Fall Trail Work Day

October 1, 2022

CAMBA will hold a work day on the trails!

CAMBA will hold its Fall Work Day this Saturday, October 1.  Please plan on meeting at the Mosquito Brook Trailhead at 9:00. It looks like a nice day, but come dressed for working in the woods. Good hiking or work boots are recommended along with work gloves.  Bring water & snacks. All tools will be provided.

We will work until about 12:30.  Lunch will then be provided at the trailhead.

This particular work day will be a little different, in that it will be geared toward teaching volunteers about several key strategies employed to help keep the trails in good, ridable condition. Most of this will be 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 summer.

This is physical work using heavy, sharp tools and it may not be appropriate for volunteers under age 12. Parents should accompany any young volunteers should they wish to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact: rbergin@cambatrails.org

CAMBA Annual Meeting

Fall of 2022

The 2022 CAMBA annual meeting info will be released soon. The 2021 annual meeting was a virtual event. We reviewed the year’s activities and presented the results of the election of members to the CAMBA board of directors.

If you are not a member, please consider joining CAMBA .

CAMBA Global Fat Bike Day Celebration

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1pm, Location TBD

SAVE THE DATE! This event was new in 2021 and will definitely be back to kick off the winter fat bike season in 2022. The 2021 event included guided rides for all levels, post-ride lunch with gourmet soup and refreshments and was located at CAMBA’s County OO Trailhead, Samuel C. Johnson Outdoor Center. More details to follow for 2022.

Seeley Big Fat Race

Presented by:

The World’s Lightest Fat Bike Wheels

 

See us again in 2023 

This fun event returned for 2022.  And what a fantastic day of fat bike fun!  We want to send a special thanks to our riders, sponsors, and volunteers for making this Winter Trails fundraiser such a huge success. Click here to see results, photos and sponsors from the 2022 event.

Trail Steward Training

Saturday April 23, 2022 – USFS Chainsaw safety training April 23, 8am – 4pm at Forest Lodge, Garmisch Rd., Namakagon (off Cty Hwy M).  To register, send an email with your contact info to trails@cambatrails.orgFor more information visit CAMBA’s Trail Steward Program page

Spring Trail Clean Up Work Days

Saturday, May 14th

Thank you to those that joined us in our Spring Clean Up Work Day! We sincerely appreciate your efforts! If you missed this one, look for more Clean Up Volunteer Days in the future.

Learn more about our Volunteer Opportunities.

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Women’s Weekend MTB Clinic North

Presented by:

Check back early next year for 2023 dates!

We had an incredible clinic with certified coaches who taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders of all ages wanting to improve their skills on the beautiful and extensive Ashwabay trails overlooking the Chequamegon Bay and Apostle Islands. Look for more clinics next year. For information about this past clinic, follow this link.

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.

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 Mini-MTB Camp

June 9, 2023 – SAVE THE DATE!

Watch for more information on an evening with the CAMBA Crew next year at a mini mountain bike camp.

This mini mountain bike camp is for beginners and intermediate riders (yes event 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.

Women’s Weekend MTB Clinic South

Check back early next year – fills up fast!

This is a popular clinic and always fills up fast.  We had 64 energetic women in 2022 and look forward to another great turnout in 2023. 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 and check back early next year for 2023 dates.

Chequamegon 100

Presented by:

Saturday, June 18, 2022 – Recap coming soon!

RESULTS & LINK TO KELLY RANDOLPH PHOTOS

The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association is honored to take over the reigns for one of the midwest’s most iconic mountain bike endurance races, the Chequamagon 100.  The Cheq 100 was the first endurance event to be held on the great CAMBA trail system. Based on a self-supported ethos that has gained popularity with other events, the Chequamegon 100 will continue the tradition of self-reliance that requires riders to find enough determination and grit to finish the course with minimal assistance.

CAMBA Kids Adventure MTB Camp

Presented by:

Thursdays, 5 pm – 6 pm, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022

So much fun with our 2021 CAMBA Kids! This program returns for 2022. 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

Presented by:

Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Lots of skills and riding return for the 2022 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. Registration waitlist only – use this link to learn more.

Seeley Lions PreFat Bike Event

Coming August of 2023

A CAMBA Partner Event supporting the CAMBA trails.

On August 20th of 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!

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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!