Two of the Chequamegon Area’s greatest assets are prominently featured in the final installment of the five-part video series produced by the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association. Big Woods – Endless Trails highlights the natural beauty of the vast tracts of undeveloped forest comprising the region in which CAMBA has created a seemingly endless network of singletrack mountain bike trails.
“In this video,” explains CAMBA executive director Ron Bergin, “we’ve tried to single out locations, trails and special trail features that truly exemplify the essence of the Chequamegon Area trail riding experience.” He further explained that while it is impossible to capture everything in a short video, CAMBA has been able to illustrate very well why the CAMBA trails have become so popular.
With footage from every CAMBA cluster in which the singletrack trails are sited, Big Woods – Endless Trails is a fast-paced take on popular trails and well-known trail features. Included in the video are some of CAMBA’s most recent and innovative trails as well as many of the standard-bearer trails that created the foundation for what has become today’s CAMBA trail system. “Unfortunately,” Bergin adds, “new trails have been developed since we first shot this video and they were not far enough along at the time to be included.” New trails such as the Hayward Hospital Gateway Trail and several exciting new trails at Mt. Ashwabay have seen great progress since the video project began. “The good news,” Bergin suggests, “is that we have some great locations waiting for us when those trail projects have been completed and we look forward to showcasing them in future video projects.”
Big Woods – Endless Trails and the entire CAMBA video project was created with the goal of utilizing the video and associated promotion to better tell the CAMBA story. “This has been an effective approach to generate more awareness of the trails and the area,” Bergin concludes.
The CAMBA video initiative was in part supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Jim Netz of Due North Digital was the primary videographer with the videos edited by Corey Wipper. In addition to Bergin and Netz, the project’s production team also included Anne Breckenridge.