Our latest blog is inspired by the droves of bike enthusiasts who have created and supported other indoor bike parks around the world, but hats and bike helmets off to Ray Petro for putting the wheels in motion.
Ray opened the worlds first indoor bike park back in 2004 and now has a second facility up and running. For now, one indoor bike park will do us UK riders. Earlier today I came across an insightful article by Dirt Rag, here are some interesting facts that you may not know about Rays MTB park:
“It’s amazing how, given the right environment, people are able to focus and overcome an obstacle. Out on the trail, you don’t see people practicing one obstacle for hours on end. Here, you can try the same thing over and over again, watching others and getting advice.” Ray Petro
What it took to build Ray’s MTB Park:
Indoor Bike Parks Around The World
Rays MTB park 1.0
Rays MTB park 2.0
The Wheel Mill
Joy Ride 150
Burlington Bike Park
Pfäffikon Indoor Bike Park
Coffee Bike Park
Fly Up 417
‘Indoorising’ outdoor sports has become a successful business model for many organisations. Manchester is soon to become the home of its very own indoor mountain bike park, and we thank everyone for supporting us on our journey.
Many thanks and happy trails
Dan and the Dirt Factory team