Time certainly does fly. It’s been about 10 months since our official launch party here at Dirt Factory and so much has happened.
We’ve had exclusive Red Bull screenings and athletes visiting, demo days and trade shows from major bike brands, and riding events like Farmer Johns in the City. After all this we decided our trails needed a bit of love and some new features adding to keep you all coming back.
We assembled the Dirt Factory dig crew which includes some of Dirt Factory’s directors and staff, Farmer John and his digger, as well as some of our fantastic customers who volunteered their own time. For three solid days and nights we shifted a couple of metric tons of dirt and shaped them into some new exciting features and gave the old features a face lift.
The plan was to add even more line choice on our flow trails, perfect for those just starting out on mountain bikes, including some new small table top jumps that allow beginners to build their confidence before heading to the main line. The jumps on the main line all got resurfaced and new lips where needed, and a new step up has been built to give you all an extra challenge. These new features have all now bedded in and are riding sweet.
These are only some of the exciting changes we have coming for you. Some of you will have spotted the work going on outside the building as well. We’ve been hard at work crafting a skills loop that should provide a challenge for every level of rider. This is all currently drying out but we’re hoping to open it as soon as possible.
We’ll also be adding a new start area for the main trails as well as a viewing deck for non-riders to get a clear view over the trails.
If you are interesting in joining the Dirt Factory Crew and volunteering to help maintain the trails, you can find out more here.