Winning Rainbow Jerseys: Pumptrack Athletes competed at the (first) UCI Redbull Pump Track World Championships in 2019.

The pumptrack world was rocked with some awesome news this past year. Union Cycliste International (UCI), the official governing agency for sports cycling, formally recognized pumptrack as a discipline and endorsed the first ever UCI Redbull Pump Track World Championships in 2019. We're delighted to be finally recognized and wanted to share this important news with our readers. We also want to quickly recap the results, and share video from last year’s event that took place in October in Bern, Switzerland because who doesn’t love to watch pumptrack athletes show off their skills, right?

Five of the Best Pumptracks on the Globe

As pumptrack enthusiasts, lovers and builders, we are inspired by how many cool, unique and awesome pumptracks there are across the globe. So we’ve decided to create our own pumptrack bucket list and thought our readers would enjoy the benefits of our research. We plan to make this post just the first of many in the future to produce the world’s most comprehensive list of outstanding pumptracks.

How to Build a Backyard Dirt Pumptrack

The stuff dreams are made of: an idyllic backyard pumptrack. Photo credit Wouter Gijbels and the BackYard Pumptracks Facebook Group. For more inspiration and ideas, join the BackYard Pumptracks Facebook Group here.  

Five Benefits of Buying a Modular Pumptrack

  PARKITECT modular pumptrack installed at Lady's Mile Holiday Park in Dawlish, UK.  

What is a pumptrack?

What is a Pumptrack?  

Benefits of Buying (or Building) a Pumptrack

  Kids gather for a group photo on a PARKITECT modular pumptrack in Iceland.

How Inclusive Play Spaces that Promote Bicycling help Fight Obesity.

An individual rides a PARKITECT concrete modular pumptrack under an overpass in Newbridge, UK.   Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics of our time. The sad truth about this global problem is that there is no easy solution. If you are a public official or develop public play spaces, this is probably one of the most difficult issues on your to-do list.

15.08.19

Part Two | Passion for Design, Innovation and the Modular Concept.

The Story Behind the PARKITECT Modular Pumptrack   (Note: This is part two of our founder’s series. Part one can be found here). The journey to becoming PARKITECT has been both fun and exciting, not dissimilar to our pumptracks. Today, we are manufacturers of premium Modular Pumptracks, specialists in inclusive fun for all. Our strong track record of producing high-quality products is a direct consequence of years of testing, iteration and innovation. This deep history refined our processes, perfected our designs and made thousands of happy riders and customers. These experiences make us who we are today and so we’re sharing our story through this founder’s series of blog posts.  

Yes, Pumptracks are Safe and We'd Love to Tell You Why.

Safety, Liability and Building Riding Skills. If you are like many of our customers, you have safety and liability concerns when it comes to purchasing a pumptrack. We get it; we have kids, too, and want to feel absolutely secure when they enjoy these very unique recreational structures. We also want to explain liability if you choose to install one of PARKITECT's Modular Pumptracks.

15.08.19

Part One | From Pro Rider to Bikepark Architect to Pumptrack Manufacturer

Find your inner child. Step on the track. Ride. Do you remember the feeling you get in your gut during a big drop on a roller coaster? That weightless feeling that evokes childhood memories of being thrown into the air and caught by daddy over and over again or being swung in circles by a beloved uncle (while mom looked on and anxiously insisted, “Please be CAREFUL!”) We believe that feeling is the perfect physical manifestation of “fun.” This is the feeling that drove our founder Erik Burgon to eventually design the PARKITECT Modular Pumptrack. He wanted to create moments of weightlessness and pure joy, making childlike bliss easily accessible to riders of wheeled sports equipment, regardless of age or skill level.