This Guy Built His Own Indoor Bike Park…

This Guy Built His Own Indoor Bike Park…

Air Rec Center in Maple Ridge (just outside Vancouver) is a huge indoor bike park with dirt doubles, a wooden skatepark, resi ramp and even an inflatable airbag. Matteo tells us his story about how this place came into being and what it means to be able to have a business supporting the local riding community.

Hit up the park’s site here: https://www.airreccenter.com/

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50 Comments

  1. Jacob .F on July 12, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Street section



  2. WKDREDX on July 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Does anybody k ow the bike model of that green bike rolling around?



  3. Robert Flexen on July 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Good work man



  4. dave mocapaldi on July 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    i want to work there



  5. Jared Gulaga on July 12, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    I got a concussion on a resi ramp because my front tire slipped sideways and I went OTB. They arent that safe sadly.



  6. davetileguy on July 12, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Property tax will kill me also.



  7. Andri Fimbulvetr on July 12, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What a rock-star!



  8. Wasley Schultz on July 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Regardless of who’s money it is, there’s still a lot of money on the line and he taking a big risk. Perhaps trying to prove his worth to his family, at the same time boosting his hobby? Who knows. Nonetheless, it’s pretty rad and commendable!



  9. ArborGypsie on July 13, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Add a food truck park to the outside of it. And charge the food trucks a percentage.



  10. walter parker on July 13, 2019 at 12:09 am

    He built heaven on earth



  11. MOBremember on July 13, 2019 at 12:10 am

    sux but that building will probably be for lease/sale in under two years.. :(. hopefully not though.



  12. jimecee on July 13, 2019 at 12:16 am

    What’s the radius of the airbag jump???



  13. Noble Wulf on July 13, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Thank you!



  14. one shine on July 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    That’s not Scotty cranmers old warehouse bike park in Jersey is it known as the incline club



  15. matthew lee on July 13, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I dont see how that will ever pay for itself.



  16. shred the gnar. on July 13, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Were are you located??



  17. Barr3LtoURdome on July 13, 2019 at 12:20 am

    six digits for taxes bro thats fucking discusting



  18. d bb on July 13, 2019 at 12:22 am

    This dude side burns are huge!!!!



  19. Charlie Lawton on July 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Anyone else tgink he said at start erect centre



  20. Graham MacRury on July 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Watching this video wishing this was near Vancouver, then I read the description.



  21. Ben Anderson on July 13, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Taxation ruins everything, this is a prime example



  22. Kaylo Baines on July 13, 2019 at 12:24 am

    This place is absolute heaven.
    I couldn’t be more happy with the facility, staff and atmosphere. 10/10 **** 5 star rating.
    You have to check this place out and see for you self bottom line!
    Thank you Air Rec Centre for making me feel like a kid again.



  23. oTubby on July 13, 2019 at 12:27 am

    holy shit i live in vancouver and i had no idea!! fuckin right!



  24. Dais.rooblox on July 13, 2019 at 12:27 am

    i went there today



  25. Hung Nasty on July 13, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Taxes suck!



  26. Gocchin on July 13, 2019 at 12:31 am

    1,700th like.



  27. jamal9 on July 13, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Y o u k n o w



  28. plaza on July 13, 2019 at 12:34 am

    skate section?



  29. kain cannon on July 13, 2019 at 12:35 am

    where’d he get his funding?



  30. Leo Tube on July 13, 2019 at 12:35 am

    thanks to dad n mum for funding this business



  31. djSpinege on July 13, 2019 at 12:36 am

    i had a pinkbike t-shirt back in 2001 😀



  32. Pinkbike on July 13, 2019 at 12:37 am

    We first went there in March 2017 – check out our first look article too 👇:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/air-rec-center-indoor-riding-coming-to-vancouver.html



  33. Brandon Perez on July 13, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Crazy



  34. MC5 Limited Skills on July 13, 2019 at 12:39 am

    That’s dope.



  35. muffemod on July 13, 2019 at 12:39 am

    lol he flipped it for fast cash



  36. cory bilyeu on July 13, 2019 at 12:39 am

    what bike is he riding? some transition?



  37. Trim1 on July 13, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Taxes kills dreams.



  38. BCXC Yeg on July 13, 2019 at 12:44 am

    I’m just a hop skip and a jump away duder Alberta il come checker out buds



  39. The Real Mccoy on July 13, 2019 at 12:45 am

    its a catch 22, move to america, definitley lower property taxes on a building that size (except maybe in CA, NY), perhaps lower business taxes etc…however, here he captures less of a market share. He’s in the perfect spot for bringing in riders but the loons passing laws that are not helping him, infact hurting him. What a racket. Good luck, looks amazing.



  40. Joshua Wiggins on July 13, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Mad props from CA bro for 1 big ass reason. When I grew up the small parks we had were disappearing like crazy along with any and all teen centers. Race tracks were sparse and forsed us to well do bad. Always keeping to our roots we always rode bmx no matter what. Now at 45 years old I’m seeing skate prks come back and we need much more but its a start. No matter how much money this guys has is none of our business! His dream is epic and I’m glad he accomplished it!



  41. Brew Crew414 on July 13, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Seems like a really smart guy



  42. //nixs on July 13, 2019 at 12:46 am

    So Yeah, And Yeah, You Know yeah, Like Yeah….



  43. EndZiiel on July 13, 2019 at 12:46 am

    This makes me Airrect 😉



  44. Ryan on July 13, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I do commercial development and I know all too well the cost of property taxes on large projects. The municipalities lose so many businesses, because they want to make a fortune off business owners and they end up killing the cow that makes the milk. 🤦‍♂️



  45. BUMPY JOHNSON on July 13, 2019 at 12:47 am

    are you gonna build a vert ramp? are you also gonna masonite all the ramps in future?



  46. Glen Atchison on July 13, 2019 at 12:47 am

    You know, so yea, like, you know, and yea



  47. toordog on July 13, 2019 at 12:47 am

    You wouldn’t have all of these struggles if you speak to someone who knows what they’re doing, not to mention it will save a ton of time and money. Dont be so proud



  48. Stu West on July 13, 2019 at 12:48 am

    The problem with his business plan is it relies on brokeass BMX riders.



  49. forevr2wheels on July 13, 2019 at 12:48 am

    For all you young progressive liberals watching this.. taxes is one of this guys biggest issues. Remember that!!!



  50. Entity of Existence on July 13, 2019 at 12:48 am

    However it’s not his OWN indoor bike park… it’s a business!