Please keep in mind the freeze-thaw cycles now that the temps have dropped. The last rain was on Thursday, and because we are not getting 24 hours of drying, some spots are still wet. When trails freeze, ice expands and loosens the dirt as well. Please keep this in mind when deciding when to ride. If there is recent precipitation, please plan to ride in the early morning when the dirt is frozen. Walnut was wet in spots this weekend, but mostly rideable.
Trails are drying from the rain we have had lately. Please send trail conditons updates to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them on the website.
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
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
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
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
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
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