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    Gravity Labs Bike Park


    Bend, Oregon has established itself as an outdoors 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 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.
    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 areas 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 the progression to the next level. 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. Gravity Labs will be host to a full schedule of year-round riding events, contests, clinics, camps, movie premiers and much more.

    Support the revolution…..support the progression. Rider owned and operated.
    Gravity Labs Bike Park.
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    Coming Late January 2010 !!!
    Last edited by NastyNick; 11-20-2009 at 02:26 PM. Reason: Double posting, please delete!
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    Got a website?

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    This sounds so great! When is Gravity Labs expected to open? I can't wait to check it out.

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    spreading the vibe- one step closer- awesome
    Holy Cow----Why remove obstacles--when they can be ridden....

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    Our website is ( www.GravityLabsBikePark.com ). Our forcasted opening is late January 2010. We plan to open the foam pit and resi ramp as soon as they are completed; and will then focus our efforts on building and shaping the riding terrain in the large section of warehouse. We will have a grand opening when all phases are close to completion. When the website launches, we will be collecting e-mails for our news letter; to keep riders in the loop of whats happening. Thanks for all of your interest and support.
    Last edited by NastyNick; 11-21-2009 at 02:38 PM.
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    Can't wait for you guys to get this going! Keep up the hard work, and when it comes time to move some dirt, my skills are at your service.

    Cheers
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    Here's a question... How will we pay? Will it be pay for the day? Or, do you plan to have annual memberships? I'm asking because, if you plan to offer annual memberships, or some kind of gift certificates, you might have an opportunity to raise some capital during the holiday season. I know a couple folks that would love to receive a Gravity Labs gift certificate for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Got a website?
    The website is. www.GravityLabsBikePark.com
    Last edited by NastyNick; 11-21-2009 at 02:37 PM.
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    These are the options for admissions to the park: Half Day (any day of the week), Weekday, Weekend Day, Weekend 2 Day (Fri, Sat), Weekend 3 Day(Fri, Sat, Sun), Week, Month, Season 6 Month (winter, summer), and Yearly. I have not listed prices, as we have not yet finalized those; But I can tell you that a half day will be around $7.00, and a full weekday will be around $15.00.
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    Gift Certificates are on the horizon!!!!
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    congrats on the idea, Nick and Tyler.

    lets not make it a religion, it is recreation

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    This is sweet. What better way to improve the tech skills I so desire. Cheers, and best of luck getting things rolling.

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    Awesome, Oregon just keeps getting better.

    What part of town is it in?

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    It is centraly located( next to Bi-Mart ). On 2nd and Burnside.
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    Braaap!!

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    Nice work Nick, glad to see you didn't give up your dream. Best of luck to you

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    I can't wait to land on my face in the foam pit!

    This is sweet!

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    Oh how jealous I am right now... Major props!

    Once again we are behind the curve over here in A town.
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    We just need people with serious ambition.

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