Miramar North School Kids Pump Track

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Miramar North School Kids Pump Track

Project 2016-11-07 12:31:05 +1300

 kids pump track

Matt Far and Fraser Wilkinson (one current and one future MNS dad!) are keen to put in a small pump track for biking in the area behind the hall. They are sourcing and labour and are enthusiastic about the benefits it could bring not just to the school but the wider Peninsula and Wellington Community.

A pump track is a small man made dirt track built with a looping trail system. They are generally designed with different sized dirt mounds/rollers and corners that have a banked outer edge (called berms).  How does this benefit our community you ask?

  • They are full of fun.
  • Create skills in a safe environment
  • They are accessible
  • They offer community. Often there will be other riders there to enjoy, watch and be inspired by. The kids will see and pick up on the skills and techniques that similar aged or older kids are using on the track, and soon enough you will see those skills being used in their riding.
  • They offer a great safe environment to improve your riding.
  • Pump tracks allow you to get used to the bike moving under you. You will start to get a feel for how both the bike and your body move to maintain balance as you ride over the terrain, differing slopes and corners etc. The more you ride them, the more you will gain confidence in your riding. If you become quite skilled at pump tracks they teach you how to use the terrain to assist your riding - allowing you to ride on trails with more flow, speed and control.
  • They are great for both strength and fitness improvements.
  • They suit a wide range of ages as the rider can tailor the pump track to their capability. Finding an activity to suit the different ages of children in families can sometimes be a challenge; the pump track can offer something for every member of the family  especially the adults

 

Comments

Updates 2

Funded and built - have you checked it out!!!

25/01/2017 at 5:37 PM

So the track is built! Have you been up to check it out? Thank you to all for making this happen, I've seen a heap of kids up there having fun and enjoying what you helped to make happen so a massive thank you!

Miramar North Pump Track

03/12/2016 at 5:42 PM

We have dirt!!! Matt has managed to get the necessary brown stuff to the school and it's no longer in a giant mound - although that would've been kind of fun to ride, right?!.

Excellent stuff, hope to see some berms and rollers forming over the next wee while. Thanks to all those amazing people who have pledged so far, we have a great community and this will be a fantastic addition!

    Pledgers 39

    Ronnie Reading
    2017-01-05 23:31:13 +1300
    Bridget
    2017-01-01 13:54:36 +1300
    Craig Burrows
    2016-12-25 08:50:02 +1300
    Shaun Foster
    2016-12-24 10:49:29 +1300
    Simon young
    2016-12-16 19:45:00 +1300
    Anne
    2016-12-16 19:25:48 +1300

    "Good work Matt and team"

    Totalflow
    2016-12-14 15:31:20 +1300

    "Wishing everyone all the best of luck for this event!"

    ERNIE& SARAH FAR
    2016-12-13 16:13:22 +1300

    "get in behind "

    matt far
    2016-12-12 14:22:49 +1300

    "Another pledge given to me over the weekend by local roofer Roof It....if you need a roof done call Karl on 021973231"

    Scott Young
    2016-12-09 15:49:30 +1300
    Ali Quinn
    2016-12-08 11:01:00 +1300

    "Great project. Look forward to a few cheeky after school laps on it "

    Christine Lim
    2016-12-06 11:27:29 +1300
    Ben Macaulay
    2016-12-02 19:01:43 +1300
    Grant Young
    2016-12-01 09:27:02 +1300
    Bruce Welsh
    2016-11-30 22:10:58 +1300
    Mark
    2016-11-30 09:03:04 +1300
    Tess
    2016-11-29 20:20:12 +1300

    "Best with a great project Matt "

    jon thorsen
    2016-11-29 15:21:10 +1300
    Scott Scrimgeour
    2016-11-29 13:18:36 +1300

    "Awesome idea - good stuff Matt"

    Jan cullen
    2016-11-29 10:40:05 +1300

    "Quinovic Lambton Quay supports this great initiative .......... Happy to lend some man/woman/teenage hours as and when required. GO FAR!"

    Aaron Graham
    2016-11-29 09:45:37 +1300

    "Nice work Matt, West Park School has one and the kids love it."

    Russel Garlick
    2016-11-29 09:35:23 +1300
    Yolande Joe
    2016-11-29 07:17:36 +1300

    "Great project!"

    frances king
    2016-11-28 15:24:40 +1300

    "great idea , regional News happy to support "

    Dennis Properties
    2016-11-25 09:41:42 +1300

    "Pledge is in lieu of payment for work carried out by "seek a leak""

    matt far
    2016-11-22 06:37:24 +1300

    "have fun kids..........from the team at seekaleak"

    matt far
    2016-11-22 06:33:10 +1300

    "have fun kids...........space construction"

    Paul Lawrence
    2016-11-18 07:45:08 +1300
    Vikki Cheer
    2016-11-16 20:37:58 +1300
    Raewyn Humphries
    2016-11-16 20:29:49 +1300

    Followers 3

    Followers of Miramar North School Kids Pump Track

    Miramar North School Kids Pump Track

    Project 2016-11-07 12:31:05 +1300

     kids pump track

    Matt Far and Fraser Wilkinson (one current and one future MNS dad!) are keen to put in a small pump track for biking in the area behind the hall. They are sourcing and labour and are enthusiastic about the benefits it could bring not just to the school but the wider Peninsula and Wellington Community.

    A pump track is a small man made dirt track built with a looping trail system. They are generally designed with different sized dirt mounds/rollers and corners that have a banked outer edge (called berms).  How does this benefit our community you ask?

    • They are full of fun.
    • Create skills in a safe environment
    • They are accessible
    • They offer community. Often there will be other riders there to enjoy, watch and be inspired by. The kids will see and pick up on the skills and techniques that similar aged or older kids are using on the track, and soon enough you will see those skills being used in their riding.
    • They offer a great safe environment to improve your riding.
    • Pump tracks allow you to get used to the bike moving under you. You will start to get a feel for how both the bike and your body move to maintain balance as you ride over the terrain, differing slopes and corners etc. The more you ride them, the more you will gain confidence in your riding. If you become quite skilled at pump tracks they teach you how to use the terrain to assist your riding - allowing you to ride on trails with more flow, speed and control.
    • They are great for both strength and fitness improvements.
    • They suit a wide range of ages as the rider can tailor the pump track to their capability. Finding an activity to suit the different ages of children in families can sometimes be a challenge; the pump track can offer something for every member of the family  especially the adults

     

    Comments

    Funded and built - have you checked it out!!!

    25/01/2017 at 5:37 PM

    So the track is built! Have you been up to check it out? Thank you to all for making this happen, I've seen a heap of kids up there having fun and enjoying what you helped to make happen so a massive thank you!

    Miramar North Pump Track

    03/12/2016 at 5:42 PM

    We have dirt!!! Matt has managed to get the necessary brown stuff to the school and it's no longer in a giant mound - although that would've been kind of fun to ride, right?!.

    Excellent stuff, hope to see some berms and rollers forming over the next wee while. Thanks to all those amazing people who have pledged so far, we have a great community and this will be a fantastic addition!

      Ronnie Reading
      2017-01-05 23:31:13 +1300
      Bridget
      2017-01-01 13:54:36 +1300
      Craig Burrows
      2016-12-25 08:50:02 +1300
      Shaun Foster
      2016-12-24 10:49:29 +1300
      Simon young
      2016-12-16 19:45:00 +1300
      Anne
      2016-12-16 19:25:48 +1300

      "Good work Matt and team"

      Totalflow
      2016-12-14 15:31:20 +1300

      "Wishing everyone all the best of luck for this event!"

      ERNIE& SARAH FAR
      2016-12-13 16:13:22 +1300

      "get in behind "

      matt far
      2016-12-12 14:22:49 +1300

      "Another pledge given to me over the weekend by local roofer Roof It....if you need a roof done call Karl on 021973231"

      Scott Young
      2016-12-09 15:49:30 +1300
      Ali Quinn
      2016-12-08 11:01:00 +1300

      "Great project. Look forward to a few cheeky after school laps on it "

      Christine Lim
      2016-12-06 11:27:29 +1300
      Ben Macaulay
      2016-12-02 19:01:43 +1300
      Grant Young
      2016-12-01 09:27:02 +1300
      Bruce Welsh
      2016-11-30 22:10:58 +1300
      Mark
      2016-11-30 09:03:04 +1300
      Tess
      2016-11-29 20:20:12 +1300

      "Best with a great project Matt "

      jon thorsen
      2016-11-29 15:21:10 +1300
      Scott Scrimgeour
      2016-11-29 13:18:36 +1300

      "Awesome idea - good stuff Matt"

      Jan cullen
      2016-11-29 10:40:05 +1300

      "Quinovic Lambton Quay supports this great initiative .......... Happy to lend some man/woman/teenage hours as and when required. GO FAR!"

      Aaron Graham
      2016-11-29 09:45:37 +1300

      "Nice work Matt, West Park School has one and the kids love it."

      Russel Garlick
      2016-11-29 09:35:23 +1300
      Yolande Joe
      2016-11-29 07:17:36 +1300

      "Great project!"

      frances king
      2016-11-28 15:24:40 +1300

      "great idea , regional News happy to support "

      Dennis Properties
      2016-11-25 09:41:42 +1300

      "Pledge is in lieu of payment for work carried out by "seek a leak""

      matt far
      2016-11-22 06:37:24 +1300

      "have fun kids..........from the team at seekaleak"

      matt far
      2016-11-22 06:33:10 +1300

      "have fun kids...........space construction"

      Paul Lawrence
      2016-11-18 07:45:08 +1300
      Vikki Cheer
      2016-11-16 20:37:58 +1300
      Raewyn Humphries
      2016-11-16 20:29:49 +1300

      Followers of Miramar North School Kids Pump Track

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 16/01/2017 at 5:00 PM.