Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park in Markham, Ontario is an indoor bike park that occupies a 90,000 sq ft building and has a 20 ft ceiling. This allows a wide range of biking ramps and platforms for different levels of expertise. Joyride150’s varied tracks and terrain are suited for BMX and mountain bike riders of all skill levels.
Bike riding in all its forms is a passion for Mark Summers. However, there are only a few places where he can ride during the year in the Greater Toronto Area, so he travels to other towns to find places where he can ride. “A group of us went to an indoor bike park that we heard about in the United States,” Mark says. “And they did a great job there, we loved it. A couple of years later, we wondered if that could work here in the GTA and decided it could. We put together a business plan, found this space, and now here we are.”
The Joyride150 facility was designed to feature varied terrain by Mark and his team. Programs are designed to meet the needs of riders of all ages and skill levels. “We have riders from two years old to 72,” Mark says. “And areas for anyone from a beginner up to Olympic level and X-Games level athletes.”
Joyride 150’s indoor facility offers entry-level and professional-level BMX riding areas, in addition to advanced-level riding areas for BMXers and mountain bikers alike. Additionally, there’s an 800-metre mountain bike track with twists and turns.
“We have over 100,000 square feet with something for everybody,” Mark explains. “A beginner area, a foam pit, ramp, half pipe, pump tracks, skinnies, four different jump lines, an 800-metre cross-country trail —all kinds of stuff!” In the summer, Joyride150 also offers outdoor dirt jumps.
In addition to indoor and outdoor bike parks, Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park also has a shop called The Boiler Room where you can shop for clothes, bikes, and accessories. “This store carries the latest in BMX and dirt jump bikes, parts and accessories. We also have a great selection of lifestyle clothing, shoes and accessories.”
A rider can enjoy Joyride 150 if they just want to ride for fun, train for future competitions or just stay fit. It’s Canada’s only indoor bike park. The facilities are available year-round and can be rented for parties and other events. “We host parties, events, women’s nights, summer camps, lessons, corporate team-building and after-school events,” Mark says. “We have something for everyone. We’ve made a space where people can come in and say, ‘Hey, I can do that.’ A bike can take you anywhere you want to go, and we give people a place to feel that freedom.”
Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park is an indoor bike park that has every biking activity imaginable to the public. People can come in, train and have fun with their friends at whatever level they are. Joyride 150 is also available for parties and other events, making it one of Markham‘s great family-friendly facilities.
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