So yesterday I got the awesome opportunity of filming the new Louisville Mega Cavern’s bike park before it’s opened to the public. While work is still being done and the park is set to open in January of 2015, the park designer Joe Prisel and a handful of riders took a break from work to let some photographers and videographers capture them in action. The park is located underground inside what was once a limestone quarry and storage for road salt but now will be the world’s largest indoor bike park. Conditions will always be near perfect considering the weather can’t affect your riding nor the terrain and while I was there yesterday it was a very comfortable 58 degrees which it will stay year-round. Being an avid BMX rider as a teenager I was very eager to get inside and have a look at this place and also to see what the park would have to offer. I was very impressed with how challenging the expert level areas were built along with still being very safe in the occurrence of rider error. There were also great lines and trails for all skill sets. I know my skills will be a bit rusty considering I haven’t ridden a BMX bike in a few years but I have no doubt that I’ll be able to have a great time on many of the obstacles when the park opens. I was also extremely impressed with how many different lines and variations could be performed throughout the park, there are literally different lines and jump transfers all over the park which should never leave the riders bored or burnt out on the same repetitive trails or jumps. This park will be huge for the BMX and mountain biking community and not just for the Louisville area, it’s already gaining international attention from as far away as Germany and Australia. Bottom line is this park will be absolutely amazing when finished! I cannot wait for opening day!
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