If you’re going to build the largest family-oriented, year-round bike and skate learning and training facility in the world, it’s important to choose a place that has great weather. That’s initially what led professional BMX rider Daniel Dhers to the Raleigh, N.C., area.
As a five-time X Games gold medalist, Daniel knows a thing or two about designing a world-class training facility, which is evident in the impressive 37,000-square-foot park he’s created. In 2014, the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex opened its doors in Holly Springs, N.C., and has quickly become a hot spot for action sports enthusiasts far and wide.
Built on the premise that people should simply get out and ride, this friendly, family-oriented facility offers something for everyone from beginners to pros. Daniel encourages the whole family to join in on the fun–whether that’s grandparents watching their grandkids take a first run on the course or parents joining their kids for a ride. In no time the whole family is enjoying an exciting, adrenaline-fueled adventure together.
As Daniel says, the beauty of the Raleigh area is being able to connect all sorts of people. Through his one-of-a-kind sports complex, he is doing just that.
Make a trip
A trip to the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex is a must for both beginner and pro bikers, skaters and scooter riders. For beginners, the complex offers up rentals including BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters, plus protective gear, and a beginner's area to get comfortable. If you're not ready for tricks, the ramps and pump tracks can still give you the rush you're looking for. Want some sun while you ride? The 17,000-square-foot outdoor park includes teeter totters, a mountain bike park and more.
“One of the things I like the most about Raleigh is that the people don’t just come here to sit and wait for things to happen–they are getting up and making things happen.”