Switchback Indoor Mountain Bike Park Launches Crowd-funding Project On Indiegogo

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Fundraising project will help build Utah’s first indoor mountain bike park, and help provide bikes for people in Africa.

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By donating, you’ll be helping people in Africa get a versatile and reliable form of transportation, free of charge.

Switchback Bike Park, Utah’s first indoor mountain bike and BMX park, has launched a fundraising project on Indiegogo. The project will help raise funds to build the bike park, and a portion of every donation will help provide bikes to Africa through the non-profit organization World Bicycle Relief. People looking to donate to the project can visit http://www.indiegogo.com/switchback.

A minimum donation of $25 is required, and a portion of every donation will go to World Bicycle Relief. In addition, each increase in donation level also includes T-Shirts, five- and 10-ride punch passes, and even a Switchback season pass. The highest-level donation also includes a complete bike donated to Africa in the name of the donation’s giver.

“One of our main goals in creating Switchback Bike Park is to give back to the community and those in need, on a local and global scale. Many people in Africa don’t have access to reliable personal or public transportation. By donating, you’ll be helping people in Africa get a versatile and reliable form of transportation, free of charge. The bikes are also built in Africa, providing jobs and contributing to the local economy,” said Switchback Co-Founder Erin Tetro.

World Bicycle Relief is “dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.” It was founded by SRAM corporation in 2005 in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami and has since donated more than 100,000 bikes. Information about World Bicycle Relief can be found at http://www.worldbicyclerelief.org.

Switchback Bike Park was founded in 2012 by Spencer Randle and Erin Tetro. The future indoor mountain bike park will be located in Salt Lake City, and will feature approximately 100,000-square-feet of mountain bike and BMX trails, obstacles and jumps. The park is planning on opening in fall/winter 2012.

People looking to donate can visit http://www.indiegogo.com/switchback.

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