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

 

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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

    Richard Young
    2016-11-16 19:15:01 +1300

    "Nice work guy's"

    Ali McLeod
    2016-11-13 23:55:27 +1300
    Adrian Reid
    2016-11-13 17:52:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-12 20:19:05 +1300
    Ian Maclachlan
    2016-11-12 12:46:04 +1300

    "Ride The Dirt, enjoy..."

    Paul kelly
    2016-11-12 11:20:25 +1300
    MIKE CHUNG
    2016-11-11 21:44:36 +1300
    Brendan Clarke
    2016-11-10 19:57:39 +1300

    "All the best from best build construction ltd"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-09 21:52:30 +1300

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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

    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!

      Richard Young
      2016-11-16 19:15:01 +1300

      "Nice work guy's"

      Ali McLeod
      2016-11-13 23:55:27 +1300
      Adrian Reid
      2016-11-13 17:52:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-12 20:19:05 +1300
      Ian Maclachlan
      2016-11-12 12:46:04 +1300

      "Ride The Dirt, enjoy..."

      Paul kelly
      2016-11-12 11:20:25 +1300
      MIKE CHUNG
      2016-11-11 21:44:36 +1300
      Brendan Clarke
      2016-11-10 19:57:39 +1300

      "All the best from best build construction ltd"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-09 21:52:30 +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.