20×60 pump track?

Just read the article in the Aug. Mt Bike Action and was wondering if my yard would be big enough to build a pump track. It is 20″ by 60″… I could build the berms out of 2*4 and plywood (I’ve built halfpipes and bowls) My yard would be perfect for a ramp but as I’m 36 I just want something a bit tamer and more applicable. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Andy Small

Hey Andy,

You could so a sweet oval with a crossover. The crossover gives you eight line options (the outside loop, each mini loop and figure eights — in both directions) … Pretty cool.

Check out my track. You could do a narrow version. Be warned: 180-degree turns make it tough to carry speed.



Good luck!

BTW, I’m working on a pump track ebook. It’ll have plans and dimensions.

— Lee

5 replies
  1. Mark says:

    Can’t wait for the e-book! I really need a pump track.

    Andy, you must have a really small yard; 20 by 60 inches is hard to fit a pump track into. 😀

  2. leelikesbikes says:

    Ha! Sweet one.

    You guys remember This Is Spinal Tap, where they designed props for their dramatic song “Stonehenge,” and they wrote 18″ on the napkins — so they wound up 18 inches, and instead of it being all rock and roll they had dwarves dancing around them? … That was so cool.

  3. Isaac says:

    wow! tell me when you get this e-book out. as does Mark, I really need a pump track, they look so fun, and they’ll get you in shape. I am a big fan of the “Best Suburban Pump Track in the [known] World” wow i am in need of a pump track…
    tell me when you get this e-book out!!

  4. brent says:

    Oh man that was sooo funny… how about when they could not get out of the cocoons?

    Such a classic!

    I love the “this site goes to eleven” logo!

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