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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Old Homewood [Pittsburgh] warehouse to become bike park [Trib]

By Adam Brandolph 
Tribune-Review

Published: Monday, May 7, 2012, 8:30 p.m.Updated: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 


Harry Geyer has put the wheels in motion to recycle a Homewood warehouse into an indoor playground for bicyclists.
Construction is under way on The Wheel Mill, an 80,000-square-foot indoor bike park on Hamilton Avenue that will include mountain biking trails, a BMX trick park, an area for beginners, a spin class area, lounge and -- if space permits -- a velodrome, or cycling track. The building formerly housed Linett Co. Inc., a metal fabrication company.
"Our business model is part amusement park, part ski resort and part fitness club," said Geyer, 39, of Lawrenceville. "You don't have to have any skill, and you can't do it anywhere else. It's going to be a lot of fun."
Geyer, owner of Geyer Construction, a salvage lumber and restoration company in Lawrenceville, is renting the building from owner Howard Berger. He's unsure of the exact cost to transform the space, but said he has a profitable business plan.

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