Author Archives: Will Taygan

About Will Taygan

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

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!

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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!

Merry Masher 2018 Course Map

Merry Masher 2018 Revised Course

Our brand new 2018 Merry Masher course offers a great sampling of what Mirror Lake has to offer.  Flat lake riding, a couple long hill climbs, some nice rolling doubletrack and a few sections of tight singletrack.

If you’re looking for a quick beginner-friendly WINTER-ONLY loop, we recommend riding the old 2.5k doubletrack loop shown below.  It avoids the hill climbs and the twisty singletrack sections.  You can extend the loop by two miles by riding around Edmonds (1 mi.) and Mirror (1 mi.) Lakes.

CMBR Beignner Doubletrack Multiuse Loop

 

Merry Masher 2018 Race Registration is Open!

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Eventbrite - Mirror Lake Merry Masher Winter Bike Race

* Current members please email us for your discount/promotional code. *

Enjoy A BRAND NEW COURSE at the second annual Mirror Lake Merry Masher winter bike race, a fundraiser for the Mirror Lake Singletrack.

We’ve got over five miles 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 improvement of the Mirror Lake Singletrack.

When: Saturday December 29th at noon. (Bib-Pickup from 11:00-11:45)

Where: Mirror Lake Park, Mile 24 Glenn Hwy, Chugiak, Alaska.

Cost: Early registration is FREE to members! $35 non-members.

(CMBR Membership $50 Individual/$100 Family.)

Race day registration is $5 member/ $40 non-member.

A big thanks to Chain Reaction Cycles for sponsoring the 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.

Eventbrite - Mirror Lake Merry Masher Winter Bike Race