my spot. It is a rough rectangle approximately 88’ x 57’. I see in the overhead photo that a part of the track extends out, opposite of the straight away. Am I correct in assuming that would be the depth of approximately 55’? Thanks a lot Lee!
I am an intern with the City of Temecula’s Planning Department, and we are currently in the early phases of researching and planning to build a pump track. I have been tasked with compiling research and gathering information regarding important “do’s and don’ts” of designing pump tracks.
We’ll be ordering a copy of your Pump Track Nation book soon, but I was wondering if there are any specific things you would say a city should prioritize, avoid, or otherwise keep in mind throughout the design/build process?
Planning Department Intern
City of Temecula
Peggy, a 10th grader in Eastern Washington, wants to build a pump track in her city.
Let’s try to help her out.
We recently bought your book “Welcome to pump track nation.”
We live in the countryside, about 30km away from Bogotá, in Colombia.
Our son, Rafael, is a 17-year-old enduro rider and he had a few months ago, the great idea of building a pump track.
We would really like you to help and guide us. We have a pump plan already but it would be great if you could take a look at the land we have for this purpose, and give us your precious opinions and tips.
Thank very much and we hope to hear from you very soon!
Paula, Enrique and Rafael
On Facebook I received a petition to turn Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee, WI into a public park. That seems unlikely. What’s going on?
Pump Track Nation is growing!
I worked with local officials and riders to create designs and build specifications for beginner and (very) expert pump tracks. The locals, led by enduro star Kyle Warner, executed what looks like a beautiful build.
The best track in the world is the one you get to ride.
We’re stoked to offer LandWave ramps and decks: a portable, modular, scalable way to build fun terrain pretty much wherever.
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Pump, jump, hop … what can you think of?
Portable ramps and decks >>>
Check out these LLB-designed pump tracks—one advanced and one beginner—in the town of EagleVail, CO.
My wife, girls and I will be riding there this weekend!
Check out this pair of pump tracks I designed for a 5-star resort on the coast of Portugal.
These tracks were built by the resort’s construction crew—and they look fun!
The beach view isn’t bad either.
A new member of Pump Track Nation shared this note from his wife: