Why You Need to Visit the Only Underground Bike Park in the World

Why You Need to Visit the Only Underground Bike Park in the World

When I discovered a few images of the Underground Mega Bike Park in Louisville, Kentucky on social media, I knew that I had to try it for myself.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

320,000 square feet of room to test out your biking skills and it’s all underground. This place is HUGE!!!! It’s seriously incredible to be in a space this large underground.

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This former limestone cavern has something for every skill level. There are Jump Lines, Pump Tracks, Dual Slalom, BMX, Cross Country and Single tracks and 45 trails in over 320,000 square feet underground.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

I was fortunate to have Jake Szybowski, who manages the bike park, show me around during my visit.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

He was even gracious enough to show off some of his sweet skills.

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Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

I observed Jake on a few runs on the jumps, but I felt no urge to try to imitate what I just witnessed. We’ll leave those skills to the pros!

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

The bike park has several places where someone can develop their skills and progress in the level of difficulty. I really enjoyed biking on the trails throughout the park. The beauty of being 100 feet underground is that weather is always perfect for riding.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Here are a few tips before you go

1. You can rent or bring your own bike 

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

2. If you bring your own bike, you are still required to wear a helmet  

3. Bike rentals are first come first serve basis. 
Reservations are recommended but not required.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

4. Select your bike rental based on your comfort level and what you want to do in the park. 
Trail riders will want something different then those who want to do tricks on the jumps.

5. You can choose a Bike Park Pass for 4 or 8 hours.
The more times you visit, the greater the discounts available.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

6. Dress in Layers.
You are 100 feet underground and the temperature stays around 60 degrees. In the beginning it might seem cool but you will become warm quickly when you are moving around.

7. Only go to the bike park with people riding.
At this time there are no spectators allowed.

8. If you are with non riders, divide and conquer.
If you are traveling with a group with diverse interests there are underground tours, ziplining, and a ropes course, and electric fat tire tours available too. I would recommend getting reservations ahead of time.

Underground ropes course Mega Cavern

World's Only Fully Underground Zipline at Mega Cavern in Louisville

Mega Cavern Bike Tour

9. You must be at least 7 years old to ride and if you are under 12 you need to be accompanied by an adult in the bike park.

10. Have a plan for your cell phone.
If you don’t have a protective case on it, I would not suggest bringing it to the park. I witnessed a cell phone that looked like a folded burrito thanks to a bad wipeout. Don’t let that be you. There are lockers available for rent.

11. Look for the signs while you are on the trail.

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

12. Step out of your comfort zone and have fun!

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

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HOURS OF OPERATION  

                                          MON – SAT 10AM – 10PM                                            

SUN 12 NOON – 10PM

*Check the website for any changes before you visit

Thanks to Mega Cavern and Visit Louisville for hosting my visit. I can’t wait to go back!

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

 

 

You can find out more information about the Underground Bike Park at Mega Cavern from their website. 

Underground Bike Park Mega Cavern

Louisville Mega Cavern is located at 1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY 40213.

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