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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

Johnny Sprockets

3001 N.Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-244-1079

1052 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
773-293-1697

johnnysprockets.com

Featured Industry Sponsor

L. H. THOMSON COMPANY, Inc.
P. O. Box 10158
Wilson Airport
Macom, GA 31297
478-788-5052
www.lhthomson.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.

Beulah Park: Saturday October 1st
Raceway Woods: Sunday October 2nd
Latest CAMBr News
September 2016 Board Meeting
by Red Snail Racing - September 26, 2016, 04:23:12 PM
September 27, 2016
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 - jstoeckigt@cambr.org

Agenda: http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?topic=1814.60
2016 REI Meltdown Raffle
by Red Snail Racing - September 16, 2016, 04:15:30 PM
2016 REI Palos Meltdown Raffle

September 17th - October 25th, 2016  Get your chance to win these great prizes here. http://cambr.org/raffle

Bring the awesome this fall. The best riding of the season is around the corner and you know what you need, thatís right, a new bike or drivetrain to get your ride on.  All proceeds go to supporting CAMBr's efforts to bring you more and more better trails.  CAMBr South 2016 5 Year Plan

​ So what are you waiting for?  Click the link above and get busy scoring some chances to win some awesome.

1st Prize  - Donated by REI

GHOST Kato (Menís)or Lanao (Womensís)FS 7 27.5 Bike a $2,500.00 retail value

GHOST bikes are from a leading German mountain bike builder and represent one of the best values in mountain bikes today. The 7 Series bikes from GHOST have Shimano XT drivetrains, Fox suspension and hydroformed aluminum frames. Click on the models above to get the technical low down on both of these great bikes.



2nd Prize Ė Donated by SRAM

SRAM Eagle 12 speed Group Set $1,400.00 retail value

This is the best of the best from SRAM.  The Eagle 12 speed offers over a 500% gear ratio from a 1X system.  The lightweight and quick shifting performance of a 1X with the gear range of a 2X system.

This group includes: Eagle 12 speed cassette, Eagle 12 speed shifter, Eagle crankset with narrow wide chain ring, Eagle 12 speed chain

Tickets can only be purchased on line, so donít give your money to some guy in a CAMBr shirt if he comes knocking on your door. Instead go here to buy your chance at all of this MTB goodness.

Raffle Ticket Prices http://cambr.org/raffle
20 Tickets $100
8   Tickets $50
3   Tickets $20
1   Tickets $10

Rules and Regulations http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?topic=29898.0
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 ďLet me know
when itís safe to pass.Ē
2. Use the singletrack yield on narrow trail Ė 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
Ride Dirt Not Mud
by Red Snail Racing - May 03, 2013, 09:42:05 AM
Fat Bikes Damage Soft Trails Too.
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
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
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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