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Jun 25th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Jun 29th 12:00am - 12:00am
MTB 101

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Jul 3rd - Jul 6th
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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.

Featured Big Wheel Member

Richard's Bicycles & Fitness
11933 S. Harlem
Palos Heights, IL 60463
708-448-8260
RichardsBicycles.com

Featured Industry Sponsor

Answer Products, Inc. /Manitou
651-257-4411
www.answerproducts.com

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: Thursday June 27th
Latest CAMBr News
Use Caution on the Trails
by Red Snail Racing - June 07, 2019, 11:48:44 AM
When the trails open at Palos, please ride with your head up and your speeds down.  There is much damage to the trails and new drops and ruts from all the rain.  We are repairing what we can before it opens, but we will not get everything.  Thank you, The Trail Crew
2019 CAMBr Annual Meeting
by Red Snail Racing - June 06, 2019, 06:57:17 PM
CAMBr 2019 Annual Meeting June 15th
Palos Mountain Bike Staging Area - Maple Lake East Grove on 95th Street
This is the yearly meeting of the CAMBr Leadership, Regional Leaders and Members to talk about what the club has accomplished and what we hope to accomplish in 2019.

Group rides will launch before the meeting.  Get there by 11:00 to tag along with the first groups out.
Meeting will happen at 1:00 and food will be served at 1:30.  

There will be food and soft drinks for members, BYOB or whatever you prefer. Come on out, bring the kids and with any luck the trails will be dry!
Ride Dirt Not Mud
by Red Snail Racing - May 03, 2013, 09:42:05 AM
Fat Bikes Damage Soft Trails Too.
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
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 Campground 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

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