Thanks to the 22 people who showed up last night to get them tuned up for your riding pleasure! Early conditions exist, so pre-ride, re-ride, and free-ride. We will have volunteers out working again today, so be aware. (Donating to CMBR is a great way to say thank you!) Enjoy!
Special shout out to the #AdoboMTB crew for bringing the families to trail work parties!
To clarify: ALL of the singletrack trails are open. Some of the multiuse trails are still pretty wet. Just turn around and use an alternate path if possible. Load up https://www.trailforks.com/region/mirror-lake-18283/ for a map. There’s almost always 2 or more ways to get to the top!
Please come join us in celebrating love, diversity and equality and the powerful history of the LGBTQA+ community with a CMBR BBQ and tour around the Mirror Lake Trails to celebrate Pride month! This Pride Ride is designed to be fun and inclusive for cyclists of all stripes.
We will have 2, well marked, self paced, routes set up for your enjoyment and of course Ben’s Playground!
1. Single Rainbow Route: This 1 mile route will take you around a wider, multiuse trail route that is great for beginner bike riders and kids or anyone just after a relaxed roll in the woods.
2. Double Rainbow Route: This 3.5 mile will take you through some of our favorite single track in a route that is great for the more adventurous riders looking to get familiar with the awesome trails around Mirror Lake
Take your time exploring the trails and bike park, enjoy the amazing lake, company and tasty BBQ prepared by CMBR. We will have trail volunteers riding the trails periodically to check in with all the riders and are happy to offer additional route suggestions and information if you are interested in exploring beyond the marked routes.
Bring the kids, the partners and the friends!
This event does not require registration and is a free event aimed to bring awareness and show support to our LGBTQA+ community but CMBR does request you complete a waiver to participate (https://cmbralaska.org/waiver/) and if you are able to, we would love you to become a CMBR member!
CMBR Kids Youth MTB Club provides an introduction to basic mountain biking by teaching fundamental bike handling skills, building confidence on singletrack trails, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through mountain biking.
NEW THIS YEAR: CMBR Littles! 5-7 year olds are welcome to ride with us, but meet for a shorter time (7-7:45pm). Kids will need a bike with hand brakes (no coaster/foot brakes) and must already be able to ride well on pavement and grass. Parents of 5-7 year olds need to remain at the park during the session, and are encouraged to ride with their child(ren).
WHO: Youth ages 5-15 (CMBR Littles ages 5-7)
WHERE: @ the Mirror Lake Singletrack Trails, Chugiak (Mirror Lake exit off the Glenn Hwy)
WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays
For 2023 we will meet June 20, (not 22), 27, 29 July (not 4), 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3.
TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (CMBR Littles 7pm-7:45pm)
COST: $100 CMBR 2023 Family Membership + $50 each child
(Membership is automatically included on registration page)
How do I sign up?
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2023.
Teamsnap is our new registration system this year:
*Please note at the end of registration it is not necessary to Protect Your Investment. We will of course work with you if you need to cancel your registration.
What is CMBR Kids Youth Mountain Bike Club?
CMBR Kids (Chugach Moutain Bike Riders) is a parent-led mountain bike club serving youths from 5-15 in Chugiak-Eagle River. The club teaches on the 6 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails at Mirror Lake Park in Chugiak. We do not travel to other locations.
Now in our seventh year, our club typically hosts about 75 youth split into several groups. We meet at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays late June through early August.
For the first 30 minutes or so we work on that evening’s mountain bike skill, and then break into small volunteer-coach-led groups to ride with other youth of a roughly similar skill level. Within the groups, there will be some faster and some slower youth together: the focus is skills, not speed. Over a 6-week period we work through a good overview of mountain bike fundamentals.
CMBR is soliciting proposals to build 1. a gravel multiuse loop for hikers, bikers and dog-walkers to use year-round, 2. a connection from the purple trails to the trailhead at the beginning of Raven’s Ridge, and 3. an uptrack for the new jump lines.
In addition to our regular Mirror Lake trail work, CMBR volunteers are now grooming Briggs Bridge and Lower Eagle River Trails in Chugach State Park! We are working with Parks and Rec to build new trails in Beach Lake Park this summer, and we have plans to continue trail improvements at the Mirror Lake Singletrack. Wow!