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Aug 3rd 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Aug 5th 5:45pm - 8:15pm
MTB Clinic Meltdown Edition

Aug 8th
Pre Meltdown Festival

Aug 9th
Palos Meltdown

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Chicago Area Mountain Bikers Inc

CAMBr is a registered 501(c)3 organization, which means we are eligible for most of the matching funds or employee directed donation programs from many companies. So please keep us in mind when you are filling in the box for philanthropic foundations.

If you need any additional CAMBr information for your company, please let us know and we will happily provide it. 100% of your donation goes directly to helping us build a better ride.

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630-574-7700
888 Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
847-480-1938
1209 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-619-6729
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Includes Boeshield, Chamois Butt'r
& Peak bar brands
1700 Richfield Rd.
Liberty, MO 64068
888-411-0287
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The trails you love to ride and the jumps you live to huck,
are built and maintained by volunteers, riders just like you.

The hours are (kind of) short and the pay is low (ok, no pay), but the work is fun
and you do get a free lunch and a chance to ride with the people you just met, after lunch.
All you need is a pair of boots, long pants, gloves and water, CAMBr supplies the rest.

Check out the Calendar to see everything happening this month.

Palos - Triangle: Wednesday August 5th
Beulah Park: Sunday August 23rd
Latest CAMBr News
Meltdown Demo Day 2015
by Red Snail Racing - Today at 01:49:26 PM
CAMBr Meltdown Demo Days 2015

This week is your time to get out and test ride what could be your
next bike.  We are bringing 4 Demo Trailers to Palos
For you to sample the goods. You do do need ID and Credit Card
to try out a bike and don't forget your helmet.  Also you may want to bring
pedals to match your cleats.

Partial List of Demo Bikes http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?topic=29489.0

PIVOT Cycles
Date: Wednesday August 5th
Time: 3:00 - 6:00
Where: Palos Mountain Bike Staging Area - Maple Lake East

Specialized, Giant, Niner
Date: Saturday August 8th
Time: 10:00 - 6:00
Where: Palos Pulaski Woods - Meltdown Starting Area
Plan a little extra time to pick up your race packet and
the crew set up the course.
2015 REI Palos Meltdown registration now open!
by konadave - April 10, 2015, 06:48:56 PM

This year the Meltdown will have even
more single track than ever before.  
Be the first to race on at least two new trails.
Sign up today.


http://palosmeltdown.com/registration
2015 CAMBr MTB Clinics
by Red Snail Racing - June 24, 2015, 08:56:24 PM

Here is a link to the calendar.  http://cambr.org/calendar
Once you find the class you want to take register with the FaceBook link.
Trail Etiquette
by undercover - July 29, 2013, 03:50:03 PM
Please, let's all keep in mind our trail systems are not a MTB only trail systems. They are multi-use trail systems.  
Which means there are hikers, equestrians and runners just to name a few, sharing the same trails.
 

Fast moving users can startle others,
especially when approaching from behind. Always ride under
control, anticipate users around blind corners, and be exceedingly
friendly and communicative.


What is your responsibility?
Mountain bikers yield to hikers, horses and uphill traffic.

Passing Hikers
1. Greet hikers early.
2. Slow down to about the same speed as the hiker.
3. Pass slowly and be prepared to stop if necessary.
4. Expect the unexpected. Humans and animals can be
unpredictable or easily spooked by cyclists.

Passing Cyclists
1. Announce your intention to pass with a friendly “Let me know
when it’s safe to pass.”
2. Use the singletrack yield on narrow trail – stop to the side, put
one foot down, and lean away from the trail.

Passing Horses
1. Stop at least 30 feet from the horse.
2. Greet the equestrian and the horse to demonstrate that you are a
human, and not a predator.
3. Ask for instruction on how to pass safely. Offer to get off your bike.
4. Pass slowly and steadily, but only after the equestrian gives you
the go-ahead. Sudden movements can spook a horse.

Wanted to pass on this awesome trifold the Bolder club put together.
http://bouldermountainbike.org/sites/default/files/BMA_trifold_web.pdf
CAMBr Stickers and Magnets
by Red Snail Racing - April 02, 2015, 10:16:08 PM
CAMBr has Stickers and Magnets

You asked for them and now we have them, CAMBr die cut stickers and magnets.  
We have partnered with Logic Signs to bring you a selection of CAMBr stickers and magnets,
 so you can represent your local club and trails.
Check out the CAMBr product at https://www.etsy.com/search?q=cambr
Ride Dirt Not Mud
by Red Snail Racing - May 03, 2013, 09:42:05 AM
Fat Bikes Damage Soft Trails Too.
Trails Under Construction are Closed
by Red Snail Racing - October 27, 2014, 06:25:12 PM
Trails Under Construction are Closed
All trails under construction at Palos are closed to all trail users.  That means the Stone House Trail is closed until it is completed and approved.  
If that is making you sad, then come out to the workdays and help us get it finished as soon a possible.

Do Not Ride Trails That Are Posted -
Under Construction
Swap and Sell is Connected to Facebook
by Red Snail Racing - September 30, 2014, 07:30:52 PM

There has been a growing demand for a single place in the Chicago area to post ads to sell, buy or swap mountain bike parts. Well there has always been the CAMBr Swap and Sell forum, but that didn't automatically notify you if there was a new posting. And if you posted something on Facebook it could disappear in the blink of an eye never to be found again. So through the automagic of the web, CAMBr has linked them together. Now you can post an ad in either CAMBr or FB and get alerts from FB and search ads at CAMBr.  There is a new Swap and Sell page as well. Check Facebook out https://www.facebook.com/pages/CAMBr-Swap-and-Sell/1464371143836350
You Can Help at a Palos Work Day... Without Doing Trail Work!!!
by Mwandrusz - April 26, 2012, 10:34:55 AM
YOU CAN HELP at a WORK DAY...WITHOUT DOING TRAIL WORK!!!

Despite the early riding season, warm weather, fantastic trail conditions, and new trail possibilities at all the CAMBr Trail Systems

Trail workday attendance is DOWN.

DID YOU KNOW??? That physical work with tools, shovels, etc. is NOT the only way to help out at work days?
Here are some ways you can help that don’t require getting dirty, buggy, or sweaty:

We need help with food, P.R., sponsorship, etc. COME HELP EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE DIRT!

To learn more, click on the link: http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?topic=22291.0
Forum Etiquette and Expectations
by Red Snail Racing - October 10, 2010, 10:44:59 PM
To the Community that uses the CAMBr Forum,

Do you realize how active the CAMBr website is?  Through September 2010 the CAMBr website has generated 28,000 visitors, who looked at 435,000 pages per month. That means almost 4,000,000 page views so far this year. Those are some pretty impressive numbers and I want to thank you all for visiting our site and I hope your visit has offered you value, a sense of community and a better understand of our mission and events.

With a community this large and many new users, I would like to explain our Web Guidelines and Polices.
Please click the link below for an outline. http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?topic=11958.0

Ride safe,
Jerry Stoeckigt
Executive Director

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