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FLOW F O R M B IKE RAM P S


TAB LE O F CO N TE NTS

— FlowForm Bike Ramps Introduction What Is a Bike Park & Why a Bike Park Getting Your Bike Park Started Bike Park Locations Developing Support Funding Your Park Bike Park Design How FlowForm Fits Your Project FlowForm Quote Form Installation Process Moving Forward —

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F LOWF O RM B I K E RA M P S I NTR OD UC TI ON lowForm Bike Ramps are the low maintenance, sustainable, easy to install solution to your bike park ramp needs. With a selection of park, trail and skill focused ramps available your bike community will enjoy many years of progressive riding terrain. FlowForm is expertly designed by riders for riders and is interconnected and adjustable to allow for expansion as your bike community grows. Each FlowForm Ramp is precision manufactured using high-grade steel, uses sustainable sourced replaceable riding surfacing, and is designed for ease of installation. With multiple ramp options available there is a FlowForm Bike Ramp for every project. —

REPLACEABLE RIDING SURFACE FlowForm Ramps use sustainable sourced replaceable riding surfacing. Using natural surfacing not only looks great but also provides years of service. Making deck boards easy to replace makes in house maintenance easy to accomplish.

MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS FlowForm Features can be configured into a multitude of layouts. Ramps can be connected to make unique riding surfaces.

FLOWFORM ADJUSTABLE LEG SYSTEM FlowForm’s Adjustable Leg System secures the features on a trail or in a park. The adjustable telescoping leg system adjusts to un-even terrain to ensure a stable riding surface. The framework also provides adjustability of a ramps steepness, pitch or angle.

PRECISION MANUFACTURED FlowForm Ramps are fully engineered and precision manufactured to provide decades of service in variable climates.

PROGRESSIVE DESIGN FlowForm Ramps are designed by riders, for riders and are built with developing a riders progression in mind. Rather than being a static product, FlowForm Ramps can be adjusted and modified as riders progress.

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WH AT IS A B I K E PA R K ? A bike park is a piece of land specifically designed for off-road or mountain biking. Bike parks can be built in small urban areas, public lands or integrated with trail systems. A bike park may include skills courses, pump tracks, jumps, trails and features. With many design and budget options available a bike park is an achievable project for all communities. —

W HY A B I KE PARK? Bike parks provide family-friendly recreation. The need for safe, sustainable, progressive riding areas is growing with biking’s popularity. With over 57 million people riding bikes in North America there is great need for every community to have a space to enjoy riding opportunities. The health benefits of riding bicycles is wide spread and well documented. From combating obesity and nature deficit disorder to strengthening the bonds of friends and family biking has the power to transform communities. Bike parks and bike trails can be integrated into existing park systems, trail system, planned communities, placed adjacent to skate parks or used to re-purpose vacant land —

BENEFITS OF A BIKE PARK

+ family friendly activity + safe & controlled environment + health & wellness benefits + community engagement & social interaction + stress reducer + multi-generational appeal + opportunities for a wide range of skill levels + low cost public recreation

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GETT IN G YOU R B I K E PA R K STAR TE D types of bike park projects Mountain biking is moving out of the backcountry and into a park setting, often working alongside other park features like playgrounds, recreation fields or skate parks and benefiting from parking, restrooms and lighting. These new settings are broadly referred to as “Bike Parks” and typically include pump tracks, jump lines, flow trails, and skills trails. A bike park may contain just one of these elements or combine several of them. —

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Taking pump to the next level, many parks include dedicated jump features and sections. FlowForm Ramps are an excellent addition to a jump zone and provide consistent launch features that don’t degrade over time like dirt features. A good jump zone offers progression and clear signage for riders to safely progress their skills over time. —

flow

Mountain biking was born in the mountains – and trails replicate this experience. By employing a variety of surfaces, obstacles, down hill and up hill sections bike park trails mimic what happens on natural trails. FlowForm Features can be included in any trail section and offer predictable, progressive features to help riders enhance their skills. —

A pump track is designed to be ridden by “pumping” the bike over rollers and berms creating forward momentum and reducing the need to pedal. By shifting their weight a rider can flow over and around the track in a graceful, seamless manner. “Pump-tracks” are a more linear trail, with a defined starting and ending area while “pump-parks” may have multiple entry and exit points and countless riding options. Pump riding builds balance and handling technique and pump facilities can be enjoyed by riders on a variety of bikes. —

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Flow trails offer a machine or hand-groomed surface that maximizes the natural terrain while minimizing interruptions. A great flow trail allows a rider to pump, jump, and flow across the landscape in a rolling rhythm through berms, rollers and jumps with minimal braking or pedaling. Flow trails are some of the most attractive trails for both beginning and advanced riders alike. —

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BIKE PA RK LO CAT I ONS For years mountain bikers have labored in the shadows, often being forced to build trails on undesirable pieces of land with little support. These early pioneers of the bike park movement have managed to bring notoriety to the concept of bike parks and in many cases have developed grassroots support. Unfortunately, these home-grown bike parks or trails often fall into disrepair when the original builders move on. Today bike parks are being developed in accessible, attractive locations with community involvement and support. These contemporary bike parks are sustain-ably designed, appeal to a wide range of riders, and help foster a community atmosphere in a unique outdoor setting. Intentional bike park design also considers long-term maintenance, rider progression, and changes within our sport. Now bike parks are in the spotlight, brining communities and families together. Many bike parks are now being installed on public land, in conjunction with other park amenities. Mountain bikers have now proved that they are responsible, care for the environment, and can advocate for riding facilities. Consider working with your local parks agency to advocate and educate them that mountain biking is a healthy, family-friendly sport that deserves their attention. Educate yourself on the types of bike park amenities, consider how they can fit with the park system, and be able to explain the community benefits. —

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D E V E LOPI NG S UPPOR T Once you’ve identified some possible locations for your bike park you’ll need to develop a network of supporters. Either developing or collaborating with a mountain bike club or bike advocacy group is a critical first step. It’s also important to identify and invite experts to participate early to help develop the vision and speak with a unified voice. While there is no single right way to develop support for your bike park, the most critical step is developing trust among the various stakeholders and making sure everyone has a voice in the process. Developing a bike park will take more than just the biking community and in most cases will involve many additional advocates. A successful bike park advocacy team will need a diversity of skills sets and experience. Consider recruiting the people with the following skills: digital communications, community leadership or influence, construction trades, fundraising, legal knowledge, local politics, and riders. While you may not have a single person for each role these skills and others are the ones you’ll need to draw on to see your bike park to completion. —

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F UN DIN G YOU R PA R K With your bike park dream team assembled the next step is to raise funds for the design, permitting, and installation of your bike park. Sometimes funds will have already been allocated for bike park development but often the burden of funding will rest on the community. Funding will typically come from a combination of four sources: donations, fundraising, grants and volunteer labor. It’s important to remember the power and cost savings that dedicated volunteers can provide. —

donations

Your first instinct is likely to seek the support of the bicycle industry for donations of products and cash. Keep in mind that your local bike shop or bike industry company will likely be generous but will also want to clearly understand the benefits to their organization. With the amount of requests they receive their abilities to give may be limited or not available until the project reaches a threshold of community support. Consider seeking donations of goods, services, and cash from a variety of organizations that stand to benefit from a bike park in their community. Often donations can be used strategically in fundraising and developing volunteer labor —

When fundraising it is critical to have a plan with phases and goals for each portion of the bike park development including design, permitting and installation. Each phase of fundraising will have its own needs, resources and objectives based on your plan. Developing a “case for support” will unify the phases of fundraising and allow you to communicate clearly with potential supporters. Fundraising will need to include individual asks, group asks, and events. —

grants

fundraising

Grants are an award of financial assistance from a public or private organization for projects that meet their specific criteria. Often grants are available on a yearly basis and may be targeted for specific types of projects, be available in certain areas, or be targeted to help certain groups of people. Grants will also often specify how and when the assistance is to be spent and what type of reporting they will require. There are millions of dollars of grants available annually so having a team member with experience in grant identification and writing is critical. —

Volunteer assistance will help stretch your bike park dollars and help you do more with less. While it can be hard to put a dollar value on volunteer labor just consider the cost savings from having a volunteer draw your site plan versus paying for these services. Volunteers can help with all aspects of advocacy, design, permitting and installation. Develop a plan to recruit, train, and support volunteers and remember to thank them well and often. —

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BIKE PA RK D E S I G N Working with a professional design team or firm can result in significant savings over the life of the project. The design phase is the time to ask who must be involved, what regulations or criteria do we need to understand, what does the community want, what do the riders want and how do we get it all done! There are typically four key phases to bike park design: assessment, concept planning, master planning, construction documents and permits. — assessment Your bike park design will need to consider the physical piece of land as well as the rules and restrictions of the land agency. An initial assessment is a systematic inquiry of the site location based on access, topography, biology and other site specific factors. Ideally the assessment includes project planners, environmental staff and specialists. The assessment will result in a findings report that will help guide the concept plan. —

concept plan The concept plan is an initial document that shows the vision for the bike park. This plan should show the types of riding amenities, access, and define the location. It will provide an overview of the project and explain what it will take to get it built. Most often this is a professionally developed document that is useful for planning, fundraising and communications efforts. —

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Concept Design - NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION Final alignment of all trails identified to be determined during the detailed design phase by the successful consultant / contractor and approved owner's representative prior to construction.

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Construction documents offer complete site construction sets detailing site plan sheets regarding construction details, specifications, structural engineered details, technical specifications, materials, management and control plans from which a bike park can be built. Construction drawings and specifications are reviewed internally at 95%. Construction documents are logically developed and detailed, created with contractors and on-site realities in mind. —

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The master plan outlines all items concerning a bike park project. The plan defines project understanding and scope of work, designates project insurance and funding, evaluates management guidelines, trail designs and complete site assessments of proposed trail systems. The purpose of the master plan informs clients on the most effective and successful strategies for completing a bike park project thru trail assessments, user group design charrettes, trail plans, signage concept plans, recommendations for implementation, and additional topics covered upon request.

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HOW FLOWFORM FITS YOUR PROJECT FlowForm offers an array of ramps for every type of bike park project or trail system. We offer direct purchase and installation through our in-house staff for a seamless experience or we can work with your trail designer/landscape architect to integrate FlowForm into your project. Our expert team is ready to assist you in selecting the best ramps for your bike park! —

Roaster

Launch Pad

Up Bank

Shark Fin

Double Bubble

Satellite

On/Off

Rocker

cam mccaul signature ramp collection Designed specifically by Cam McCaul, Cam’s Ramps showcase progressive pro rider designed bike ramp geometry. Taking cues from the late famed Post Office Jump and beyond - Cam’s Ramps set the standard in engineered progression. —

satellite collection

Satellites are a bike park feature where a rider commonly jumps onto the satellite and jumps off, providing a dynamic set-up ramp that provides either speed or air time. —

wallride collection

Wallrides are versatile features where a rider jumps or rolls onto the wall gaining speed and providing interesting line selection. The Wallride Collection has both Flat and Curved Wallrides with an adjustable leg system that allows you to change the steepness of the wall. —

shorebridge collection

The Shorebridge Collection incorporates trail and skill based features that can be interconnected or stand alone to provide a unique trail experience. Multiple configurations of each feature are available with supplemental feature connectors. —

log ride collection

FlowForm Log Rides feature a custom designed knifeplate system specifically developed to support pre-cut Western Cedar logs in multiple configurations and trail designs. —

local collection

The Local Collection incorporates FlowForm Features that riders commonly experiences anywhere in a bike park or on a trail.

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F lat Wallride

Curved Wallride

Sunset

Rainbow

Teeter Totter

Cannon

Shorebridge Connectors

Shorebridge

Pre Cast Lip

Overpass Bridge

Log Rides

Transition Plate

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FLOWFORM QUOTE FORM Below is the FlowForm Bike Ramps Ramp Roster outlining every feature we manufacture. Contact us and get a quote for your bike park project! — CAM MCCAUL SIGNATURE RAMP COLLECTION

SIZES

Roaster

XTRA LARGE: HEIGHT: 7’ 6” LENGTH: 12’ WIDTH: 4’

Launch Pad

SMALL : HEIGHT: 4’ LENGTH: 8’ 7” WIDTH: 4’ MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 5’ 4” LENGTH: 9’ 10” WIDTH: 4’ LARGE : HEIGHT: 6’ LENGTH: 10’  WIDTH: 4’

Shark Fin

MEDIUM: HEIGHT: 5’ 4” LENGTH: 9’ 10” WIDTH: 4’

Up Bank

Double Bubble

LARGE: HEIGHT: 3’-6’ LENGTH: 10’ WIDTH: 4’

EXTRA SMALL : HEIGHT: 1’ 4” LENGTH: 6’ 9” WIDTH: 4’ SMALL: HEIGHT: 2’ LENGTH: 10’ 10”  WIDTH: 4’ MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 3’ LENGTH: 14’ 8”  WIDTH: 4’

SATELLITE COLLECTION

Satellite

On/Off

Rocker

SMALL: HEIGHT: 5’ 9” LENGTH: 21’ 4” WIDTH: 6’ MEDIUM: HEIGHT: 5’ 9” LENGTH: 21’ 4” WIDTH: 8’

MEDIUM: HEIGHT: 5’ 8” LENGTH: 21’ 4” WIDTH: 8’

MEDIUM: HEIGHT: 7’ 2” LENGTH: 28’ 10” WIDTH: 6’

WALLRIDE COLLECTION

F lat Wallride

SMALL : HEIGHT: 6’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 5’ MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 8’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 7’ LARGE : HEIGHT: 6’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 10’

Curved Wallride

SMALL : HEIGHT: 6’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 6’ MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 8’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 7’ 2” LARGE : HEIGHT: 12’ LENGTH: 18’ WIDTH: 12’ 8”

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QUANTITY


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SHOREBRIDGE COLLECTION

Sunset

SMALL : HEIGHT: 1’ 3” LENGTH: 8’ 6” WIDTH: 1’ 6” MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 1’ 11” LENGTH: 11’ 7” WIDTH: 1’ 6” LARGE : HEIGHT: 2’ 9” LENGTH: 14’ 6” WIDTH: 1’ 6”

Rainbow

SMALL : HEIGHT: 1’ 3” LENGTH: 8’ 6” WIDTH: 1’ 6” MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 2’ 1” LENGTH: 12’ 6” WIDTH: 1’ 6” LARGE : HEIGHT: 2’ 9” LENGTH: 14’ 4” WIDTH: 1’ 6”

Teeter Totter

Cannon

30° Cannon

QUANTITY

MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 1’ 10” LENGTH: 12’ 7” WIDTH: 10’

SMALL : HEIGHT: 8” LENGTH: 5’ WIDTH: 1’ 6” MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 8” LENGTH: 11’ WIDTH: 1’ 6”

SMALL : HEIGHT: 8” LENGTH: 5’ WIDTH: 1’ 6” MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 8” LENGTH: 11’ WIDTH: 1’ 6”

Shorebridge

BUILT TO SPEC

LOG RIDE COLLECTION

Log Rides

BUILT TO SPEC

LOCAL COLLECTION

Precast Lips

Overpass Bridge

Transition Plate

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HEIGHT: 1’ LENGTH: 6’ 6” WIDTH: 4’ HEIGHT: 2’ LENGTH: 8’ 8” WIDTH: 4’ HEIGHT: 3’ LENGTH: 10’ 10” WIDTH: 4’ HEIGHT: 4’ LENGTH: 12’ WIDTH: 4’ HEIGHT: 5’ LENGTH: 14’ WIDTH: 4’

MEDIUM : HEIGHT: 6’ 4” LENGTH: 11’ 5” WIDTH: 4’ 6”

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INSTA LLAT I O N P R O CE SS FlowForm Bike Ramps have been designed for ease of installation. There are three ways FlowForm can be installed on your site: our FlowForm Installation Team, your local trail builder or volunteers supervised by a qualified installer. Each FlowForm Bike Ramp is delivered with everything you need for installation. We do recommend you consult with your local trail builder about installation while in the design phase to make sure final installation is completed in the right phase of your project. —

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ASSESSMENT No matter what size of space, the features in your bike park should fit just right. FlowForm’s team of professionals will ensure you take all assets into account for the perfect bike park set up.

— PLANNING Further develop your bike park plan. You can also set-up a consultation with one of our FlowForm Bike Ramp designers.

— DELIVERY With FlowForm Bike Ramps we are happy to provide a delivery service for all your bike ramp needs. Just point us in the right direction!

— ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION Follow the FlowForm Installation Guide FlowForm Bike Ramps are designed to be easily assembled, but if you’d like some help, we’re happy to provide some. Have one of the FlowForm installation team partners install your ramp today.

— RIDE YOUR PARK IN Let us put the finishing touches on your bike park. We can help take care of all the hard stuff like drainage, course flow and trail finish work. Saving you time and making sure you get to ride in everything just how you want it.

— MAINTENANCE Whether your bike park has been installed or you’re right in the middle of installing it, FlowForm is always here to help

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MOV IN G F ORWA R D Unlike more traditional recreation facilities, small changes can be made to your bike park that have huge impacts. Continuous improvement in both your program and your facilities will ensure that your bike park remains at the center of your riding community. FlowForm Bike Ramps carefully designs and manufactures its structures. The owner is responsible to maintain the structure and its surroundings to insure the structure remains safe. In order to protect user’s safety, FlowForm Bike Ramps supplies all purchasers with a maintenance and warranty guide recommending all ramps, use zones, and the surrounding surfaces be inspected and maintained to insure the riding area remains safe and trouble-free. —

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