Thanks to everyone who came out to race yesterday and to all who donated to the trails this year. We had a great time and hope you did as well! We had over 50 racers, a dozen volunteers and met our fundraising goal for 2017. You all rock!
Thanks as well to our fabulous sponsors: Chain Reaction Cycles, the Eagle River Alehouse, Jitters, and the Eagle River Nature Center. And finally, a big thank you to Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation for their enthusiastic support of the new Mirror Lake Singletrack trails.
If there’s any mistakes in the results, please let us know. Nice work everyone!
We are pleased to annouce the first-ever Mirror Lake Merry Masher winter bike race!
Enjoy a sweet 5 mile course consisting of flowy new singletrack, nice wide doubletrack, a couple hill climbs and some beautiful lake riding in the shadow of Bear Mountain in Chugiak. Choose your distance: Beginner (1 lap), Sport (2 laps) or Expert (3 laps).
This event is a membership drive and fundraiser for Chugach Mountain Bike Riders and proceeds will go to support the expansion and maintenance of the Mirror Lake Singletrack.
When: Saturday December 30th 1:30pm (Registration 12-1:00)
Where: Mirror Lake Park, Mile 24 Glenn Hwy, Chugiak, Alaska.
Cost: FREE to members! additional donations appreciated.
(CMBR Membership $50 Individual/$100 Family)
Our insurance requires all racers to be members, so if you can’t swing a full membership, we’re offering a $35 day pass membership so everyone can come and race with us.
A big thanks to Chain Reaction Cycles for sponsoring our first race!
Don’t want to race, but still want to be a part of it all? We need volunteers to make this happen!
Questions? Email CMBRalaska@gmail.com or call Will 907-688-5288.
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Mirror Lake’s 1st ever Merry Masher winter bike race will be held Saturday December 30th, 2017! More details can be found under races.
Print out a pdf of the course map here: Merry Masher 2017 PDF Map
On Sat Dec 23rd 1:30pm the Eagle River Fat Tire Rides Group will be going on a mellow pre-ride of the Merry Masher course at Mirror Lake!
This is NOT a race, but a no-drop ride of the race course. Be prepared to help clear any pokey sticks you encounter or stomp out alternate routes for the Dec 30th racers.
Meet at the main trailhead.
We’re looking for folks to help organize the first-ever Mirror Lake Merry Masher Dec 30th winter bike race.
Let’s meet this Wednesday Dec 6th 6:30pm at Sleepy Dog Coffee in Eagle River! (Regular board meeting to follow planning session.)
It’s fundraising time! We are hoping to raise about $2000 by the end of the year. Can you join CMBR in building, maintaining and riding sustainable mountain bike trails in Chugiak-Eagle River? We’ve got volunteer insurance to pay, two grants in process for expanding the trail system and we’re planning a winter bike race for you all. Hope you can join us!
A huge thanks to Steve at Alaska Trails for submitting a federal Receational Trails Grant to fund construction of phase 2 of the Mirror Lake Singletrack. This would allow us to build the 2nd half of the originally proposed 4 miles of mountain bike trails at Mirror Lake Park. Wish us luck!