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BOOK: WELCOME TO PUMP TRACK NATION

Welcome to Pump Track Nation

How to build and ride the best pump track on Earth—Yours









By Lee McCormack

Through www.leelikesbikes.com I get lots of questions about designing and building pump tracks. I answer many questions on the site, but I thought it was time to put all of the essential info in one place. This ebook contains never-before-published information about designing and building pump tracks. If you spend less than 10 bucks, you’ll spend less time building—and more time riding!

Pages: 25
Photos: 24
Diagrams: 17
Format: 3.5mb pdf file

Updated info on berm radius and roller height/spacing. These are the numbers I use for all my tracks, including the 2010-11 Sea Otter Classic pro pump tracks.

Ebook price: $10
I will email your pdf and password as soon as I receive the Paypal notice.

If you don’t see your ebook within 24 hours, check your spam and trash folders.

Print book price: $18

Contents


• Pump Tracks are SO cool
• What is a pump track
• Know your pump track history
• Why build one?
• Convincing the authorities
• Choosing a location
• Two key ideas
• Grading and drainage
• Watering
• You’ll need these tools
• Let’s talk dirt
• Laying out your track
• Building berms
• Building rollers
• Building interchanges
• Build in this order
• Good shovel technique
• Riding your track
• Sample layouts (eight of ‘em!)
• Liability waiver – sexy!















Ebook price: $10
I will email your pdf and password as soon as I receive the Paypal notice.

If you don’t see your ebook within 24 hours, check your spam and trash folders.

Print book price: $18


August 21, 2006 : Posted In: : Comments (108)

108 Comments »

  1. Lee Likes Bikes Pingback November 12, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    [...] ebook: Welcome to Pump Track Nation [...]


  2. Martin Says April 6, 2008 @ 3:33 am

    How about paypal?


  3. leelikesbikes Says April 6, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    Go to http://www.paypal.com and send $9.99 to calendar@leelikesbikes.com

    I’ll send you a download link.

    Thanks!
    —Lee


  4. Martin Says April 6, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks! Glad to support you in good work.

    Greets from Lithuania :)


  5. Hugh Says May 5, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

    I bought the book last year. And have built a trak. Just wondering if you are ever in my erea could give some pointers or help in my layout. I just cant get it right. Have you ever built one for some cash?

    Thanks
    Hugh


  6. leelikesbikes Says May 5, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    Yes.

    – I do custom designs, fully documented so you’re ready to build. I’ve done these for parks, companies and private people.
    – I can also get the track built.

    Email: lee@leelikesbikes.com


  7. vic Says May 6, 2008 @ 2:09 am

    Man
    I have been trying to buy the ebook but goolge and paypal won’t register me. I live in Australia they don’t recognise my state, Western Australia. Weird. Can I get a copy some way else.


  8. leelikesbikes Says May 6, 2008 @ 8:56 am

    Hmm, that’s a pain.

    If you live in a place that neither Paypal nor Google supports:

    Write me a 100-word essay describing how your pump track will make the world a better place. If the essay rocks, I’ll email you a download link.

    Grammar and punctuation count! This will be graded (and maybe published).


  9. vic Says May 6, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    LLB,
    Must be my credit rating or something, one of the guys in my office has a paypal account that works fine he got the book for me, so all is well. 100 word essay thanks for that offer I still may send you one.


  10. mad mike Says May 23, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

    so what you are telling me is if i right you a 100 word essay about how i got my wife to let me build a pump track in my back yard you will hook me up with a free eBook.

    it will be on its way


  11. leelikesbikes Says May 23, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

    You better spell “write” correctly, and I expect some punctuation. Here are the rules:

    – It must have perfect spelling and grammar.
    – It must grab me by the heart.

    If you rock that action, the ebook is yours.


  12. sarah brown Says June 25, 2008 @ 6:06 am

    Dear Lee

    My husband turns 40 soon. He is a lovely husband and a great dad. He has both our daughters on fancey bikes doing tricks and stunts as well as going to school or local shop. A pump track may not make the wider world a better place but would fill my little part of it with happy smiling faces. I plan to build one for them and have even brought a new spade for digging! unlike l’oriel they’re worth it!!
    Make a birthday boy happy and send a link thanks -the cycling widow XXX


  13. leelikesbikes Says June 25, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    Done.


  14. Alex Rofe Says July 19, 2008 @ 5:09 am

    Is it still impossible to get this in australia? or is the 100 word option still there?
    cheers
    alex


  15. leelikesbikes Says July 19, 2008 @ 9:36 am

    You can buy it in Australia. Either use the Google Checkout buttons above, or go to Paypal and send $9.99 to calendar@leelikesbikes.com


  16. Alex Rofe Says July 23, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    ok thankyou


  17. Paul Worthy Says September 16, 2010 @ 2:43 am

    Dear Lee
    Me and my mate are starting a MTB club at our school which we will run, with the aim being to teach and improve other students bike skills, and provide a fun place for locals and students to ride. We have been allocated an area of the school playing field where we would love to build a pump track, but we lack experience in building them. Please could you give us a copy of your book to help make our project possible, as we have next to no money to spend on parts, tools and spades.
    Thanks
    Paul


  18. leelikesbikes Says September 16, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    Well written and to the point. I just send your ebook.


  19. Michael Torbett Says September 26, 2010 @ 11:31 am

    Dear Lee,

    I am NOT writing you get something for nothing. However I would appreciate some mentoring if you have the time.
    I recently helped build a track for my sons high school volunteerly and would like to build more for a profit.
    I am a landscaper, so I have the equipment and skills for dirt work, dranaige and even irrigation. But need some help with the legal aspects (such as, what are my liabilities), contracting and marketing. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appeciated.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Michael Torbett


  20. Nigel Oliver Says September 29, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    Dear Lee

    We have just started an innovative pump track project to encourage disabled youngsters in UK to aspire to activities they would not normally try.

    The pilot (in the grounds of a Special School) will initially enable youngsters with less severe disabilities to take up the challenge of riding regular BMX bikes over a specially created dirt/grass track, complete with berms and rollers simulating The Fix.

    We hope to develop a range of BMX bikes and track layouts to allow those with more severe disabilities to join.

    Please can we receive an ebook to show on our Smart Board in assembly.

    Thanks


  21. leelikesbikes Says September 29, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    Nice! That gets a free ebook.


  22. Razvan Damian Says October 18, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Dear Lee,
    I live in a big city situated in a flat plain area. In the summer, me and my mates are all going to the mountains to ride and eventually train for the downhill races we are going to attend in the season. When the season ends, some of us are starting riding street but others-loving dirt too much, are starting building dirt jumps or trails in the city parks – that are always distroyed later by the park autority. Now I think that building and riding a pump track will help us more on developing skills and core strength for the racing season that will come, but none of my buddies want now to work and not getting it right or destroyed. So if you are so kind and send us the book, I think that it can be the spark that will get us all together working with the dirt again and building a real pump track that can be lots of fun. Thank you !


  23. leelikesbikes Says October 20, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Free copy, sent!


  24. Tom Pearson Says February 5, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    Dear Lee,
    I am 38, I grew up riding BMX bikes all day, every day, unless there was too much snow. I raced in the glory days of BMX in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Now I am dad of two boys (9 and 7), and one girl (6). I want to share my love for BMX with them, but it’s not like the good old days. The closest BMX track is over an hour away. The closest set of “trails” is 45 minutes away. The kids have nowhere to ride anywhere nearby them to get to any level of competency in the dirt. The answer = backyard pump track.
    Thanks,
    Tom


  25. leelikesbikes Says February 20, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Hi again,

    now i know where i know your name…you are the writer of the best mountain bike book that ever seen the light of this planet…mastering mountain bike skills is the absolut best book i ever read and it is in my summary the all time favorite. The pumptrack guide is also fantastic…please keep up your fantastic work…you make a perfect job man !

    Greets from Europe

    Fabian

    —- —- —-

    Wow, thanks Fabian. Rip it!


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  27. leelikesbikes Says May 12, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    Lee, I was on the fence about building a track and then I bought your book and it just killed – ahuge amount of info, laid out totally straightforward and logical. It enabled me to put a plan together, which in turn enabled me to pour the effort in (i.e. work like a dog!). It’s been a majorly fun and obsessive process, and tonight the track went pumpable for the first time. So flippin rad! Story here . . .

    http://26inchslicks.blogspot.com/2011/05/pumpable.html

    Your book has been invaluable, best money I’ve spent in a very long time. Just wanted to holler out a big THANKS!

    Pat


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  32. Racingpast Says January 8, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Lee
    bought the book and it has been helpful but I just can’t get it right. Do you ever do site design or do you still build for a price? If so I would be interested to know. Thanks for turning us on to pump tracks here in southern California.


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  34. Diana Says November 21, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Hey guys,
    what about the pdf I ordered two days ago. Check your paypal account. Need them urgently.
    Yours Diana


  35. leelikesbikes Says November 21, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    Hi Diana,

    My emails I send to the address you provided are coming back undeliverable.

    Can you please send me another email address?

    Thanks,

    —Lee


  36. alessandro Says January 8, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    hy i’m ALessandro,
    the pdf I ordered 2/3 days ago. Check your paypal account. Need them urgently. thanks ale


  37. leelikesbikes Says January 8, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    Hi Alessandro,

    I sent your ebook right away. Please check your spam and trash folders.

    Rip it,

    Lee


  38. Giffin Says January 16, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Lee – I have your pump track book and have a quick question: who have you bought dirt from in the denver metro area? I need dirt and have contacted a few Craigslist posters with no response – any info is much appreciated! Thanks for all the help, Griffin


  39. leelikesbikes Says January 16, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    http://www.pioneersand.com/


  40. si Says March 25, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    Hi Lee, a mate gave me a copy of e-book on building pump tracks, but I decided to pay for it anyway as it has been an awesome help in the building of our backyard pump track :)

    Design, drainage and dirt are done and I’m about to start shaping our berms, but due to the size and layout of the land it’s a little challenging. What advice can you give if you can’t get the mound of dirt back far enough from the riding line? You mention that “It’s almost impossible to get a nice shape by adding dirt; it’s much easier
    to move dirt.” so I’m wondering how I can solve this? One thought is to use stone at the back of the berm to increase the height, and/or dig out the front some more. I’m also wondering if it’s worth creating a template of the ideal berm shape from a couple of sheets of MDF glued or nailed together, and then attach to the staked rope to help keep the shape.

    You can see some photos here: http://goo.gl/Km967
    In particular the western berm abuts the fence and I can only go back about 1 foot from where the riding line would (ideally) be. You can see I’ve already build a stone wall around the berm where the land drops away, so I could continue that for the middle part, and I figure the other end where it has been cut into the hill should be pretty easy to pack because of the existing dirt.

    Cheers for any advice and thanks again for such a great book!


  41. omar Says May 30, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    hi lee

    you were kind enough to send me a copy of Welcome to Pump Track Nation about a year ago when i was volunteering for bikes not bombs in east africa.

    i did end up building a basic pumptrack with some local and riding the hell out of it on my son’s 16” wheel bike while we waited for the real bikes to arrive.

    once the rains hit and our project finally got off the ground, the track was quickly overgrown with weeds and neglected. but i recently heard that some of the kids who helped build it have it back up and running and are shredding again.

    so thanks for the book. if you want to check out a writeup i did on the pumptrack build, you’ll find it here: http://www.nsmb.com/5159-pumptrack-dafrique


  42. leelikesbikes Says May 30, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Omar, I am sorry about your troubles, but your track is rad!


  43. Markus Says June 21, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    Hello Lee,

    I’ve bought your ” Welcome to Pump Track Nation ”
    Do you have a translation in german language ?, because some parts are to difficult for me !

    I’ll be happy to get some information for a german translation

    Thanks very much

    Best wishes from Germany

    Markus


  44. leelikesbikes Says June 21, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    Hi Markus, I don’t have a German version, but if you buy the ebook and send me a note I will translate the book in Google Translate and send you the text.
    —-

    Hallo Markus, ich habe nicht eine deutsche Version, aber wenn Sie das ebook kaufen und senden Sie mir eine Notiz werde ich das Buch in Google translate und senden Sie den Text.


  45. Markus Says June 22, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Hi Lee

    First thanks for your help !
    I still bought the e- book at 06.05.2013

    Thanks

    Markus


  46. Ricki Huang Says July 2, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Hi Lee,

    Just purchased a copy of ebook by clicking the first “Buy Now” Paypal button. Please check your account. Thanks!

    Best,
    Ricki


  47. leelikesbikes Says July 3, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    Ricki, I just sent your book!


  48. Doug Says July 17, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

    Hey Lee,

    Just purchased the ebook via paypal. I was only told today I needed to build this track and I need to start construction tomorrow afternoon. If you could get this to me before the 24hrs I would really appreciate.

    Thanks & I look forward to the reading,

    Doug

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  49. Doug Says July 17, 2013 @ 11:33 pm

    thanks


  50. Hey Lee Says August 1, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Hey Lee,
    i have paid the money for the Book “Welcome to Pump Track Nation” with Paypal last Monday.
    But you do not have sent me so far.
    Can you send me the Book, please.

    Nice greetings from Germany

    Torsten


  51. Joe Deschamps Says August 7, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    Dear Lee,

    This whole summer I have been working on some jumps 24/7 and one day they tore them down for some rollers and I fell in love with it, they are fun and active but when I tried a bmx track and my jumps were completely different. I have built many jumps for our community but they keep getting tore down. I don’t know were to put a pump track and how to build It. when a challenge gets in front of you and you want to give up you don’t give up you give it all you got. I use this quote to keep building jumps to keep moving forward. If you could help I was wondering if you could send me a free copy of your book to build a track to stay and that people enjoy. Thank you for your work I hope to follow your footsteps.
    Sincerely,
    Joe


  52. leelikesbikes Says August 17, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Right on Joe. I just emailed your copy.

    Lee


  53. J-F Grondin Says August 30, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Dear Lee,
    My daugther and I goes at MSA #5 world cup… after her race (she were 8 years old), she spend her time between each girl race in the pump track and watch pro rider rolling it! On the way to home she ask me to build it in backyard…I start it but I don’t know how and what to do after 4 bumps. I begin a berm. I don’t know if I’m in the good way. Since I began the pump track, all the children of the hood comes to ride. EVERY kids tell me thanks after 1/2 an hour of riding my 4 bumps and my very small berm. :)

    I’m teaching mountain bike to them as old rider.
    I’ve 200’ x 50’ to do a very good place on earth to have fun and ride.

    Thank you to help us in our dreams!

    Jeff. (sorry for my english, I do my best) :)


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  55. Dexter Says September 19, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Gidday.

    I think PayPal works in New Zealand and it supports Google. I live in New Zealand and I would still appreciate a free e-book please. :)

    I have tried to make a pump track before, 2 actually. The first time I tried I had made four rollers and at this stage of construction my bike gave out and can no longer be used. So I took down the rollers and a couple of months later brought a new bike. I don’t know why I took it down, but half a year later I tried again, in a new location. This time i got three rollers done but made them to narrow and then sheep got into them and they didn’t last too long under their feet. I really want to get some of my neighbors involved in some pump track action also. I want to make another attempt and a real hardy effort and your e-book would be a great help.

    Thanks, Dexter.


  56. Juan Says October 19, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Hi Lee!

    I just bought your book from Argentina. Can´t wait to get your mail with the pdf!

    Thanks.


  57. leelikesbikes Says October 19, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Juan, I just sent your ebook. Rip it! Lee


  58. ezequiel Says October 21, 2013 @ 6:22 am

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  59. leelikesbikes Says October 21, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Usted puede ordenar el libro usando el botón de PayPal en esta página.


  60. Simon Says November 14, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Hi Lee!

    I’m from South Africa and have just finished my last year of high school (your version of College, I think?). In my upcoming holidays I am doing a drive alongside a local bike store to try and raise funds for underprivileged kids in the Thembelihle township, which is nearby. Part of this project, which is pretty cool for me, is that I get to build a small “track” of sorts in the surrounds and use the locals from the township to help with digging etc. and create jobs of sorts for them and encourage them to get involved with the project and get their kids involved. I have built trails in surrounding area but I am new to pump tracks. Your book would be a huge help to me as a guide to get me going. I would really pay for it if I could but I don’t have a credit card and I have spent much of the “budget” on tools and gear for the kids already. Any help would be great, thanks Lee.


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  62. leelikesbikes Says November 15, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Simon,

    I just sent your copy. Good luck!

    Lee


  63. HK KIM Says November 18, 2013 @ 12:50 am

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  64. leelikesbikes Says November 18, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Hey! I just send your pdf. Have fun!

    Lee


  65. Kevin Says December 8, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Hi lee
    Well i might be the first buyer of your book from Denmark
    i look forward to seeing your book, payment was sent


  66. leelikesbikes Says December 9, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Hey Kevin, your book has been sent. Enjoy!


  67. Kevin Says December 10, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    Hi Lee, Kevin again….i guess my mailbox was full…. Didn’t recieve the pdf…. Would you mind trying again m/


  68. leelikesbikes Says December 10, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Kevin, please check spam and trash.


  69. Kevin Says December 11, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Hi Lee,

    I have checked both, but there is nothing?!


  70. leelikesbikes Says December 11, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Just sent it again.


  71. Dane Says December 21, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Dear Lee,

    About a year and a half ago I moved from Alaska to Arizona and I am now a junior in high school. I met some awesome friends that got me addicted to mountain biking. I started a mountain biking club at my school and if I build your pump track, we could improve our skills. I bought your book “Mastering Mountain Bike Skills” and it has made a world of difference in my mountain biking technique. Now I am the fastest rider in my group! I appreciate your book and this opportunity to get these plans. Please send me the plans, I’m ready to start building!

    Merry Christmas,
    Dane


  72. leelikesbikes Says December 21, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Hey Dane! I just emailed your ebook.


  73. Ben Says December 27, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    Hi Lee,
    It’s Ben. I’m a twelve year old from NewMexico USA.
    My Dad was in a mountain bike wreck that damaged both of his shoulders and he is currently recovering from surgery. I am building a PumpTrack in the backyard to train on because the nearest trails are drive away and I would like to train with my Dad at home. Also my friends and I are getting into MTB/BMX. So far I have two berms, five pumps, and a mound of dirt to build from. I was wondering if I could get a copy of your book for advice.
    Thanks,
    Ben


  74. leelikesbikes Says December 27, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Ben, nice one. Families that shred together stay together.

    Your ebook is in your email.


  75. Elliot Giles Says January 14, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    Hey Lee,

    My name is Elliot Giles. I am 15 years old and a boy scout. For my Eagle Scout project I want to build a pump track for the AMBC. I bike frequently and this is a great opportunity to learn more about the biking world and get more hands on experience with building trails. Your book would definitely help out in this. If you could send one that’d be great!

    Thanks,
    Elliot


  76. leelikesbikes Says January 14, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    Elliot! I just sent your ebook. Good luck!


  77. Peter Giesin Says January 22, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    Hi Lee…

    At the age of 45 I just started a new career as a high school math teacher and a MTB’er. As a math teacher I am always looking for new ideas to engage the students. Me and another teacher have put together a mountain bike club of 10 riders who will be competing in the NY NICA League this spring. I know it is only our first season but I think having the students design a pump track in math class and then build it for the school would be an awesome idea. Your book would definitely be a great starting guide. Thanks for the continued inspiration…

    Thanks,
    Peter


  78. leelikesbikes Says January 22, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    Peter! I just sent your book. There’s lots of math in designing a pump track and calculating the amount of dirt you’ll need. What a cool school project!

    Please send updates—and say hi to the NY league director Jason.


  79. Carl Denham Says January 24, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    Bora Da Lee
    Happened upon your site whilst googling pump track info to build a track in our village park for the local kids and bikers (and of course your truly ;o).
    Love to learn more about design to get things right for ordering stone to build it and angles for flow and fun etc…..
    Carl (new mtb Dad from Wales, UK)


  80. Carl Denham Says January 24, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    Sorry Lee that e-mail address is .com

    whooops


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  82. A Kristian B Says April 3, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    Hi found your blogg quite informative and wonder where I can find some more on type of ground work, type of soil, gravel and dimension, drainage for a pumptrack and what type of maintenance do we have to expect?
    A group of parents and kids just outside Oslo, Norway are building a pump track and a forest single trail including some northshore elements but none of us have built such before.
    We got some support from local authorities, some small excavators, wood sufficiently and an area for it. Now it is just the planning, getting the required material and start digging. Any advice is good, whatever drawings you may have to share would help a lot and your experiences from similar would be great!
    Thx in advance!
    KR, ISI Riders


  83. leelikesbikes Says April 7, 2014 @ 12:38 pm

    More than 200 free articles here:

    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/category/cool-rides/pump-tracks

    Lots of info in the ebook Welcome to Pump Track Nation (see above).

    If you want a custom design, email me at lee@leelikesbikes.com


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  85. Matt Ryan Says November 4, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Lee,
    I am building a pump track in Wisconsin. I am an avid mountain biker and want to create an opportunity of other people and children to get sucked into it. There is no free bike park in the area I live in, so I want to be the person to do the job, and make off-road biking more interesting for people. I am currently in the planning stages of building a bike park, and it would help me very much if I could get your pump track book.
    Thanks,
    Matt Ryan


  86. leelikesbikes Says November 4, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    Hi Matt,

    I just sent your ebook. Please send photos of your track!

    Lee


  87. Jack Says November 7, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    Lee, I have a 70×120 foot lot, fairly level, in a great location where cyclist are already coming, that I am considering building a pump track on. My intention is to fence it and charge a reasonable fee for the use of it. My question is, what is a reasonable fee to charge and how do you charge? By the hour? I would think it would need to be fenced to control liability. I want to provide a quality place to ride, but I need to cover expenses as well.


  88. leelikesbikes Says November 7, 2014 @ 4:40 pm

    Jack:

    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/charging-for-use-of-a-pump-track.html


  89. Ajay Shah Says January 17, 2015 @ 1:23 am

    Dear,
    I live in the city of Pune, India. There is lot of interest developing in MTB riding here, like cross country, DH, etc in our city. Right now there are just about 40 – 50 odd youngsters trying it. I would like to promote the sport here. We all are beginners. I have a place of approx 2 to 3 Acres and would like to have a simple and attractive pump track for learning. I have no design and riding knowledge. Would like to have your suggestion and willing to pay for you design book. Please suggest.

    Regards.
    Ajay


  90. leelikesbikes Says January 17, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    Hi Ajay,

    Thanks for writing—and congratulations on your growing riding community.

    The Pumptopia pump track plan has proven to be excellent for a wide range of riders. More than 100 of these tracks have been built around the world, with great success. You can order it for $20 USD here:

    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/pump-tracks-and-bike-parks/llb-trailbuilding-designbuild-services/ready-to-build-pump-track-plan-pumptopia

    If you also get the Welcome to Pump Track Nation ebook, which is available on this page for $10 USD, you’ll have all the information to build a nice track.

    I think these will give you what you need. If you want a custom design, please email me at lee@leelikesbikes.com, and we can talk.

    Have fun!

    Lee


  91. David Bryant Says March 21, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

    I just purchased the E-book version of Welcome to Pump Track Nation. When can I expect a download link?


  92. leelikesbikes Says March 25, 2015 @ 7:07 am

    David,

    Ebooks get sent as soon as I can send them. Almost always within 24 hours. Often right away.


  93. Hosea Dietenhofer Says April 9, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    Hey Lee,
    I have bought your the printed version of your book for my school projekt, where i build a Pump Track in my garden and write a german manual how to built a Pump Track. Now I have some question: First I look forward to know how you make your plans(which programm you use). Another question is where I can find other plans of Pump Tracks and whether you can send me the plans of the ebook.
    I hope you can anderstand and ignore my bad english.
    Thanks from german
    Hosea


  94. leelikesbikes Says April 9, 2015 @ 5:57 pm

    Hi Hosea,

    I use an old graphics program called FreeHand. You can also use a similar program called Illustrator or any other graphics program. Many people use CAD programs, and quite a few use Google Sketchup.

    I like FreeHand because I’ve been using it for 20 years (!), and it’s how I think.

    Here are some ready-made plans:

    http://www.leelikesbikes.com/pump-tracks-and-bike-parks/llb-trailbuilding-designbuild-services/llb-ready-to-build-pump-track-and-bike-park-plans

    Lee


  95. Jesus Says May 20, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

    I make the purchase of the e-book the last saturday and I still waiting but no see Notting in my email


  96. leelikesbikes Says May 20, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    Jesus,

    I’ve re-sent your pdf. Please check your spam and trash folders.

    And measure twice!

    Lee


  97. Gen Says June 25, 2015 @ 6:44 am

    Hi Lee

    I love your informative website,Thank you.
    I am a mom who has three boys that just love riding. They and their friends built an amazing track in a forest by our house. It was taken down by the town for liability issues but watching the team work and creativity of theses kids was so inspiring. They were completely destroyed to see all their hard work destroyed. So I took the initiative to approach the town about building a track, it is completely volunteer based by the kids and parents. We now have permission and land build a new track. We are so happy!
    If I could get your book I would appreciate your help as I struggling on how to build the best track for these kids. They will all be helping build but I want to make it safe and fun.


  98. leelikesbikes Says June 25, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    Gen, thanks for the note. I just sent the ebok to you. Please send photos!

    Lee


  99. Linda Says July 5, 2015 @ 12:06 pm

    Hi Lee. I’m a mom of three boys, 9, 7, and 3. My boys started on the balance running bikes when they were 2 and loved riding them. We live in the country – no where to ride bikes. Lately it’s been getting harder to get my older two boys interested in playing outside. They say they’re bored – nothing to do. I’ve been researching pump tracks and bmx bike courses. I want to build one in my front yard, which is huge, so my boys can rediscover the joys of bike riding and playing outdoors. I have no clue on how to build a track but I’m determined to build one and even more determined to have them help me build it! Can you send me a copy of your book? I would love it :)


  100. leelikesbikes Says July 6, 2015 @ 6:58 am

    Hi Linda, thanks for writing. Your copy of the ebook has been sent to your email.

    Please send photos/video!

    Lee


  101. Linda Says July 6, 2015 @ 7:57 am

    Awesome Thank you so much! Can’t wait to get started! This is going to be a great resource.


  102. Vishal Says August 6, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    Hi Lee,
    I’m from Kalimpong a small town nestled in the Himalayan Range northeast of India , mtb are becoming popular here, I have a piece of land 80ft length 50 ft breath I wanna convert into a pump track , it’s gonna be the first ever in India that I know of , I’m hoping to build a track for beginners to a intermediate level . I have no idea how to go bout it but I’m determined to build one .
    I’m hoping your book will help me build a awesome track.


  103. Vishal Says August 6, 2015 @ 9:45 am

    Hi I just purchased welcome to pump track nation , when can I expect the ebook .


  104. leelikesbikes Says August 6, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    Vishal! Your ebook has been emailed to your Paypal email address.

    Good luck!


  105. michael Says August 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    Hi Lee

    I have just come across your page, this is what I have been looking for, I am from a little place call Woodlands in New Zealand, After being away from the area for a couple of years I have move back and brought a place, I have noticed since I have been back there is no were for my friends and there kids and myself to ride and learn the technics, So I am going to build a pump track in my back yard so they have some were to ride and practise, Any help would be great, I am not sure if I can get your book over here or not,
    Cheers


  106. leelikesbikes Says August 11, 2015 @ 9:50 am

    Michael,

    You can order the ebook and get it within a day for $10, or you can order the print book and get it in a few weeks for $43. I suggest the ebook!

    You can use the Paypal links above.

    Lee


  107. Mark Says August 27, 2015 @ 4:35 pm

    Hey Lee!

    I am reading your welcome to pump track nation. I have a back yard without grass and thinking of trying to build a pump track in the backyard. The space I have is roughly 24’ X 25’ This is the space between fences and a garage. First off. Is this enough space for a pump track? and if so, any hints for a good pump track in a tight space?

    Thanks,
    Mark


  108. leelikesbikes Says August 27, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

    Mark!

    Welcome.

    Thoughts:

    • You can fit a small track in that space.

    • Simplest to make a square with 90-degree turns on the corners and rollers in between.

    • You can also go for a figure eight or a triangle, but this will require more building and riding skill.

    • Try scaling the WTPTN sacred measurements by 80-90 percent.

    • Plan thrice. Measure twice. Build once. In that tiny footprint everything needs to be dialed.

    Have fun!

    Lee


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