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Latest CAMBr News
2019 Meltdown Wrap up and Raffle
by Red Snail Racing - August 06, 2019, 11:03:47 AM
It was a great Meltdown again this year.   The volunteers were next level.  Everything got set up Saturday morning, the Demo and Festival went off without a hitch, the band was great and the beer was cold.  There were 77 racers in the short track series.  It looked like everyone had a great time. The racers looked hot, but I had fun watching them.

Race day was bone dry and a little on the dusty side (not like this spring).  We had about 650 racers for the Meltdown.  Great racing all day long.

Thank you to our sponsors and demo trucks for making this a success. A big thanks to Specialized for being the naming sponsor again this year, SRAM for the powering the event for the past 13 years. Don't forget to shop local.  The support form these bike shops - Spokes, Richards, Tailwind and REI play a big role in making the Meltdown happen.

And lastly, because they were the last ones on the site again this year, the clean up crew.  You guys are amazing.  After a full weekend of racing and festivaling, you all find some kind of magic and get us torn down in what seems like a blink of an eye.  You have no idea how much we appreciate your commitment to help get us trailered-up.  

The SRAM Group Set Raffle Winners, and this is strange as neither of them work work at Argonne Labs are:
Mark L. - AXS
Tom M. GX
(both have been notified, so happen to be a Mark L or Tom M and we have have not talked to you, it wasn't you.  But next year it could be, because look how close you were this year)

Thanks again and enjoy the trails.
2019 Palos South Raffle
by Red Snail Racing - July 15, 2019, 03:02:58 PM
We need your help to pay for a new Ditch Witch so we can build more awesome trails and maintain the ones we have.  
To learn more about how you can help us and possible help yourself to a seriously awesome bike and gear, click here

2019 Meltdown
by Red Snail Racing - July 15, 2019, 02:53:47 PM

The Meltdown is coming and you need to be part of the race and the party.  Saturday is the Demo Day and Festival.  
Trucks from Specialized, PIVOT, Santa Cruz and Niner will be there along with
Dealer supported Demo Tents with Trek, Yeti, Ibis and Rocky Mountain.  The Demo Starts at 9:00.  

There is a short track race in the afternoon along with food a band and a beer garden.  You don't want to miss this.

The Race is on Sunday.  Check out the Course and information here:

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.
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

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