Just an FYI, the gravel/dirt roads out Free union way (Fox mtn, clark, Ballards mill, and Wesley chapel) were extremely muddy and soft last night (Tuesday). Will be even worse after todays rain I’m sure. Looks like spin class the rest of the week.
Trails are going to be wet for a while. We received a couple inches of rain/sleet recently, and air temperatures are not promoting evaporation. Freeze thaw cycles are loosening soil, making mud when the trails thaw. Ride trails ONLY when they are frozen solid, and get off them before the sun thaws the trail surface.
Since 2003, the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club has proudly partnered with government agencies and non-profit organizations in an effort to promote sustainable trails, and educate our community about trail stewardship. We have also been fortunate to partner with many community organizations to promote shared trail use, safety education, healthy lifestyles, and alternatives to motor vehicle transportation. Our partners include the City of Charlottesville (City), Albemarle (County) and Fluvanna Counties, the US Forest Service, the University of Virginia, and the Rivanna Trails Foundation. We will never back away from these partnerships, or our shared missions. Despite these solid partnerships, we … Continue reading
On Monday, March 1, the first of 3 public meetings was held in regard to the master plan for and allowable uses at Ragged Mountain at the Trinity Church on Fontaine Ave. Extended in Charlottesville. The first meeting was informational, with City Parks and Recreation and RWSA giving a presentation that recapped the history of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir area since the late 1800’s and up to the present. Approximately 40 people were in attendance, including a member of City Council. Besides providing history and facts about the land and water at Ragged Mountain, the presentation also made it clear that the … Continue reading
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
CAMBC Board Meeting November 25, 2014 Present Sam Lindblom via phone Dave Stackhouse Jon Ciambotti John Lewis Kristi Lombard Will Sanford Matt Jones Ken Crawford (tardy) Absent Shawn Tevendale Financial Update by Dave Stackhouse 22,851 in bank account after recently paid 3645 for 50% of the jersey deposit to Cutaway received $750 from MJH for Jersey Sponsor Still need $750 from Blue Ridge Cyclery and the Great Outdoors Provision Co. Expecting a balance of around 26000 after jersey sale is complete. Recent outgoing money includes $500 to Rob Eastman for training to lead beginner rides $500 to RTF … Continue reading
“Ride start is a steep and long climb, bring the big boy/girl pants and leave the complaining at home.” -Hisersaurus Rex And it did start steep, too. The push up Hearthstone had us mortals in the group on and off the bikes many times during the relentless grind required to the top. Near the ridge line, the trail was choked off with blackberry vines pretty badly. Much blood was drawn from the tough guys in shorts and short sleeves. We also put the handsaws in action, clearing several trees from the trail. Fall is … Continue reading
On Saturday September 27th Jason Smith from Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation, Walter Hussey from theRivanna Chapter, Virginia Master Naturalists and David Wood, John Petrylak and Josh Wall from theCharlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) participated in a trail work day at Pleasant Grove park inFluvanna County. The work day was focused on moving a bridge back to its original position spanning a largeditch along the Heritage Trail. The bridge was built by a group of local Boy Scouts early in the spring and shortlyafter was washed down a creek and turned 180 degrees during a torrential rain storm. Luckily, … Continue reading
The City of Charlottesville has just purchased a parcel of land in the Belmont area, near Quarry Park, and Moore’s Creek. The 32 acre purchase protects this land for future use by Charlottesville’s outdoors enthusiasts. The trails may include some of the highest viewpoints in any of the city’s parks. CAMBC looks forward to working with the city to design and install mutipurpose trails. Watch for future updates. We’d like to thank Chris Gensic, Charlottesville’s Park and Trails Planner for his hard work making this happen for the community.