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Member Preview Day!

joinit-blackA huge thank you to our members and donors for supporting the Mirror Lake Singletrack!

We will be opening the trails to the public on Friday May 15th, 2020, but would like to extend a special invitation a day early to all those who have supported us during these past five years!

So please come out Thursday May 14th, 2020 for a Member Preview Day and run, ride or walk the Mirror Lake Singletrack trails!


We are so proud of this community for coming together during this time of social distancing to rake and repair the trails for summer.  You are the best!

One more thing:  We just switched to a online membership system, and we probably made a few mistakes. Please log in and update your email, addresses, etc.

You will also able to check your renewal status, and date of last donation.

We love you guys!

Join us on Strava!

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Curious where everyone else is riding these days? Questions about trail conditions? Maybe a virtual race? Get a free account on Strava, track your rides, and join us online!

The CMBR Strava club is open to anyone who pedals the Chugach Mountains, including but not limited to the riders from Mirror Lake Middle School mountain bike club, and CMBRkids youth summer mountain bike program.

CMBR is the only 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit dedicated to educating and organizing the Chugiak-Eagle River community to build, maintain and ride sustainable mountain bike trails on public lands.

CMBR Jersey Preorders!

CMBR Club Ride ShirtsCMBR Club Ride mountain bike jerseys are coming!  CMBR logo on the sleeve and “CMBR” printed above the pocket. Nice!

We are ordering jerseys for our CMBRkids coaches (volunteer to coach and get a shirt for free!)  For the rest of you CMBR folks, we are offering a huuuge discount preorder until March 15th.  Limited selection at retail prices may be available at Speedway Cycles mid-April.

It would also be cool if you joined or renewed your CMBR membership.

Preorder by March 15th and pay $65 mens/$55 womens. Dang!

Regular price is $90 mens/$70 womens.

Check out Men’s and Women’s sizing on the Club Ride website.

Click the size/style below to add it to your PayPal cart.  You can add multiple items for one checkout, just “continue shopping,” click VIEW CART to go back to PayPal.


  • Mens XXL Detour CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Mens XL Detour CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Mens L Detour CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Mens M Detour CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Mens S Detour CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Womens XL Bandara CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Womens L Bandara CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Womens M Bandara CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Womens S Bandara CMBR Club Ride Shirt
  • Womens XS Bandara CMBR Club Ride Shirt

Shirts will be arriving late April and will be available for pick-up at Speedway Cycles in Anchorage or at our CMBR Trail Work days at the Mirror Lake Singletrack (dates TBA).

We’d like to give Club Ride a big shout-out for their support of our CMBRkids program, thanks so much!

Merry Masher Race and Eklunta Inc. Permits!

https___cdn.evbuc.com_images_52942712_282677435136_1_originalJoin or renew your CMBR membership and you can race the Sat Dec 28th, 2019 Merry Masher FOR FREE!

Also, all CMBR memberships include a club permit to ride Eklunta, Inc. trails.

We would prefer that you join/renew and register for the race through EVENTBRITE, although they do charge a small fee, it really helps our volunteers to collect roster information and liability waivers automatically.

When you click register there is a “no race” option if that works better for you.

We also can accept donations through PayPal, but you will need to send us your contact information, as they only share your email with us.  This option requires a bit more work for our volunteers to process.

Finally, you can send us a check!  This is great for larger donations and there are no fees, but it may take us a while to get you entered into the system!  Be sure to include a little note with your contact information and what the check is for. Our mailing address is Chugach Mountain Bike Riders, PO Box 672555, Chugiak, AK 99567.



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:

Midsummer Masher Race, June 30th. Registration Open!

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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.)


2019 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:

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact