CAMBC

Welcome to CAMBC.org. We are a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association based in Charlottesville, VA. Our goal is to promote sustainable multi-use public trail systems within Charlottesville and surrounding counties. We emphasize responsible trail use and bicycle safety. We strive to foster positive relationships with other trail users, clubs and municipal and federal land managers. We also ride bikes! Check out our upcoming rides, trailwork schedule, and connect with our members.

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CAMBC All Hands Group Photo!

CAMBC, Things have come together nicely for the CAMBC All Hands photo!  Remember, it’s Sunday, May 21, 2pm sharp at the Walnut Creek field by the dam and you’re supposed to bring everyone!  That includes your family, your (legally-leashed) trail dog, your grandpa who bought you that first bike at age 5, that weird uncle who helped you learn to ride, your (legally-leashed) trail cat, that guy you met on a ride once, your (legally-leashed) trail fish…. you get the idea. Here’s a list of cool things that will be happening! I have a huge pile of schwaggy give-aways from … Continue reading

Ragged Mountain Natural Area and our Trail Partnerships

Since 2003, the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club has proudly partnered with government agencies and non-profit organizations in an effort to promote sustainable trails, and educate our community about trail stewardship. We have also been fortunate to partner with many community organizations to promote shared trail use, safety education, healthy lifestyles, and alternatives to motor vehicle transportation. Our partners include the City of Charlottesville (City), Albemarle (County) and Fluvanna Counties, the US Forest Service, the University of Virginia, and the Rivanna Trails Foundation. We will never back away from these partnerships, or our shared missions.  Despite these solid partnerships, we … Continue reading

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

Joint Letter in Support of Shared Use at Ragged Mountain

CAMBC, Rivanna Trails Foundation, and Charlottesville Area Trailrunners have delivered a letter to Mr. Brian Daly of the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department to endorse a shared use plan for Ragged Mountain access. “Option E” is one of several plans on the table for future of Ragged Mountain. This is the only viable plan that allows shared trail access within the park. For more information about the options that will be presented to City Council, please visit: http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-h-z/parks-recreation-/parks-trails/city-parks/ragged-mountain

Take a Kid Mountain Biking

Come help us celebrate the first annual spring edition of TKMBD. The second Saturday in June is the official ride date, designated by the U.S. Congress.IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day strives to encourage communities in the U.S.A. and around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with kids. Last year over 15,000 kids and family members participated in 150+ community events in the U.S. Several events were registered in other countries including: Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico. You, your family or your company are encouraged to join the fun and participate in IMBA’s … Continue reading

Bluegrass, Bikes, and Beers

On April 23rd, Travis Book and Devil’s Backbone are throwing another party to benefit CAMBC. Great music, great beer, and mountain bike rides. 2016 Bluegrass, Bikes, and Beer is coming April 23rd!! Devils Backbone has donated beer, and Travis Book has lined up some great entertainment. We will be selling collectible steel pint cups for $20. With this cup, you also get 3 beer tickets. All proceeds go to CAMBC, and our local trail building efforts. Here is the schedule of events: 10AM: Group Ride leaves from Sherando Lake State Park. 12PM: Group Ride at Devils Backbone 2PM-6PM: Music, Beer, … Continue reading

Ragged Mountain Master Planning Meeting: Part 1

On Monday, March 1, the first of 3 public meetings was held in regard to the master plan for and allowable uses at Ragged Mountain at the Trinity Church on Fontaine Ave. Extended in Charlottesville. The first meeting was informational, with City Parks and Recreation and RWSA giving a presentation that recapped the history of the Ragged Mountain Reservoir area since the late 1800’s and up to the present.  Approximately 40 people were in attendance, including a member of City Council.  Besides providing history and facts about the land and water at Ragged Mountain, the presentation also made it clear that the … Continue reading