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Velosolutions Opens Two New Pumptracks

Nov 13, 2016
by Velosolutions Global  
Velosolutions Asphalt Pumptrack in Balzers in front of the mediaeval Castle.

Claudio Calouri and Velosolutions have been busy to building public pumptracks around the world, swoopy asphalt creations full of rollers and berms that provide hours of enjoyment for beginners and experts alike. The two newest additions to their growing portfolio are in Balzars, Lichtenstein, and Arosa, Switzerland. The Balzars pumptrack just so happens to be situated at the base of a medieval castle - talk about a scenic backdrop.

Velosolutions Asphalt Pumptrack in Balzers in front of the mediaeval Castle.


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Velsolutions Asphalt Pumptrack in Arosa

Arosa, Switzerland is now home to Europe's highest pumptrack, situated at 1775 meters (5823 feet) above sea level. There might not be a castle nearby, but riders can stare off at the towering mountains of the Swiss Alps when they're not taking laps on the freshly constructed bike playground.


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Velsolutions Asphalt Pumptrack in Arosa
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49 Comments
  • 33 1
 What's the cost of these puppy's? Love to get one build down under.
  • 2 1
 Was wondering the same too.
  • 4 4
 A friend of mine told me there was a project to build one near my home , and they would have a 400k€ budget... but seriously it cant be that much...

I would say between 30 and 300k depending on the size
  • 4 3
 Three Chillies Design (TC Trail design) builds them...hit up your local government for funding
  • 4 2
 The track in Neunkirchen, Austria, was build for 150k€ And that created some controversies.
www.noen.at/neunkirchen/neunkirchen-pumptrack-viel-gegenwind-fuer-prestigeprojekt/24.002.060
  • 4 1
 They quoted us (city of Redmond Oregon) around $300,000 for a park. We're in the works of getting our very own in the next few years!
  • 2 1
 We got one in fnq made by World Trail, while not as big and intricate as these still super fun to ride, when you get a turn in between all the little kids.
  • 7 1
 The three small pumptracks recently built by VeloSolutions in Alberta, Canada were budgeted for around $125k each, so assume $150k each, as that's the way things often go. velosolutions.com/en/pump-track/alberta-pump-tracks-wildwood-evansburg-niton-junction
  • 1 1
 @treekilla: OFY BUD!
  • 4 1
 They have just built one in Scotland and it reportedly cost £345,000.
  • 3 2
 @dingus: it makes about 410 000 €, its made of gold or what ? Big Grin (this is equal to 47.056.303,80 yens too! )
  • 4 1
 this one was built in Leavenworth, Wa by VeloSolutions www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1kgTn585c
  • 2 1
 @northwestdhdad: I'm dying to check that one out! Need to make a trip before the snow falls!
  • 3 1
 There is nothing like this in all of Melbourne, yet there are so many passionate bikers! We need one of these
  • 3 0
 Definatly
  • 1 0
 @treekilla: great skatepark there too
  • 2 0
 @RedBurn: were just hiring a bobcat and a whacka-packa for a weekend and will shape it ourselves-for less of a price!
  • 1 0
 @warehouse: I hear they are due for a new one and it's in the works! But these types of city projects takes years to perfect.
  • 1 0
 @northwestdhdad: i skated that a few months ago. So fun! Just need some coping around the pockets
  • 1 0
 @dingus: where abouts?
  • 2 0
 @km79: Inverness. It's open now, the official opening is on the 30th, I think Claudio and Brendawg will be there.
  • 1 0
 @treekilla: Is that for the full-on asphalt version? Here in Bellingham, WA, we'll be getting a (dirt) pump track in one of our main municipal parks (which also happens to be close to Galbraith Mountain - and in between four neighborhoods with lots of families). That won't be a Velosolutions sort of thing, though, but a community effort driven by the WMBC. Lots of volunteer efforts will go into that - can't wait for that project to kick off in the spring.
  • 2 0
 @km79: Howdy, VeloSolutions are gonna be building one in Edinburgh in the new year: www.facebook.com/skelfedinburgh
  • 13 3
 Sweet! Pumptracks are great in all sorts of ways. Awesome to see Szymon Godziek and Dartmoor bikes. Great to see that Velosolutions business is rolling. This article has put a smile on my face, so much win Big Grin
  • 14 17
 They dont stop winning!! Could Velosolutions possibly belong to the Trump organization ??

Just kidding
  • 4 2
 Nuances in the design will definitely affect the cost. A skate park typically costs around US$30 to $40 per square foot to construct. I read that Velosolutions uses a special kind of asphalt so the cost will probably be higher than that.
  • 2 0
 Velosolutions needs to have a map of where all their pumptrack projects are and what their status is in terms of outsiders riding them. I imagine some are private and some have fees but a lot look like they are public spaces. I would detour a trip or vacation to check one out!
  • 6 1
 One in my back garden please Smile
  • 4 1
 We are getting one in southern UT. Asphalt pumptrack with an incredible concrete skate park in the center. Can not wait for completion! These guys are true artisans.
  • 2 0
 Where in southern UT?
  • 3 1
 They built one of these where I live (Oklahoma city metro area) and they are way too much fun.
  • 2 2
 In all seriousness it would be good to get an understanding of the process to get one built as a public amenity. I would imagine though it would be a royal pain in the arse to get a council on board here in the UK.
  • 3 1
 We got one built just last week up in Inverness www.moredirt.com/photo/91340
  • 2 1
 Speak to Architrail, they are building them all over the UK
  • 3 1
 The pump track in invermess is awesome. Being right next to the skate park, 2 miles from the mast dh runs and 1.5 miles from the mast dirt jumps makes that area of inverness world leading now. Even has crab apple type jumps up the mast and many enduro trails.
The cost for riding it all..... free.. only £3 for 1 hours lights after dark.
  • 1 0
 Depends on how much they have in their kitty, health and safety issues, what other applications the area already has and how many local cyclists, skaters, etc are keen enough to put some pressure on them. Having landscaped a few parks around the UK I know from experience there is too much bureaucracy, too many people milking the system getting positions like site managers. (a working project manager would suffice) Different councils will have slightly different ways and means of getting things done. In some cases there will also be landowners and or leases to deal with.
  • 3 1
 Keep the videos coming, they are all going into a presentation to our city so we can get one too.
  • 2 0
 Especially featuring kids/families! I can imagine that a lot of city officials hear "pump track" and imagine hooligans rampaging around town.
  • 3 1
 Come to Bulgaria,we need one of these so badly Smile
  • 2 1
 My town needs one of these pumptracks next to the BMX track!
  • 1 1
 Quelle ville?
  • 1 1
 @jorukfundan: Pau (salut le 73 !)
  • 2 1
 awesome to see how they are making the sport grow
  • 1 1
 There is one in the UK. My bike shop is above it at the 417 Bike Park just outside Cheltenham. www.417bikepark.co.uk
  • 1 0
 Los Angeles could use at least 3 of these. Come on out Velo!!!!!
  • 1 2
 Around 100k for a basic one in the uk
  • 1 2
 so much fun
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