NOWEAR NON-PROFIT & THE COMPOUND
The Nowear Compound was established in 2011 and offically became a Non-Profit organization in Feb 17'.
Our Facility is a SIX-ACRE BMX paradise full of ramps, dirt jumps and much more, & is FREE to anyone interested in the sport of BMX.
We are located at 855 North 18 Road Unadilla, NE 68454
Aerial View of The Nowear Compound
Karl Hinkley checking his wingspan! "The Worlds Largest Handlebars" at The Nowear Compound
Outdoor Ramp Setup at The Nowear Compound
The "Birdhouse" Indoor at The Nowear Compound (Not heated)
Dirt Jumps flowing through the back tree line at The Nowear Compound.
We only charge high fives and smiles!
2 MAIN RULES:
1. Waiver must be signed by a legal guardian
2. Helmet must be warn at all times while on a bicycle (if you do not have a helmet we have ones you can borrow)
We are much more than a bmx playground, we also provide a family friendly atmosphere so that all kids can feel welcome no matter whatage, sex or skill level.We try to treat everyone who stops out like family this includes enjoying meals together on our back deck while enjoying the sun and watching the younger kids ride. We try to work with today's youth and when the opportunity presents itself, giving guidance to help better their lives in any way we can.
FEDEX SMALL BUSINESS GRANT CONTEST
In 2015 we were one of the top ten businesses selected out of over 2500 as one of the "Fedex Small Business Grant Contest" winners for our efforts in the sport of BMX and in & around our community. We were and are very honored to hold that title.
NOWEAR TO RIDE
In 2016 we set forth on a mission to put up a Free, Indoor, and Heated building that could provide year-round access for riders to ride and/or train. This building would also have state of the art training equipment provided such as a gymnastics style foam pit for safely learning the bigger stunts.
Here's a video by local TV station and broadcaster Lance :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnoU9XeJEFk
We ran a successful campaign through Indiegogo and along with some outside fundraising have currently raised a total of nearly $20,000 as of Dec 2017.
This money has provided us the chance to start our mission and we are proud to say we have broken ground as of October 2017 and with the donated help of local talent we are stretching every donation dollar to the max.
HSP Construction has been an integral part in construction thus far and they have agreed to stay on and assist us throughout the project! Thank You HSP Construction!.
84 Lumber has been a huge contributor with lumber costs and needs, Josh Larson a local avid BMXer and contractor has been helping with all the excavation work and footings for the building thus far. With the combined efforts of local businesses and generous people in the community we are confident we are well on our way to making dreams come true for so many kids.
Thus far we have partnered with some great local buisnesses such as:
The Bike Rack Omaha & Lincoln, NE
Dairy Queen Lincoln, NE
The Cherry Hill Company
Mudslingers Bike Shop (Plano, IL)
Legacy Retirement Communities
Plus many more!
Here's a video we ran for our campaign explaining the need for this building in our state:
Nowear to Ride from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Here are a couple of the stories of families we shared during our campaign showing the need for this in our area.
Indiegogo "Nowear to Ride" Raima & Carrie Hinkley from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Indiegogo "Nowear to Ride" Jaramiah Droescher from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Indiegogo "Nowear to Ride" Cody Workman from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Indiegogo "Nowear to Ride" Brett Jordan from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Indiegogo. Nowear to Ride: Jacob Thiem from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
Indiegogo. Nowear to Ride: Matthew Keith from NOWEAR on Vimeo.
WHEN WILL THE PROJECT BE FINISHED?
A great deal more volunteering and fundraising needs to be done now and in the near future to meet our goal of being done with our Project by winter of 2018.
Currently there are NO indoor parks in Nebraska where a bicycle is allowed indoors. The closest indoor facilities are several hours away in other states.
Help us make this year the last winter any BMX kid spends without a place to ride. It's so incredibly important for kids to stay active all year round.
This will be the 1st FREE INDOOR BMX riding/training park in the WORLD of it's kind. Let make history together!
You can donate via Paypal!
Or contact Karl Hinkley direct
NOWEAR THE BRAND
NOWEAR is rider owned and operated from Unadilla, Nebraska. The name represents Mid-West riders from the sticks, the “Middle of Nowhere,” who live and breathe Extreme Sports. We support riders with a good attitude. It’s not about skill level, it’s about being supportive of one another and having a good time riding together. Extreme sports are an art form first.
We also take pride in selling top quality products, 100% made in the US of A! We spend the extra dollar to ensure our products are of the highest quality and support American jobs.