Thursday Night Social Ride!

The CAMBO Social ride rolls out at 7pm tonight! We will have great weather (I’ve been promised!), great company, and great fun.  This is a one-hour, casual-pace, beginner-friendly, no-drop mountain bike ride on the trails around Deer Springs Farm.  Afterwards we’ll drag the grill out and toss some hot dogs and kale burgers on.  Bring something line of ridersif you want.  Otherwise, all you need is a mountain bike, current CAMBO membership, and a helmet.

Some folks show up early and do an hour or more at a faster pace, before coming back to the lot to join in the social ride. Show up at 5:30 or so to join in on the extra fun if you so desire.  See you on the trails!

Tuesday Technical ride rolls out at 6 on… well… Tuesday of course.

12885737_10209596015763542_6837188296588063699_oIf you’re up for a more challenging ride with friends, join us for the Tuesday Technical ride at Deer Springs Farm.  We leave the parking lot at 6 PM for a 10 minute warm up, then venture to the steep, rocky goodness of the expert trails for about 45 minutes of riding there.  This is a challenging trail – not unride-able, but will certainly get your heart rate up and have your quads shaking a bit. We like to stop and “session” sections that give us trouble or are particularly challenging.  It’s good practice, and a good way to become a better mountain biker.

Helmets and current CAMBO membership is required.  Positive attitudes are optional, but encouraged.  Contact if you have questions or want more info.  See you on the trails!


Storm damage and trail work 7/30/16

On Saturday, July 30th, a storm dumped 5+ inches of rain on Deer Springs Farm in less than 2 hours.  The resulting deluge washed out 2 bridges – the wooden bridge at the start of the Perimeter Trail, and a metal bridge farther down that same trail.

At the wooden bridge site, we rock-armored a stream crossing. We think that will be easier to maintain.  The wooden bridge would get dislodged frequently and at times would have to be moved as the bank supporting it would erode.  Hopefully, this will be a longer lasting solution.

11059762_889243194498870_7695252123210576624_nAt the metal bridge site, we actually had to dig it back out of the stream bed, then move it about 15 yards back upstream where we wrestled it back into position.  Eventually we’d like to find a stream crossing to replace this bridge, as it’s washed out several times as well.  But, that would require extensive reroutes of the surrounding trail, and would likely be a large project we’ll tackle later this fall.