IMBA Dig In Project

CAMBC has been approved by IMBA for their Dig-In project funding program. Our proposal for the project was the phase 3 development of the new Heyward Community Forest/Song Mountain Trail system, adjacent to Ragged Mountain. The Dig In project gives is access to matching funds to accelerate this project. The first $2000 will be matched by IMBA through a grant provided by Shimano. Our goal is to raise $7000 through this program. This project represents the third phase of the Song Mountain Loop trail system in the newly acquired Heyward Community Forest. This new bike-optimized, shared use trail, named Voodoo … Continue reading

Share the Trails

The County is receiving an uptick in complaints about some cyclists at Ragged Mtn not yielding to hikers, or passing without slowing down, or otherwise not being considerate of other trail users. They’ve asked us to send out a reminder and help spread the word. So please remember these rules of etiquette: * Cyclists yield to all other trail users. This means slow down and come to a stop as you approach others, and step to the side of the trail w your bike. In practice I notice hikers will often wave you on while they step to the side. … Continue reading

Preddy

Preddy Creek has just a couple of the usual puddles left over from the recent rain, but is otherwise in great shape #conditions Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact, it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’ This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still … Continue reading

RTF

  I rolled RTF from Barracks to Fontaine and O’Hill this morning. Ground was frozen with few/no bike tracks (good job on being respectful during the recently wet conditions, everyone!) and some footprints (not as good, foot traffic!) Most (85%) of the trail looked like it would be completely dry when it thawed. There were a few spots that were still damp, and a few standing puddles. Hit the high trails (top of OHill) anytime, and check out the new re-route that went in today. Give the lower trails another day or two.

Safe Routes to School Bike Repair Party at Champion

You might know that the City of Charlottesville has a new Safe Routes to School program, coordinated by our own Kyle Rodland. The city actually owns about 50-60 bikes that Kyle intends to repair and utilize for bike riding safety programming at local schools.  How cool is that? Here’s where we come in.  Those bikes need repair.  So, we’re planning a huge party at Champion Brewery on February 24 to fix those bikes and have a beer to celebrate. Mark your calendar and come contribute to a great program that gets more kids out of cars and onto bicycles!!!  Here … Continue reading

This Saturday! Take a Kid Mountain Biking

CAMBC is hosting another Take a Kid Mountain Biking event this Saturday before the Paranormal Race!  There will be various stations set up for the Kids to practice and learn on and a ton of fun stuff to do while they ride!  Appropriate forkids under the age of 12, including a strider course!  It all kicks off at 1pm on Saturday at the Paranormal field and will culminate in an optionalKids race at 3pm!  You can register for the Kid‘s race at the event on Saturday from 1-2:45pm and get more information about all the events HERE. If there is … Continue reading

Cutaway Kids Team Trailwork Day

The kids from the Cutaway team are at it again! Twice a year, coach Joe Hoskins brings his crew of young racers (and their parents) out to help CAMBC maintain local trails. The kids learn the importance of proper trail design, how to prevent erosion damage, and how to keep the trails in top shape for years to come. This fall, their project was at the top of O-Hill. Clearing back invasive brush and building water drainage features were the tasks for the day. In total, 20 kids and their parents showed up, and gave some very old trails a … Continue reading