Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fatbike Races

by Jereme on January 4, 2017

The 2017 Powder Keg is coming fast to Lowes Creek, and there’s a lot going on with this year’s event. We’ve got a fatbike poker roll, snowshoe giveaways, awesome awards, homemade chili, and cool t-shirts, all in addition to the various snowshoe and fatbike event offerings.

Don’t miss out, and make sure you sign up before the next price bump. All the details are at You might also want to follow the event on Facebook and Instagram, just so you don’t miss any updates.

Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fatbike Races
10K/5K/1mi Snowshoe
24-mi/12-mi Fatbike
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Lowes Creek County Park & Eau Claire Expo Center

Fat Bike Access at Lowes Creek County Park UPDATE

by jaylauraplummer on December 14, 2016


Eau Claire County, in partnership with the Eau Claire Ski Striders and CORBA, is piloting access for fat bikes on groomed ski trails (skate deck only).

This is a pilot program and to ensure continued use please follow the guidelines below:

  • Tire pressure set at 10 PSI or lower
  • Watch the thermometer – riding on ski trails is allowed at 30 degrees and below
  • Watch the snow pack – If you leave a rut (1”-2”) please ride another day
  • Fat Bikes are allowed on the skate deck only, do not ride the classic ski tracks
  • Fat Bikes should travel the same direction as the skiers on the two wider hills (for safety of all)
  • Allowing the skate deck time to “set” after it has been groomed = better riding and skiing
  • Make yourself seen and use lights when riding in low light or after dark
  • Fat Bikes are welcome on all single track trails




November 24, 2016

It’s time for our annual member appreciation party and the date is set for December 13th at 7pm at the Rumor Mill in Chippewa Falls. We take this time each year to recognize our members and the volunteer time that they have given through trail days, events and other volunteer activities. We will also be […]

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Deer Fly Chase – Join us on Saturday October 1

August 1, 2016

The 2016 Deer Fly Chase is coming Saturday October 1st! Register by 9/1 for the Open Class (long or short) race for $30, and receive a Deer Fly Chase t-shirt. Junior Class (HS or MS) race registration is just $10. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Visit our Event page for more details.

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Thank You

June 27, 2016

Thank you for another successful Red Flint Firecracker!  We welcomed 655 mountain bikers and 90 trail runners to a warm, sunny day out at Lowes Creek County Park.  Our volunteers really stepped up to make this event run like clockwork.  Our added feature, the Red Flint Brew View, was a popular spot to watch the […]

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The Red Flint Firecracker is almost here!

June 8, 2016

The Red Flint Firecracker is coming and here is a sneak preview of the 2016 socks!  We still need volunteers and this is one of the perks each one will receive!  Sign up today! 

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Lowes Creek Trail Day 5/21

May 8, 2016

Please join us for a trail workday at Lowes Creek County Park on May 21st.  We have several small projects so we will break up into groups to get things done!  No experience is necessary, just bring a smile and a willingness to get a little dirty.  We will have tools but if you have […]

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Now accepting applicants for Trail Master Certification Class

April 26, 2016

CORBA will again host a Trail Master Certification Class, taught by reknowned trail builder Mike Riter of Trail Design Specialists. This 4-day class is for trail builders wanting to expand their knowledge with theoretical and hands-on training, as well as those looking to effectively lead trail crews in the field. The class is scheduled for July 8-11, […]

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CORBA Annual Meeting

April 18, 2016

Please join us on Monday, May 2nd at 7pm at the Rumor Mill in Chippewa Falls (465 Chippewa Mall Drive) for the 2016 Annual Meeting.  Each year we host the annual meeting to review prior year accomplishments, outline plans for the coming year and hold elections for Board Members.  We hope you can plan to […]

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Spring has Sprung – Trails are Open as of 4/15

April 14, 2016

We are excited to welcome the 2016 mountain bike season!  Trail reports indicate that our systems are open and ready to go.  As always please use restraint when trails are wet from rain and let us know of any downed trees that we may get from spring storms.  Happy Trails Everyone!!

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