First West Coast Indoor Bike Park Now Open for Business
The Lumberyard MTB Launch Party June 9
Portland, OR—The Lumberyard, Portland’s new indoor bike park, recently opened its doors. The 48,000 square foot facility includes jump lines, pump tracks, skill sections and technical trail riding for beginners to experts. The Lumberyard is excited to offer programming for all ages and abilities, including skill-building clinics to improve technical riding and bike handling and summer camps for kids.
Lumberyard co-founder, Will Heiberg explains, “This is the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. Portland has an active bike culture, but there is nothing for the mountain biker close to town and few options to ride during the rainy season.” Heiberg continues, “We have been hearing demand for this from Vancouver, B.C. to Southern California—we aim to provide an exceptional riding experience whether it is part of your daily after-work ritual or a key stop on a west coast tour.”
“This has been a long time coming, and it’s amazing to see it finally become a reality,” says co-founder Michael Whitesel.
Phase one of the build-out, lead by industry veteran Joe Prisel, contains beginner and intermediate riding features, including a pump track, cross country style loop, a retail shop and an event room for hosting parties and meetings. Bike, helmet and protective pads are available to rent as well. Phase two is slated for an early July completion, and will include a full restaurant and bar and an area designed specifically for kids up to six years of age. The final phase will see the addition of a 20,000 sq. ft. steel “barn” with 40-foot ceilings that will house advanced/ expert features, including a foam pit, resi ramp and downhill trail with rock gardens, drops and step-downs.
The Lumberyard will celebrate on June 9th with a family friendly launch party from 3pm to 9pm. Festivities will include pro rider expos, vendor tents, food and drink, kids ride, equipment showcase, raffle prizes and after party with DJ.