2023 Trail Work Days – All Summer

Watch for the something new in 2023 – Work Day fun all season long!

Thank you to those that have joined our Trail Steward Program to keep an eye on the trails! We sincerely appreciate your efforts! CAMBA is building our volunteer efforts to be able to lead work days more often. Work Day dates are May 13, May 27, June 11, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 26, Sept 9, Sept 23, Oct 7, and Oct 21. Learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities or Sign Up for Work Days Here.

Epic Bike Fest

June 10-11, 2023

A CAMBA Partner Event supporting the CAMBA trails.

Two days. Two epic rides. The annual northwoods race returns as a 2-day bike festival featuring an epic singletrack challenge and gravel race.

Support CAMBA and the Tribute to the Trails by checking out the Epic Bike Fest!

If you are not riding, consider volunteering at the CAMBA Aid Station or the CAMBA Booth on Saturday, June 10th.


Epic MTB Camp

June 9, 2023 

This mountain bike camp is for beginners and intermediate riders (yes even adults!) and younger riders (8yrs +) who want to learn or improve their mountain biking skills, gain confidence on a mountain bike and have fun.

A great opportunity for kids to ride while parents get out and pre-ride the course.  Register Here Now!

Chequamegon 100

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

Learn more and Register

The Cheq100 is back for 2023!  New to this year’s lineup will be the “MINI”…a 15 mile race for high school racers or those that would like a little less time in the saddle!  And of course, the 30, 65, and 100 mile events are back for 2023.  Click the link above for all the details!


Women’s Weekend MTB Clinic South

June 23-25, 2023

Learn More or Registration Now!

Come join is in a weekend of mountain bike skills and fun in the beautiful CAMBA trails near Seeley and Hayward.  Certified coaches will help you with mountain bike skills as you ride these amazing trails.  Food, fun, and mountain biking!

CAMBA Kids Adventure MTB Camp

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Thursday evenings, July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2023

So much fun with our CAMBA Kids! This program returns for 2023. Join us for four evenings of fun and mountain biking for kids ages 6 to 11 years old at the CAMBA Hospital Gateway Trails. Follow this link for more information.

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Men’s Weekend MTB Clinic

Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16, 2023

Lots of skills and riding return for the 2023 Men’s Clinic! Beginner, intermediate and advanced mountain bikers are invited to a weekend of fun on the beautiful CAMBA trails near Seeley, Wisconsin. Learn mountain biking skills in a friendly, safe and supportive environment with certified coaches. Use this link to learn more.

Seeley Lions PreFat Bike Event

August 19, 2023

A CAMBA Partner Event supporting the CAMBA trails.

In 2022, an awesome PreFat race was held through the woods in Seeley, Wisconsin! The PreFat is the Seeley Lions major annual fundraiser that allows them to provide help and service to our local community. This family friendly event offers something for every one – from kids to adults and various levels of riders.  Courses use the CAMBA singletrack and some gravel. Look for next year’s information and learn more about the race here!

Photo credit: Ken Bennett

PIVOT Cycles Arizona Adventure Auction

For the 2022 Epic Auction, we raised $5250 for the trails! Thank you to all of you bidding. Check back for next year’s auction info. We are already searching for more experience ideas for next year so let us know if you want to help pull the auction together.

For Epic Bike Fest 2022, we auctioned off a PIVOT Cycles Arizona Adventure for 4 including round trip airfare from anywhere in the continental US. Three nights lodging at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. Rental car expense. One complimentary dinner at Rustler’s Rooste steakhouse. Tour of PIVOT Cycles’ world headquarters in Tempe. Two guided rides at South Mountain Regional Park (Desert Classic, National, Mormon) aboard PIVOT demo bikes (rides will start and end at PIVOT Cycles headquarters). The trip was completely underwritten so that 100% of the proceeds will be used to build and maintain our CAMBA trails.

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Hospital Trail Fun Day

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11am – 2pm – Check back for next year’s date!

This event will offer a variety of activities & guided group rides as well as plenty of fun along the way. Check out the details here.

Wisconsin NICA Race at Telemark

Look for another Sunday race next Labor Day Weekend

This event brings in the next generation of mountain bike riders to the area. Along with their families and teams, there is camping and riding the local trails over the Labor Day Weekend. Come cheer on the local riders or volunteer at the event! Check out the details here.

Chequamegon MTB Festival

See us again next year on September 16, 2023

A CAMBA Partner Event supporting the CAMBA trails.

The adventure definitely showed up in full force in 2022. Thousands of off-road enthusiasts endured the pouring rain at the 39th annual Chequamegon MTB Festival in the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin.

And four lucky raffle winners left the weekend with Bikepalooza bikes. CAMBA raised money for the trails with the annual Bikepalooza raffle and VIP Parking! Thank you to the many volunteers that helped make the weekend possible!

Fall Trail Work Days

2022 Fall Work Days

CAMBA held two Fall Work Days on the trails this year! We were able to prepare for the winter season with some critical drainage work on the trails. With the snow and freeze upon us, the more we do to set our trails up for a smooth thaw, the longer the trails will stay healthy.

These fall work days were a little different, in that they were geared toward teaching volunteers about several key strategies employed to help keep the trails in good, ridable condition. Most of this was related to establishing and restoring drainage features, as well as efforts to improve the trail tread, similar to the hand work done on Hatchery Creek this past summer.

This Fall’s first Work Day was on Saturday, October 1st at the Mosquito Brook Trailhead. The second Fall Work Day on October 22nd, focused on some areas of the Makwa trail. Both days saw incredible volunteers that were able to complete more work than we anticipated. And a CAMBA supplied lunch with beverages always makes for a fun gathering after the work. Thank you all for helping make our trails great!

If you have any questions on how to get involved volunteering on the trails, please email rbergin@cambatrails.org

CAMBA Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

Check back for our 2023 Date!

Our Annual Meeting was held on Friday • December 2, 2022  with a 6-7pm Social Hour • 7-8pm meeting • After 8, more social time!

We want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our members! If you couldn’t join us, here is a recap…

We had Kate and board members going all out to bring us back live and in person and over 60 of us spent a celebratory evening after a very successful year of furthering the CAMBA trails. It felt so good to be back socializing together! And what a place to celebrate – Cindy and Drew and the Sawmill Saloon crew always set the stage for an amazing time! We introduced our new Board of Directors, and although he couldn’t be there, we thanked Tim Louis, our only Board Member not returning for the 2023 Board. We wouldn’t be where we are without him as he has elevated the CAMBA Board to a strong foundation and we are thankful for his leadership. We reviewed the year talking about trail accomplishments and events, finances, and plans for the future. There is a strong focus within CAMBA on the people that create this special organization – our members and volunteers make us what we are! Special recognition went out to Steve Morales and Jerry Wright for their extraordinary efforts for CAMBA. And what would a celebration be without a little swag… thank you Washburn Hardware, Riverbrook, and New Moon for contributing to make it happen! We ended with a hint of what’s to come with our next year’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! We are 30 Years Strong!

2022 Annual Meeting

CAMBA Global Fat Bike Day Celebration

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A perfect winter day to ride FAT!

Saturday • December 3, 2022 • 50 fat riders at Hatchery Creek!

Our second annual Global Fat Bike Day Celebration saw perfect weather and a blessing of early fresh snow. Thanks to Start Line Inn and Services, we kicked off the winter fat bike season with guided rides, post-ride lunch of chicken noodle soup from Coop’s Pizza, refreshments, and a warm bonfire outside! Join us next year! Until then, get out and ride FAT!

Fat Bike Raffle to Support Ashwabay Trails

Thank you to all that supported the Ashwabay Trails with this Community Raffle!

Washburn Hardware & Sport held a raffle to support the local community. Did you know they sell bikes? Drawing was held Friday, December 30, 2022.

Seeley Big Fat Race

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Hatchery Creek was a magical venue for our temporary move from Seeley Hills. The grooming team put together an unbelievable course, volunteers and sponsors showed up in full force, racers loved it, and we met our goal for raising funds for winter trails! Take a look at results and pictures.

Trail Steward Training

Last April, we held a USFS Chainsaw safety training at Forest Lodge, Garmisch Rd., in Namakagon.  Look for more opportunities to build your knowledge and skills to support the Trail Steward Program. For more information on or to show your interest, send an email with your contact info to trails@cambatrails.orgFor more information visit CAMBA’s Trail Steward Program page.

Photo credit: Dave Schlabowske

Hungry Bear Gravel

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Whether you have a hankering to ride the Hungry Bear 100, Snacking Bear 60, or the Climbing Cub 30, all routes will serve up a challenge and give you a taste of the fortified gravel we have in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Learn more about this event from Seeley Dave and Live Above 8 by following this link.

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Women’s Weekend MTB Clinic North

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May 19-21 2023


Come join us for our hugely popular Women’s mountain bike clinic at Mt. Ashwabay, overlooking the Chequamegon Bay and Apostle Islands.  Certified coaches will help you with mountain bike skills as you ride the amazing trails.  Food, fun, and mountain biking!  More information and registration HERE.