Trail work 5/5

April 29, 2014

The trail work we had scheduled for 4/28 at 5:30 has been postponed. Heavy rain is on the way and it looks like it would be at its worst right around the time we were scheduled to work. We will tentatively reschedule for the following Monday (5/5) at 5:30. Thanks for everyone who said they’d come out. I hope you can make it next week.

Trail Work 4/28!

April 23, 2014

Since our weekends are filling up with bike racing and other spring activities, I’m going to start scheduling some trail work for weeknights. First one is this Monday, April 28 at 5:30. We can meet at the expert gate. Our goal is to finish the re-route we started and possibly start marking another re-route farther down the trail. Rakes, shovels, loppers (no torches or pitchforks – we don’t want to be mistaken for angry townsfolk) are helpful. Power tools not likely necessary. Email cambomtb at gmail dot com for more info.

Trail Work! 3/23!

March 12, 2014

We will be having another trail work day at Burke Farm on 3/23, from 10 am til 1pm.  We have three issues to address on the expert side trails:  remove the wooden “bermed” bridge; move our metal bridge span about an 1/8th of a mile to a new location; and re-route a trail so we can continue to ride a loop after the recent trail closure on that side of the property.  

Tools needed: shovels, rakes, loppers, wheel barrows (for carting the old bridge out of the woods), crow-bars, hammers. Gloves, sturdy boots. Some heavy-duty wire cutters that can hold up to barbed-wire might be handy too.

The trail clearing for the loop re-route should be fairly straightforward – there aren’t the brambles we had to deal on the other trail, so it should be a matter of clearing leaves, small overhang, and some trail “shaping” for runoff. 

Post here if you can make it. I’ll post more details as it gets closer. If the weather looks unbearable or dangerous we’ll reschedule.

Club meeting and Fit Party Tuesday February 4th at the Bike Stop!

January 30, 2014
Hello CAMBO Members!

For those not on Facebook we wanted send the message that there is going to be a Fit Party for the new CAMBO Jersey & Bibs on Tuesday February 4, 6pm at the Bike Stop Culpeper. Please bring a dish to share and a beverage to swap! Try on Jerseys and bibs to get the perfect fit. Then order your kit for the 2014 season.

You do not need to be on the race team to purchase. Jerseys can be purchased separately, (or bibs only!) it is not necessary purchase both.

Following at 7pm will be a club meeting (also at the Bike Stop Culpeper). This is so we can catch up on CAMBO happenings, the Burke trails, and to generally see what fun 2014 has in store for the club.

It’s going to be a great night! Hope to see you all there!

Expert-Side Partial Trail Closure

January 24, 2014

Starting today (1/24/2014), a portion of the expert-side trails are going to be closed. We are no longer going to have access to that land effective immediately. The trail closure will start around the beginning of the Jeep Trail Climb and continue around to the second bridge crossing. We are in the process of determining a good re-route so we can continue to get the same fun mileage out of that side of the farm. In the meantime, you can ride the rest of the trail as an out-n-back, or find an old bypass route we put in a long time ago that comes after the “Sneaky Snake”. Just don’t proceed past the trail closures. We’ll keep you posted on trail-work days and progress on re-routes. Thanks.

Trail Changes

January 10, 2014
If you’ve been riding at the farm lately you’ve probably noticed a lot of trees down in the field trails down near the beginner gate. This is by design, as these trails are being permanently closed to accommodate some construction the Burkes are having done. Please don’t try to clear these trees or access these trails. As we get more detail on the project, we’ll schedule some maintenance days to re-route them.Additionally, some property lines are changing over on the expert side, and we’ll need to re-route a portion of that trail soon too.

This is a great opportunity to improve our trails and we will need your help in getting this trail work done. We will schedule maintenance days soon and will provide more detail as we get it.

Great opportunity to ride!

October 8, 2013

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