Blog : Skills Clinics : Books : Pump tracks and bike parks
Ask a question



Trail building

RIDING MY BACKYARD PUMP TRACK!

This track is as old as The Bugs, which makes it almost five years young. Finally, here are some riding videos: one of the kids, one of the dads.

(more…)
August 4, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (2)


PUMP TRACK AT DENVER GREEN SCHOOL!


Does your school have a pump track?

This one does, and it is sweet.

(more…)
July 29, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (4)


READY TO BUILD PUMP TRACK PLANS!

Hey all,

I’m stoked to announce low cost, ready to build pump track plans for our friends in Pump Track Nation.

No. 1 is Pumptopia: Our most popular all-around track layout.

• Get easy approval for your pump track project.

• Save money and time. Do it right the first time.

• Enjoy guaranteed flow!

For just $20!

Order your plans today:

Ready to build pump track plan: Pumptopia >>>

The next track: 2010 Sea Otter! That’s still one of my faves.


April 16, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (6)


TROUBLE WITH A 180 BERM


Hey Lee,

I have been building a pump track today from your Welcome to Pump Track Nation instructions and it is going great except for this one corner. It is a 180 turn and I enter the turn at about 10 to 15 mph but I exit the turn going 1 mph and I can almost not make it up the roller. The turn is about 6 feet from the enter to exit, it isn’t very tall and when I am in the turn my bars are close to the ground. Can I gain more speed out of the turn if I build it taller. I have little trouble making the turn but it slows me down and all the other berms I gain speed and they are taller. Or would I just have to change the berm?

Joe

(more…)
February 17, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Trail building : Comments (2)


GALILEO WOULD HAVE BUILT SICK RHYTHM SECTIONS

Check out this experimental device from Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, in Florence, Italy.

(more…)
December 10, 2013 : Posted In: Trail building : Comments (6)


MITCH PARK BIKE PARK IS FINISHED!

UPDATE Nov. 22, 2013:

“First snow and first time nobody on it during the day in a while. Supposed to get real cold tonight, hoping it freezes, thanks again to you, Bruce and Scott.”
Mark L

Gardnerville, NV now has a super sweet bike park.

• Design by Lee McCormack and James Hall
• Build by Bruce Swan and Scott Miller
• Project management and stress by Lee McCormack

Photos:

(more…)
November 22, 2013 : Posted In: Trail building : Comments (1)


DESIGNING A PUMP TRACK TO GO UPHILL


Hi Lee,

First of all, thank you for writing a great book. I’ve read Welcome to Pump track Nation several times and have been measuring out my pump track and started thinking about draining. In fact, I might have developed a problem. I’m beginning to wish it rained dirt, and every flat yard I see I ask, why no pump track?

My big question is, on the long return side (circled and labeled #1) up to my berms I will have to pump up hill (maybe a 10% grade, I haven’t measured it yet). What is the optimum pump size and spacing for going up hill? Should they be taller and closer, smaller and closer….

Another thing that you could perhaps comment on is making a “switch” spot to reverse direction. What would that look like at the location circled and labeled #2?

Thanks for you advise. I would like to build once and get it right.

Joe

(more…)
November 19, 2013 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (7)


PLEASE VOTE TO HELP US BUILD AN INDOOR BIKE PARK


Hey all, we are designing an indoor bike park in Las Vegas, NV, and it’s gonna be sweet.

Chase bank is giving $250K grants to selected small businesses. Please read about the project and vote for us!

(more…)
November 11, 2013 : Posted In: Trail building : Comments (3)


CUYUNA PUMP TRACK IS BUILT!


Cuyuna, MN now has quite possibly the most extensive pump track(s) ever.

You must see!

(more…)
September 27, 2013 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Trail building : Comments (1)


INTERMEDIATE TRACK AT CUYUNA BIKE PARK


Bruce Swan, Dave Carapetyan and volunteers are working hard in Cuyuna, MN, and they have the intermediate pump track running. Check this out:

(more…)
August 28, 2013 : Posted In: Trail building : Comments (3)


Next Page »



© 2014 Lee McCormack, Lee Likes Bikes LLC. All rights reserved.
Contact or questions: lee@leelikesbikes.com
Get strong
off the bike!


Pump up
your base fitness!


Pin it this season!













Get strong now


Know more. Have more fun!
Join the leelikesbikes mailing list






Huge thanks to my supporters:
Specialized
Fox Racing Shox
Shimano
Hayes
Sun-Ringle
Answer
Gamut USA
The Fix Bike Shop
The Wife and the Babies!