In November of 2014, the City of Charlottesville held an open forum to discuss the trails at Ragged Mountain. Ragged Mountain was in the process of changing hands and coming under City management, and the issue of trail use was on the table. Roughly 100 citizens representing multiple public land use interests showed up. The overwhelming response was a resounding push for multi-use trails at Ragged. Since then, CAMBC has begun working with the city of Charlottesville to begin planning and laying out trail. The club also hosted a two day engagement with professional trail builders to teach local trail builders how to install … Continue reading
Get ready you costumed MTB freaks! The Paranormal is coming! 6 Hour race at the Tevendale Farm… most laps wins. Lots of food to discourage that next lap. This is our 14th year in a row putting on a fun grass-roots, family event . One and Two person teams will attack the 8 mile lap of wooded, tight, fast and fun singletrack while dodging rocks, roots, bats and beasts! Show up in costume and get a time bonus for your solo or duo open team! The course and setup are all new for 2015! Trek Demos: Starting at 10AM, come hit … Continue reading
Lockn’ is coming up, and CAMBC is back at the Wheel[house]. We’ll be onsite doing free bike repairs, leading rides on the farm trails, and giving out free high fives. Last year we helped people keep rolling from camp to stage and back day after day, replacing tubes, chains, and performing tuneups. It was a great time, with great music and friends. We still need a few volunteers this year, so please consider signing up. Click here for more details
Hey trail riders, runners, beer lovers, and adrenaline junkies, MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the CLIPS BEER and FILM TOUR, coming to Charlottesville, Washington Park, the evening of September 17, 2013. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, and proceeds to benefit Better World Betty and Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC). This fun event is FREE! CALL FOR HELPERS: We need folks to help set up and staff stations the day of the event. There are volunteer positions needing filling for setup (10am to 6PM) and staffing (6PM to 11PM) the day of the event, Friday, September 17. You know you don’t … Continue reading
On March 28th, Devil’s Backbone and Travis Book threw CAMBC a party. Travis is a member of the Infamous Stringdusters and a fellow mountain biker. In an effort to help further CAMBC’s trail advocacy, Travis and his hometown brewery, Devil’s Backbone offered up beer and music for over 100 people. Devil’s Backbone gave us 2 kegs of beer, which we served in sweet CAMBC pint glasses. Travis, Dave Stackhouse, John Lewis and others led beginner, intermediate, and advanced rides on and around the Devil’s Backbone property both Saturday and Sunday. Rides included Sherando and Whetstone Ridge. After riding and partying, camping and … Continue reading
A core focus of CAMBC is to provide education to volunteers and other trail stewards in order to promote sustainable multi-use trail building principles. On March 25th and 26th, we hosted a two-day, hands-on training event for our partners in Albemarle County Parks and Recreation, the City of Charlottesville, and the Miller School. Albemarle County and the Miller School both recently purchased narrow gauge equipment specifically to help build and maintain area trails. A Solid Foundation In January, we invited the trail crews from Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville to join us in a trip to Richmond, where Nathan Burrell … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came out to suppport CAMBC and the RTF on the recent trail work days. With the new CAMBC/UVA MOU in hand we set out to fix a section of RTF at O-Hill that has needed some love for quite some time. Volunteers put in 130 hours over two days. They laid stone to support the trail and keep riders out of the mud. Thanks to everyone for supporting our in-town trails!!!
The City of Charlottesville owns approximately 1000 wooded acres a few (bike-able) miles outside of the City proper where the City’s reservoir is located. This terrain is mountainous mature forests with a dam that creates the reservoir. A local foundation (Ivy Creek Foundation) had previously been granted permission to create and maintain a primitive trail system at Ragged Mountain Area, but bikes and other shared uses were prohibited. Ivy Creek Foundation did a great job of managing the site for many years. Last year the City undertook a large construction project to raise the Ragged Mountain dam about 50 feet … Continue reading