Accomplishments

2009 Highlights

 

2008 Highlights

  • Won a $200 Volunteer Stewardship Toolkit from the IMBA/REI Stewardship Challenge. This toolkit included: Max Ax (multitool), 4 pairs of gloves, IMBA rules of the tail sign, and some stickers.
  • Private land owners continue to make their trails available to local mountain bikers for scheduled events.
  • Negotiated and broke ground on January 19, 2008 on new freeride park at McIntire Park in the City of Charlottesville

 

2007 Highlights

 

2006 Highlights

  • First CAMBC Camping trip held at Lake Sherando Recreation Area.
  • Started regular fast/expert rides.
  • Continued tradition of beginner, women’s and night rides.
  • Continued fostering riding opportunities with Blue Ridge School.
  • By July, volunteer trailwork hours exceeded trailwork hours from any previous year! So far, 541 trailwork hours! Projects included Whetstone Ridge Brushing with SMBC, McIntire Park additions with RTF, Eagle Scout reroute at Walnut Creek, opening an overgrown connector trail at Sherando, and others.
  • Officially incorporated and filed for 501(c)(3) status.
  • Acquisition of new trail tools, including an awesome Stihl Brusher.
  • Increased membership, 77 members to date.
  • CAMBC club stickers!
  • Maintained relationships with other clubs in our region such as Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club (SMBC), Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) Richmond and DC chapters, etc.
  • Provided regular list-serve for communication among local mountain bikers.
  • Maintained relationship with IMBA as an affiliated club.
  • Maintained existing relationships with landowners and cycling-related organizations in the local community such as Albemarle County Parks and Rec department. Including, encouraging a comprehensive plan review on the Preddy Creek property by Albemarle Count Parks and Rec. to help determine suitability of a county park and new trail system on the property.
  • Participated in camping weekend to raise funds and awareness for a state wide mountain bike organization, Virginia Mountain Bike Association (VMBA).

 

2005 Highlights

  • Won a $500 Grant sponsored by IMBA and Clif Bar to build a new informational kiosk at the Walnut Creek Park trailhead.
  • Hosted the 3rd Annual Wild Ride at Sherando Recreation Area in the George Washington National Forest.
  • Hosted the 2nd Annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County.
  • Conducted regular trail maintenance at Walnut Creek Park, Sherando Lake Recreational Area, and Observatory Hill riding venues (~200 hours as of early November 2005).
  • Volunteered to do trail maintenance as part of the Rivanna Trail Foundation’s National Trails Day event.
  • Maintained existing relationships with landowners and cycling-related organizations in the local community such as Albemarle County Parks and Rec department.
  • Continued development of new riding opportunities with private and public landowners at venues such as Byrom Park (pending), Totier Creek Park, and Blue Ridge School.
  • Provided regular list-serve for communication among local mountain bikers.
  • Led regularly scheduled rides throughout the season for women, beginners, night riders, and advanced riders.
  • Maintained relationship with IMBA as an affiliated club.
  • Maintained relationships with other clubs in our region such as Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club (SMBC), Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) Richmond and DC chapters, etc.
  • Attended national advocacy events such as the 24 Hours of Washington, DC lobbying day and meetings about Virginia’s Outdoor Recreation Plan.
  • Attended state advocacy events such as the Virginia Greenways Conference in Richmond, VA.
  • Participated in ongoing discussions for protecting some exceptional National Forest riding in Virginia as parts of Scenic Areas (which allow mountain bikes) rather than Wilderness Areas (which prohibit mountain bikes).
  • Received USFS chainsaw certification for two members.

 

2004 Highlights

  • Planned and hosted the IMBA Trail Care Crew trailbuilding school in the Charlottesville area.
  • Hosted the 2nd Annual Wild Ride at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in the George Washington National Forest.
  • Hosted the 1st Annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County.
  • Conducted 510 hours of volunteer trail maintenance and construction at local venues like Walnut Creek Park, Sherando, and Observatory Hill.

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