11/04/2011 | 15 comments
Everyone loves a pumptrack…
The DMR Bikes Pump Track Challenge is great for rider and crowd participation so its easy to see how this will become one of the great fun events on the calendar.
What is a Pump Track
Pump Tracks are one of the best ways to learn skills for all types of riding dirt. Open to all skill levels, Pump Tracks are attractive to dirt new comers and are the breeding ground for dirt jumping and 4x racing formats. Pump Tracks are springing up all over the country. They vary in design but are generally short, rolling, tight and twisty. They challenge rider’s skill. Races will be won and lost in the corners. Upper body strength and bike handling is key as no pedalling is allowed.
Racing Format & Prizes
Simple format leads to fast competition and fast action. Each entry races at least one timed lap of the track for a qualifying time. From this there will be knock out rounds using Quarter’s, Semi’s and Finals.
Everyone has a great chance to win some prizes & the DMP Pump Track Challenge trophy.
Entry is in four categories with great prizes up for grabs:
RIPPERS (12yrs to 16yrs); OPEN (17yrs+), LADIES (12yrs+): racing for Lezyne prizes :
PRO CATEGORY: racing for £400 of cash prizes (1st £250/ 2nd £100/ 3rd £50) per round
Check out pumptrackchallenge.com for more info
As a side show to the Pump Track Challenge anyone can enter for free the Lezyne Exploder. Showcasing the incredible pumping power of the Lezyne Dirt Floor Drive pumps two competitors go head to head in frantic pumping action to explode an inner tube. First to burst gets a Lezyne prize.
Any mountain bike can be use with a minimum of 24” wheels (no BMX) but we’d recommend riding a 4X or dirt jump hardtail bike to get the most fun. Naturally DMR make the market leading bikes in this category – see dmrbikes.com