By Renee Lorenz Special to Published Nov 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Despite the extensive progress already made on the new Ray's MTB indoor bike park, the official grand opening has been delayed.

While a lot of work has been completed, builders were not able to finish in time to secure all the necessary permits from the City of Milwaukee.

The new Ray's MTB, which was scheduled to open with a weekend of riding and celebrity appearances, is still scheduled to open before Christmas.

This will be Milwaukee's first indoor bike park and the second location for the growing Ray's franchise, which began with the opening of the Cleveland, Ohio location in 2004.

You can read more about the park here.

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Contrary to her natural state of being, Renee Lorenz is a total optimist when it comes to Milwaukee. Since beginning her career with, her occasional forays into the awesomeness that is the Brew City have turned into an overwhelming desire to discover anything and everything that's new, fun or just ... "different."

Expect her random musings to cover both the new and "new-to-her" aspects of Miltown goings-on, in addition to periodically straying completely off-topic, which usually manifests itself in the form of an obscure movie reference.