BIKE PLAYGROUNDS

WHAT IS A PUMPTRACK?


 

Bike playground PUMPTRACK is a specially designed obstacle course that features bumps, profiled turns and small jumps placed in such an order as to allow gathering momentum and maintaining it without pedaling. Gathering momentum is possible thanks to skillfully profiled obstacles (bumps), on which a user performs upwards and downwards moves (so called pumping) heading a preferred direction taking advantage of gravity and centrifugal forces. Ridding PUMPTRACKS goes hand in hand with popular among youth sport disciplines which do not require monotonous trainings but simply delivers great fun. Riding a bike involves all muscles groups and is highly physically demanding. Bike playgrounds PUMPTRACK provide young children with an opportunity to get familiar with bikes on uneven terrain in safe environment but at the same time they pose challenges to well experienced bikers. Due to a wide array of users the track is question attract, their skills and age, bike playground PUMPTRACK can be both versatile and tailored to a specific group of users.

TRACKS


 

MINI PUMP

Mini Pump is a track designed for children riding balance bikes from the age of 2. Trucks in question due to small-sized humps is perfect for small children enabling them to develop motor coordination as well as balance and all that in safe environment. As a result, it does not only increase their body awareness but also improve their social skills and the ability to function in a group. Mini Pumps from the building point of view are well manageable mostly due to their relatively small size. That in turn makes it easy to fit them well into almost every surrounding.

EASY PUMP

Tracks dedicated mainly to older children and amateur riders who take their first steps on a bike playground Pumptrack. Easy Pump features a bit bigger (in comparison to those found in Mini Pump) obstacles and profiled turns that for an endless loop.

FLOWTRACK

Flowtracks deliver constant joy to both intermediate and advanced users the full meaning of this word. They enables bikers to perform jumps with smooth ride on massive, however, at the same time safe profiled embankments. Flow Tracks provide great fun on multiple alternative lines and obstacles that can be ridden in various directions.

RACE PUMP

Thanks to the obstacles taken from tracks for BMX RACING, Race Pumps provide great training ground not only for future Olympians but also for everyone who wants to try his hand at riding obstacles at a bit higher speed.

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WHY IS INVESTINGIN BIKE PLAYGROUNDS WORTH IT?


 

1. Simple and quick investment – simplified procedure for notifying of a building site

2. Customized and safe construction designed for riders of all age

3. Easy, enjoyable and active way of spending free time

4. Meeting spots for local community members building and strengthening proper social relations.

5. Interesting way of managing green, sport and recreation areas as well as public spaces.

6. Perfect way of bringing back to life neglected and abandoned city squares and parks.


 

BIKE PLAYGROUNDS CAN BE FOUND:


 

- on housing estates

- in city parks

- as complements to the existing sport facility areas, close to skate parks, multi-purpose playgrounds

SITE REQUIREMENTS


 

A complex bike playground PUMPTRACK occupies an area of approximately no less than 500 m2. Such a site consists of a few turns and obstacles of various shape. Top positions on the users’ dream list and at the same time most popular in general prove to be sites covering the area of between 1000 and 2000 m2. The terrain intended for a playground-to-be should be either flat or slightly inclined and of various shape. It is possible to design a track with a course running between trees or other “obstacles” of a similar type with the implication of necessary safety measures.

PUMPTRACK BUILDING: TECHNOLOGY APPLIED


  

ASPHALTING

As first in Poland and only second in Europe, we introduced asphalt surface for one of our projects (bike playground Pumptrack in Nowa Sol built in 2014). Due to its unique riding properties it is considered by us as a cutting edge technology in the world of pumptracks.

Advantages of asphalt surface:

- 5 year warranty

- allows for cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and scooter riding

- high durability, resistant to adverse weather conditions and acts of vandalism

- low maintenance costs

- suitable for riding in all weather conditions

- neat and attractive look

MODULAR

A modular, prefabricated bike playground PUMPTRACK solution allows for a certified track to be transported and assembled in every place on the planet. Prefabricated parts have been TUV certified and comply with efficiency and quality standards of EN 1176-1:2009, EN 1176-7:2009 in the same way as conventional playgrounds. Modular Bikeparkitect system has been recognized at the most prestigious international exhibitions and received an ISPO Munich award and MTP Gold Medal at BUDMA 2014 Trade Fairs.

Advantages:

- made of top quality, ecological materials

- high durability, resistant to adverse weather conditions and acts of vandalism

- allows for cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and scooter riding

- low maintenance costs

- easy modernization – project can be divided into stages: purchase of the basic version of the track and subsequent alteration with new elements

- mobility – track is portable. This feature comes in handy especially during various social events, sports days, local festivals etc.

- easy rearrangement of the track’s structure – using the elements available one can assemble the track according to his wish

NATURAL

Bike playgrounds PUMPTRACK featuring soil turns covered with one layer of mineral aggregate.

Advantages:

- low investment costs

- natural look

- can be built in wooden areas as an alternative for existing bicycle parts/routes

Disadvantages:

- high maintenance costs (when compared to tracks with asphalt surfaces)

- suitable only for bikes

- usable only in good weather