You love mountain biking. Unfortunately, you live in the city, making year-round access to a decent trail nothing more than a pipe dream. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case if you have access to a relatively large vacant space with Shoretrax.
A track system, it lets you build singletrack trails that go up, down and tilt at various angles throughout its course just like a real mountain trail. The result looks like a ground-level roller coaster track, which, we’re guessing, your kids will love running around in as much as you’d enjoy taking the mountain bike around it.
Created by a group of British cyclists, the Shoretrax is based on the elevated timber mountain bike trails of Canada’s North Shore area, so it feels like an actual singletrack. While designed for mountain bikes, it can be ridden using practically any bicycle, including your hipster friend’s glow in the dark fixie, your son’s BMX, and your ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike. The system is modular, too, so you can make it as short or as long as you’d like, as well as add different kinds of variances to the terrain any time you feel like it.
Modules offered include straight, tapered, narrow, and curved tracks, along with ramps, drop-offs and rumble strips. They sell packages from 33 to 328 feet, which you can arrange in a point to point configuration or as a continuous loop.
With prices starting at £2,450, the Shoretrax isn’t exactly the kind of thing you’ll buy in a whim. Still, if you’ve been searching for a way to enjoy mountain biking sans an actual mountain, this looks like an amazing solution.