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    Dirt Jump Blurb

    We are in the process of putting a proposal together for our local park. It will include a Skills Area, Pump Track and Jump Line. We have verbiage on the Skills Are and Pump Track, but do not have something for the Jump Lines.

    What we are looking for is a general description for Dirt Jumps. The target audience is our Park Superintendent, and the folks above her. So we are talking about something that is fit for the general public that is uninformed about dirt jumping. This document (inc a risk management plan and maintenance plan) will be used a template for other parks in our state (NJ).

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Bob W.

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    Poke around on Jay Hoots' web site; click on Skills Parks. You can probably find written and pictorial information about jump parks.

    Good luck.

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    For the NYC Parks dirt jumps...we didn't call them dirt jumps (sounds dangerous) we called them BMX skills practice areas and described them as a type of skate park made of dirt for bicycles:

    Skill Areas are small-designated areas with numerous technical trail features where riders can practice the skills necessary to negotiate and progress to the more advanced sections of trails safely. These technical trail features will challenge riders of all abilities and create a safer riding community. Skill Areas are a way to utilize large barren sections of ATV damaged land and will be popular with kids of all ages. This is a place that can be made safe and exciting enough to reduce the desire of some riders to make unauthorized changes to the landscape. Skill areas may or may not be incorporated into this Park and will be subject to approval by NYC Park’s officials. (from our proposal)


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    Thanks

    Kevin and Mike - thanks for the link and confirming the idea its better to call it a BMX skills area! Good stuff.

    Funny the things we have to do to get things done!

    Hoepfully by spring of 2009 we will have the project underway. Will update with pics when things start happening!

    Bob W.

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    Bob W - Our club built a bike park similar to what you are describing. It's on town land and has been a huge success for the community. You can find two videos at the web site. The video of the pump track is old and doesn't show the jump lines that have taken over the far field. We have also taken down the large drop. It was actually too big for the upcoming lines and won us credibility with the town and neighbors.
    Look under gallery / videos at www.stowemtnbike.com

    The park has a lot of jump lines, a pump track and we are still developing the skills sections. The only additional thing we have is a track that runs around the perimeter.

    We have a risk management plan that was written and has been accepted by the town. I can email you a copy if you'd like. rick@stowemtnbike.com

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