Spring Trail Closure

by jaylauraplummer on March 28, 2014

Trails Closed signWhile we are still seeing quite a bit of white on the ground the time has come to think about the Spring Thaw.   Eau Claire County has announced that the singletrack trails at Lowes Creek County Park are now closed until the frost is out and the things are dry enough to be used.  The trails are closed for all users: bikers, hikers, walkers, runners, etc.

We are encouraging users of other trail systems to respect the spring thaw and let the trails get ready for a robust riding season this summer.  Riding wet trails creates deep ruts which then require volunteer time to repair so thank you for respecting the trails.

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Pics of Lowes Creek 4/11/14

by jaylauraplummer on April 11, 2014

Here are some recent photos from Lowes Creek singletrack, which remains CLOSED to all users (bikers and walkers) until Eau Claire County says the thaw is complete.  We know that these next few weeks are some of the hardest to be a mountain biker.  The days are getting warmer and the bikes are chomping at the bit to hit dirt.  Riding on wet, thawing trails causes ruts which mean more time spent repairing them rather than riding them.  Please respect wet trails and do not ride (whether they are marked closed or not, it’s still not good to ride wet trails).

Lowes Creek is slowly melting its snow but the frost is not out of the ground… so looks can be deceiving!  Thank you for not riding wet trails!

ruts snowy singletrack


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CORBA Hosting 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

March 6, 2014

Well, this is some pretty big news that we’re excited to share.  As you probably know, every winter CORBA holds a little snowshoe race at Lowes Creek County Park.  Yes, we’re a mountain bike club, but we’ve got a lot of members that branch out into other sports in the wintertime, and the trails our [...]

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Annual Members Meeting Recap

March 5, 2014

CORBA held its Annual Members Meeting Tuesday at the American Legion in Eau Claire.  The 30 attendees had the opportunity to review what CORBA has done in the past year, vote to elect the 2014 Board of Directors and spend some time socializing over beverages at the evening’s end. 2013 was a good year for [...]

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CORBA Annual Member Meeting will be March 4th

February 14, 2014

In the first quarter of every year, the CORBA Board of Directors holds its Annual Membership Meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to elect new board members, review what the organization did in 2013, discuss plans for 2014, and greet new faces who want to know more about mountain biking and trails in the [...]

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CORBA Seeking Candidates to Fill Board Positions

February 13, 2014

Do you have ideas about trails and mountain biking that you’d like to see become reality?  Do you have a desire to be a part of your community’s solutions?  Do you feel like you’d be a good representative for riders and trail users in the Chippewa Valley? If so, we want you.  Elections for CORBA’s [...]

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Eau Claire Bike & Sport Powder Keg thank you

February 9, 2014

To the snowshoers who braved the morning cold. To the fat-bikers who pushed themselves (and their bikes) through some tough sections of course. To the sponsors who lent their support. To the volunteers who gave their time to make it all happen. Thanks, everyone, for another Powder Keg in the books. Results will be posted [...]

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Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fat-Bike Races, Saturday, February 8th

February 4, 2014

It’s Powder Keg time.  Show up.  We really want to see you. Get the details HERE.

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Pre-Register Now for the Powder Keg

February 1, 2014

There are only a couple of days left to pre-register for the Eau Claire Bike & Sport Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fat-Bike Races.  Online registration closes at the end of the day on Monday, February 3rd and mail-in entries must be received by then. Race-day regisration will be available, but the price goes up, and [...]

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Some stuff happened. Some other stuff is going to happen.

January 17, 2014

The number 101.  February 8th.  QR codes.  N+1 theory.  What do these things have in common? ANSWER:  They’re all part of the most recent “News and Trail Updates” email from CORBA. What, you didn’t get your email?  Dang.  I guess you forgot to subscribe and are, therefore, among the last to hear about this kind [...]

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