Author Archives: Will Taygan

About Will Taygan

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

Merry Masher 2017 Results!


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 or call Will 907-688-5288.

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It’s time to renew your CMBR membership!

cropped-cmbr.jpgIt’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!