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, 2016, and will take place in Eau Claire.

From the Trail Design Specialists web site:
“Trail Design Specialists’ Trail Master Certification Class will cover the latest advances in trail design, construction and maintenance with a focus on long term sustainability and ease of maintenance. Participants will be provided with a detailed booklet specific to each segment of the course. Topics will include how to properly design and lay out a trail, how to avoid erosion and other environmental issues, how to handle user conflicts, proper construction techniques, how to rehabilitate existing trails, and a host of other topics. The course will include both classroom learning and hands-on practical trail experience.”

The cost for this class is typically $400 per student, however the Wisconsin DNR is subsidizing the class and offering it at no charge for Wisconsin trail builders. The class is limited to 16 participants.

The first three days of training will consist of classroom work in the morning and on-location fieldwork in the afternoon. The entire fourth day will be spent in the field. Lunches will be provided. Attendees must be present for all 4 days.

To express interest, or to get additional details, contact CORBA President Dan Deetz at (715) 797-0050 or


CORBA Annual Meeting

by jaylauraplummer on 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 join us!

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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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day events scheduled for June 11th

April 8, 2016

In celebration of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on 6/11, CORBA will be hosting events at Lowes Creek County Park in Eau Claire and Pipestone Quarry in Rice Lake. Activities will include guided rides for all abilities, skills challenges, and a family cookout. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you’d like to volunteer, that […]

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CORBA 2015 Annual Report

March 22, 2016

CORBA members, volunteers, sponsors, racers, and partners, thank you so much for all you do to support mountain biking and local trails. 2015 was a year of membership growth, new trail systems, elite-level racing, and expert education. If you supported CORBA in 2015, you played an important part in improving the local singletrack community. You […]

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Powder Keg 2016 registration is open

December 31, 2015

You’re invited to the 6th annual Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fat-Bike Races on Saturday, February 13th. Please join us at beautiful Lowes Creek County Park as we raise money for local trails and enjoy another Wisconsin winter. Register by 1/27 for early bird pricing of $30 (only $15 for young folk 22 and under!).  Get $10 […]

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CORBA Year End Party and Sponsor Thank You

November 30, 2015

Want to give thanks to the sponsors and donors who help support CORBA trails and events? Consider doing some of your holiday shopping with them this year. We’ll be giving away a bunch of gift cards at the CORBA Members Party to get you started, but you need to be on the guest list to […]

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Fall Back Blast – Success!

November 9, 2015

Thank you to all the runners, sponsors and volunteers for another successful Fall Back Blast presented by Mayo Clinic Health System.  Results have been posted and pictures will be available within the week on our Facebook page.  Mark your calendars for November 5, 2016!  Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

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Fall Back Blast November 7th

October 14, 2015

We are just a few weeks from our next big adventure which is the Fall Back Blast.  We will be welcoming trail runners from throughout the midwest (and beyond) to savor the singletrack at Lowes Creek County Park.  Up to 300 runners will be choosing among three distances; 12.5K, 25K or 50K.  This is our […]

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Deer Fly Chase Recap and Results

October 6, 2015

Saturdays in late September or early October are not always a guarantee for beautiful fall weather, unless it is the weekend of the Deer Fly Chase. So far, dating back to 2011, we have been blessed with great weather.   And as our weather has been a blessing, the race has great supporters too.  Looking back […]

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