Artist's Rendition of Dayton Bike Yard
Bike trail in background with project complete checkmark in upper right corner

Multi-Use Trail

The multi-use trail is intended for all users’ enjoyment. Everyone can utilize this path for fitness or fun. This element travels around the perimeter of the park. Montgomery County-Dayton Public Health funded the installation of this feature with a $30,000 grant. The path was completed in 2019.

Bicycle playground in background with project complete checkmark in upper right corner

Bicycle Playground

A Bicycle Playground is a playground designed with features for kids to ride. Everybody can use and enjoy a Bicycle Playground regardless of age. Many people live in neighborhoods where kids don’t have a safe place to learn to ride. At a Bicycle Playground, parents can teach kids to ride in an area that is safe and provides opportunities for easy progression.

Artist's rendition of pump tracks at Dayton Bike Yard

Pump Tracks

“Pump” describes the technique of generating momentum on a bike without pedaling. By shifting weight on the bike and “pumping” over rollers and through turns a rider can produce forward momentum. This action builds focus, concentration, and intensity. These undulations allow a skilled rider to navigate the track without pedaling. This park will have two pump tracks that provide experiences for all ability levels. Both the novice and advanced pump track will be a hardened surface providing minimized maintenance and more opportunities for riding in inclement weather.

Raised wooden bike trail winding around trees in a forest

Singletrack with Technical Features

Resembling traditional natural surface trails that most mountain bikers are familiar with, this area will have technical trail features including stone and rock, as well as pre-fabricated skills elements to help riders work on their technique and riding skills. The singletrack trail is intended for those who are just getting into mountain biking or want a more lin¬ear path to explore. Bikers can improve their skills by testing out the alternate features around the trail.

Biker on a trail in the forest

Flow Trails

“Flow” describes the roller coaster-like sensations a rider experiences when piloting a bicycle through a thoughtfully designed route. A purpose-built “flow” trail maximizes the attributes of the terrain while minimizing interruptions imposed by sharp turns or abrupt braking. Flow trails are generally descents. They create a rolling rhythm by smoothly combining features like banked turns, rollers, and jumps to guide the rider through the landscape in a seamless fashion.

Photo of bike dirt jumps at bike playground

Dirt Jumps

These are a series of jump take-offs and landings where the riders perform tricks while airborne. Jumps are built in a range of sizes that allow for progression for beginner jumpers to expert athletes. The take-offs can be constructed using a steel frame and wood decking to ensure a consistent experience day in and day out.

Biker riding on embankment of wooden ramps

Rhythm Section 

A Rhythm Section is a series of dirt or asphalt surface rollers, doubles, tabletops, and berms that riders pump through, sometimes side-by-side in race format. Consider this a linear pump track.