6 Awesome Indoor Bike Parks To Hone Your Skills
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Whether you’re looking to keep your tires rolling all year round (despite the snow) or you want to practice your sick moves, indoor bike parks are a great way to hone your skills and stay active in the winter. Many professional mountain bikers do clinics at these indoor parks in the off-season so they can stay fresh all year round.
They’re not just for winter fun, though. Most of these indoor playgrounds stay open year-round, so if you’re lucky enough to live nearby or you’re simply traveling through, you can level up your skills on a variety of features including wooden jump lines, foam pits, pump tracks, flow tracks, and more.
Below are 7 indoor bike parks in the United States and Canada.
Indoor Bike Parks in the US
1. Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio
- Square Feet: 165,000ft²
- Rentals: Bike rentals, yes. Helmet and pad rentals, no
- Terrain & Features: E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Seriously.
- Learn more: Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park
Ray’s Indoor Bike Park is perhaps the ‘gold standard’ of bike parks across North America. It first opened back in 2004 in an old warehouse and has since grown into a massive playground with multiple rooms, dozens of features, frequent camps and clinics, ladies’ nights, and so much more.
Ray’s is only open seasonally from October through April. Weekend passes are available if you want to make a trip out of it. I haven’t visited Ray’s yet, but it’s high on my list!
2. Mike’s Bike Park
- Location: Dayton, Ohio
- Square Feet: 50,000ft²
- Rentals: Yes
- Terrain & Features: Wooden jumps and ramps, pump track, skills area, wall rides, and an arcade room!
- Learn more: Mike’s Bike Park
Mike’s Bike Park was started by – you guessed it – Mike! A teacher, educator, bike enthusiast, and musician, Mike Bisig wanted to create a place in his hometown where kids could ride bikes safely, no matter the weather.
“Kids deserve a safe place to ride where they can increase their cycling skills without the worry of automobile traffic or crowded bike paths. Mike’s Indoor Bike Park provides these things and more while working to bring the cycling community together and bring new life into Dayton’s downtown area.”
Mike’s Indoor Bike Park has two floors filled with bike park features suited for all levels of riders including a beginner-friendly Green Line. Unlike Ray’s Bike Park, however, they don’t seem to offer lessons or clinics. It is open 7 days a week all year round, though.
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3. The Wheel Mill
- Location: Pittsburg, Pennslyvania
- Square Feet: 80,000ft²
- Rentals: Yes
- Terrain & Features: Wooden jumps and ramps, flow trails, pump tracks, foam pit, skills area
- Learn more: The Wheel Mill
The Wheel Mill, which is located in Northeast Pittsburg, was established in 2013 by lifelong biker and visionary Harry Geyer. Prior to its construction, the 80,000ft² warehouse building where the Wheel Mill now resides was used for random city equipment and impounded cars.
After a trip to Ray’s Indoor Bike Park in Cleveland, Geyer – a Pittsburg builder specializing in reclaimed wood – got to thinking… Pittsburg could use an indoor bike park, too! After months of hard work and construction, the Wheel Mill was open to the public and since then, it has attracted two-wheeled enthusiasts from all over North America.
The Wheel Mill offers women’s classes, summer camps, private and group lessons, birthday parties, and more.
Indoor bike parks in Canada
4. Joyride 150
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- Square Feet: 100,000ft²
- Rentals: Yes, with a shop
- Terrain & Features: Pump tracks, foam pit, jump lines, outdoor dirt jumps, flow trails, and a ton more!
- Learn more: Joyride 150
Joyride 150 is Canada’s largest indoor bike park with over 100,000ft² of space. That’s huge! With features and trails for every level of rider from the newbie to the pro, Joyride 150 caters to everyone and every style of riding from street to cross country.
The indoor bike park was created by two avid bikers – Scott Bentley and Mark Summers – who wanted a place to ride during the cold, snowy winter months in Ontario. Soon after securing the enormous warehouse, they were putting in 100+ hour work weeks trying to get the place open before winter break. They did, and it was a hit.
Today, Joyride 150 is a super popular hangout for kids and adults alike. They even have “bikes not bullies” stickers, which warms my heart!
They offer after-school programs, summer camps, private lessons, birthday parties, skill-building clinics, and more.
5. Whistler Air Dome
- Location: Whistler, British Columbia
- Square Feet: 8,400ft²
- Rentals: Yes, limited availability
- Terrain & Features: Jumps, foam pit, wall rides, ramps
- Learn more: Whistler Air Dome
In addition to a world-class bike park, Whistler is also home to the Whistler Air Dome, an 8,400 square foot indoor training facility. There are several jump lines into a huge foam pit as well as ramps, wall rides, and other features.
This isn’t really the place for beginner riders, however. The jumps are pretty big and only 30 riders are allowed in at a time. Spectators are welcome to watch, though!
Whistler Air Dome is only open seasonally during the summer.
- Location: Calgary, Alberta
- Square Feet: 60,000ft²
- Rentals: Yes
- Terrain & Features: Jumps, wall rides, ramps, berms, flow tracks, pump track
- Learn more: B-LINE Indoor Bike Park
B-LINE is Calgary’s indoor biking playground. With over 60,000 square feet of space, there are tons of great features for everyone from strider shredders to pros. It’s truly a destination with a well-stocked bike shop, picnic tables, lockers, rentals, and more.
You can also book birthday parties, private lessons, kids camps, or join a ladies-only night.
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Have you visited an indoor bike park? Which one and what was your experience like? Leave a comment below!
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I wish there was an indoor mtb park in Georgia, however, there aren’t any so I can’t really find any place to practice my skills.
You could build a wooden or dirt jump to hone your skills