Come support RCMBA by doing what many mountain bikers enjoy…..having some beer after a ride. Mad River Brewery will be hosting Pints for Nonprofits in support of RCMBA. Every pint sold will donate $1 to RCMBA. So come ride the Hatchery Ridge Trails and join us at Mad River Brewery. RCMBA receives a dollar for every pint sale from open to close, so consider treating yourself to a full day of riding followed by merrily clinking pints with your pals.
The Mad River Enduro in Blue Lake, CA is back for this 2nd annual event. This year’s race sold out in 4 hours! Spectators are highly encouraged to come out and cheer on the riders zipping through the increasingly popular Hatchery Ridge trails.
Official website: humboldtenduro.com
The 8 Hours of Humboldt is coming back for another great time in the Arcata Community Forest. Get ready for friendly racing with your friends and fellow cyclists among the beauty of the redwoods. The start, finish and pits will be on the sunny lawns of Redwood Park. We are encouraging teams with a focus on a community event in the park. Riders who don't have a team or riders who just want to mix up the friend circle can enter the "wildcard" category! Names will be drawn at random to build some fun and exciting teams! Prizes will be given for more than just race results. Round up your friends, share the event, maybe train a tad, and get your rest! Beer and BBQ included in the entry fee. Register at Adventure's Edge or on the day of the race. $30 per team member or $40 solo. There is no cap for racers, so bring all your friends! Registration the day of begins at 7:00AM with a riders meeting at 7:45AM. The course will be released closer to race day... stay tuned and get registered!
Regularly scheduled trail days occur every third Sunday of the month. The August trail day will be held in the Arcata Community Forest. We will be tuning up trails 13 and 13.5 which will make for a sweet section of singletrack for the upcoming 8-Hours of Humboldt. The City of Arcata will be bringing tools and post work day pizza and RCMBA will provide coffee and morning snacks. Please meet at the main gate at the Fickle Hill Road trail head and be mindful that parking is limited so please carpool and consider riding your bike out to the trail. Come prepared with gloves, water, and sturdy shoes.
34 Mile group ride around the Monument Loop and then spend the afternoon celebrating at Wildwood Days. Deep Pit BBQ will be serving up some great BBQ after the ride. Ride begins at Eagle Prairie Elementary School @ 8am.
Ride is just for fun - no fee
$15 fee for the BBQ
34 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing
1/3 of the ride is gravel
Come help build and maintain trails in the Arcata Community Forest with the Volunteer Trail Stewards program. The trail stewards will be working on Trail #15. They will be meeting at the Fickle Hill Road parking lot near Trail #9 at 9am. Lunch is provided. For more information, visit https://www.cityofarcata.org/194/Arcata-Forest-Projects-Tours. For meeting location, contact Darius Damonte at (707) 825-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers should wear work clothes (long sleeves and pants recommended) and sturdy, close-toed shoes.
The Trinity Trail Alliance will be holding their annual LaGrange Classic race on June 8th. For more information and to register for the event see the link below:
Since 1978 the Tour of the Unknown Coast has been one of California’s Toughest Century Rides and among the most beautiful rides anywhere. For 2019 they’re stepping up their game and adding the new Avenue of the Giants Century. See tuccycle.org for more information.
Join us for our summer General Meeting & Membership Appreciation BBQ. We will give a short recap of the activities we have been working on since January and what we will be working on in the near future as well as longer term goals. Then we will be serving up delicious BBQ and running shuttles. More details to come.
Come help build and maintain trails in the Sunny Brae Park with the Volunteer Trail Stewards program. They will be pulling up invasives (tons of ivy) and working on a short loop trail. The group will be meeting at the Virginia Way entrance and parking along the street. Lunch is provided. For more information, visit https://www.cityofarcata.org/194/Arcata-Forest-Projects-Tours. Volunteers should wear work clothes (long sleeves and pants recommended) and sturdy, close-toed shoes.
Come help build and maintain trails in the Arcata Community Forest with the Volunteer Trail Stewards program. Lunch is provided. For more information, visit https://www.cityofarcata.org/194/Arcata-Forest-Projects-Tours. For meeting location, contact Darius Damonte at (707) 825-2105 or email@example.com. Volunteers should wear work clothes (long sleeves and pants recommended) and sturdy, close-toed shoes.
Regularly scheduled trail days every third Sunday of the month. Held in Blue Lake, with changes in location to be announce the week prior on our Instagram page. Tools and minimal snacks provided. Meet at the gate at the end of Hatchery Rd. before 10:10 am. Projects vary from new construction to maintaining existing trails.
The local favorite, Dyerville Loop, returns as the “Queen Stage” of the Banana Slug winter training ride series. Starting almost promptly at 10 am from the Humboldt Redwoods State Park HQ in Weott, CA. The ride takes you up a ridge with expansive views of rugged snow capped peaks to the east, and coastal redwood ranges to the west. The ride is approximately 64 miles with 6,150 ft of elevation gain.
Come help build and maintain trails in the Arcata Community Forest with the Volunteer Trail Stewards program. Lunch is provided. On this day, the trail crew will be meeting at the Fickle Hill parking lot (beginning of Trail #9) promptly at 9am and heading up to work on Trail #12. For more information, visit https://www.cityofarcata.org/194/Arcata-Forest-Projects-Tours. For meeting location, contact Darius Damonte at (707) 825-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers should wear work clothes (long sleeves and pants recommended) and sturdy, close-toed shoes.
Lonestar Junction returns for Round 3 of the Banana Slug winter training ride series. We will be starting from Three Corners on Myrtle and Kneeland Road for an approximately 43 mile ride with approximately 8,800 feet of climbing. Scenic gravel back roads and big climbs. Join us for a great time in the saddle.
Presented by the Friends of the Annie and Mary Trail, the inaugural Mad Scramble Cyclocross race! We are proud to support this group so you too should come support Annie and Mary Rail Trail by participating in this unique event in Blue Lake. Proceeds from this event goes to Friends of the Annie and Mary Trail so the vision of a trail from Blue Lake to Arcata can be realized. All ability riders and their choice of bicycle are welcome!
Early registration at Mad River Brewery on Friday, February 15 from 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Day-of-race registration opens next to Jewel Distillery, February 16 at 9:00 a.m.
30 minute race starts at 11:00 a.m. - $30 entry fee - registration closes at 10:55
Kids 7 and under partial lap race starts around 11:45 a.m. - Free
Kids 12 and under full lap race starts 12:15 p.m. - Free
60 minute race starts at 1:00 p.m. - $30 entry fee - registration closes at 12:55 p.m.
There are awards for first, second, and third place in the 30 minute and 60 minute races in the following categories: Women 18 and older, Men 18 and older, junior women under 18, junior men under 18.
We'll be starting and ending at the Arcata Community Center and riding the Butler Valley Loop counterclockwise. The ride is about 50 miles long with about 5,600 feet of climbing. Please be self-sufficient with flat repair, tools, layers, and snacks. See you there!
The Stomach Churn is a Humboldt event not to be missed. The annual Stomach Churn treats riders to a beautiful Humboldt Short Track course that includes wood and meadow sections. No man made barriers on course, however mother nature has made this circuit a rewarding challenge for all riders with a mix of technical, open sections, climbs and descents. Half hour and hour races on the large circuit, with a free kids race at half time on a portion of the adults' track. The day ends with the one and only Crailing Championships, where the slowest and most stylish wins the day.
Check www.pirateride.org for more information.
We'll be starting and ending at the Mad River brewery for this familiar but challenging ride. It's about 40 miles, and depending on the final route decision it will be 1,000-2500 ft climbing. Please Be courteous on the Hammond trail section! As always, there will be a final sweep vehicle but please be self-sufficient with flat repair, tools, layers, and snacks. See you out there! For more information on the route click here.
Join us for our Winter General Meeting at the Arcata Theater Lounge. This one is going to be fantastic. Besides the meeting, we will be raffling off a Carbon Specialized Stumpjumper, courtesy of Specialized, see the Home Page for more details. We are also going to show Redbull’s North of Nightfall, see trailer below. And, best of all, RCMBA will update you on what we are working on and where we are headed. Join us.
Entry: Members will be free. Non-members $5
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Meeting Starts: 6:30 PM
Movie Starts: 7:30 PM
Doors Close: 9:00 PM
Raffle Tickets: See the Home Page for details on how to win a new bike from Specialized!
We are are having our monthly trail work day in Blue Lake, but not where you might have been thinking? We will be helping clear the course for the upcoming Mad Scramble CX. The course is near the Mad River Brewery and will need a good number of hands to get the course opened up. Meet on Taylor Way near the brewery.
Always wanted to take a spin in the forest at night but haven’t? Love night rides? Then join us this Friday for a casual spin through the forest with a fun group of people. If you aren’t sure what you will need for a night ride, then head into one of the local bike shops, they will set you up. Or email us and we can give you some advice. We will meet at the Redwood Curtain Brewery starting at 6:00 and roll at 6:30. Following the ride, hang out at the Curtain for a beverages and food.
Revolution Bicycles is sponsoring a film night at the Arcata Theater Lounge (ATL) to support the Humboldt Composite High School MTB Club (HCMTB). The feature film will be Blood Road (2017), a documentary following mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as she pedals 1,200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail to retrace the mysteries surrounding her father’s death in the Vietnam War.
The doors will open at 6 PM and there will be a short film highlighting the past two HCMTB seasons before Blood Road, which will begin at 7 PM.
Tickets will be available from Revolution Bicycles at both the Arcata and Eureka shops as well as from HCMTB.
Head on over to Community Forest in Arcata with Pivot Cycles and the crew from Adventure’s Edge for a fantastic day of fun and riding! We will have a full Factory Demo Fleet there for you to test out all the best from Pivot Cycles! The crew from Adventure’s Edge will also be providing some BBQ for lunch! For more information, please contact Chris at Adventure’s Edge (707) 445-1711, or visit: http://www.adventuresedge.com/.