All over the world, BMX tracks, bike parks and ‘pump tracks’ are popping up as a community gathering spot for kids and adults alike. With numerous types of biking attraction available, entrepreneurs often struggle to find the right implementations when designing a successful BMX-focused facility. As the leader in sports facility design, SFA has extensive experience developing BMX facilities. Here are a few tips for ensuring that your new BMX facility is a community hit.
Offer a Variety of Attractions
Recreational biking is a sport that appeals to many types of people. As such, a BMX facility can benefit from multiple attractions without spreading themselves too thin. If you are still in the planning stages, it can be very helpful to do market research within your targeted region to find out exactly what your potential visitors want. What is not currently being offered in your area?
Choose a Great Location
Pump tracks and BMX race tracks can be built nearly anywhere there is land, but if you are offering trail riding or downhill tracks it is important to choose a good location. Access to a naturally hilly area with beautiful scenery can make all the difference in the success of your trails. Unfortunately, finding an area that offers scenic views can result in a facility that is inconvenient for visitors. Not many visitors will want to bike miles to simply reach your facility. Finding a balance between distance and location quality is a step that BMX facilities need to get right.
Offer Convenient Amenities
There are many ways a BMX sports facility can cater to their visitors’ needs through smart amenity choices. Offering bike repair stations is a no-brainer and a great way to add value to your facility. But clever entrepreneurs should also consider adding a parts and accessories shop to their facility. Not only does it make it convenient for your visitors, but is an excellent way to add potential revenue to your facility.
Bike rentals are another great option for convenience. It is critical that you get rental pricing correct if you decide to introduce rentals to your facility. As initial investment in bikes can be high, ensuring you recoup your investment — plus normal wear and tear that comes with trail riding or BMX tracks — can make the difference in the success of your rental program.
Contact Sports Facility Advisory For Expert Facility Advice
If you are interested in opening a BMX sports facility in your area, partnering with SFA is the right choice. With years of experience helping sports facilities open successfully, we can your business off on the right foot. Contact our team today at 727-474-3845 to learn more!