Mountain biking in your back yard is pretty lame... ...unless you follow this instructable and make your yard into an EXTREME mountain biking course!

        I enjoy mountain biking but the closest bike parks are still pretty far away and I don't go often, so I decided to make a park in my own backyard! Even if you have a small backyard you can build some simple things to help you keep your mountain biking skills sharp. Having a bigger yard, or woods near your house, helps but is not essential. I will show you how to make some simple features that will make your mountain biking EXTREME! Building features in your yard is a great idea if you are not that good at biking (like me!), and want to improve your skills without others watching you crash and mess up.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials
To start you will need a few things. You can get by if you do not have all of the tools or materials, you might also not need all of them, but these are the tools I used:

-Drill (hammer works)
-Skill saw
-Pick axe
-Branch clippers

Materials I used:

-Screws (nails if you choose to hammer)
-Scrap wood
-4 in. diameter trees

HammE1 year ago
Awesome! I'll have to do something like this at my dad's house, although his yard is flat… but I could make it work
psheehy3 years ago
wow, i'm suprised your bike holds up on that stuff, great job on the instructable.
Emsaid (author)  psheehy3 years ago
Thanks! and actually it doesn't... I've gone through 3 forks, 1 handle bar, a set of pedals, new wheels, 3 derailleurs (I finally just went single speed)... but thats what you get when you buy a cheap walmart bike.
3.1415 Emsaid3 years ago
Craigslist=better bike for less.
Aron313 Emsaid3 years ago
Just buy a new downhill bike. Very expensive but worth the money in the long run!
admanrocks3 years ago
way to rip it up on that ghetto bike, man!

your back yard looks like fun. nicely done.
Aron3133 years ago
Those are nice catwalks tho. Check out mine

Aron3133 years ago
Buy a better bike!
Finally, a fellow freerider on instructables! Looks nice, I'm looking for a place to build but all the only possible place near me has a sign saying no mountain biking :( Anyway, nice instructable! Btw, did you fall off of the bridge in the video?
TSC3 years ago
Nice you should get some grips for your handle bars!
Emsaid (author)  TSC3 years ago
thank you! yes theres a lot I need to do on that bike
TSC Emsaid3 years ago
Your welcome!
owlart1013 years ago
dude, this is awesome, I would so love to just have the bridge to walk on. you have my vote