One of the many victims of crippling insurance costs, Bike Park Ireland has announced that it is to remain closed until further notice.
Earlier this year, on May 16th, the popular mountain bike centre first announced that due to the National Insurance Crisis they were unable to continue operations, but had hoped for a quick resolution.
Part of the statement from BPI then read…
“Bike Park Ireland must close this weekend 17th, 18th and 19th May. It comes with an enormous amount of disappointment and frustration that we must close ALL of our trails until sometime next week, effective immediately.
“This is due to the “National Insurance Crisis” that is effecting most if not all activity based businesses this year. Unfortunately we are no exception.
“We have been working day and night to find a solution and we will continue to do so until we have it, but as it stands and through no fault of our own we are the latest victims of the ridiculous insurance crisis.”
Further notices explained that they trying to reach an agreement with insurance companies to open but of no luck.
Unfortunately, now almost two months on, the guys in Tipperary have been still unable to reopen for business.
On Tuesday 8th July, the news was not the outcome the Irish mountain biking community was hoping to hear.
“Due to the ongoing National Insurance Crisis in Ireland we are unfortunately Still Closed.
“We are still trying everything to reopen the Bike Park as soon as possible but unfortunately we are not there yet. We appreciate that this is very frustrating for you as it is for us too.
“Realistically at this stage we won’t be reopen before August. But as soon as we have news we will let everyone know.
“Thanks a million for your patience and continued support.
Graham, Sandi and the BPI Team”
However, positive news is that with all fingers and toes crossed, August is on the cards to shred again.
Keep fighting guys…
Bike Park Ireland