Pump tracks, backyards, bbq and beers always equal an awesome time. Sadly, it has been a while since I’ve ridden a cool pump track. While they are really popular in the northwest, I haven’t really ridden that many since coming back to the Bay Area. I’m guessing this is likely attributed to a few things: one, […]
While visiting some friends in San Diego, we had the opportunity to check out a sweet backyard pump track. John and Maggie are mountain bike advocates with the San Diego Mountain Bike Association, and happen to have the nicest landscaped pump track we’ve seen to date. Check it out: John has done some cool stuff […]
If you can’t live next to an epic route or killer dirt jump trails, the next best thing is having enough backyard available to build your very own pump track. That is exactly what my brother Izaak did. A few years back, after hearing about my visit to the holy grail of pumps also known […]
My hard drive is full of pictures from sessions that never made it onto the site. Since we’re waiting for the sun to return and digging in the meantime, now seemed as good a time as any to showcase Jim-Bob’s backyard in Portland, Oregon. Word has it his wife put the kibosh on the track […]
After the experience of clearing brush and building a pump track almost completely solo, (and by hand, at that) I knew that mechanized tools would be required to create a private bike park in the backyard that would live up to the vision I have. The plan all along has been to bring heavy machinery […]
At this point, it would be surprising it you haven’t at least heard about the pump track phenomenon sweeping the scene. It’s for good reason too- pump tracks are super fun, and not only provide a great way to build handling skills, but they don’t require as much space as dirt jumps.