A multisport urban playground for all generations
What is a Pump Track?
A pump track is a continuous loop of berms and rollers that can be ridden without pedaling. Its shape enables fun and safe activity in areas that can be smaller than a basketball court. Asphalt pump tracks are suitable for all sizes of bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and other wheeled sports equipment. A pump track is a progressive structure, which is perfect for users of all ages and skill levels – from beginners to crack athletes. Instead of pedaling or pushing, users move by changing their body position. Such an innovative principle of movement involves all muscle groups and can be physically demanding.
A sports facility for all generations
A pump track is truly the safest and best place to ride a bicycle, skateboard, inline skates, or a scooter.
Pump tracks are an innovative sports facility. They consist of asphalted rollers and banked turns, which are meaningfully connected to form a circuit. The tracks’ diversity enables a fun, yet safe sports experience even on smaller surfaces. The pump track allows kids to use it with a bicycle or other sports equipment on wheels, but it is also suitable for the training of top athletes because of high physical activity due to rapid movements.
A place for the entire community
The unique design of pump tracks enables the use of almost any sports equipment on wheels, such as bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates and even wheelchairs.
The pump track is an attractive facility for the entire community. It is suitable for all skill levels and all ages, from 2 to 70 years. It is especially exciting for children between the ages of 5 and up to 14, because the existing playgrounds and sports infrastructure are mostly not suitable for their physical needs.
On the contrary, the pump track enables a rapid acquisition of physical skills on various sports equipment, while offering practically unlimited possibilities for progress. Since pump tracks are suitable for such a wide range of users and the entire family, they are not only considered a sports facility, but rather become a place where local communities gather.
Safety is our utmost priority during all stages: planning, construction, and maintenance. We particularly focus on the safety of the youngest users, so our pump tracks are also suitable for the youngest users, starting from age 2. This is proven by a Certificate of Conformity with European safety standards, and we also obtain a safety assessment from an independent expert for all pump tracks.
Despite the high safety standards, our pump tracks are not less attractive and fun. We are constantly improving safety and are also members of the renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Our pump tracks have an asphalt riding surface that is safe to use in almost all-weather conditions.
Simple but attractive
Pump tracks are more accessible than comparable sports facilities. Placing such pump tracks is quick and simple and the construction itself is possible in less than 14 days. Asphalt surfaces ensure durability, while maintenance is minimal.
A pump track is not just a sports facility. Due to its unique and attractive appearance, a wide range of users, and the possibility to construct it in smaller areas close to its users, pump tracks revive urban centers and neighborhoods and revitalize unused or degraded areas.
One of our recent pump tracks which we built on a degraded parking lot was thus ranked as an example of good practice at the Open Houses architectural festival.
Types of Pump tracks
Pump tracks are an inclusive sports facility that caters to the needs of the widest spectrum of users.
Nevertheless, when a certain user group is dominating, we have a variety of specialized pump tracks to offer.
Pump tracks are an inclusive sports facility which is catering the needs of the widest spectrum of users. Nevertheless, when a certain user group is dominating, we have a variety of specialized pump tracks to offer.
The Kids’ Track is designed for kids of age 2 and above, enabling them to gain basic skills with balance bikes. Riding the Kids’ Track is not only safe and fun but also supports the development of balance and coordination. Kids’ Tracks are also suitable for wheelchairs.
Due to the small size of a Kids’ Track, it fits almost anywhere and can be a perfect addition to the standard pump track. You can read more about Kids’ Track here.
A Beginner Track is a perfect solution for schools and educational institutions as well as neighborhoods because they are specially designed for older kids and beginners.
The Beginner Track is an upgrade of the Kids’ Track, but with higher berms and rollers, enabling beginners to gain basic skills on various wheeled sports equipment in a safe and easy manner.
Just as the Kids’ Track, the Beginner Track is also suitable for wheelchairs.
The All-Round Track is our standard track for all target groups. It serves the purpose of the widest spectrum of users, ranging from beginners to experienced users of all kinds of sports equipment.
Its design enables less skilled users to roll over certain features, which can be jumped over by more experienced users. The All-Round Track enables fast progression and remains interesting in the long run.
You can read more about our All-Rounder here.
Pump tracks are a perfect training ground for at least 3 Olympic sports. As the name suggests, the Race Track is specially designed to host crack athletes for training and competition. Higher berms and special features enable the development of higher speeds. At the same time, the pump track is still suitable for others, including beginners.
The Jump Line is an attractive addition to an All-Round or Race Track featuring several jumps in a line. While more experienced users can jump over rollers and other features on a pump track, the Jump Line is only designed for jumping and performing tricks.
Let our clients tell you
why you should choose us
With the pump track facility, Wels residents who are enthusiastic about exercise have another opportunity to do sports in our city.
After a long planning period, we have found a suitable location and the financial aspects have also been clarified. The facility offers young people a new meeting place and another sporting opportunity in the market town.
I am very pleased that we can now offer our young people and all sports enthusiasts another, exciting range of leisure activities with the Flavia Solva bike park and I think that we are also making a contribution to safe cycling fun.
It was important to all of us, especially young people, to be able to offer another important service in the region. With the pump track, however, we have definitely created a new sports facility for all bike enthusiasts, especially for the brave ones among them.
This pump track offers an additional great sports opportunity for children and young people in the community and beyond.
A little skill is required. But you quickly get the train under control.
Not only a sustainable, sporty meeting place for all generations of locals but also a destination and another reason for guests from home and abroad to spend their holidays in Eibiswald.
We hit the bull’s eye with the pump track. Every day, kids and the young at heart take advantage of the new offer. The pump track is extremely popular. With Alliance we have found exactly the right partner and the experts who are needed to implement casual offers that are not yet so well known in an uncomplicated manner and in the best quality. Feldkirchen says thank you!
Adrenaline cycling lovers have a new corner in town!
The pump track in the City Park is officially launched where all fans of this sport can recreate and improve their skills. We enjoyed an opening ride by young people on their bikes and skateboards, but we amateurs had the opportunity to feel the excitement.
Veles became a nicer place to live for all generations, let’s keep it!
Originating from the Alps,
Pump track FAQ
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The price of our pump tracks depends on several factors such as size, target groups, type of revegetation, urban furniture, etc. All our pump tracks are individually designed and adapted to the investors’ needs as well as to the shape of the available area. The smallest pump tracks start at 20.000 €, while bigger ones can cost up to 0,5 million €. Our pump tracks which welcome more than 15 different sports are consequently more affordable than similar sports infrastructure. If you are interested in the cost of a pump track in a certain area, contact us and we will prepare you a free-of-charge conception.
Safety and quality are our utmost priorities during all stages: planning, construction, and maintenance. We especially focus on the safety of the youngest users. Swiss Council for Accident Prevention BFU classifies pump tracks in the same group as kids’ playgrounds. Pump tracks are consequently safe for users of the age 2+. All Alliance pump tracks conform to the relevant European safety standards and are assessed by an independent safety expert.
Designing and building a pump track is a combination of engineering and art. Due to the pump tracks organic shapes, plans can be realized only if they are performed by experienced construction teams, who can also test the pump track during the construction. In addition to the construction of the pump track foundation, also hand laying the asphalt on the pump track is specific. Due to the rounded objects, inclinations up to 70 degrees, and the need for a smooth-riding surface, special asphalting techniques, and equipment are required. As a consequence, we strongly suggest trusting your pump track project to the contractor with at least 5 realized pump tracks of similar size.
At Alliance, we offer a full scope of services, from design and planning to construction and promotion. Due to the specific characteristics of pump tracks, all Alliance pump tracks are planned as well as built by our experienced construction crews. On the other hand, all common construction works such as the construction of the platform, drainage, landscaping, etc. can be done by local contractors.
The time that we need for construction depends on the size of the pump track. Anyway, we build most of our pump tracks in less than 3 weeks.
Alliance pump tracks have asphalt riding surfaces, making them durable and resistant to weather and vandalism. The level of required maintenance is consequently limited and focused primarily on cleaning the riding surface and wider area as well as on the maintenance of green areas.
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