How to Make BMX Ramps

August 9, 2016


This week I made a few ramps for my BMX bike. I made a kicker and a landing ramp to help get me started. For this project, all you need is a jigsaw to make all the cuts. I started by cutting out the shape of my ramps on my 3/4″ sheets of plywood. After I had the kicker and landing ramp sides cut out, I cut my 2’x4’s for my kicker to 22.5″ and 46.5″ for my landing ramp. This will make my kicker exactly 2′ wide when I add my plywood and it will make my landing ramp 4′ wide. I then screwed the 2×4’s into the side of the plywood and this created the ‘skeleton’ of my ramp. After I had the skeletons done, I added the plywood to the top. I would recommend using 3/4″ plywood for the landing ramp and 3/8″ plywood for the kicker. Countersink and screw the screws into the 2×4’s of the skeleton. This will give you a kicker and a landing ramp. You can either paint your ramps or if you’re like me, I prefer the natural wood look. The only thing left to do is start getting some jumps in!

Shopping List:

4- 2’x4′ Sheets of 3/4″ Plywood

2- 2’x4′ Sheets of 3/8″ Plywood

6- 2×4’s

1- Box of 3″ Exterior Wood Screws

1- Box of 1 5/8″ Exterior Wood Screws

Cut List:

2- 2’x4′ Sheets of 3/4″ Plywood (Kicker and Landing Ramp Sides)

2- 2’x4′ Sheets of 3/4″ Plywood (Landing Ramp Top Pieces)

2- 2’x4′ Sheets of 3/8″ Plywood (Kicker Ramp Top Pieces)

8- 2×4’s at 22.5″ Long 8- 2×4’s at 46.5″ Long


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