IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit in Iowa on National Trails Day

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LAMBA and CITA are partnering to host a visit from the IMBA Trail Care Crew June 4-7 in Coon Rapids, Iowa at Whiterock Conservancy.

Friday, June 5 includes a land manager session, free to any land manager, tourism professional, or planner. The training runs from 11-3 and lunch is included.

Saturday is the IMBA Trail Building School, starting at 9 am. This is free to all attendees and lunch is provided! Come dressed to work.

There will be a group ride on Sunday and other riding opportunities throughout the weekend. Please see the registration page for more details and please register!


May 28, 2015 · mem · Comments Closed
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Beverly Fat Tire Frenzy – May 3rd!

Register online at –


Not racing, but want to be involved? Be a VOLUNTEER!

email to help with the following:

Timing / Registration / Race Setup / Course Marshalls

March 31, 2015 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Almost there……….

Every year the same thing happens, folks jonesing for dirt get on out into the dirt a little before conditions are ideal…

Taken at Beverly Park March 16th 2015

Please be patient, natural processes will soon allow for dry trails, riding before then will make the trails extremely rough / not fun and require volunteer time and energy to repair… trust me, LAMBA volunteers have some really fun things planned for this season!

Here’s last years post about the very same topic –

March 17, 2015 · Ken · Comments Closed
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LAMBA-IMBA Membership Drive!


LAMBA and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) believe access to sustainable mountain bike trails is critical to recreation and land conservation. Every day, we work to educate trail users for a strong future, because without stewards and advocates of the trails, mountain bike experiences will be limited or lost.

Joining your local IMBA chapter is the most effective way for you to build and maintain the amazing trails you love to ride. Your membership dues support your local chapter’s work, and IMBA’s efforts nationwide. During the month of March, your membership enters you to win great prizes, like a Scott Genius mountain bike, or a VIP mountain bike trip to the Burning Can Festival at The Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in Brevard, NC! Sign up now and check out the prize details below.

Join with thousands of other riders who are passionate enough to support the trails they ride on.

Not ready to join or renew? You are still eligible, click here to enter.


Scott Genius 750


Boasting a super light 6061 custom butted alloy frame the SCOTT Genius 750 is the ultimate trail bike. It comes fully equipped with a Rock Shox Monarch RL Air shock and a Rock Shox Sektor TK Solo Air fork with Lockout, and performance selected Syncros components. Winner chooses size.

Burning Can Beer Fest


A dream mountain bike trip for two to the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in North Carolina for Burning Can Beer Fest. More details

The Bike Farm

 Total approximate retail value: Scott Genius 750 mountain bike: $2,500. Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival trip: Approx $1,000* Transport to and from Brevard, N.C., is NOT included. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents at least 21 years-old on March 1, 2015. Void where prohibited and in Florida, New York, Rhode Island. Click here for official contest rules.


March 9, 2015 · Ken · Comments Closed
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March 6, 2015 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Winter Gathering / Membership Drive!

March 4, 2015 · Ken · Comments Closed
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Winter Riding Conditions

Ah winter riding, such a conundrum when it comes to hitting the dirt. It’s not an exact science due to multiple factors (i.e. soil type, moisture content, grades, temperature, sun exposure, leaf cover, etc.) therefore black & white steadfast rules don’t really exist, it’s ultimately up to the best (and hopefully educated) judgment of each trail user. WinterConditions Do know this… if you’re leaving an impression on the trail more than a half inch deep, you are causing problems that will require volunteer time and attention; not cool. BeverlyRut People want to get out on the trails, a good thing! However, we address this problem every spring, throughout the “normal” riding season, and now in the winter… I could go on and on, but won’t. Instead, check out this regionally similar post with more details, it is one of the better / more accurate ones I’ve come across. And here is another from our FORC’n Quad Cities friends, who are awesome. Thank for reading and clicking every single link :-) Ken, the LAMBA guy who is really into trails


*edit / UPDATE:  Our friends to the south (ICORR) recently posted about Winter Conditions as well, very important as we enter the thaw – freeze cycles of spring…

December 10, 2014 · Ken · Comments Closed
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November 16, Beverly Park Trail Run

Results – CLICK HERE     Pics – CLICK HERE

October 8, 2014 · mem · Comments Closed
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Take A Kid Mt Biking Day, Saturday, October 4, 9-11 am

LAMBA will be hosting an event as part of IMBA’s National Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day. The purpose of this event is to get kids introduced to mountain biking as a good way to get outside and be active.
Kid at Squaw
So, bring yourselves, your kids, their bikes and helmets to Squaw Creek Park in Marion, IA for some information, some skills clinics, and a guided trail ride on our newest trail.Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 9.41.54 AM

We’ll be at the Meadowlark Shelter at Squaw Creek Park in Marion, IA.

All participants must wear a helmet. Training wheels are not recommended.

Only the new green trail is open for this event-all other trails at Squaw Creek are closed as of October 1. 

September 29, 2014 · mem · Comments Closed
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The dirt. Fall News

Check out Volume 1, Issue 1 of the dirt., LAMBA Fall News! Highlights:

Squaw Creek Trail UpdateTake a Kid Mountain Biking DayHelp Wanted

We welcome content and suggestions for our Winter Edition, Issue 2. Please send any comments or feedback to

LAMBA members have been sighted around town, at events like Meet Me at the Market and at the top of Mount Trashmore (aka the landfill), in addition to the local singletrack, and some not so local trails. Here are a few of our favorite pictures.


The view from the top…of the landfill.


Our space at New Bo City Market


A trail gnome sighting!


Riding at Beverly, the best place in Cedar Rapids.


Your leaders evaluating some UP singletrack, Copper Harbor, MI.


The Beverly Park Beach Party!

September 20, 2014 · mem · Comments Closed
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