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BMX Ramp Plans For Safe, Solid Ramps

Aug 17, 2007
BMX bike riding is a very popular game due to the thrill and excitement it involves. However, some experts simply relate the popularity of this game to the high cost of gasoline. This exciting sport requires a lot of practice on the part of the rider and excellent infrastructure to ensure safety and performance.

The most important infrastructure is a well-built BMX ramp required for riders to practice and perform their skills. Full-proof BMX ramp plans are essential pre-requisites for a good BMX ramp. Ask anybody who has built a ramp and many will tell about the hell they went through because they lacked a plan.

There was a time when bikes were considered merely an assembly of frame, fork, two wheels and a seat. These bikes have come a long way since then. The BMX bikes are one of the latest additions to the ever-growing list of bikes. Now with increasing popularity of BMX bikes, towns and cities are constructing BMX ramps on both indoor and outdoor sites where BMX riders would be able to practice and display their skills.

All You Wanted To Know About Ramp plans

Before starting construction, you must decide on the kind of ramp you want, because ramps come in many shapes and sizes and are very expensive to make. These ramps allow the rider to perform not only old tricks but also to create and practice new tricks. If you have an earlier experience with building skateboard ramps then that would be of much help as skateboard ramp plans and ramp plans for BMX bikes are very similar.

If you are building a small ramp then a garage or your home backyard will suffice. In case you are making a big one then it is better to build the ramp at the site. In case of ramps being built on outdoor sites many of the obstacles and ramps are made from the dirt available at the site. Often, besides the ramps and mounds for stunt biking, courses are also laid for racing bikes.

There are instances of people who made ramps without any plans. So they went and bought any kind of timber. The result was that the so-called ramp had the worst transitions and the structure fell apart within weeks. A lot of money spent for nothing.

You will need money but at the same time try and cut costs wherever possible. Remember timber costs a lot and so does tools. One way to reduce costs would be by hiring tools. Some ramp plans, that are available free of cost, are not the best. So you might have to buy some plans. Such plans are available on the Internet and come at a price.

Having decided on the type of ramp to build, sketch out the dimensions on paper. Then acquire the materials required but remember to get as much wood as you can.
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