I, along with a dozen or so other KSDers and NE Ohio mountain bikers, set out for a much less competitive weekend in Louisville, KY to ride the new Mega Cavern Bike Park and attend this years NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show).
During a lunch break at a KSD day at Ray's late last year, the conversation quickly turned to the new indoor park being designed and built underground in Louisville, and speculation abounded. When would it open? Is it really twice the size of Ray's? How would it compare to Ray's? Will it cater to multiple disciplines, or primarily dirt jumping? Days later, the Mega Cavern announced a tentative January opening, and when we saw that the NAHBS was going to be in Louisville this year on March 6-8, our road trip was set.
Now, if you're looking for a full blown review of the Cavern, well, I'm sorry. I'll type one up later, but really just wanted to let the photos do the talking for now. I will say this - just go! Don't listen to the critics and just go. Totally worth it. Sure, there were a few hiccups (that I'll detail in a review), but grab your bike and go play in the dirt! And as for the NAHBS, go there too! To see so many different visions become reality, and in the form of the most efficient machine on the planet, it's not to be missed if you have the chance.
But before I get to the main galleries, a big congratulations to our friend and sponsor, Rody Walter of Groovy Cycleworks for bringing home "Best in Show". Well Done! The bike was stunning.