Just when you think you’ve seen it all, go about 100 feet under the ground and dis­cov­er the Louisville Mega Cav­ern Indoor Bike Park. Yep, you heard it right. This 320,000 square foot bike park with over 45 trails, jump lines, and pump tracks is nes­tled com­fort­ably in a cli­mate-con­trolled cav­ern far beneath where your ordi­nary bike park would be. What these means is it does­n’t mat­ter when you take your next adven­ture to Kentucky—this year-round, 60-degrees park is wait­ing for you. Remem­ber to bring your helmet—and to find out more infor­ma­tion about this kick-ass cav­ern, just ask Jere­mi­ah Heath, Man­ag­er at the Louisville Cavern.

“The idea was brought about ear­ly 2014,” said Heath about the recent begin­nings of the Mega Cav­ern. “It was deter­mined to be a great idea that was adopt­ed by the com­mu­ni­ty and else­where. Offi­cial con­struc­tion began short­ly after in the fall of the same year.”

Locat­ed just south and under­ground of the Louisville city cen­ter, the Mega Cav­ern was once a gigan­tic lime­stone quar­ry and encom­pass­es a total of 100 acres (4 mil­lion square feet). The grand open­ing was on Feb­ru­ary 9th and it is already catch­ing a lot of buzz around Louisville and nation­al news outlets.

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And with a lit­tle some­thing for every­one, this bike park is also draw­ing quite the crowds. Whether it’s sin­gle track cruis­ing, pump track push­ing, or back­flip aeri­als, the tracks are built so that not only all skill lev­els can ride, but all skill lev­els can ride togeth­er. And with such free­dom, and with­out the need for sun­screen, a few help­ful guide­lines need to be followed:

Rid­ers must be 7 years or old­er to ride and any­one under the age of 12 must be accom­pa­nied by an adult. They don’t allow spec­ta­tors since all the room is ded­i­cat­ed to the rid­ers, so every­one is expect­ed to pay to go into the cav­ern. Hel­mets are required, and they even have bike rentals.

Dai­ly pass­es are $24 for a four hour pass, while if you want to spend the whole day (8 hours) push­ing down on the ped­als it’s $40. Louisville Mega Cav­erns Bike Park hours are Mon­day through Thurs­day from 10am to 6pm, and Fri­day through Sun­day from 10am to 8pm. And to check out all the dif­fer­ent attrac­tions that Mega Cav­erns has to offer (includ­ing Under­ground Zip Linesaer­i­al ropes chal­lenge, and tram rides) check out the Mega Cav­erns Home Page.