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May 24th - May 26th
Brown County Safari

May 26th 11:00am - 3:00pm
Andres Bike Park Memorial Day Bike Jam!!!

May 28th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Raceway Tuesday Night Group Ride!

Jun 4th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Raceway Tuesday Night Group Ride!

Jun 5th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
MTB101 Class

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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4359 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL

Featured Industry Sponsor

Astrix Sports
7270 Poppy Way
Arvada, Colorado 80007

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 May 30th
Latest CAMBr News
CAMBr Trip to Brown County
by Red Snail Racing - April 29, 2019, 05:56:08 PM
The Trip to Brown County State Park is still on.  The weather is looking a bit sketchy, but a little promising for riding Saturday afternoon and possibly Sunday and Monday.  The trails there are currently wet, but the weather shows they should be drying and the forecast shows the rain the might hit is pretty light.  Some of the trails will likely be closed, like Hobbs Hollow, but if the weather cooperates even a little the upper trails should be open.  If not there is a ton of gravel in the State Parks and the camping and shenanigans will be going on as scheduled.  

We will be respecting the trails and will not ride them if the local trail crew has them closed.

Come on down with us, drinking beer by a campfire in BCSP is way better than sitting home and complaining about the weather.  

See ya there.

2019 CAMBr Road Trip to Brown County IN
May 24th - May 27th: CAMBr trip to Brown County is Memorial Day weekend.
What: Rated as some the top trails in the United States, this is a can't miss opportunity. Trails for all skill levels.
Tent camping with showers $10 a night per tent or whatever you are sleeping in. CAMBr has reserved two huge sites. Last year there was over 60 tents and camper, and could have been over 100 people.

Swimming pool for the kids, big and small, camp fires and great hiking and biking trails.

Groups are leaving to ride all the time, long rides, short rides, fast and slow. Big fun, lots of trail, shuttle runs and campfires and grilling. About a 4.5 hour drive. Stop at Indy and ride the Town Run Trails, they are a short, but fun trail.

Location: Brown County State Park IN - Rally Sites 1&2.  Site 2 is for the party crowd, Site 1 is for families and those of us who end our partying early.  When you enter tell them you are with CAMBr at Rally Site 1 or 2
Andres Bike Park Memorial Day Bike Jam!!! (05/26/2019)
by D Mazinga - May 09, 2019, 07:05:51 PM
May 26th 11:00am - 3:00pm: Andres Bike Park Memorial Day Bike Jam!!!

Andres Bike Park
Carpentersville, Illinois
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.
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
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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