Turin inventor slashes pump track costs with cardboard solution

A Turin-based mountain biker has come to market with a unique solution to quickly, cheaply and easily installing a pump track with a cardboard innovation.

Davide Reina’s goal was to come up with a modular system that was easy for home installation for those with gardens generous enough to accommodate such things, but it could likewise have larger implications for budget strapped councils looking to install a track, or even shops looking to build grassroots cycling locally.

Dubbed Easy Pump Track, the sustainable and biodegradable solution relies on a thick cardboard that tips the scales at 900 grams per square metre, making it transportable. The sheets are delivered to the customer in a template format that can be home assembled. Each segment is delivered as a 120 x 80cm sheet, with assembly instructions. Once the framework is put up, the customer is then able to choose how to fill the void based on their circumstances; clay or dirt is recommended.

In his locality Reina is now offering a full design, consultancy and installation service, including sourcing and shaping dirt for customers.

Pump tracks can be an easy win for local authorities looking to engage both youth (and adults) in cycling, as well as develop the skill sets of riders at a young age.

Reina’s Easy Pump Track business can be contacted by email here. The product launched this summer in Italy and is not yet internationally available.