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.

Bicycles: Commuting Here and Abroad (Virginia Festival of the Book)

This coming Wednesday evening at 6pm the Virginia Festival of the Book presents Ralph Buehler, author of City Cycling and academic research papers such as “Making Cycling Irresistible.” Ruth Stornetta of Bike Charlottesville and Scott Paisley will be on the panel.

This is especially pertinent with the rapidly developing plans to re-design West Main Street and to design the new Belmont bridge, not to mention the city’s Strategic Investment Area of ‘south downtown’ and the city’s small area plans. The city has re-committed this year to the Complete Streets principles (you can find a link to this document on the city’s webpage or at www.cvilletomorrow.org), but how do we help insure that all of this community input and planning leads to real on the ground improvements for all members of the transportation mix? Continue reading

City Council adopts “complete streets” policy

article from The Cavalier Daily   Plan passes 4-1; aims to improve quality, utility of Charlottesville streets | Feb 11 2014  Charlottesville City Council adopted a “complete streets” resolution earlier this month to ensure future roads will accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and tree-lined roadways. “[The new policy will] ensure that transportation infrastructure investments support the making of an attractive, healthy, and safe, walkable and bike-able Charlottesville,” according to Council’s agenda. The street design policy was initially proposed by councilmember Kathy Galvin in September. “Context Sensitive Streets simply means that the design, engineering and building of our streets should fit the context … Continue reading

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 atwww.cvillecommunitybikes.com 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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