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Latest CAMBr News
Ride Dirt Not Mud
by Red Snail Racing - May 03, 2013, 09:42:05 AM
Fat Bikes Damage Soft Trails Too.
2015 Annual Meeting
by Red Snail Racing - November 25, 2015, 03:57:11 PM
CAMBr 2015 Annual Meeting
When: December 12, 2015
Time: Doors open at 9:00am, Meeting Starts 10:00, Lunch,12:00
Where: SRAM World Headquarters, Chicago IL
1000 W Fulton Market #4, Chicago, IL 60607
Who is invited: All Current CAMBr Members*

What is the Annual Meeting all about?
This is where we tell you what CAMBr has done in the past year and what we are planning to do in 2016 and beyond.  Then the members have the opportunity to ask questions about things we didn't cover, or they would like more detail on.  Then this year SRAM MTB Product Specialist will be giving a presentation on what is new and on the horizon in MTB components.

*Registration Opens on the 27th:  This year you have to register for the meeting for two reasons.
1. This is secure building (google has the top floors) and everyone attending must be on the guest list and provide ID to get into the building.
2. There is only room for 100 attendees. If we go over 100 attendees we will have a second Annual Meeting at another location later in the month. Registration will be open from Nov 27-30th only for members who have volunteered in 2015.  After the 30th registration is open to all members, until December 10th.

This is going to be a great event!  See you there.

After the meeting there will be a local brewery tour.  Locations to be announced.

Registration is now open...
2016 Ghost Kato Raffle
by Red Snail Racing - November 24, 2015, 11:32:49 PM

To learn more about the raffle and to buy tickets click here:
November 2015 CAMBr Board Meeting
by Red Snail Racing - November 20, 2015, 07:48:12 PM
November 24, 2015
Time 7:00 - Get there early to order food

Meeting Location: Draft Picks
523 Fairway Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
At the front of the RT 59 train station, North side.

If you have a topic you would like to discuss
post up or let me know -

Big Marsh Donation 2015
by Red Snail Racing - October 02, 2015, 08:49:41 AM
Big Marsh Donation

As many of you know Chicago is building a world class bike park on the South  side called the Big Marsh. 30% of the cost of building  the park is coming from private donors ranging from corporations/businesses (like SRAM), not for profits (like People For Bikes Foundation) and individuals (like gal named Suzanne). These donations range from $5.00 to $500,000.

Right now Friends of The Big Marsh are wrapping up a fund raising drive where an anonymous donor is matching $2.00 for every $1.00 donated to the Big Marsh and the CAMBr Board has decided to use money we have set aside for advocacy to support the Big Marsh, with a donation of $1,500.00 from the General Fund. Our donation will bring $4,500 in money to the Big Marsh and it will not impact the work our chapters are doing on our trail systems.

The Big Marsh is going to be a great riding destination for us when it is finished and we are looking forward to helping them build the cross country trails next year.

This doesn't mean that CAMBr has more money than we know what to do with.  Quite the contrary, but we saw this as an opportunity to triple our impact on a project that will have a huge impact on off road biking in Chicago.

Thank you for your support and allowing us to help the Big Marsh.
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 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
You Can Help at a Palos Work Day... Without Doing Trail Work!!!
by Mwandrusz - April 26, 2012, 10:34:55 AM

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:
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.

Ride safe,
Jerry Stoeckigt
Executive Director

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