CAMBA Truck and Hatchery Creek Trail Rehab are Fully Funded

CAMBA has found a truck for its summer crew and thank you to all of the donors that helped fund it.

And what a success story at Hatchery Creek. Thank you all for making the trail revitalization happen. The feedback on the new trail is outstanding! Get out and ride it if you haven’t already. We couldn’t have done it without you! We sincerely appreciate your generosity!

CAMBA Trail Fund

In August of 2021, CAMBA announced the establishment of The Ron Bergin Trail Fund in honor of Ron Bergin, a founding member of CAMBA and its Executive Director for 26 years. This fundraising initiative with a matching goal was a restricted fund for trail work, including new trails, maintenance, realignment and modernization. Although our goal has been met, the fund lives on as the CAMBA Trail Fund and continues to fund our trails. We are happy to accept one time donations or a pledge for a donation to be applied toward the CAMBA Trail Fund.

Ron’s vision and leadership have propelled the area to one of the premier off-road riding areas in the Upper Midwest, and the nation. In the 26 years that Ron has been the Executive Director at CAMBA, the organization has:

• built over 130 miles of singletrack
• mapped over 250 miles of gravel routes
• created one of the nation’s top winter fat biking experiences with 70 miles of trail
• organized more than 65 events on the trails
• helped organize another 40+ events run by others on the CAMBA trails
• enjoyed literally thousands upon thousands of hours of volunteer efforts
• increased economic impact to $7.8 million annually in Bayfield and Sawyer Counties

Ron himself has spent at least 25,000 hours over the past decades doing everything he can to promote, build and maintain the CAMBA trail network. “My involvement with CAMBA has truly been a labor of love”, noted Ron recently. Whether he is carrying out administrative duties, flagging a trail, running a chainsaw, swinging a trail tool, dodging aggressive insects or defending his dog from a rogue bear (ask him about that story sometime), Ron has always been on the case to make the CAMBA trails what they are.

All of us who love the trails are eternally grateful and owe a huge debt of gratitude for everything Ron has done to propel off-road cycling in northern Wisconsin. Our trail network and organization would not be the same without Ron.

A Legacy of Trail Advocacy and Community Investment

In 1993, CAMBA began building a network of recreational trails in the Hayward, Seeley, Cable and Namakagon areas. Since then we have expanded our efforts to the south shore of Lake Superior creating new singletrack trails at Mt. Ashwabay near Washburn and Bayfield, creating over 130 miles of singletrack trails. In addition, we have also mapped and marked over 100 miles of off-road bike routes that utilize two-track roads and other forest paths. Plus, we have identified and mapped hundreds of miles of gravel routes throughout the region. And in the winter, CAMBA maintains approximately 70 miles of snow bike trails, More than 35,000 silent sports enthusiasts enjoy our trail network annually.

CAMBA has built one of the best singletrack networks in the nation. With your help, our trails will be even MORE FUN in the future.

 

When you donate, you can choose where your donations are used within the organization. THE RON BERGIN TRAIL FUND will serve to maintain and update our trails or choose to focus on the ASHWABAY TRAILS. If you donate IN MEMORY OF JOE TIMMERMAN, funds will be used to build our emergency and wayfinding systems, or you can donate to SUPPORT THE WINTER TRAILS. And we always welcome donations to the unrestricted GENERAL FUND and we will use your donation where it is needed most. No matter where you donate, we sincerely thank your generosity.

Here are Other Ways to Donate

Donate via PayPal

Donate via your PayPal account.

Mail In Your Donation

If you would like to support our efforts by making a contribution by mail, please mail your check (payable to CAMBA) to:

CAMBA
P.O. Box 141
Cable, WI 54821

CAMBA Business Sponsorship

Make a payment toward a CAMBA Sponsorship. Learn more about your business sponsoring CAMBA either through an annual or an event sponsorship.

Stock Donations – A donation of this nature is tax deductible at the appreciated value.
Employer Matching Contributions – Many businesses will match employees’ donations made to qualified tax-exempt organizations like CAMBA.  Check with your employer’s Human Resources, Corporate Giving, or other appropriate department to see if this is an option.

Donor Advised Funds – If you have a Donor Advised Fund, CAMBA would welcome your support through a donation. Search for either CAMBA or Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association. You may also find us using our Tax ID Number, which is 39-1743206.

Family Foundations – If your family has a philanthropic foundation, CAMBA welcomes and encourages your support.

Estate Planning – Please consider including CAMBA in your estate plan. Funding from estate plans will aid CAMBA in establishing and maintaining an endowment and reserve fund to insure the long term stability of the legacy of CAMBA trails.

Equipment  CAMBA is in need of some tools and technology for the 2022 season – if you have a lightly used (or new) item on the list, please let us know.

  –Chainsaw: Stihl 180c with 16” bar or comparable

  –Brush Saw or Steel Blade trimmer: Efco – 10HP – brush saw or comparable

  –Double axle enclosed trailer: capable of carrying 8,000 lbs. New or Used in good operating condition.

  –GoPro Hero helmet camera:  video camera – so we can capture more video clips of the CAMBA trails.

For questions or more information, contact us at executivedirector@cambatrails.org

 

CAMBA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.  Your donation is fully tax deductible.

We greatly appreciate your financial support. Thank you!