This Awesome Latvian Dad Built An Remarkable Bobsled Track In His Backyard

What do you do when you live in a country with a lot of snow during winter and have a big backyard? Well, you build a bobsled track, of course.

Aivis Berzind from Rujiena, Latvia has built arguably the coolest (and only one we know of, to be honest) bobsled track in his own backyard.

Aivis started building the track six years ago as an outdoor activity for his kids. The track has a length of 170 meters, and you get around it by sitting inside the customized bobsleds that Aivis built. The ride lasts about one minute, and you can reach speeds of 30 km/h.

Not only is he one cool dad, but he also used only recycled material, one of the reasons why he could do it all within a budget of just over $60. The bobsleds are repurposed motorcycle sidecars with old pipes attached as the runners.

Watch the KHOU11 video below to see the excellent bobsled track that Aivis in Latvia built for his kids in their own backyard.