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Mega Underground Bike Park is for cyclists who are deeply into riding

The bike park is located in an old limestone mine
The bike park is located in an old limestone mine
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The bike park is located in an old limestone mine
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The bike park is located in an old limestone mine
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the bike park measures 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m)
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Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the bike park measures 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m)
It features over 45 looping dirt trails, including jump lines, pump tracks, dual slalom, BMX, and easier-to-ride single track
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It features over 45 looping dirt trails, including jump lines, pump tracks, dual slalom, BMX, and easier-to-ride single track
The temperature stays at a comfortable 60ºF (15ºC), year-round
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The temperature stays at a comfortable 60ºF (15ºC), year-round
Admission prices appear to be fairly reasonable, starting with $24 getting you four hours of use, or $40 getting you eight
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Admission prices appear to be fairly reasonable, starting with $24 getting you four hours of use, or $40 getting you eight

When winter arrives in much of the world, cyclists such as BMXers and freestyle mountain bikers are limited to riding in warehouse-style indoor bike parks. These places can be fun, but they're still ... you know, in a building. Such is not the case, however, with the just-opened Mega Underground Bike Park. Claimed to be the largest indoor bike park in the world, it's situated 10 stories (100 ft/30.5 m) underground in a disused limestone mining cavern.

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the bike park measures 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) and features over 45 looping dirt trails. These include jump lines, pump tracks, dual slalom, BMX, and easier-to-ride single track. The temperature stays at a comfortable 60ºF (15ºC), year-round.

The facility just opened on Feb. 9, and so far users have to supply their own bikes. As of sometime in April, though, rentals should be available.

Admission prices appear to be fairly reasonable, starting with $24 getting you four hours of use, or $40 getting you eight
Admission prices appear to be fairly reasonable, starting with $24 getting you four hours of use, or $40 getting you eight

Admission prices appear to be fairly reasonable, starting with US$24 getting you four hours of use, or $40 getting you eight.

You can see the bike park in use, in a video posted on YouTube. It's actually just one part of the Louisville Mega Cavern, which also features a zip line, ropes course, tram tours and other attractions.

Source: Mega Underground Bike Park via Gear Junkie

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Stephen N Russell
Expand to other caverns in area IE MO IL OH TN MS area along MS & MO river alone Wow, so Radical.