I drove out to Ray’s last year – that place is fun! Really good vibe and huge (80,000 sq ft) with a lot of different things to ride. The box jumps felt like trails and the ramps were on the mellow but crazy fun side. I’m hoping to get back out there again this year as it was that much fun.
Rodney brought up some great points. To cover $10k/month is a lot of ticket sales. Rent in OH is a LOT cheaper than NJ.
I also, like all aspects of park riding – skating, scooters (which I think is a good way for young kids to learn), and even rollerblading. I rather see kids at the park than at the football, basketball, or football field.
Even w/ the costs, I would love to do another park in NJ. It’s something I’ve been tossing around for a while – family, work, and reality hit it soon after tho. Incline is great but I think there could be a few more parks – you see gymnastic places all over the place.
I know vintagebmx.com isn’t the top site for some but here’s a link to a good post about an amazing looking park possibly going in TX: http://www.vintagebmx.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=21;t=000240
If you can’t see it here are the links:
After seeing his plans, I think an indoor/outdoor park would rock. NJ weather isn’t that bad year ’round – maybe a 10,000 ft indoor mellow street course, 10,000 ft outdoor street/ramp and an acre of fun flowy trails with some mtn bike drops and stunts (that could easily be ridden w/ a 20″ BMX bike) would be sick. Finding the location with fair rent is the issue. Condos/retail make a lot more per sq/ft unfortunately.