Welcome to the premier system of mountain bike trails in the Midwest, located in and around the beautiful Chequamegon National Forest region of Northwest Wisconsin.
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association off-road bike trail system consists of over 300 miles of marked and mapped routes through a near-wilderness area of striking beauty and peaceful solitude. The CAMBA system is quickly becoming the Singletrack Mecca of the Midwest, with more singletrack trail being constructed every year. CAMBA's vision of a linked system of singletrack trails connecting Hayward, Seeley, Cable and Namakagon was achieved in 2016. Additional enhancements and improvements to our world-class trail system continue to be implemented to provide the best possible mountain biking experience.
SPRING MEMBERSHP CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
CAMBA, in conjunction with IMBA, are well into our spring membership campaign. As you might imagine, membership plays a big role in the success of our organization. Last fall we conducted a very successful membership drive and saw our numbers jump by almost 30 percent. We are very grateful to everyone who stepped up and became a CAMBA member at that time.
During our spring campaign we are once again reaching out to the local and regional mountain bike and outdoor communities for your support. Membership is not restricted to just mountain bikers. If you are a mountain biker, fat biker, trail runner, hiker, snowshoer, bird watcher, or even backcountry skier, the CAMBA trails are there for your enjoyment. CAMBA membership is open to all trail users and anyone that simply wants to help support the trails.
CAMBA annually invests thousands of hours of time and many thousands of dollars in maintaining and developing the trails. We have a number of new exciting initiatives planned for the coming season, and hope you will join us as we continue to provide one of the best trail experiences anywhere.
To learn more about membership and to join online, visit www.imba.com/membership.
CAMBA is once again planning to hold a gala fund raising event this summer. As we begin planning, we find ourselves needing an event coordinator.
The event coordinator will lead our organizing committee and help steer the event planning. We will have input from our past coordinator and we have a solid, experienced committee and a good template from which to work. While this is ostensibly a volunteer position, a stipend would be considered.
Last year's Boogie in the Barn was an enormous success and stands as CAMBA's best fund raising event in the history of the organization. We are hoping to build on that success and are looking forward to another fun event.
While a large assignment, the event coordinator will have considerable support from our team. We have analyzed what worked well and what needs improvement from last year's event and are ready to take it to the next level.
Our event coordinator needs to be a detail oriented person, ready to take charge of the 'big picture" of the event, call and preside over organizing committee meetings and work with our team to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together.
If you are interested but would like more information, we can put you in touch with last year's coordinator to discuss what goes into it. If you know someone who might be a good fit for this job, please contact CAMBA as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMBA East-West Connection Completed
On Tuesday, November 3, a group of volunteers “drove the golden spike,” so to speak, and completed the final segment of the trails connecting the Cable Cluster to the Namakagon Cluster. Over six years in the making, this eight-mile combination of new trails helps fill out one of the remaining connections in CAMBA’s 90-mile plus system of interconnected singletrack trails.
The Treasures’ Trace trail runs from the Rock Lake bike trail near Emerson Lake, 3.5 miles west to the boundary of the national forest. From here, Danky Dank, which was completed earlier this summer, runs 4.5 miles to connect with the Esker Trail. It is necessary to ride in on the Esker about two miles from Spider Lake Firelane to pick up Danky Dank. The total 10-mile through-ride is about as diverse a series of trails as you are going to find in the CAMBA system, each trail with very different character and personality, sometimes changing several times within a few miles.Read more
While the trails may have just opened, Day 2 of our official season ushered in a couple of days significant rain. It is at times like this that we ask our passionate riders to exercise restraint and good judgement until the rain passes and things dry out again.
The good news is that our trails do dry out quickly. Tuesday, April 26 looks to be a return to warmer dryer weather. The trails should (but could vary locally) be good to ride again later in the day on Tuesday.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
As a rule the CAMBA trails are rideable within 12 hours or less of almost any major rain event and sooner after lesser storms. As always, please use good judgement when deciding to ride during wet weather. If you leave much more than the dimple of a tire tread, you should wait for the trails to dry out. Trails will only need to be closed due to extreme events.