Linz | Austria
The "wonder weapon" among modern sports facilities. We plan and build sustainable pump track facilities for you!
Pump tracks are on everyone's lips and that's a good thing! You ask yourself what is a pump track and how much does it cost? Or maybe you already know that part and want to buy a pump track right away? No matter what your needs are and what requirements you have for a pump track facility, we will work with you to develop your individual track that meets your needs. Be it as part of physical activity promotion in your municipality or as a tourist concept. The pump track as a multifunctional, sustainable and extremely durable sports facility inspires pretty much all cyclists and rollerbladers. Regardless of age and ability, users feel at home on a pump tracks with bikes, longboards, scooters and skateboards. Take advantage of this sports facility with a high social return.
Building a pump track
Depending on the trail or the layout of the facility, operations can be carried out manually or with the use of machines. In general, sensitive areas and protective zones are worked on manually, whereas machines are used for uncomplicated and major operations.
When building bike trails and facilities, it is extremely important to know how to deal with heavy rainfall. Drainage systems are essential, especially for jumps and banked curves, but also for larger sealed areas.
After all, efficient drainage not only means longer periods of operation, but also less maintenance work.
Often, natural obstacles do not meet the requirements of the respective track or type of facility and must therefore be extended by artificial sections. The possibilities range from additional stone fields to complex constructions made of steel and wood. Any kind of artificial elements are possible.
Building a pump track sustainable
For us, sustainability means first and foremost building the right track/facility for the right target group. Multifunctionality should always be the main focus in order to reach as many sporting groups as possible. Relevant sporting facilities which are tailored to the sporting behavior of current and future generations. This is the only way to guarantee that facilities are being used sustainably and for as long as possible, further reducing often unnecessary construction work which occur due to changes in sporting behavior and therefore minimizing the impact on nature.
Of course, we are aware that we have an influence on nature that is by no means undeniable. Therefore, our basic principle is "as much as necessary, as little as possible" when it comes to intervention in the natural environment. We keep changes to organic terrain forms to a minimum and place a deliberate focus on renaturation. Because even if many construction measures appear irreversible at first glance, a part of the original "nature" can be restored with a well thought-out approach.
The "right" construction is only effective if you ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Therefore, under the aspect of sustainable construction, the focus is also on the durability of our trails/parks. All central points of our construction measures as well as the choice of building materials aim at keeping the maintenance effort as low as possible and showing maximum durability against wear and tear caused by use.
You have questions? We have the answers!
Pumptracks are built in different ways. If we take the asphalt pump track as the default case, then the procedure is not all that different from "normal" construction projects, such as building a road. However, before the first machine starts shaping the cubatures of the pumptracks, every project is preceded by a planning phase. The starting point is usually an initial consultation. Once the area is known, a first preliminary design can be created and, based on this, the further procedure is decided. Once the details have been clarified, the planning work enters the "hot" phase. What follows is the classic constructional implementation. If you would like to know all the steps in detail, please contact us for an initial consultation.
Originally, the first pump tracks were made of earth and built exclusively by and for mountain bikers. Since those early days, however, much has changed and with the introduction of the asphalt pump track, the spectrum of users has expanded significantly. Basically, regardless of the sporting equipment, a pumptrack is just as suitable for beginners, novices and children as it is for experienced athletes. The degree of difficulty and risk of a facility depends on the speed of the user and only gets higher when you can also ride faster. Or in other words, if you ride slowly, you don't have to worry about injuries. As for the choice of sports equipment, the rule for asphalt pump track is: anything that rolls. Mountain bike, city bike, skateboard, running bike, inline skates, scooter or wheelchair, everyone can have fun on the Pumptrack.
It shouldn't come as a big surprise to say that the price of a pump track facility depends on its size. However, in principle, the type of construction, in addition to the size, also has a significant impact on the budget. An earth pump track with a paved surface is certainly the cheapest solution, but also the one that requires the most maintenance. If you opt for an asphalt pump track, another influencing factor is the type of asphalt and the choice of track elements used. For example, a pump track for running wheels cannot be compared in terms of cost with a professional facility with numerous jumps and curves, regardless of the size, the construction effort is decisive. We have made the experience that even for larger communities the costs for a pumptrack are far below what would have to be invested in a new soccer field, for example.
Clearly, the durability and all the other benefits that come with it. Asphalt pumptracks are extremely low maintenance and do not require much upkeep. The facilities are very durable and, accordingly, resistant to most types of vandalism. A key advantage that is often not directly recognized is the low noise pollution of asphalt pump tracks. If you choose the right asphalt, the pumptrack is one of the "quietest" sports facilities around. With a noise emission of about 80 DB, the pumptrack is much quieter than, for example, tennis courts or soccer fields.