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 or 361-1618.

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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 under the stars.  The folks from New Belgium Brewing really know how to promote a fun time.  I knew I was a fan before this event, now I understand what a great employee-owned company it is and what a great bunch of people they are to work with.  It was a great opportunity to mix as a community, hang with friends, and enjoy a great family activity.


We’re hopeful we’ll be able to bring this event back next year.  If you missed it this year, you should make a mental note… this is a fun time that is not to be missed.


Thanks again to all the volunteers and attendees!


Dave Stackhouse

Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club


Conquer the Hill, September 7th

The Race

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!

The Course

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.

The course map and profile below give a good representation of the layout and topography, however the final course will differ slightly. We will update the course maps and profiles here and on the facebook page as soon as they are finalized.


Please note
: Miller School of Albemarle is a private campus and the trails are not open for riding to the general public. If you would like to pre-ride the course, it will be marked and open at the following times:

  • Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am to noon, and then 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday, September 6 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Day-of registration is available for all categories until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. There will be an additional charge of $5.00 for all day-of registrants with the exception of Junior riders.

Getting There

The Miller School of Albemarle is located just 15 minutes west of Charlottesville, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903

As you reach the top of the main entrance, stay left at the fork and follow signs to parking in the grass field on your left.


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 WoskeHarry 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 Medical Center diagnosed Woske — not with Lyme, but with borrelia miyamotoi. The infection is so rare, his was just the second documented case in the United States. It is caused by a type of bacteria found in the deer tick, the same tick that transmits Lyme disease and several other illnesses.



Dr. Joseph GugliottaDr. Joseph Gugliotta/ CBS News


“There were patients, actually, that came up negative on all the testing, including Lyme disease,” Gugliotta says. “And we were sure they had something, but we couldn’t prove what they had.”


The bacteria may have caused infection in recent years without being recognized. Researchers have found them in two percent of deer ticks. Lyme is present in 20 percent.


Watch: What you need to know about ticks, below.



Dr. Gary Wormser of New York Medical College was part of a team that found miyamotoi in 18 stored blood samples from patients with and without symptoms.


“What we still need to learn is how frequently is it a cause of human infection, what are the symptoms and signs,” Wormser says.


Wormser says that when a patient comes in with a fever over the summer, a doctor should consider whether it could be a case of the new disease.



Dr. Gary WormserDr. Gary Wormser/ CBS News


“Summertime febrile illnesses, you should think about tick-borne diseases, if there is tick exposure,” he says, adding a tick doesn’t need to be visible.


“All we care about is tick exposure,” he says. “In the majority of the time where you have tick-borne infection, you don’t recall a tick bite.”


Today’s estimate is so much higher than previous official numbers because most cases go unreported. But the CDC said there has also been a real increase in Lyme cases, likely more than tripling over the past 20 years, as the ticks spread to new areas.



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Advocacy Archive

Past and Ongoing Advocacy

Virginia DCR Outdoors Plan is Up for Revision CAMBC participated in local meetings at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Committee on October 26, 2005 to comment on the Virginia Outdoors Plan which is now up for its 5 year revision. Review the TJPDC portion of the VA Rec Outdoors Plan if you missed the meeting. Comments are being accepted by the VA DCR throughout the winter of 2005-2006.

Proposed New Albemarle County Park Thanks to a generous bequest, the Patricia Byrom County Park is in the works. The park will be located off Scenic Route 810 in Albemarle County. CAMBC representatives are working closely with the county to develop multi-use trails at the new park that will be open to mountain bikers. The County announced the gift in the Fall of 2004. Stay tuned for more developments as the various government processes slowly, but steadily roll on toward a new park. The current hold-up: The county is working on gaining proper (state mandated) road entrance access for emergency vehicle entry into the new park.

Proposed Wilderness & Scenic Areas CAMBC supports the preservation of our public lands for future generations using a variety of conservation tools as appropriate for each area to be protected. CAMBC, SMBC, and IMBA are working to protect current mountain bike trail access and preserve the experience of riding in the George Washington National Forest (GWNF) as we know it.


Several years ago, the Virginia Wilderness Coalition Virginia Wilderness Coalition proposed five new areas of the George Washington National Forest for possible formal Wilderness Area Designation. As originally proposed (Note: Maps on VA Wilderness website are outdated and no longer reflect current discussions), these areas contain some of the region’s best trails for mountain biking. Legislation passed in 1984 explicitly closes Wilderness areas to mountain biking. CAMBC is involved in ongoing discussions with the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club (SMBC), IMBA, and the Virginia Wilderness Coalition to retain mountain bike access in these areas. For more background information, please see the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club website.


An informational meeting geared toward mountain bikers was first held on April 16, 2003, at the Massanutten Public Library in Harrisonburg, VA. Many CAMBC members made the special effort to travel there to attend. Since that meeting, a group of regional mountain bikers have met with the Wilderness advocates approximately every three to five months since. Attendees have been discussing a range of options, including other protection area types and alternate boundaries to maintain mountain bike access while still protecting the areas all types of users love. Those involved reached a verbal agreement on October 13, 2004.

The Latest

The group’s activities are on hold while the Ridge and Valley Scenic Area and Wilderness Act is being considered by our Congress for the Jefferson National Forest in Southwest Virginia. Our joint coalition is still working toward a mix of National Scenic Areas and Wilderness areas to protect the areas we all know and love while preserving mountain bike access to the greatest extent possible and creating new mountain bike access opportunities. What we are trying to do is innovative at a national level and has drawn national attention. Our work includes writing stronger NSA legislation with more Wilderness-like protections, but specifically recognizing mountain bikes as legitimate users.

Trail Maintenance CAMBC performs trail maintenance on regular basis at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County. Subscribe to our email list-serve to keep informed on upcoming trail work days. Any suggestions for trailwork? Is there a big tree down on your favorite trail? If so, please email us at CAMBC members have also been involved in trail work at other local venues, such as Sherando Recreational Area and other places in the George Washington National Forest.

New Riding Opportunities CAMBC is always looking for new riding opportunities for local mountain bikers. Do you have any suggestions for public or private lands where mountain bikers might be granted access to ride? If so, please email us at

Other Advocacy Work

Virginia Greenways Conference CAMBC attended the 2005 Virginia Greenways Conference held in May in Richmond, VA. The conference included attendees from across the state. Some folks attended informational sessions, while others learned more about trailbuilding.

IMBA 24 Hours of DC CAMBC participated in the April 6-7, 2005 inaugural IMBA 24 Hours of DC. This was a new kind of 24 hour mountain bike event…one where mountain bikers dressed up in suits and met with their legislators to lobby for legislation to benefit mountain bikers. Folks attended from all over the U.S. and conducted approximately 100 meetings with members of the Senate and Congress. We met with staff of Senator George Allen and John Warner and Representative Virgil Goode.

IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit in Charlottesville, VA CAMBC is hosted anIMBA Trail Care Crew Visit in Charlottesville from December 2-5, 2004. The Trail Care Crew talked trails, taught people proper trailbuilding technique, and spent quality time digging in the dirt. This was the last of 70 stops on the 2004 schedule. .Click here for more info. Photos from the visit are on our Pictures page. The visit featured a slideshow, one daytime ride, one night-time ride, clasroom learning sessions, and two days of fieldwork at Walnut Creek Park where we learned how to build a switchback and re-routed some trails.

IMBA National Summit CAMBC attended the IMBA National Summit, held in Westminster, MD June 3-6, 2004. Club representatives from around the country attended, and we learned lots of good info not only about advocacy, but about how to run our club on the grassroots level. In between lots of great informational presentations, attendees enjoyed a ride at Gambril State Park in Maryland and a chance to meet with state representatives in the Senate and Congress on Capitol hill for a day of lobbying.

Greenways and Trails Forum Several CAMBC members attended the Greenways and Trails Forum, hosted by the local Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission on Tuesday, August 26, 2003.

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Facilities Use Survey CAMBC officers completed and submitted a user survey on behalf of local mountain bikers in the summer of 2003. The survey asked about current facility usage and anticipated future needs. Walnut Creek is the only Albemarle County facility with trails open to mountain biking at this time. CAMBC reported current uses as riding and trail maintenance. Based on input from members and non-members, CAMBC expressed the opinion that access to trails for mountain biking (and other uses) at other county facilities would benefit area mountain bikers and further improve local quality of life by increasing the number of local mountain biking opportunities. CAMBC also offered its assistance in building and maintaining any new trails that might be authorized for future use.

Heritage Whistle Stop Tour to Support Roadless Area Conservation On August 5, 2003, member Sue George spoke on behalf of the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club about the mountain biker’s perspective on Roadless Area Conservation in our National Forests. Other speakers from the Southern Environmental Law CenterVirginia Forest Watch, and the Virginia Wilderness Committee joined in with the folks from the Heritage Forest Campaign on their national Whistle-stop Tour to spread the word about the Bush administration’s attempts to gut the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The event was held at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Barracks Road Shopping Center. CAMBC would like to extend a special THANKS to all the mountain bikers who showed up to support this initiative, CAMBC, and mountain biking in general!

Meeting Notes

May 2010

 Minutes from CAMBC Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

 Meeting place: 1404 Westwood Rd, Cville  6:30 PM

 Present: David Stackhouse, Will Sanford, Al Inigo, Francis Schmit


Treasurer’s report


Francis reported on recent club expenditures, as follows:


  • $240 tree puller


  • $222 volunteer gifts


  • $225 Dale Dudley (ditch witch rental for use at Preddy Creek)


  • $95 maintenance/repairs on Ditch witch


  • $205 printing costs for flyers at bike shops


  • $60 lunch at Preddy Creek workday


  • $41 first aid kits


  • $545 New Brusher/Trimmer (used for first time, with great success, at Whetstone work day)


  • $1110 new pop up tent bearing CAMBC logo


The current (i.e. after above expenditures) balance in the Club treasury is approximately $17,500




Francis also reported that there were a flurry of membership renewals after Dave’s recent email, and there is $2154 balance in PayPal from new memberships and donations, which will be transferred to operating account.








Old Business




Laura Bechtel and Rob Cook are co‐chairs of new membership subcommittee to get accurate membership information and current status; Rob has database and exploring ability to keep on web based storage to have access, he is updating email information. Once we have accurate information on current membership status, the drive to gain new members will continue. Currently, we have approximately 85 verified members.




Still under development with Alex O’Neill taking the lead, and Michelle Co and Matt McClellan now assisting.




Alex has samples of t‐shirts with agreed CAMBC logo.




PREDDY CREEK – county continues to have one work day per month


BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL ‐ Tony Brown from the school wants people to ride their trails, but they need it to be organized group rides. The Board considered how to encourage more people to come out for organized.




The Board discussed the possibility of moving some of the funds currently in the operating account into some type of interest bearing account, both to accrue interest and to segregate from operating account. Francis will look into CD options.






The Board agreed that the Club should have a permanent mailing address. The Board voted unanimously to obtain a P.O. Box for the Club, and Al Inigo will look into the sizes/rates for a P.O. Box at the Downtown Mall Post Office.


The Board authorized Francis to obtain a check/debit card linked to operating account to facilitate purchases.


Carey Hill is the new club “ride coordinator” and will coordinate regularly scheduled rides and getting these rides posted to the website calendar. Carey is already hosting regular beginner rides. We hope to expand the variety of regular rides.


Dave reported that he had been in communication with representatives of the RTF, and that Rex from the RTF was invited to collaborate with CAMBC on possible joint interests and trail building opportunities.


The Board discussed the possibility of trail committee, and the possibility of hosting a trail maintenance instruction day in conjunction with a work day.


GENERAL CLUB MEETING – The Board scheduled a general club meeting for 7 PM on May 25th at Anna’s Pizza. The Club will recognize outgoing board members, volunteers for 2009, hand out trail passes earned by volunteers, and provide status/update on Club activities.




The meeting concluded at approximate 8:20 PM.

Meeting Notes

July 2008

CAMBC Meeting Notes

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 @ 7:00 PM, Anna’s Pizza





CAMBC Board and a variety of Members in attendance (not recorded)


  1. Welcome (Chris) Call meeting to order




  1. Introductions (Carey) (ask everyone present to go around and say name and highlight any particular involvement with CAMBC or area in which they’d like to get involved. Remind them to sign attendance sheet. Circulate an attendance sign-up sheet for filling in name, contact email, contact phone.



  1. Financial State of the Union (Ted) (what is current balance and highlight recent significant incoming cash or expenses)




  1. Membership Update (Marty) (how many current members, encourage renewals of any outstanding members)




  1. Grant Info (Will) (CAMBC received $4,800 grant from BAMA Works. This will be used to aid in machine rental, education, and safety equipment. We’ve already purchased a grip hoist. More grant money will be needed, and we need someone willing to chase this (but we’re sitting pretty right now…).)



  1. Pavilion update (Marty) (shows seen, money collected, next chance to volunteer)




  1. United Way Day of Caring (Chris) (Brief overview. CAMBC needs two or three to lead a 20 person trailwork party. This looks like a Wednesday….)



  1. Next Trailwork Event (Ted/Jason/Marty) – Walnut? Sherando Date? Project?



9.  Preddy Creek Update (Will)


County assessment of existing trails completed. (Pass maps around). Assessment is vague, perhaps intentionally to allow greater room for us. Round table planning session this summer, input needed.


CAMBC point man, besides Will is needed. Ideal person lives close to Preddy (ie highly motivated), is a frequent trail work participant, owns vehicle with good tow capacity. – Francis Schmidt? Jessie Huddleston? Mike Walling?


Round table input discussion (see attached/last page)



  1. Wild Ride Planning (Marty/Chris) – (Select “volunteers” to plan this shindig)



  1. SM 100 Support (Chris) – Labor day weekend, CAMBC running aid station








  1. Rides and Events for 2008 (Carey) – go through the list and solicit 1-2 volunteers to coordinate each. Those leaders should meet outside of this meeting and come up with a schedule to publish on our website (if not a weekly ride). Be clear as to who is doing what—this will form the basis of much of what we do and who is in charge of what for the rest of 2008.)
    1. a.    Women’s Rides – Carey
    2. b.    SERS – Jason


  1. c.    Monday Rides (Will)
  2. d.    Beginner Rides


  1. e.    Expert/Fast Rides

__  WNR’s (Dave W.)_


g.  TAKMBD (upcoming)

_    ____________________ __








13. Unfinished Business – Pump track, freeride park.






14. Open floor to members.






15. Forest Service Plan Revision Meeting(Ted) –


  1. This plan will guide management decisions in the GW.


  1. Carpool to Lexington for upcoming meeting July 17 (Will to provide exact date/time)


  1. Encourage people to join IMBA, the VA numbers are pathetic. Chris Scott, our Virginia representative is on top of this. Strong membership numbers help substantiate his position on all these topics.





16. Schedule Next Meeting Date/Time and Location (Carey) – Recommend Tuesday, Sept 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM


Preddy Creek Fact Sheet/Questionnaire



What is Preddy Creek? Approximately 564 acres owned by Albemarle County, located at the intersection of Albemarle, Greene, and Orange County. 453 acres are in Albemarle, 104 acres in Orange, and about 7 acres in Green. This property has been owned by Albemarle for 20+ years and was originally bought as a lake/reservoir site. The lake was never built because of environmental or capacity issues. I’ve heard both stories but don’t know which is correct.


CAMBC pitched the idea of a multiuse trail park at this location to the planning commission over a year ago, and it went over very well. Albemarle has finished its initial assessment of the property. We hope to have round table trail design session this summer with interested parties and ACPR. The goal is to be building trail sometime this fall.


Prior to the round table design meeting, we want input from you on the following:



–       Horses do we want them, can we avoid them, how do we manage them, shared or separate trails or separate use hours, keeping people off the trails when wet?






–       What features do people want (skills park? Alternate expert lines? Berms? Off leash dog area?). People should be willing to build their feature if they want to be taken seriously.







–        Tool trailer storage, northern part of the county.




–       ATV’s, same as horses, but County seems set against ATV’s at Preddy so this is likely an non issue at Preddy. What about Byrom?



800 homes to be built on backside in Greene, should this subdivision have official direct access…to an Albemarle funded park? I think access from the subdivision is unavoidable wanted or not. I’d like Albemarle to negotiate w/ the developer for some bridge funding or something similiar. This would benefit the developer as park access could officially be advertised. Emergency access to the backside of the park could be a benefit too.





–       One argument is that Albemarle is footing the bill for a park that seems to equally benefit Greene and Orange. Would non-county residents be willing to pay to play if the money went straight to the park? Could Orange and Greene be directly asked for a contribution to funding the development (I don’t see this as very likely to happen)?






–       Rustic or developed parking areas, ie gravel & outhouse, or asphalt and plumbing? I think ACPR is concerned over $$. I think we need to push the low budget scenario, focus on getting the trails in. Walnut only has an outhouse most of the year.


News!! — Parks and Rec is leaning to the low budget scenario (10 years is a kids childhood) and will eventually develop more sophisticated parking and trailhead facilities.




–       Preliminary trail design has a stacked loop system that grows progressively more difficult the further you get from the parking lot. A perimeter trail goes around the outer edge of the property. Each loop (easiest, intermediate, most difficult) begins and ends near the road frontage of the outer loop. This is to allow better EMC (Emergency Medical Care) access to each trail and to maximize the length of the outer loop as it is can be incorporated in to a route that basically covers every trail in the park, say for a race. Total distance is estimated at about 20 miles.


This design is definitely open to modification. The only requirement is a sustainable alignment, meaning topo lines shouldn’t be crossed at more than a 45 degree angle (unless it’s a switchback) and the slope across the lines shouldn’t exceed 10% (you’ll need to now the scale of your map to keep that in check).



–    Other input

Meeting Notes

September 2008

CAMBC Meeting Notes

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2008 @ 7:00 PM, Anna’s Pizza


CAMBC Board and a variety of Members in attendance (not recorded)



  1. Welcome (Chris) Call meeting to order




  1. Introductions (Carey) ask everyone present to go around and say name and highlight any particular involvement with CAMBC or area in which they’d like to get involved. Remind them to sign attendance sheet. Circulate an attendance sign-up sheet for filling in name, contact email, contact phone.



  1. Financial State of the Union (Ted) (what is current balance and highlight recent significant incoming cash or expenses)




  1. Membership Update (Will) (how many current members, encourage renewals of any outstanding members)




  1. Wild Ride Info (Chris) (Who are the volunteers helping put this together. What do you need done?)




  1. Whetstone update (Will) Mt bike access at Whetstone is at risk from Wilderness threat. Please write the Forest Services and tell them:
    1. a.    Existing management policy is working well


  1. b.    CAMBC has done 386 hours of work at Whetstone since 2006


  1. c.    Trail work is difficult due to the length. Mechanized gas powered brushers make it possible for a crew to clear the trail, but its still a full day. Gas brushers are not compatible with Wilderness.




  1. United Way Day of Caring (Chris) (Brief overview. CAMBC needs two or three to lead a 20 person trailwork party. This looks like a Wednesday….)



  1. Next Trailwork Event (Ted/Jason) – Walnut? Sherando Date? Project?



9.  Preddy Creek Update (Will)


Will has met with disc golfers and horse users to develop a trail plan that has minimal friction between various user groups. Hope is to speed up approval process with ACPR. Also extended offer to RTF, but have not been able to facilitate meeting. Very important meeting on Thursday with ACPR. Hopefully the conceptual trail plan will be approved.


CAMBC point man, besides Will is needed. Francis Schmidt is attending Ditchwitch lesson with Will and Ted on Sunday Sept 21.


10. SM 100 Report (Chris) –Good times.




  1. Rides and Events for 2008 (Carey) – go through the list and solicit 1-2 volunteers to coordinate each. Those leaders should meet outside of this meeting and come up with a schedule to publish on our website (if not a weekly ride). Be clear as to who is doing what—this will form the basis of much of what we do and who is in charge of what for the rest of 2008.)
    1. a.    Women’s Rides – Carey
    2. b.    SERS – Jason


  1. c.    Monday Rides (Will)
  2. d.    Beginner Rides


  1. e.    Expert/Fast Rides

__  WNR’s (Dave W.)_


g.  TAKMBD (upcoming)

_    ____________________ __



12. Unfinished Business – Pump track, freeride park.





13. Open floor to members.





14. Encourage people to join IMBA, the VA numbers are pathetic. Chris Scott, our Virginia representative is on top of this. Strong membership numbers help substantiate his position on all these topics) –





15. Schedule Next Meeting Date/Time and Location (Carey) – Recommend Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 7:00 PM

Meeting Notes

February 2008

CAMBC First Meeting of 2008


Tuesday, 02/05/08


Meeting Minutes

2/22/2008 by Chris Hoy, CAMBC Secretary


The Next Meeting will be April 15, 2008 at 7:00 PM. Venue TBD.


CAMBC’s annual meeting was held at Anna’s Pizza, 02/05/08, with an attendance of 19 (listed below).


Attendees: Carey Hill Craig Spear
  Jesse Huddleston Frances Schmit
  Ted Gayle Marty Quinn
  Billy Armstrong Paul Buschetti
  Matt Day Kyle Woolard
  Eric Smith Will Sanford
  Paul Lindblad John Jones
  Chris Hoy Jerry Matthews
  Kristi Lombard Michele Co
  Jason Hiser  


The meeting was called to order by Chris Hoy.


Carey Hill made Introductions and asked everyone present to say name and highlight any particular involvement with CAMBC or area in which they’d like to get involved. A sign-up sheet was circulated for filling in name, contact email, contact phone.



Will Sanford provided a 2007 Recap which highlighted key accomplishments for 2007. Details of these accomplishments can be reviewed on the CAMBC webpage. See the annual letter (with pretty photos). Of particular note was the Wednesday night ride at WC, 850 hours of trail work and ever improving relationships with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the George Washington National Forest representatives.


Ted Gayle provided a Financial State of the Union. Our balance is up about $1,000 over last year due in part to Fridays After 5 beverage service and sponsorship of Aid Station 6 at the SM 100 . The club also invested in cooking gear and we are now able to feed groups of people at club events or as a fundraiser.


Marty Quinn provided a Membership Update and indicated that we have about 60 members, (including several that are delinquent in annual dues). We also discussed raising the membership cost to $15.


Ted Gayle advised the group that the Club won a $200 Interchangeable tool kit for trail work through the


IMBA/REI Tool Stash Grant.


Will Sanford provided an update on the BAMA Works Grant. The Club applied for the grant in the amount of $16,000. The request is earmarked for a piece of used, motorized trail building equipment and a 2 axle trailer to haul it on. Since we may get some but not all of the money, additional grants will likely be needed for the $16,000 grant revenue goal. We need a club member to help with Grant writing.


Kyle Woolard gave an update on the McIntire Free Ride Park progress. McIntire is a model for the future and there was much discussion regarding the Club’s role in signage and policing of the trails. There




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was a consensus, that though the Club is involved, the City Parks and Recreation Department should be the “police.” The Club should set a good example and encourage all riders to wear helmets and practice good trail etiquette.


There was no update on the Pumptrack.


The next Trail work event will be led by Ted Gayle and Jason Hiser and will be Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 AM at Walnut Creek. Post meeting update: 30 more hours of work went into the new section near the Maintenance shed. Members are encouraged to check the CAMBC website for March, April and may work dates.


Jerry Matthews received the CAMBC Volunteer of the Year Award. Chris Hoy presented Jerry with a brand new Rogue Hoe for all of his efforts working with the new map at WC and reblazing the trails at WC.


Carey Hill pulled tickets out of the jug for the Trail work Raffle. The table was full of good schwag and every name that was pulled received a prize of some kind, ranging from Pearl Izumi jerseys to IMBA stickers. Several members picked multiple gifts and thanks go out to all trail work volunteers.


There was much discussion about Events and Rides for 2008 . What we really need are volunteers to lead rides. The followings ride are becoming more popular and our goal is to provide group ride options for all abilities.


Carey Hill will be leading Women’s Rides.


The Winter Training Series is led by Shawn Tevendale. Rides available all week. Will Sanford will host intermittent Monday Recovery Rides.


Dave Wotton continues to lead the ever popular Wednesday Night Ride We could use ride leaders for Beginners and Experts


Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Date to be determined


Wild Ride – Date to be determined. Committee needed. Consider moving to Spring or Summer. Annual May CAMBC cook out at WC and to award Park passes. Date to be determined.


The meeting was opened up for member discussion. Byrom Park and Preddy Creek plans were of particular interest. Look for additional information in the Fall of 2008.


Will Sanford discussed Fundraising for 2008. We need the money for matching funds for grants. Will briefly discussed a new position (IMBA Regional representative) and the club role as a member of the funding coalition. The paid position would stay on top of current issues affecting trails and riding in the GWNF as well as representation with regards to Wilderness designation. Members are also encouraged to join IMBA.

















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Meeting Notes

May 2007

Notes from May 8, 2007 CAMBC Club Meeting


At Anna’s Pizza, 7:00 p.m.


Next Club Meeting:   TBD


Attendees: Board members in attendance: Will Sanford (President),Carey Hill, Chris Hoy (Secretary), Mary Quinn. 20 total in attendance. See end of document for full list of attendees and events volunteered for.




  1. City Pump Track and Skills park; Headed by Jay Dicharry and Scott Smith. Have had multiple meetings with City and presented some preliminary designs. This would be a good project to write a grant for.


  1. Grant Writing: CAMBC has 501C3 non profit status. People are needed to volunteer pursuing grants. If you are interested in helping out, but weren’t able to attend the meeting please contact:



IMBA Membership Software:

1.  CAMBC is pursuing a pilot program with IMBA to make membership management easier.


Upcoming Events and Volunteers needed:


  1. The Wild Ride will be happening in late August or early September at Whetstone. Marty Quinn will lead the effort to turn this into a premier event. Over night camping and some trail work were also discussed as part of the usual event.


  1. Volunteers are needed to lead group rides. This is a core element of CAMBC and an important part of club promotion. Many thanks to Shawn Tevendale and Dave Wotton for continuing to lead the fast rides and the night rides. Carey Hill has started leading the Women’s rides again. Volunteers for intermediate, beginner, and social rides are needed.


  1. CAMBC’s participation in leading the mt. bike portion of the fall foliage festival is unclear. Prior volunteers indicate the club does not get enough out of the event for the effort put in. If CAMBC is asked, we’ll request some type of donation based on our involvement.


  1. National Trails Day is June 2. CAMBC is assisting the RTF again with the development of more multiuse trail in McIntire Park. This time its on the east side of the train tracks. The day begins at 8:30am on Melbourne Road, just below the CHS football stadium.


  1. Travis Blalock will coordinate another ride at the Blue Ridge School.


  1. Questions? Want to volunteer for something? Have an idea for the club? Contact .


Trail Updates:


  1. Whetstone Ridge has been officially adopted by CAMBC. This means CAMBC will be the “go to” group for volunteer effort on this trail. Marty Quinn has led several trail work events here over the last year, and he’ll work on getting a map up on the web site.


  1. Mint Springs : the new trail has been completed and named the Yellow Mountain Trail or Little Yellow.


  1. At Walnut Creek, Albemarle County has asked CAMBC to do a reroute that will move the trail away from the maintenance shed that the county built in 2005. There will be a perimeter fence built around the shed that will cut the trail off. Initially this will result in a net loss of trail, however a larger reroute is planned that will remove two unsustainable sections and likely result in a net increase in total trail.


General Info and Member suggestions:


  1. Membership and Financial State of the Union. __?? paid members. $1837 in the CAMBC account.


  1. We need signs saying “This trail cheerfully built and maintained by Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club”. Signs shouldn’t be permanent, but put up for a few months.
  2. Craig Spear wants to lead CAMBC’s participation in the Dogwood parade next year.



  1. Horse and ATV use at Mint is evident.


  1. Nick Nichols from Wintergreen is a new member and is interested in exploring opportunities with CAMBC.




  Last Name
First Name  
Clint Barnett
Travis Blalock
Michele Co
Jay Dicharry
Carl Elks
Carey Hill
Jason Hiser
Chris Hoy
John Jones
Michael Lamb
Justin Mathews
Jerry Mathews
Nick Nichols
Walter Owen
Keith Payne
Marty Quinn
Will Sanford
Scott Smith
Craig Sphere
Graham Worth