If you’re using your own bike at Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park, be sure to inspect it for safety before you get here. Use the checklist below to make sure you’re covered!
- Make sure the bike isn’t too big! The frame size should match the riders age, weight and ability.
- The frame’s top tube should be low enough that the rider can stand over the bike comfortably
- You should be able to have one foot flat on the ground when seated
- Brake levers have proper reach. For younger riders, adjust the set screw to bring them closer.
Start from the top:
- Handlebars should turn evenly side-to-side and be adjusted properly (for bmx, generally they should be in line with your fork)
- Brakes: check cables for wear, that the levers pull freely and stop the rider and adequate brake pads.
- Make sure gears are functioning properly and check cables for wear.
- If you have suspension, check for proper function
- Keep your seat low – it’s better to stand up on most of the obstacles here.
- Inspect your frame and forks for cracks.
- Cranks and pedals should spin freely and have no lateral movement.
- Flat pedals are recommended
- Chain should be rust-free and tight.
- Ensure all nuts and bolts are tight (wheels, stem, cranks, seat post, etc).
- Wheels: your tires should be inflated to the proper psi (marked on sidewall), they should spin freely and have no visible wobble or lateral movement.
We advise you remove any accessories that might inhibit your ride:
- Kick stands
- Bells & lights
- Training wheels