Author Archives: Will Taygan

About Will Taygan

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

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.

Announcing Maeve’s Maze!

We’re stoked to announce that Maeve’s Maze is one of our newly approved trail names!

Maeve’s Maze is a part of the new session loops in the purple section, filled with nice flowy berms and a few good jumps. It’s also pretty easy to get turned around in there if you’re not paying attention!

Maeve is a Senior Park Planner for Anchorage’s Parks and Rec and has spent years pushing our projects to completion. Thanks, Maeve for all you do to strengthen mountain biking in our communities!

Thanks, Maeve!

CMBR Newsletter Feb 2019

Click here for our Feb 2019 CMBR newsletter!

cmbr name that trail

 

Help us pick some real names for the Mirror Lake Singletrack!

Come out to Matanuska Brewing in Eagle River this Sunday February 10th 6:30pm and help us pick some real trail names for the Mirror Lake Singletrack!

Yep, the colors were always meant as a temporary thing. Our Grand Opening is June 1st, and we need to get our maps and signs ready.

We’ll be drinking beers and brainstorming upstairs, so please stop by!

ALSO:

1. Icy River Rampage Sat Feb 9th! 
https://www.ernc.org/courses/icy-river-rampage

This 20/10-mile winter bike race is a fundraiser for the Nature Center. Race will start and end at the Center, with some riding on the frozen Eagle River. There will be an award ceremony, fire and barbecue after the race. Entry fee is $35 if pre-registered, and $40 on the day of the race.  Race is sponsored by the Trek Bicycle Store in Anchorage.

2. Eagle River Fat Tire Rides Facebook Group 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/306687573159452/

Twice a week beginner-to-intermediate fat bike riding group in Chugiak-Eagle River.  Rides announced on Facebook.

3. Club Permit to ride Eklutna, Inc. Private Trails.
https://cmbralaska.org/eklutna-inc-trail-permits/

We are happy to partner with Eklutna, Inc. to provide current CMBR members a permit to ride the private Eklutna, Inc. trails between Peters Creek and the Eklutna River (behind Mirror Lake Middle School), and also the South Fork Eagle River Confluence “Singletrack” Trails off of the Briggs Bridge trail.  This opens over a dozen miles of bike trails to Chugiak-Eagle River riders!

4. Renew your CMBR membership today!
https://cmbralaska.org/join-cmbr/

Thanks to everyone who renewed their memberships during our winter fundraising drive!  Upcoming trail projects include maps and trail signs, repairing muddy spots, adding a few skill-building features and year-round trail mainentance.  Our youth summer program CMBR-kids will be starting up in June and spring trail work starts mid-May.  If you haven’t already, please consider joining or renewing your CMBR membership!

5. Thanks trail packers and groomers!  WE LOVE SNOWSHOERS!

We’re lucky to have a crew of folks who regularly snowshoe the trails to pack them down for fat bike riding, this helps smooth out any bumps left by walkers..  Please tell your friends that we welcome snowshoes on the trails!

6. CMBR Email List
https://mailchi.mp/e48d374c2d6f/cmbralaska

You may have noticed that we’ve moved over to MailChimp for our emails.  We’ve tried our best to get everyone’s information correct.  Our apologies if you received this email by mistake.  You can now update your email and preferences through the links at the bottom of this page.

Thanks so much!

Mirror Lake Trail Naming Party!

cmbr name that trail

Come out to Matanuska Brewing in Eagle River on Sunday February 10th 6:30-8:30pm and help us pick some real trail names for the Mirror Lake Singletrack!

Yep, the colors were always meant as a temporary thing. Our Grand Opening is June 1st, and we need to get our maps and signs ready.

We’ll be drinking beers and brainstorming upstairs, so please stop by!