Sweet pump track in Santa Barbara

My pump track is no more (sob), but Pump Track Nation is rolling strong in backyards everywhere. Here’s a beautiful example.

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Hey Lee,
I hadn’t seen any fresh pump tracks lately on your site so I thought I would share mine. Its taken 5 months because it required ripping out lawn, moving/building new fence, sprinklers, oh ya broke a knuckle on a training ride so that was 6 weeks off and had my second son all in the midst of the build.

With a little creative fencing you wouldn’t even know it’s there. Too much fun. I lost track of man hours because it was a solo mission (well my 3yr. old dug a bit). It’s small but you know it the saying, “it’s not the size of the track but the motion of the pump”, ok that’s just an excuse for a small track. 🙂

I have had a really positive response from local riders and now a few more being built. Crazy how much it has taught some of my XC buddies about corning and flow. So I just wanted to thank you for the introduction to “the pump track nation.” and my wife for lovin to ride and supporting the build. It’s no “Weir Wonderland” but it my little piece of pump paradise.

Outside corner radii – 9 feet

35’x21’x35’x21′ (banana shaped)

Top speed 18.9mph

Longest moto: 20min, 4 miles

I am in Central Cal (Northern Santa Barbara county) if any of your readers want to rock it.

Thanks Lee, Marshall

13 replies
  1. Scott says:


    I visit family in the Santa Ynez valley quite often. Can I come and ride it sometime. I’ll be happy to earn the “pump” through work!

    Scott.Barnard “at” gmail.com

  2. m-dub says:

    Come on out. Im in Lompoc (15 in west). No need to work just bring a positive attitude and dont except to much its no “Lory State Park”.Just drop me a e-mail at: m-dub “at” verizon.net

  3. Justin Brown says:

    Why don’t you live in New York???!!!!!! Congrats on the new addition to the family and the new addition to the house. Hours of fun await you and your pals.

  4. Jeff Kendall-Weed says:

    Hey man, I live here in Los Osos just outside of San Luis Obispo. Wanna meet up and ride the weekend after this? (we’re going to Moab for a week, leaving tomorrow!) My email is bicycleweed at yahoo. If you ever want to come up and shred SLO town, my pals and I can show you around and we’ve got floor space if anyone wants to make a weekend of it.

  5. m-dub says:

    Did you see the big palm tree? its 65-80 deg. year around and thats why I dont live in NY 🙂
    Thanks for the congrats. My 3 year old is already rollin it and my newest just makes me smile.
    I ride Montana-de-oro every now and then. I will send you a e-mail. Have fun in moab ( lucky sucker)

  6. Josh says:

    mmmmm… If I had anything but an 8in travel bike I would be inviting myself over right now… so close and yet so far…


  7. Dan says:

    Haha, wow, that looks seriously sick. An awesome use of what you got to work with. And props to the wife for lettin you rip it. Ive heard too many times, ‘I cant do that, my wife would kill me’.

    I am in the process of building a pump track and some dirt jumps at my home just outside of Woodstock, Ontario. I havent even started riding it whatsoever and am already having a blast just designing it. Any local rippers drop me a line at punkzs@gmail.com if you wanna ride or help out sometime.

  8. m-dub says:

    She didn’t let me, she wanted one after she saw a video clip of Weir’s track. Truthfully she wanted a mini ramp first but we figured we would wait till the kids are older. We are a team, she has a pasion for life and loves to rip. From local beg.DH,XC or being my co-driver while racing rally cars or pre-running the Baja 500, shes into it. Granted now we are pressed for time/$ with two little ones, 2 wheel fun in the yard is perfict.

  9. jimmy jackson says:

    Hey love to check it out I,m in Elwood also… I built some of the big step-ups in Ellwood and am looking to do a pumptrack near my pad so would love to help you maintain yours for a ride fee and steel some ideas.


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