Author Archives: Will Taygan

About Will Taygan

Running biodiesel, building singletrack, teaching Nordic Skiing, raising girls, and exploring the north.

Adult Beginner Mountain Bike Class, July 1st and 8th.

13346381_10153546555780906_6112802910764469529_oWant to keep up with your kiddos on the singletrack trails?

Looking to move from the paved bike path to the new trails that twist and roll through the woods?

Join us for two Monday evenings July 1st and 8th from 7-8:30pm at Mirror Lake Park to cover the basics and get you out on the trails!

We will cover bike checks, shifting and braking effectively, riding up and down hills, and turning/cornering.

We focus a lot on separating yourself from your seat so you can use the whole bike to balance through varied terrain.

Our curriculum is based on the NICA high-school inspried program used in our CMBR kids classes.

This class is for 18+. Priority is given to parents with children registered in the CMBR kids program.

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmbr-adult-beginner-mountain-bike-skills-class-registration-63320944650

Midsummer Masher Race, June 30th. Registration Open!

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THE MIDSUMMER MASHER

The Mirror Lake Midsummer Masher mountain bike race is offered in partnership with Arctic MTB’s summer Mountain Bike series.  Arctic MTB (through the Arctic Bicycle Club) covers the insurance and registration for the Midsummer Masher as well as the vast majority of Southcentral Alaska’s summer bike races (Road, Mountain and Cyclocross.)  A portion of every Masher registration is donated to CMBR.

WHEN: Sunday June 30th, 1pm start.

WHERE: Click for the Midsummer Masher Map on Trailforks

COST: early registration is $20 adults/free for juniors ($30 race day). An annual Arctic MTB (ABC) race membership is required.  This is not the same as a CMBR membership.  For those racing the Arctic MTB series, please bring your bib, but you must register for the Midsummer Masher separately.  ArcticMTB will donate $5 from each registration to CMBR. (Registration is $30 day of race.)

REGISTER HERE: https://arcticmtb.redpodium.com/midsummer-masher

CMBR kids registration is open!

CMBR Kids 2019

We are happy to announce CMBR KIDS, a parent-led youth bike club for ages 8-16 Tuesday and Thursday evenings July 2nd-August 15th from 7-8:30pm at Mirror Lake Park.

We are relying on parents and community volunteers to help coach and supervise the program.

Cost is $100 for the first child, $25 for each additional.  (Registration fee includes a family membership to CMBR.  If your family is current members of CMBR your first child is FREE!)

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cmbr-kids-youth-mountain-bike-club-tickets-62821303209

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Ben Schneider at 688-9363.

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Trail Work Thursdays!

Join us Thursday evenings in May 2019 from 6:30-8:30 to get the trails ready for summer! We will be clearing hazards, installing signs, opening drains and repairing trail tread. Hope to see you there!

Thurs May 9th meet on Camp Gorsuch Rd. We will be working purple and blue trails.

Thurs May 16th meet at the main parking lot. TREK will be hosting a BBQ afterwards! We will be working yellow and green trails.

Thurs May 23rd meet on Camp Gorsuch Rd. We will be working red and pink trails.

Wilson’s Way

Chris Wilson is the guy who started the Mirror Lake Singletrack project. He and a small crew of volunteers worked for years pushing the idea, raising funds, designing trails and building community support. We’re happy to name the Yellow Trail WILSON’S WAY after Chris.