The In-town loop incorporates the current HS trails along with trails located in Bordens Pond Preserve. The preserve is owned and managed by the Columbia Land Conservancy CLC Website. It’s roughly a 7.5 mile ride with 700 ft of elevation gain. The best part is the ride concludes at the Chatham Brewery Chatham Brewery site for a pint!
The trails in Chatham are always dry and typically do not hold snow in the early spring and late fall. So go enjoy!
CCMBA had a very busy spring work season. We completed the No Bottom Pond re-route and riders are raving about the improvements to the old trail. The Blue Horse Loop Trail on Beebe Hill also got a face lift from a number of dedicated CCMBA volunteers and is riding amazing!
The rain has been relentless during the late spring and early summer, but the trails have handled the moisture beautifully! It all comes back to proper planning and trail construction.
The biggest news from this season was the introduction of a new event-The Blueberry Pancake Ride!
This event was a huge success. It brought riders and families to the summit of Harvey Mountain to harvest natures bounty from the blueberry patch, after the berries were picked CCMBA had a pancake making station going for all to enjoy the fruits of their labor. We are so happy to share this amazing forest resource with our loyal following.
Get out and enjoy the trails while the days are long.
The snow pack is still around, but we know that the days of single track bliss will be here before we know it.
The CCMBA team has been hard at work planning and coordinating for the upcoming riding season. Mark your calendars!
Spring Trail Work Days:
April 22 Beebe Hill State Forest
May 13/14 Beebe Hill State Forest
May 21 Beebe Hill State Forest
Spring Riding Event:
June 3rd-Springletrack 2017 (Will be hosted at 459 Fog Hill Rd Austerlitz NY). Ride will leave from this address and enter trails at Beebe Hill State Forest
The focus of our spring work days will revolve around blue trail out to No Bottom Pond, and a new descent down from the Firetower access road.
If you plan to attend any of these trail days or Springletrack please leave us a message on this page or let us know through the Facebook page so that we can plan our tools and resources accordingly.
Thanks CCMBA Team
We are stoked to announce the latest addition to our trail tool cache. A Stihl MS 241 has been acquired through generous donations from two local organizations that use CCMBA trails their events. This tool will help CCMBA construct many miles of trail in the future.
Dee and Keenan spearheaded a project to revitalize the old blue trail out to No Bottom Pond. The project started this fall is roughly 1 mile so far with some very cool turns and terrain features. Stay tuned for updates and work days this spring.