What is a Pump Track?

A Pump Track

A pump track is a continuous circuit that can be ridden on a bike without pedalling. The rider generates forward momentum over a series of rolling bumps (rollers) and through banked corners (berms). They are new and a fantastic way of having fun as well as teaching and developing technique. They are ideal for head to head ‘velodrome style’ racing which is safe, energetic, cool and best of all they can be ridden by all ages and abilities on most things with wheels. The pumping technique uses the riders upper body to create forward momentum.  It is similar to that of being on a swing where you move your legs to make the swing go higher? Its amazing to see how fast and how far you can ride without pedaling.  No matter what age or ability they are just great fun.

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Since 2009 we have been designing, manufacturing and developing modular and portable pump tracks. We now design and supply tracks all around the world.  The tracks look good and are an ideal way to promote cycling, whilst helping to educate and develop rider technique and confidence and a whole lot of fun.  A track can be any shape or size with twists and turns, high and low rollers, whoops and doubles.  Best of all they are portable, modular and extendable, they can be used inside or out in gym halls, community halls, school playgrounds, parks, recreation areas and even back gardens.  Whether you’re a complete novice, a balance bike rider, a BMX’r, mountain biker, trials or a scooter rider it hard not to enjoy a pump track.

Construction

BTP Pump Track

Our tracks are designed and manufactured from our base in Scotland and are built from a range of wood, plastic aluminium, steel and GRP composite materials to provide a low rolling resistance combined with low weight, longevity and robustness. They are all weather and can be left outside or stored and setup inside.   With short setup times and ease of handling the tracks can be easily transported to schools, communities, shows and events.  A track can be branded to promote a club or a company with lots of options on colours and layouts.  Best of all you can extend the track with additional berms, rollers or features to make it more progressive as riders learn and develop.

Design

Track Design

Pump tracks started out as a basic oval shape with a berm at each end and rollers in between. The rider develops the momentum on the rollers and aims to maintain that momentum in the berms.   Today a whole range of designs and layouts are available with lots of different lines and sections to enable the rider to generate speed and change direction whilst maintaining that momentum.  Differing heights and configuration of berms, rollers, doubles and whoops are all available. We can provide a standard layout or design to suit the area and configuration you have available.

When thinking about a pump track, Bike Track People work with you to show you what can be achieved and design a layout which suits your specific requirements (area, land, end user) and most of all the budget. The fully portable and modular tracks include varying degree and diameter of berms interspersed with rollers, tables and doubles.  Pump tracks have only been around for 9-10 years so don’t be afraid to ask questions, we are learning and developing everyday so if we don’t know we will find out and let you know.

If you would like to buy a pump track or would like to know more please get in touch via the Contact page or on Facebook and Twitter.