LAMBA Survey

Fellow Mountain Bikers,

The Linn Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) is embarking on a strategic planning process to develop our vision, goals, and path for the future of our organization.  Together we have made great progress over recent years on the growth of off-road riding and the expansion of our trail system in Linn County.  We plan to continue this effort, but we need your help.  We have developed an online survey that will help us gather your thoughts and ideas on regional mountain biking.  It is easy to complete, your thoughts are important to us, and your responses will be anonymous.  Please take a few minutes to complete our survey by clicking on this link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAMBA2018
The survey will be open until the evening of Friday, January 19th, so don’t delay! Thank you very much. We appreciate your help and we’ll see you on the trails! 
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Please also note that our annual meeting has been moved to April, so please watch our website for an updated schedule.  We will be presenting the results of the survey and our strategic plan at our annual meeting.  We hope you will attend!

January 11, 2018 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Squaw Creek Singletrack Season 2017

What an amazing year it has been for the singletrack at Squaw Creek!

Words from our Squaw “Dirt Boss” Noel Kehrt…

“Hey folks, for those that have been riding Squaw Creek for years, this will be old news. For those that are new to Squaw Creek, please listen up.
Back in the previous decade when we first met with Linn County regarding the possibility of building the trails at Squaw Creek that we all enjoy now, we had to come to an agreement on a particular issue that is going to be affecting trail access very soon. That agreement was that in each calendar year, the singletrack trails that are built and maintained by LAMBA will close between the dates of October 1st and January 31st for bow hunting season. Our trails are located smack dab in the middle of several bow hunting zones that Linn County allows a specified number of permit holders to bow hunt each year.
What this means to us is that we have about 2 more weeks of this year to enjoy the singletrack trails at Squaw Creek and then they will close for the year. I know that this will disappoint some of our users, but please understand that this closure is something we need to communicate, follow, and respect for various reasons which include safety, conservation, and goodwill. These closures will be marked with signage and barricades.
So, get out there and enjoy the trails for the next two weeks. But as of October 1st, please stay off of them until they open again in 2018.”

October 2, 2017 · Ken · Comments Closed
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LAMBA – IMBA Take A Kid Mt. Biking Day – 2017

Join us October 7, 2017 for a celebration of youth mountain biking!

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is an annual event that seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation. Created in 2004 in honor of Jack Doub, and recognized by the U.S. Congress, Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is officially celebrated every year on the first Saturday in October.

TKMBD events can be hosted by almost anyone in any country. Participating groups include IMBA chapters and affiliated mountain bike clubs, community organizations, scouting groups, youth programs, schools and others. Or, gather your family, friends and coworkers to host your own, local ride. Every #mountainbiker is invited to participate!

Since 2004, nearly 100,000 youth have discovered and celebrated the joy of pedaling two wheels on dirt at TKMBD events, and many have gone on to become passionate riders, volunteer trail advocates and even high school mountain bike racers.

September 28, 2017 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Support LAMBA-IMBA #LocalSingletrack #LinnAreaMTB!

LAMBA and many other IMBA Chapters are hard at work in their back yards, board rooms, and communities. But this work requires funding; the newly opened trails at Squaw Creek cost well into six figures to design, permit and build. Join or renew your LAMBA-IMBA chapter membership, TODAY, and you not only support efforts like these, you could win a new Banshee Spitfire 140mm trail bike from Jenson USA!

THIS WEEK ONLY, you are also entered to win a portable pro toolkit from Lezyne. Get on it! https://win.IMBA.com/

 

 

 

September 20, 2017 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Northtowne Gives

Do you shop at Northtowne Cycling & Fitness and wish to support local cycling? Mention LAMBA at checkout and a portion of your purchase will support mt. biking experiences in / around Linn County 

The Northtowne Gives program also supports the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and our local sister .org Linn County Trails Association   

Northtowne Gives Program

JOIN LAMBA HEREhttps://win.imba.com/

September 17, 2017 · Ken · Comments Closed
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