We’re Home Owners!!!

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

Take a Kid Mountain Biking was a Success

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

CAMBC waivers!!! Please read and sign!!!

Our new insurance carrier requires all participants in all club activities (trail building, volunteering, events, rides, etc.) sign a liability waiver. CAMBC will now require this online waiver to be signed as a condition of access to any CAMBC email list. The form is simple and quick, and can be filled out and signed from a computer or any mobile device. This waiver will not replace the waivers that IMBA has in place, or the waiver/sign-in sheet for trail work days. Please take a moment to read and fill out the form by the end of July. Click here: CAMBC Waiver If we do not receive a form from you after the transition period, your … Continue reading

Video:Bryce Downhill Park

One of our members, Jay Speidell, visited Bryce Resort for a little downhill riding. He came back with some great video. Here is his report: I went to Byrce around 10am and met another member, Christopher Little, who was riding with his family and some friends. I split off and did about 18 runs. Trail conditions were dry despite recent rain and extremely fast.There are several trails, but after riding them all I did most of my runs on just two. Brew Thru: The most popular trail, extremely fast and flowy. Lots of jumps and banked turns and plenty of opportunities … 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 conditions@cambc.org. 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.

Keep an eye on the website for developing trail conditions as we all wait impatiently for March to finally dry out. Please remember to allow at least 24 hours for the trails to dry for each inch of rain (allow more time when it is cold out). Continue reading

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