About our trail days
Typical CAMBA trail days last from 9AM to around 1PM, but some of the crews stick around and just keep building. We start off with the sign-in, then the all-important safety review, then head out on the trail for a few hours. We usually break for lunch around noon. If you can’t show up until later in the morning, or if you need to leave early, that’s fine…….any help is always better than no help at all. Although you can certainly take off anytime during the day, some of the ‘heartier’ trailbuilders may hang around through the afternoon (especially if conditions are nice). But if you can’t make it out for a full day, never a problem - all help is welcome.
If you haven’t built trails before, don’t worry…..we’ll show you everything you need to know. Many of our leaders have participated in 2 or more IMBA Trail Care Clinics, so we have the know-how to do it right, and we’ll be glad to show you. If you don’t have any tools, don’t worry…..we have all the tools you’ll need (and it’s actually where some of your membership $$ go). If you’re worried about starving on the trail, don’t worry about that either…..we always have lunch covered on full trail days, along with mini Clif Bars to help get things started in the AM (donated by IMBA/Clif Bar).
All we suggest is that you dress in layers (to shed as you warm up). Always wear long pants and long-sleeves (helps prevent poison ivy), some hiking or work boots, work gloves, and bring some fluids to drink (Camelbacks work best).
|Sunday, Oct 7th||Royalview, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Plan is to help CMP with decommissioning old trails, work on the new out-n-back loop, fix some benching, etc||9AM-1PM|
|Sat, Oct 20th||Royalview, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Same plan…….also include work on including new technical features for out-n-back loop||9AM-1PM|
||Royalview Trail, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Nov 3rd date has been cancelled due to foul weather conditions…..trail day moved to Saturday, Nov 10th!||9AM-?|
|Sunday, Nov 18th||Royalview Trail, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Same plan….||9AM-?|
|Sat, Dec 1st||Royalview Trail, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Continue to wrap up the out-n-back section, including kool tech features||9AM-?|
|Sunday, Dec 16th||Royalview Trail, Mill Stream Run, CMP||Continue to wrap up the out-n-back section, including kool tech features…..and finishing work where needed!||9AM-?|
|X-MAS BREAK||X-MAS BREAK||X-MAS BREAK|
|Sat, Feb 9th!||West Branch SP||Focus on some lakeside fixes and one re-route…..meet at Cable Line and Porter Rd.||9AM|
|Sat, Feb 23rd||West Branch SP||New lakeside re-route, replacing some old snowmobile section…||9AM-4|
|Sat, April 6th||CMP – Bedford||Meet at Egbert Picnic Area||9AM-4|
|Sat, April 13th||West Branch SP||Half day of spring prep; fix/repair bench issues, clear debris, trees, signage, etc.||9-1PM|
|Sat, April 20th||West Branch SP||Set aside for Earth Day……meet in the boaters parking lot. Plan is to clean up trash and debris from all singetrack and snowmobile trails, and Cable Line Rd (near our trails), then work on spring trail prep (clearing downed trees, debris, small fixes, etc).||9AM-4|
|Sat, April 27th||CMP – Bedford||NEW DATE!: Meet at Egbert Picnic Area||9AM-4|
|Sat, May 11th||CMP – Bedford||Meet at Egbert Picnic Area||9AM-4|
|Sat, May 18th||CMP – Royalview!||NEW VENUE; Meet at top of Royalview Lane (near the pavilion)||9AM-4|
|Sat, May 25th||West Branch SP or might be Bedford||Final push on spring prep; bridge repair, clear downed trees, armoring, signage……then get ready to ride! Probably meet at the trailhead.If we can finish up WB by this date, then we’ll likely move to Bedford….stay tuned….and come help us prep at West Branch!||9AM-4|
|Sat, June 8th||CMP – Bedford||Meet at Hemlock Picnic Area||9AM-4|
|Sat, June 15th||CMP – Bedford||NEW DATE; Meet at Hemlock Picnic Area - Tentative date set aside for finishing work||9AM|
Cleveland Metroparks, Mill Stream Run Reservation: Pre-trail meeting be off of Royalview Lane, Strongsville. For this season, we’ll meet at the top of Royalview Lane, in the parking area. Click here for a map. If meeting place changes, it will be posted on the main site page.
Medina: Reagan Parkway resides just off of Route 3 (Weymouth Rd) in Medina. Click here for a map. Exact meeting locations vary due to the area where we’re building, so make sure to check the news on our site for the exact meeting location for a particular day.
Quail Hollow/Atchinson:You can find directions to Quail Hollow State Park, and Lake Metroparks Atchinson Property in our trails section. Click here for more information.
We ALWAYS post any cancelations right here on the CAMBA website. If the weather looks questionable, please visit our website the day before (or the OMBA bulletin board), or by 8AM of the trail day. If you don’t see anything about the date being cancelled, then we’re still on!
Read our trail building FAQ by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Olander, CAMBA Trail Building Director (trails ‘at’ camba.us). So please come out when you can…….we’ve got plenty of trail days scheduled, and lots of exciting trail projects planned. Just remember that the more volunteers that show up, the more trails we can build and ride next season!….so we need everyone to step up and get involved….it’s a great way to contribute back to the trails, and also to meet some really great people.
Hope to see you on the trail!