Hi i am looking for as much help, information, advice and sugestions on type of land i need to buy , were to find it and regulations and permits needed, This is for a Freestyle Motocross/supercross practice track/compound build. If Thank you in advanced.
PICKING THE SITE
I will need 220' minimum if i want 5 lanes and a start area or 6 lanes of track. That's about the same dimensions as a football shape stadium, which probably seems too wide for what i am doing because i don't need a full width starting area.
My track is outside and it has to last more than a few days. That means i have got to be able to work on it occasionally and it has to drain. You can't put your lanes right up against each other like they do in a stadiums. I have got to leave room to get a tractor or a water truck or whatever in between the lanes and i have to leave room for water to run off in between the lanes after a rain
So my guideline is a 20' lane and a 20' space, a 20' lane, a 20' space, etc... 6 lanes and 5 spaces = 220' wide. The track is going to be fenced so add another 15' or so around the perimeter for a space before the fence. So, a good minimum size is 250' x 400'.
SECOND...TERRAIN IS GOOD
Im better off with a piece of property with a slope or some rolling hills on it, This is because the soil you will need for building the obstacles will be generated on the site by the leveling process as you get ready to build.
Buying and trucking soil is extremely expensive and i don't want to do it if i don't have to. Additionally, I don't need to go all the way to perfectly level it. A couple feet of fall left on the site will be unnoticeable to the eye or when riding and will help me to make the finished track drain correctly after a rain. a more natural terrain piece of property with some elevation is ok as i can go down the natural terrain track rute.
Where is the siol coming from? am i going to dig into a hillside or bank, are you going to dig a pond, and am i going to have to buy the soil and have it trucked in? Which really is not a option
I need to plan my site around the realities of where the soil is coming from. I will need about 3,500 cu. yds for a nice full size course, and i am looking for a clay based material that will compact well to hold shape.
Well i know its a big read and your eyes are stinging but i thought it better to get it nearly all down so as best to be pointed in the righ direction, i am currently looking in the VT Province and around Sevlievo as i know there is already a track there, but would rather be a bit away as not to tread on any bodys toes and create problems.