For all those riders lamenting the continued cold weather, an indoor mountain-bike paradise is only a few hours away. That would be Ray's MTB -- more than 100,000 square feet of man-made terrain for beginners, intermediates and experts.
Watch a couple videos, and you'll be floored. They've got everything you want from a sweet off-road trail (except the dirt), a bike shop, expert instruction and a Monday night for first-timers. There's a foam pit, roll-ins, rock gardens, log bridges, pipes, banks and much more.
I'm no mountain biker, but I plan to head up there sometime in the next few weeks. The current season ends April 26, likely because everyone's itching to get outside. I'll be back with more once I talk to the owner.