We develop, plan, and build skill parks!
In the skill park, small and large mountain bike enthusiasts as well as e-bikers can train new skills to increase their riding safety. Everyone can have fun there, because of the various elements with different levels of difficulty. It is built of natural materials sourced from the region and blends in perfectly with the terrain and surroundings. This sport not only maintains physical health through physical activity, it also promotes social components by riding together with friends or family.
What makes a skill park special are the special-designed obstacles and elements that are designed to improve riders’ skills and techniques. The difference to normal trails and paths, which generally use natural obstacles and terrain features is, that skill park obstacles are man-made and arranged to challenge mountain bikers’ specific skills and techniques.
Advantages of a Skillpark
Improvement of Techniques and Skills:
Skillparks are specially designed to improve and train the skills and techniques of mountain bikers. By mastering various obstacles and technical features, riders can strengthen their confidence and skills on the bike, and be better prepared to hit the trails.
avoidance of boredom
Skillparks offer variety and new challenges, of which conventional trails or tracks often lack. Mountainbiker who are trying to improve their skills and technique, can use skillparks as an exciting alternative to other tracks.
Skillparks can be of importance to the local bike community. It could function as a meeting place to meet like-minded people, and to further exchange tips and experience.
By being specifically designed to give mountain bikers the opportunity to improve their skills, skill parks can also help to reduce accidents on the trails. By learning the proper techniques and how to handle various obstacles in the skill park, riders can ride more safely and with more control on the trails.
Sponsorship of the Mountainbikesport
Skill parks can help promote and support the sport of mountain biking by providing an accessible and controlled environment where people of all ages and abilities can try out mountain biking.
Planning and Realisation
The planning and implementation of skill parks depend on various factors, such as location, the requirements of the target audience, and legal regulations.
The following points are taken into account when implementing a skill park:
1. Location selection
The selection of a suitable location that provides enough space and natural features (such as hills and rocks) to build a skill park is important.
2. Concept development
The development of a concept that includes the various trails, obstacles, and features of the skill park, as well as safety standards and rules for park usage, is mendatory.
3. Planning and Building
Planning and building the skill park, including the trails, obstacles, ramps, jumps, and other features, is necessary for a good skill park. Negotiations with local authorities may also be necessary to obtain the required permits.
4. Opening of the Skillpark
The opening of the skill park and its operation, including the establishment of rules and safety standards, as well as the maintenance and upkeep of the park are important.
5.Marketing and Promotion
It is also important to market and promote the skill park to increase public awareness and usage of the park. Hosting events and competitions can be a great way to increase the park’s attractiveness and bring in more visitors.
6. Testing and fine-tuning
After the completion of the pump track, testing is carried out to be sure that the track is safe and rideable. If necessary, fine-tuning will be done.
Which maintenance work implicates a Skillpark?
Maintenance of a skill park is different from that of a pump track because a skill park involves altering the natural terrain and therefore requires more maintenance than an asphalt pump track. The green areas surrounding the skill park must be regularly tended to and maintained to ensure safe and enjoyable riding.
Mountain bike skill parks emerged in the 1990s as a result of the growing popularity of mountain biking. Initially privately build and used, they became more professional over time and public facilities began to construct them. Today, there are many such parks around the world that offer mountain bikers the opportunity to improve their skills and have a great time on their bikes.