Welcome to We are a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association based in Charlottesville, VA. Our goal is to promote sustainable multi-use public trail systems within Charlottesville and surrounding counties. We emphasize responsible trail use and bicycle safety. We strive to foster positive relationships with other trail users, clubs and municipal and federal land managers. We also ride bikes! Check out our upcoming rides, trailwork schedule, and connect with our members.

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New Trail Section at O-Hill. CAMBC and RTF Combined Trail Work Day


  On November 15, 2005, the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) and the Rivanna Trail Foundation (RTF) tackled a big problem! A dangerous section of trail ran within inches of a cliff, a serious cliff! Yes, that’s the trail surface at the bottom of the picture! Had anyone gone over the edge, a 100+ foot tumble would have landed them on the highway ramp. It could have been a really bad day for someone. Luckily, no one has been hurt yet.   And just as bad, our beloved hill was having an erosion problem just 50 feet down the … Continue reading

We’re Home Owners!!!


CAMBC outgrew our trusty little tool trailer. We’ve bought an enormous shed to store our tools, house a workbench, and store all the gear we use for area riding events. We even have some awesome neighbors! The Rivanna Trail Foundation’s tool shed is right next door, so we can easily gear up for joint RTF/CAMBC trail work days. This new shed will help us keep our gear organized and in top condition. It will help us grow our tool inventory as our local trail networks expand, including larger tools like wheelbarrows. It will eventually serve as a great meeting spot for … Continue reading

CAMBC and RTF Plan to Reroute a Dangerous Section at O-Hill


Please join us for trailwork on Nov. 14th!!! Most people familiar with O-Hill are aware of the trail on the cliff above the highway. It is a trail that developed as an offshoot from the Rivanna Trail near Fontaine. These types of “social trails” develop when existing trails guide users away from features or destinations they want to see. If people go off-trail repeatedly and follow the same path, new unsustainable and potentially dangerous trails can be the result. CAMBC and RTF are setting out to fix a hazardous situation. The trail we are targeting sits precariously above the highway, and … Continue reading

Take a Kid Mountain Biking was a Success


The event was a big hit and had around 40 kids and their parents show up!  Scott Ramsey did safety checks on all the bikes prior to them entering the riding area.  We had a strider course (built by Joe Hoskins) and a wooden roller (built by Mark Brookman).  Both were very popular!  Skills stations for wheel lifts, turning, and “skinnies”  were set up for the kids to rotate between.  Several of our BRC Jr team members assisted by demonstrating good technique.  We held “slow” races to practice control and had multiple groups head out on different rides on the trails according to skill level.  We even had some new-to-riding parents … Continue reading

IMBA Trail Care Crew Visits Charlottesville


Trails are one of the earliest and clearest markers of society, CAMBC president David Stackhouse reminds us. To move about efficiently, early humans created trails. Trails provide protection to our surrounding natural resources by concentrating travel patterns as we explore our world. And above all, trails unite communities. Dave shared this message of unity to kick off a trail building workshop led by the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Trail Care Crew. The attendees included mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners from various areas of Virginia. Our IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders, Lani and Jordan reinforced this message as they discussed the … Continue reading



Fellow bikers,So many great biking activities going on right now with this beautiful autumn weather.  I hope that you will take the time to support the new City Parks and Rec “shared use” ordinance to allow a shared use trail system at Ragged Mt.   What can you do to support the Parks and Rec “shared use” ordinance?Please share and help spread the biking goodness. Vote for shared use: Contact your City Council to voice your support for the share use ordinance.  The Councilors really pay attention to these emails *Send a single email to all the City Councilors:*Send … Continue reading

Take a Kid Mountain Biking

IMBA TKMBD PosterHoriz FINAL (1)-page-001We will be hosting the annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day at The Tevendale Farm. Event starts at 12:30PM on October 17th. Kids of all ages are welcome.

It’s free! It’s a great way to introduce your kids to mountain biking with a group of volunteers that help to build and maintain the trails in Albemarle. Bring your bikes and helmets. We will start out with a safety check then break up into short supervised rides. We will have water, hot dogs and Clif Bars.

Safety checks will start at 12:30PM and rides will start around 1:30. There will be a kid’s mountain bike race at 3PM, kicking off the annual Paranormal race. Bring your Halloween costumes to be part of the Paranormal fun!

Paranormal is coming!!!


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

Ragged Mountain Headed to City Council


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



          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