16 BMX and MTB Backyard Trail Heavens To Fulfil Your Wildest Fantasies

The Atherton's epic yard and some of the best dream set ups around...

Photo: Madison Clothing

It’s the stuff of dreams; being able to roll out of bed, onto your bike and ride the day away.

It’s the reason so many people chasing passion over paychecks set up shop in resort towns or remote areas of our wonderful planet, turning away from bustling city life for tantalising trails.

But even that isn’t quite enough for some folk. Whether out of necessity from having a lack of other options or just an urge to fulfil a lifelong dream, some people go to serious extremes to bring the trails one step closer; or to build trails one step from their back door to be more exact.

From BMX dirt parks to mountain bike pump and jump trails, there have been some amazing backyard set ups constructed in the name of shred. Here are just a few of our favourites…

1) The Athertons


The Atherton family live and breathe mountain biking. Obviously. It’s no surprise that they’ve got a sick set up at their homeground over in Wales, then. Dan Atherton‘s jump line quickly become the stuff of legend in the MTB scene, and it’s easy to see why.

“It was actually pretty easy to create,” he told us modestly earlier this year. “It was just a blank field, so there was nothing to work around, and really easy access. The initial build only took about six weeks.

“Like all this stuff, it’s the maintenance that usually kills it, especially in an open space like that. It’s like having a kid – it takes so much looking after! There was nothing drawn out on paper though, once you start building something big like that it kind of grows and lines open up that you would never have planned.”

2) Pat Casey


3) Trey Jones


4) Niels Bensink

Good use of back garden.

Posted by Madison Clothing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5) Travis Pastrana


6) Paul Langland


7) Oszkar Nagy


8) Brett Rheeder


9) Brandon Semenuk


10) Tim “Fuzzy” Hall



11) Ben Polaschek


12) Ross Schnell


13) The Godziek Brothers


14) Yannick Granieri


15) Josh Hult


16) Cam White


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