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Louisville Mega Cavern Bike Park Open For Business, Ride Underground for Valentine’s Day!

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After months of anticipation, the Louisville Mega Cavern Bike Park is finally open. As of this past Monday the 9th, the world’s first fully underground bike park is now accepting riders. Built nearly 10 stories beneath the surface, the man made cavern sits under 26 feet of solid lime stone. Occupying just a fraction of the massive hole in the ground spanning 4 million square feet, there is currently around 320 thousand square feet for your riding enjoyment.

Maintaining a comfy yearly temp of 58-60º F, at this point there are 45 trails with a few new features added since we stopped by to get a first look. Listed as a soft opening, bike rentals are not yet available but are expected by April 2015. While we were told to expect pricing on par with parks like Ray’s MTB, the Mega Cavern prices end up running about $15 more if you’re planning to ride all day since tickets are split into 4 hour and 8 hour pricing. A 4 hour ride ticket runs $25, and the all day 8 hour pass runs $40 per person. However, there are a number of combo, special, and group deals available depending on your situation. All riders are required to wear a helmet and ride with at least one brake, and parents must stay with their children (meaning they have to pay for admission as well). The park is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 6pm, and Friday through Sunday 10am to 8pm. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

louisvillemegacavern.com

 

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topmounter
topmounter
7 years ago

Very cool. I’d love to check this out, but I’m bringing a canary.

DJ
DJ
7 years ago

While this is cool for using it in terms of one-time novelty factor, I can’t see too many people will use this as a regular ride for those prices.

Greg
Greg
7 years ago

Why is this place not open at night? I prefer to ride in the sunlight.

Erik Schmidt
Erik Schmidt
7 years ago

I would ride that anytime over a trainer even at that price, because i really doubt I need 8 hours there.

AnonBon
AnonBon
7 years ago

Now I have a reason to visit Kentucky! But seriously, I don’t know what the local trails are like in the Louisville area, but it seems like it should be open 8pm-10am instead of their current crappy retail hours. Opening at 10am also seems like it would screw a lot of people who’d like to get a ride in before work, specially in a place that (presumably) has showers and a changing room. Lower temps in the summer would be nice too.

wheelz
wheelz
7 years ago

What a disappointment for those who live in the area. With no annual pass option, this not affordable as a regular riding/training option.

@wheelz
@wheelz
7 years ago

wheelz – I assume that the “special pricing for KYMBA members” could make this a regular riding / training option. If you’ve already called about that and don’t mind sharing, what does the local pricing look like?

PeterReid
PeterReid
7 years ago

@AnonBon
The trails around here in Louisville are great. the caverns have serious potential to be great. it can be fun to ride with your friends, but at the prices it can be tough to swallow. they are doing great things for the junior cycling scene here. they are offering DEEP discounted prices for junior cyclist. which is a great thing!! Come to Louisville and see what we have to offer!!!

henrik
henrik
7 years ago

I can’t wait to hit this place up. I just wish they had rental DJ bikes… Maybe in another month or so they will?

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