Author Archives: Will Taygan

About Will Taygan

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

Mountain Bike Events at Mirror Lake Park.

What: May Volunteer Trail Work Party #1

When: Saturday May 12th, 10am-1pm

Where: Mirror Lake Park

Details: After a sloppy break-up, it’s time to get our Mirror Lake Mountain Bike Singletrack Trails back in shape! Don’t worry if you’ve never done trail work, our mission is to teach you how to build, ride AND maintain sustainable mountain bike trails! Bring some work gloves, and eye protection if you have it. Youth are welcome, but will need a parent signature and a responsible adult with them.

 

What: May Volunteer Trail Work Party #2

When: Saturday May 19th, 10am-1pm

Where: Mirror Lake Park

Details: We will continue our spring maintenance of the Mirror Lake Singletrack Mountain Bike Trails. We will be clearing drains, smoothing trails, hauling rocks and clipping branches. Don’t worry if you’ve never done trail work, our mission is to teach you how to build, ride AND maintain sustainable mountain bike trails! Bring some work gloves, and eye protection if you have it. Youth are welcome, but will need a parent signature and a responsible adult with them.

 

What: Mountain Bike Day at Mirror Lake Park!

When: Saturday June 2nd, 11am-2pm

Where: Mirror Lake Park

Details: Join us on National Trails Day for a Family Mountain Bike Day at Mirror Lake Park! Bring your bikes for free bike safety checks and minor tune-ups, enjoy kids games on the field, a scavenger hunt on the bike trails and a lunch time BBQ. We will be signing kids up for our CMBRkids youth bike camp and will be offering group rides for all ages! We also will be hosting a used bike collection for folks to donate their old bikes to charity. June 2nd is the official opening of the Mirror Lake Mountain Bike Singletrack Trails for summer.

 

What: CMBRkids Youth Mountain Bike Camp

When: Tuesdays, June 12th-Aug 7th 7-8:30pm (Sign up June 2nd 11a-2p at Mountain Bike Day.)

Where: Mirror Lake Park

Details: CMBR kids camp provides an introduction to mountain biking by teaching fundamental bike handling skills, building confidence on more challenging terrain and promoting a healthy lifestyle through mountain biking.

CMBR April 10 Planning Meeting

Join us April 10, 2018 at Sleepy Dog Coffee to plan out our May maintenance days, June’s National Trail Day, next summer’s CMBR Kids Mountain Bike Camp, as well as planning and design days for phase 2 trail construction! CMBR members, volunteers and interested community members are invited to attend!

Merry Masher 2017 Results!

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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!

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The Merry Masher 2017!

Merry Masher 2017 LogoWe 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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