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Pump Tracks

TrailScapes are pump track specialists, and are the only trails company in the Southern Hemisphere endorsed by both the Professional Trail Builders Association (PTBA) and International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).

These endorsements are based on TrailScapes’ commitment to quality – we do not compromise our high standards. We carefully select projects that we are confident in delivering.

Our reputation is important to us and we will only build high quality trail and employ highly skilled people or those who are willing to learn and share our values. We have assembled a strong design team with a range of complementary skills and unrivaled industry experience.

Our design methodology is based on IMBA sustainable trail design principles, ensuring low maintenance, high quality trails.

What is a Pump Track?

A pump track is similar to a BMX track, but enables riders to ‘pump’ through a series of features in a continuous loop. Using a pumping action, the rider pushes down with their arms and legs in harmony with track features to maintain momentum without pedaling.

Pump tracks come in literally all sizes, from miniature tracks suitable for toddlers on balance bikes, through to large scale parks with multiple intersecting loops catering for professionals in training. Given their low space and maintenance requirements , their popularity is on the rise.

Surface materials are selected based on budget, intended user market and sustainability objectives. Industry trends are leading to the use of durable surfacing options for superior longevity, combined with high quality, architecturally designed landscaping and visitor amenities.

Modern pump tracks are inclusive, and cater for not only bikes, but a wide range of users such as scooters, skateboards and inline skates. Depending on their location and nearby facilities, families can spend several hours at the track, for a safe and enjoyable experience.

The Benefits

Environmental

  • Small footprint required
  • Can be built in and around existing trees and vegetation with no need for clearing.
  • Grow an appreciation of the outdoors and natural environments
  • Use of hard surface and good drainage design minimises impact on natural environment

Social

  • Attract a range of people of all ages, including families and small children
  • Caters for a range of users – not just bikes, but scooters, skateboards and inline skates as well
  • Passive surveillance leading to safer outdoor space
  • Encourages people to get active
  • Can be incorporated with playgrounds, sport facilities and other community infrastructure

Economic

  • Creates demand for visitor services such as cafes
  • Can be built as part of a larger tourism offering and encourage people to stay in a particular area, supporting demand for accommodation, food and drink, visitor services and attractions
  • Increasingly being built as part of shared community recreation space in high density housing developments, attracting home buyers to these areas

Recent Projects

Keith Pump Track

Client: Tatiara District Council Date: March 2021 Location: South Australia
The TrailScapes team was engaged to design and construct an asphalt pump track in Keith. Located next to the skate park, off the Highway between Adelaide and Melbourne, this little pump track is perfect to…

Haunted Hills Bike Park, Planning and Design, Gippsland, Victoria

Client: Gippsland MTB Club and Latrobe City Council Victoria Date: Jun 2019 - ongoing
TrailScapes has planned and designed a $1 million mountain bike park that includes 13km of trail, pump track, car parks, sign systems, amenities, shelters and BBQs. We are managing the entire approval process including vegetation…

Rosia Park Master Plan, Logan, Queensland

Client: Complete Urban Architects Queensland Date: Dec 2018 - Nov 2019
TrailScapes worked with Complete Urban Architects to design a multi-use trail network for the Rosia Park Master Plan. TrailScapes also provided cycling specific advice on the pump track, velodrome, criterium track and skills park.

Aston Hills Mountain Bike Playground

Client: Lanser Location: South Australia
“Building communities that are better by design” isn’t just a slogan for Lanser, we can assure you! One of our latest projects in 2019 involved designing and building what is essentially a Mountain Bike playground…

Goolwa Asphalt Pump Track – Design and Construction

Client: Alexandrina Council Date: Design - June to December 2018 Construction - September 2019 in 3 weeks
TrailScapes was appointed to design an asphalt pump track in the seaside town of Goolwa in South Australia. Our design team, composed of Garry Patterson and Ben Birdseye of Birdseye Studios submitted Concept Plans then…

Design and Construction of Railton Asphalt Pump Track, Tasmania

Client: Latrobe and Kentish Councils Date: Design - March 2019 Construction - late April to mid May 2019 Location: Tasmania
This one happened in a flash! If you’ve ever been involved in a D&C project, you’ll understand that designing, constructing and opening a large landscaped asphalt pump track in less than 2 months was a…

Stockinbingal Asphalt Pump Track, NSW

Client: Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council Date: February March 2019
TrailScapes completed the design and construction of an asphalt pump track in the small town of Stockinbingal, in country NSW.  Planning was key to making this remote project a success and the construction was carried…

Skills Park / Pump Track Concept Plan – Nottingham University, NingBo China

Client: Nottingham University, NingBo China Date: Nov 2016
TrailScapes was engaged to provide designs for a bike skills park and pump track and preliminary construction details and timeframes for the prestigious Nottingham University in NingBo. 

Charles Darwin National Park and Casuarina Coastal Reserve MTB trail upgrade and construction, Darwin NT

Client: Northern Territory Government Date: July 2018 - Oct 2018
Our team spent 3 months in the Northern Territory redeveloping and expanding the network of MTB trails at Casuarina Coastal Reserve (Lee Point) and the very popular Charles Darwin National Park. The team also redesigned…

Wellard Pump Track, WA

Date: May 2016 - Asphalt October 2016
Our team was selected to construct a pump track in a new housing development South of Perth as part of a bigger plan that included a skatepark, playground, landscaping, etc. Originally, the track was constructed…

Spring Gully (Bendigo) pump track construction and skills park design, VIC

Client: City of Greater Bendigo Date: February 2017
TrailScapes constructed one of the country’s biggest pump track in Spring Gully using over 1,000 tons of dirt for the City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Mountain Bike Club. The pump track is now awaiting asphalt…

Brighton Pump Track, SA

Client: City of Holdfast Bay Date: January 2017
Our team constructed a pump track for the City of Holdfast Bay in January 2017 on a long and narrow plot alongside the train line in Brighton, a seaside suburb of Adelaide. The main track…

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park Slopestyle course and pump track, SA

Client: DEWNR South Australia Date: May to November 2016
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park recently received a major upgrade with the installation of a playground, bbq, toilets, etc. Our team was chosen to design and construct a first in South Australia; a slopestyle course incorporating…

Melrose pump track and timber jumps ramps, SA

Client: The town of Melrose Date: April 2016
While working on the Mount Remarkable Summit trail, our team donated time and money to rebuild an existing pump track and install timber jump ramps in the iconic country town of Melrose, Southern Flinders Ranges…

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, Adelaide

Client: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, SA Date: June 2015 - September 2015
Our team recently completed revamping old singletracks in this Reserve.This heavily used suburban reserve was crying out for an upgrade and expansion of its trail network and also received a brand new pump track, jump…

Willunga Pump Track SA

Client: City of Onkaparinga
A combination of pump track, dirt jumps and BMX track at Wilunga in South Australia.