The Factory – Minnesota’s 24 Hour Family Indoor Hobby Facility – Bike & Skatepark

“In January of 2011, only a few of us walked alone into a very small and completely empty warehouse space in Northeast Minneapolis with one idea in mind, to simply ride our bikes together in our own hobby facility at the convenience of our own time, family, and work schedules. Over the years this turned into a movement that has become absolutely infectious… Families, kids, and riders of all ages. We ride. We learn. We build. We fall. We encourage. We motivate. We get back up. We focus. We try again. We work together. We perform. We innovate. We’re not scared to try something new & we never give up. We’ve created lifelong friendships, and lifelong memories. The goals, the achievements, the experiences, and the opportunities that have evolved around The Factory and our traveling Mega Jump stunt shows have changed our lives and will live with us forever. It’s just amazing to think about what we have all created together because of action sports. Words will never describe how grateful we are for your continued support. To every member and every rider & parent who has ever join us for a session, and every event who has supported us over the years, Thank You. The Factory truly is an unexpected Dream Come True.” -Dustin Grice, Co-Founder

Background

  • Opened in Feb 2011
  • First 24 Hour BMX Ramp Facility in Minneapolis
  • Intended for riders who enjoy big bike specific ramps and box jumps
  • Professional indoor 24-hour family friendly facility for all members to ride on their own schedule
  • Safety ramps with jumps into foam and soft padded landings for learning the biggest and even the smallest tricks imaginable
  • All kids are welcome and encouraged to learn with the Pros

Accomplishments

  • Athletes as young as 5 years old
  • 8 year old backflips, and 46 year old backflips
  • Father & son riders
  • Youth rider Colton Walker becomes X Games Minneapolis Gold Medalist
  • Various first time tricks innovated in our facility
  • Local news station story about our facility
  • Giving away a brand new bike to one lucky kid at each show
  • Making “dream tricks” come true for hundreds of local riders
  • Achieving an Applebees framed photo of our show next to NFL, MLB, & NHL teams
  • Newspaper articles

INTRODUCING THE FACTORY 3.0

World’s First: Backflip Billy’s Backflip Quadruple Barspin at The Factory

Costa Rica’s Kenneth Tencio Rides The Factory

Open House Presented by Chipotle

WCCO News Story

Special Appearances

  • Kenneth Tencio
  • Backflip Billy
  • AJ Anaya
  • Victor Salazar
  • Alex Landeros
  • Jason Lopez
  • Micah Kranz
  • Eito Yasutoko
  • Trevor Meyer
  • Tom Haugen
  • Austin Coleman
  • Trevor Fitz
  • Kaden Stone