Club and Bike Park Development

MTB Club and trail developmentIf you are looking to start or run a mountain bike club and or build, maintain or develop further a trail or bike park then this is a central resource of shared knowledge to help you on your way. Feel free to also get in touch directly to get advice on how to get started as iBikeride have been instrumental in setting up bike parks and clubs in london.

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S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2082   0   1   0   0
The vision is simple.. .. "To bring multi disciplined off road biking to a whole new segment and generation of riders in urban cities and towns"..
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2054   0   0   0   0
Session goals Riders are able to ride downhill through a slalom changing direction quickly and effectively and then brake safely when descending and without skidding
How to design an urban mountain bike track
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 4272   0   3   0   0
If you want to build your own mountain bike and BMX track that is community run and urban based then this post could help guide you by recounting some of the do's and dont's of what happened in the project to build the now constructed Lorsdship Loop bike track...
How to organise a mountain bike race?
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 3095   0   1   0   0
At The Trax we ran a mountain bike race for under 16's using the Go Ride methodology working alongside and guided by Bill Wright from British cycling.This post gives a run down of the key things to put in place with some handy tips along the way. ...
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 3017   0   0   0   0
Today I found out that I have become a fully qualified British Cycling level 2 coach. I have held off writing this article until this point as it didn't seem right otherwise. Funny though even though you learn so much in his course I still feel I am only...
How to attract and manage funding for your bike club?
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2050   0   2   0   0
This guide could help you attract and manage funding for your bike club. It does not cover funding for building a bike park which we will cover in a later post. For The Trax and I would guess many urban bike projects funding will be core to the success...
How to set up a Youth Club
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2957   0   8   0   0
This how to set up an off road mountain bike youth club guide builds on the how to start a mountain bike club guide and focusses in specifically on the nuance of youth club development in urban off road cycling. It is based on the experiences of setting up...
Building Outdoor Community MTB and BMX Bike Parks in London
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 6162   0   1   0   0
A community run sustainable mountain bike and BMX bike park is a simple concept. As an example imagine if every borough in London had a multi disciplined bike park in at least one of its parks.
Whole Part Whole - Downhill Cornering
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 1771   0   1   0   0
Downhill cornering is a fantastic skill in mountain biking and allows us to get down a hill fast, safely, staying in control and whilst having maximum grins. I decided when coaching this to ten kids at The Trax to use a technique called Whole-Part-Whole. This is where you first...
Shoretrax
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 3115   0   8   0   0
Shoretrax is an interesting concept. Shore you can take anywhere and or have permanently installed. As Chair of the north London mountain bike club The Trax where we are building a multi disciplined bike park in Tottenham this rang some interesting bells. I'd seen a similar concept...
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2473   0   0   0   0
How to start a mountain bike club? Starting a mountain bike club like starting any club is achievable, highly gratifying and lots of fun. Our experience is in developing a city based mountain bike club (The Trax) so I will draw on that. Our vision (sounds...
Setting up a mountain bike club and building a bike park
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 2192   0   1   0   0
The Vision and Story of The Urban Bike Park Network. Imagine a world where you live in a bustling city of cars and shops and folks rushing around breathing in a busy life. Imagine on your commute back from work or your ride home from school...
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 6396   0   0   0   0
So you have discovered the holy grail. The ultimate piece of track or park for you to build your little dirt jump park, northshore haven or downhill track. Maybe it is your local wood or nearby hill. ...
S stumpy_dan Updated August 31, 2012 3276   0   0   0   0
This set of posts covers the basics for anyone wanting to get started into trail building. It could be you are looking for a local group and want to get a heads up on where to find them and what would be expected, or you have...
B billicopter Updated August 31, 2012 12931   0   0   0   0
How to build dirt jumps. After a bit of searching, I found some good tips to build dirt jump ramps. This is from wikihow.com You want to find a place where you have enough space to accelerate and stop...
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