We were thrilled last winter when Highland Mountain Bike Park reached out to us for support on their bike shop expansion project using our storage containers | shipping containers! In fact, our own family has enjoyed the park on several occasions when the park hosted mountain bike races for NEHSCA in the early days of the mountain bike league, and of course, our son HAD to experience the rush of downhill mountain biking while we were there! What better place to do a storage container project?
Why storage containers for a bike shop?
The purpose of the storage containers at Highland Mountain Bike Park was to dramatically expand their bike storage capabilities and to streamline the bike rental process for park visitors. Highland Mountain Bike Park, #americasbikepark, is a converted ski resort which caters to mountain bikers. The resort offers downhill, Enduro, pump track, and even an indoor training center. The resort hosts a variety of races and events throughout the year which attract both professional and amateur bikers alike. In fact, mountain bikers come from all over the U.S. to experience the park, and as a result, they may not be traveling with their own gear. The bike shop at Highland Mountain Bike Park has everything a visitor could need including bike rentals, protective gear, and bike service.
What type of shipping containers were used?
When searching for a partner for their project, Highland Mountain Bike Park turned to UpNorth Storage Containers for a quick-to-install and secure solution for their new bike shop. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the shortage of available lumber and contractors, storage containers were the perfect solution. The park ultimately purchased two 40’ shipping containers in a complementary ‘toy soldier green’ to blend in with the natural environment as well as roll doors for quick and simple access.
The storage containers have since been transformed to allow for easy access to bike storage and to enable a smooth rental process for park visitors. The containers were branded with the “Highland Mountain Bike Shop” logo and a deck was constructed on top to allow for 360 degree views of the park. The unique design adds to the character of the resort as well as solves the challenge of a streamlined rental process.
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