Dirt Factory: Crowdfunding Launch Event

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Founder Dan Makin with the Dirt Factory team
Founder Dan Makin with the Dirt Factory team

You see this big empty warehouse?

Dirt Factory venue
The site: a blank canvas for now, but you could help paint it with heaps of dirt!

Well, the team at Dirt Factory are aiming to turn it into the UK’s first indoor bike park. After three years of research and assembling a team of trail builders, construction managers, investors and so on, they’re almost ready. At 14:00 – 16:00 on Sunday the 31st of January, they’re hosting a crowdfunding launch event at Rise Manchester, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN. You’ll be the first to see the video they’ve made for the campaign, and get to ask them questions about the plan. Unlike most crowdfunding campaigns, they’re using Crowdcube to seek investors rather than backers.

After a dark winter of mud mixed with occasionally riding BMX at the National Cycling Centre’s indoor track, an indoor bike park sounds like a brilliant idea to us. The planned facility will be in the Greater Manchester area, a visualisation of what it might look like is below, and you can find out more here.

3D model of Dirt Factory 1
A 3D render of potential Dirt Factory plans.

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