You are probably thinking about building your own dirt bike tracks when you develop a serious passion about the sports or you are thinking about getting more professional in the field. Yes, dirt bikes can be fun and it is certainly more fun when you are able to hone your skills – improving your abilities and expertise. Once you are able to improve your experience, you definitely want to progress more.
That’s why having some jumps within an easy reach can be beneficial, especially if it is located right on your backyard. Of course, it would be nice if you can have a full track but even the smaller version can improve your skill significantly and greatly. Adding small dirt piles here and there and then digging some areas can add some challenges on its own. If you want to gain the best benefits for this kind of track, you should leave it to the pro. However, it doesn’t hurt if you can take part in the planning, preparation, and also the process.
Things to Do First
Planning should be your first thing to do. To do so, you may want to get some inspirations or ideas about the right and proper backyard dirt bike tracks that you can incorporate in your private property. There are some websites where you will be shown tutorials, stages, and steps on how to design and then build the pro-inspired tracks. However, although getting professional insight can help, it isn’t advisable that you build a professional track for yourself. For your personal track, you want to keep everything simple and very basic.
Don’t forget to consider your neighbors. Building a track means that you are going to disturb them – and once the track is done, you are going to disturb them even more. And then, what about the dust, especially during summers? The best way to deal with it is to have tree or fence buffer – and possibly the tall ones. But then again, you should also check your local building requirements. What about the track building? What about the fence? What about the overall building plan? If you want to be safe, check the local and state requirements, and then have your property surveyed.
You want to consider about property and also liability insurance. Despite the fun, the dirt bike can be quite dangerous and harsh. You may think, “Ah, it’s not a problem with me.” But what if you tag friends along? It is surely fun to practice together with friends, but accidents can happen and they are pretty unpredictable. You may want to talk to your insurance company about your property policy and its coverage.
Don’t forget about drainage. When you want to have your personal dirt bike tracks, this is a crucial matter. You want to make sure that your property doesn’t turn into a giant pool when it is raining. Drainage is one of the most important elements in building the track, because you want to make sure that the water can ‘escape’ the soil and your property so it won’t create damage or destruction. You may want to dig further about your property’s drainage and find out more about erosion control.
Cover the Important Aspects
Another consideration in making the dirt bike tracks is to make it simple and then keep it that way. Keep it logical and natural. For instance, too steep jump will be too much and probably too difficult. As it was mentioned before, getting the idea and inspiration from the pro tracking design can be useful but don’t imitate the pro track design. It is also a good idea to understand better about your background layout and arrangement so you won’t make mistakes in the project.
Your next step should include putting the design onto a paper. It may not be necessary, but it does help create a better image and layout. If you can find a free software where you can have a digital layout, it’s even better. Some people have designer friends and those friends provide the needed software for the layout and design so the homeowners can have a better image and idea in the planning. Most people who have used the software claim that the end result doesn’t look so different from the planning – which is a good thing. If you can get a professional help, it’s good but even if you can’t, you can always manage everything on your own. But be sure that you have covered the entire ground and be extra careful.
Basically, you just want to have a very serious, complete, and thorough research before starting the project. Be sure that you have covered all the important aspects and elements before you even start. It is advisable that you don’t rush things. Tread carefully and don’t hurry up. Only by doing so, you can create your own personal dirt bike tracks with careful consideration and thorough planning.