Oregon's Indoor Bike Park!

Nov 20, 2009 at 19:14
by Nick Braun  

Gravity Labs is an indoor bike park and training facility currently being developed in Bend, Oregon by Nick Braun and Ryler Sturm. The pair have created a reputation in the cycling community for the construction of the area's only freeride specific trails and features and their involvement in the progression of the local freeride mountain biking scene.

Gravity Labs is being designed to take progression to the next level.


Bend, Oregon has established itself as an outdoor sports wonderland and it has gained an amazing reputation within the world of cycling. Bend is home to many world class athletes, professional riders, a large population of avid enthusiasts and a huge network of mountain bike trails containing over 300 miles of single-track. The area has some of the best cross-country, all mountain and high-alpine trails in the United States and the emerging freeride, downhill, dirt jump and gravity fed riding scene sets this unique area apart from other mountain biking destinations. Bend is home to a large population of mountain bikers young and old, eager to enjoy the sport, improve their skills and progress their abilities as a rider. This is the evolution of the sport. Bringing it indoors is the revolution. Support the progression.

The indoor bike park and training facility will house nearly 30,000 square feet of indoor riding opportunities and will be open year-round to provide users the ultimate four season riding schedule. When complete, the building will offer trails and features for users of all riding abilities and disciplines to challenge and improve their skills. Gravity Labs is divided into two large areas that will contain two different riding environments. The smaller area will be home to a large foam pit and resi-ramp jumps for learning and perfecting new tricks in a “controlled environment”. This zone will be referred to as the “Progression Lab”.


The main riding zone will contain a network of riding trails and features constructed of high quality natural dirt, boulders, logs and elements that will bring the outdoor riding experience indoors and will test the skills of all riders. This zone will be referred to as the “Dirt Lab” and will contain several freeride trails for beginner to expert level riders, a cross-country loop with optional skill building features, multiple jump lines, a pumptrack and a drop zone.


The Dirt Lab will also contain a competition level, expert jump line that will be designed by professional riders and will be used for contests and competitions held within the park. Spectators will enjoy elevated views of the entire park from the viewing and lounge areas and a media platform with a dolly rail system will allow for excellent coverage of park events. The main park area will also house a retail/bike shop for service, rentals, repairs and merchandise and a restaurant/lounge area will provide park users with concessions. CO Gravity Labs will be host to a full schedule of year-round riding events, contests, clinics, camps, movie premiers and much more. Our projected grand opening date is late January 2010. Our website will be launching early next week. www.gravitylabsbikepark.com - stay tuned!

Support the revolution…..support the progression. Rider owned and operated.

Gravity Labs Bike Park.

A big Thank You goes out to our supporters:
www.republikmtb.com/
www.bendcyclery.com/
www.cofreeriders.com/
www.kirtvoreis.com/
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20 Comments

  • + 6
 Wow! Wish we had stuff like dat here.. TT
  • + 3
 I feel your pain. I'm going to move to Oregon. Mark my words.
Salute
  • + 2
 I do not understand why Vancouver, Canada doesn't have an indoor riding park. I thought we where the meca? I think the guys at gravity Labs would do very well opening a park here. Well looks like I have a road trip ahead of me in January Smile
  • + 1
 Let me know if you want some help from the Gorge Freeride building crews- we are down to assist and support all efforts!
  • + 1
 ...I second the above! Would be worth a weekend trip to build and ride! Looking forward to it!
  • + 1
 And there's the biggest lumber supporter of the Post Canyon MTB trails right there.............TUM A LUM RULES!!!!!
  • + 3
 how fast do they plan to build all that?? done in january?
  • + 3
 We are hoping to get the foam pit/resi/ramp area built along with a few jump lines to open. Our complete build will certainly be an ongoing process as the trails continue to evolve.
  • + 1
 you guys should come out to see the indoor@ oregon state fair grounds rich todd and my self and a hand full of others have working on ..
  • + 1
 props to action drawn we could not move dirt with out them, birds u rile
  • + 1
 Im so excited to use the dolly track... I can't wait you guys, thanks for sponsoring my movie!
  • + 1
 No; Getting the building ADA compliant has been a huge mess. But we're working through it as quick as possible.
  • + 1
 Awwwwwsome! Keep us updated please. Im going to make a trip down if it turns out anything like rays indoor!
  • + 1
 o my gosh i can't wait i gona go there every day
  • + 1
 Oh my goooooooooo!!!! There is a Jebus!
  • + 1
 that could be fkin epic! good luck lads
  • + 1
 dude this is going to be sooooooooo sick! im totally coming out!
  • + 1
 Thats awesome, i wonder what the cost is for a inddor park that size.
  • + 1
 Open yet?

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