CAMBA Annual Meeting

Save the Date – December 2, 2022

The details of the 2022 CAMBA annual meeting will be released soon. We are making a weekend of it, starting with a Community Celebration & Annual Meeting and then on Saturday, we follow up with our Global Fat Bike Day Celebration to welcome in the winter riding! 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, but are looking to bring the community together this year. More to come!

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

 

January 21, 2023 

This fun event is back for 2023.  And what a fantastic day of fat bike fun.  Bring on the riders, sponsors, and volunteers to make this Winter Trails fundraiser a huge success! The Seeley Big Fat Race is a low-key, self-supported, 14-mile winter fat bike race plus a 6-mile option on the Seeley Hills bike and ski trails. Click here to see details and results, photos and sponsors from the 2022 event.

Trail Steward Training

This past 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.

Spring Trail Clean Up Work Days

Watch for the May 2023 Spring Clean Up Date

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

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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

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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

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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!

Fall Trail Work Day

Look for our Fall Work Day in the fall of 2023

CAMBA will hold a work day on the trails! Our Fall Work Day is a critical volunteer day where we begin to prepare for the winter season with a final season review of the trails. With the snow and thaw upon us, the more we do to set our trails up for a smooth thaw, the longer the trails will stay healthy.

This particular work day was a little different, in that it was 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 Work Day was on Saturday, October 1st at the Mosquito Brook Trailhead. We had an incredible group of 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!