New Trails Coming to the Belmont Area

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.

April 2014

CAMBC Meeting Minutes April 21, 2014 (7:00PM – 9:00PM) Meeting notes for April 21 club board meeting at Sam Linblom’s house. Attendees: Sam Linblom (President), Dave Stackhouse (Treasurer), Will Sanford (Officer), Ken Crawford (Secretary), Matt Jones (Board Member), John Lewis (Board Member), Jon Ciambotti (Board Member) First Order of Business: The board voted to fill the Treasurer vacancy created by the exit of Pam Crawford.  All present voted in David Stackhouse as Treasurer effective immediately. Responsibilities include: Deposits Payables Balance Account Reports (Dave indicates current balance ~$21K) Discussion around board member responsibilities and expectations.  Sam iterated that board members have … Continue reading

Post current trail conditions!

Out scouting trails between rain storms this weekend? Help your fellow riders out by reporting problem conditions (or AWESOME conditions) to The website will post the most informative submissions in the trail conditions box on the right side of the homepage. Trees down? Muddy trail need de-berming? Snap a picture with your smartphone and attach it to the email. Pictures will upload to the site to help guide the next trail work crew to the problem areas.

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Bike ‘n Bake Valentine Scone Sale

Charlottesville Community Bikes is accepting orders for the Annual Bike ’N Bake Valentine Scone Sale. Freshly baked heart-shaped chocolate chip scones and printed card can be delivered by festive costumed bicyclists on Feb. 14 to recipients in the city of Charlottesville or on University of Virginia Central Grounds. Pick-up orders will be available at the Quest Book Shop. A $20 donation is requested for each order; proceeds will go to Books Behind Bars and Charlottesville Community Bikes. Details and online orders are available or 361-1618.

Thank You Volunteers

I want to thank Teri Kent (Better World Betty) and all the volunteers who helped make Friday night’s Clips event which couldn’t have happened without you.  Your efforts to build this community event are remarkable.  It was my pleasure to work with each of you to pull off such a great time for all. Beer and Film Tour Charlottesville event such a success.  You volunteers were the heart and soul of the   For anyone who missed this fun time, we were blessed with stellar weather and a crowd of 850 to 1000 enjoyed 18+ exotic microbrews and 20+ inspirational films … Continue reading

Conquer the Hill, September 7th

Conquer the Hill is Virginia’s newest mountain bike event held at the scenic Miller School of Albemarle (whose central campus is appropriately referred to as “the hill”). Expect a full day of great racing in a relaxing atmosphere. The race is being held on the same course as the State Championship race for the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, so come out on May 11 to check out the venue and cheer on the best junior mountain bikers from around the state!

4 miles of sweet, student-built singletrack featuring challenging climbs, and flowing descents. There are numerous areas to pass as well as plenty of tight, sinuous stretches of trail through dense forests. The course is roughly 40% doubletrack/fireroads and 60% singletrack.
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Rare (non-Lyme) infection caused by bacteria found in deer ticks

(CBS News) Lyme Disease, spread by deer ticks, is much more common than we thought. About 30,000 cases are reported each year, but on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control said thereal number of cases is more like 300,000.   Harry Woske/ CBS News In June 2011, 89-year-old Harry Woske got sick from what seemed to be a summertime flu. The avid gardener suspected Lyme disease when his symptoms persisted.   Woske says he felt “feverish and a little chilly, and achy, and weaker.”   “I almost collapsed and was admitted to the hospital,” he says.   Dr. Joseph Gugliotta of Hunterdon … Continue reading

Past and Ongoing Advocacy

Virginia DCR Outdoors Plan is Up for Revision CAMBC participated in local meetings at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Committee on October 26, 2005 to comment on the Virginia Outdoors Plan which is now up for its 5 year revision. Review the TJPDC portion of the VA Rec Outdoors Plan if you missed the meeting. Comments are being accepted by the VA DCR throughout the winter of 2005-2006. Proposed New Albemarle County Park Thanks to a generous bequest, the Patricia Byrom County Park is in the works. The park will be located off Scenic Route 810 in Albemarle County. CAMBC representatives are working … Continue reading

May 2010

 Minutes from CAMBC Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Meeting place: 1404 Westwood Rd, Cville  6:30 PM  Present: David Stackhouse, Will Sanford, Al Inigo, Francis Schmit   Treasurer’s report   Francis reported on recent club expenditures, as follows:   $240 tree puller   $222 volunteer gifts   $225 Dale Dudley (ditch witch rental for use at Preddy Creek)   $95 maintenance/repairs on Ditch witch   $205 printing costs for flyers at bike shops   $60 lunch at Preddy Creek workday   $41 first aid kits   $545 New Brusher/Trimmer (used for first time, with great success, at Whetstone work … Continue reading

July 2008

CAMBC Meeting Notes Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @ 7:00 PM, Anna’s Pizza         CAMBC Board and a variety of Members in attendance (not recorded)   Welcome (Chris) Call meeting to order       Introductions (Carey) (ask everyone present to go around and say name and highlight any particular involvement with CAMBC or area in which they’d like to get involved. Remind them to sign attendance sheet. Circulate an attendance sign-up sheet for filling in name, contact email, contact phone.     Financial State of the Union (Ted) (what is current balance and highlight recent significant incoming … Continue reading