Cable Parks 2011: Wake Nation Cincinnati

Considering the next closest cable park is more than 800 miles away, Wake Nation Cincinnati is a huge draw for riders throughout the Midwest — and what a park it is. Intermediate through advanced riders will dig the incredible pop generated by Wake Nation Cincinnati's super-high, 35-foot towers, while beginners can get into the swing of things at the park's practice pond, a separate lake that features the learn-quick pull of Rixen's Little Bro two-tower cable system.

Something for everyone

Wake Nation Cincinnati boasts two bodies of water. The full-size cable lake spans 10 acres and features a broad selection of structures from kickers and fun boxes to transfers and A-frames. New for 2011 is a 50-foot urban rail with kickers on either side. Beginners and younger riders can ease into the full-size park with the help of Wake Nation Cincinnati’s half-acre practice pond.

Soak up some sun

When you’re done riding, kick back on Wake Nation Cincinnati’s sprawling observation deck and enjoy Cincinnati’s beautiful summer weather. Then head to the concession stand to get fueled for another session.

Get involved

Wake Nation Cincinnati hosts a ton of great events throughout the summer, from the Weekly Grind Series in which amateurs compete for points and prizes to the fifth stop of Liquid Force’s 2011 Free for All tour, where you’ll enjoy free laps alongside Tom Fooshee, Danny Hampson and more Liquid Force pros.

Wake Nation Cincinnati

Phone: 513-887-9253

Rates: $25 to $30 (two to four hours); $550 (season)