Powder Keg 2016 registration is open

by Jereme on 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 off if you register for both the snowshoe and fat-bike events.

Snowshoers this year may choose the 10K or 5K and will get to experience the awesome course laid out for the 2015 US National Snowshoe Championships. According to many of the racers last year, this course is among the best in the national circuit. If snow conditions continue to cooperate, this year’s experience should be even better.

Fat-bikers can compete solo or as 2-person teams and will enjoy a special Powder Keg first — groomed single track!  This is the first winter that machine grooming will be allowed on the mountain bike trails at Lowes Creek.

We hope you can make it. For full details, visit It would also be great if you could visit and share our Facebook Event Page, where we’ll post updates and additional race information.

CORBA Year End Party and Sponsor Thank You

by jaylauraplummer on 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 have a chance to win. And to get on the guest list you need to be a member and let us know you’re coming.

You can RSVP at the event page or by emailing (Thanks, Eau Claire Bike and Sport, Spring Street Sports, Riverside Bike & Skate, Scheels, and Out There Nordic!)

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!

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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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Free Tees for CORBA Members

August 21, 2015

We’ve got a strong desire to thank our members and to spread the CORBA name , so here’s an idea that’ll kill two birds with one soft, stylish stone.  Anyone who holds a current CORBA membership—or joins between now and September 15th—can get a free CORBA T-shirt. Here are the fine details:  Individual memberships can […]

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Trail Days! Trail Days!

August 6, 2015

Looking to give back to the trails you love and dig a little dirt?  CORBA has plenty of opportunities coming up: August 22nd – NWP Trail Day 8am – Noon August 29th – Hickory Ridge 8am – Noon September 20th – Hickory Ridge 8am – Noon October 10th – Otter Creek 8am – Noon Plus, […]

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Chain Saw Safety Training Class

July 28, 2015

There is going to be a Chain Saw Safety Training class put on by the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance, Inc. (FISTA) in conjunction with the Eau Claire County Forest and Parks Department at the Tower Ridge Recreation Area on Saturday August 8th, 2015. It will be an all day class running approx. 8:30am – […]

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Pipestone Quarry Trail Days to begin

July 28, 2015

Trailwork has begun at the Pipestone Quarry in Rice Lake and there will be volunteers out there each and every Saturday from 9am until Noon.  We hope to complete the first loop this summer/fall so please join in for this exciting new trail system. What to bring: loppers, hand saws, shovels as well as bug spray, […]

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IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

July 26, 2015

    We had a great visit from Jordan and Lani, the IMBA Trail Care Crew. \ We couldn’t have done it with a lot of local support.  We’d especially like to thank the Barron County Economic Development Corp and Out There for their support to bring singletrack trails to Barron County. Badger Brew in Rice Lake hosted […]

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