Announcements

Mountain Biking Ragged

Maxim Titov

With spring in full swing, it’s time to get on some bikes and shred some trails. We will be doing a ~5 mile loop around the perimeter of the Reservoir at Ragged Mountain Natural Area. While the trail isn’t super technical, the reservoir is about 3.5 miles away, so it will be about 12 miles total of biking so make …

Intro to MTB-ing @ O-Hill

Christopher J Dauber

Calling All Shredders, Dirtbags, and Fiends of the two-wheeled variety! Do you want to learn how to properly send on 2 wheels? Are you tired of walking? Do you yearn to one day bomb down the sides of Virginia’s rocky peaks with reckless abandon? If you answered yes to any/all of these questions, then this trip is for you! This …

Beginner Mountain Biking at Ohill

Max StClair

I went on one of these trips at the beginning of fall semester having never ridden a mountain bike before and had a blast. The club bikes are awesome, so I signed up for a few more trips over the fall and ended up getting the chance to ride some of the coolest trails in Utah when we were in …

Intro to MTB-ing

Christopher J Dauber

Calling All Shredders, Dirtbags, and Fiends of the two-wheeled variety! Do you want to learn how to properly send on 2 wheels? Are you tired of walking? Do you yearn to one day bomb down the sides of Virginia’s rocky peaks with reckless abandon? If you answered yes to any/all of these questions, then this trip is for you! This …

Beginner/Intermediate MTB Downhill Skills Workshop

Matthew Houff

You wanna ride tougher trails but big hills scare you? This workshop is for you! We will be sessioning (riding repeatedly) a short downhill section near the Rivanna trail (it’s less than a mile away) while I coach everyone to build up their skills and confidence. If you have the willingness to learn and just a bit of bravery then …

Intermediate-Advanced MTB: Sherando Lake

Phillip Reeves

Did you guys know bike is short for bichael? And Sherando is actually short for Sheran-downhill biking is absolutely electric? Well, you’ve gotta earn the downhill, but electric may be understatement of the year. Come ride bichael’s with me and Phil the Thrill on some of Virginia’s most scenic singletrack. If you don’t end up in the hospital like Phillip …

Advanced mountain biking: Reddish Knob (shuttle?)

Phillip Reeves

***DRIVERS NEEDED*** Shuttle – (verb): to drive to the top of a trail and shred only the downhill, as opposed to climbing up yourself. Also known as: a roadie’s worst nightmare. Just an hour and 15 minutes west of here is one of the best mountain bike descents in the state of Virginia: the Timber Ridge and Wolf Ridge trails …

Trailside repair part 1: repairing a broken chain

Phillip Reeves

What do you do when you’re in the middle of the woods (or far away from home on the road) and your monster legs cause you to snap your chain? If you can’t fix it, you’ll have a long walk back out, and nobody wants to end a ride like that. Come learn how to fix a broken chain! This …

Climb a mile? On a mountain bike?!?

Phillip Reeves

You read that right – the plan is to ride 50-some miles on our bikes and climb just over a mile vertically (~5500 ft). This won’t be an easy ride, but it promises high reward: great views, comraderie, and a serious sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. We’ll ride a loop I’ve done a few times before …

Learn to bunny hop!

Phillip Reeves

Hark! Hail! Heed! The trails are a freeze-thaw disaster right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t get better at biking! From the scrawls of the infamous Mason Riffee… This adventure is a skill-building, bunnyhop-learning clinic for intermediate mountain bikers. To join, you don’t need loads of experience – but at minimum, you should be comfortable riding a bicycle on …

RETURN OF THE GNAR TRAIN: THE GREAT MOAB MIGRATION 2022

Eliza Stowe

MOAB, UTAH 2022 ALL ABOARD THE GNAR TRAIN May we all blossom from this snow and ice ridden East Coast of ours and emerge as sun children in the soft red sands of the Utah desert. There is but one ODC trip worthy of such transition and namesake, and it is our annual pilgrimage the arid paradise of MOAB, UTAH. …

BRS Intermediate-Advanced Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

Never heard of BRS? The Blue Ridge School is located super close to Charlottesville and maintains top notch mountain bike trails that are open to the public. Seriously, if you think O’Hill, Ragged, or Preddy are awesome, the Blue Ridge School will blow your mind. I’ve been several times, but have yet to ride their newest trail, top shelf. Thus, …

Carvins Cove – Advanced Mountain Biking

Sam Goodkind

Although it sounds like a pirate fortress somewhere in the Caribbean, Carvins Cove is actually a massive MTB playground just 2 hours south of here in Roanoke. There’s not a lot to say besides that it is rip-roaringly fun, with big climbs/big descents to be conquered. It’s truly a fantastic way to end the semester if you’re up for the …

Bike & Bask – Intermediate Mountain Biking @ ragged 11/16

Danny Devlin

Hello friends, It is about to be 70s and sunny on Thursday so come take advantage of this summer weather in November and head to ragged mountain with me for some mountain biking and relaxing. We will meet at the shred shack at 1:00pm where will all get bikes and helmets if you do not already have those and make …

TRAIL BIRTHING: THE SAGA OF QUARRY PARK!

Christopher J Dauber

My fellow Shredi, We have been tasked with a mission to help CAMBC BUILD A NEW TRAIL!!!!! This is a new piece of Quarry park that will serve to entice Mountain Bikers, Trail Runners, and our fellow Hoos to GET OUTSIDE!!!! Couple o’ things: -We will be biking over to the work site. I will bring a bike lock and …

Biking Ragged

Phillip Reeves

*****Now on Saturday***** What better way to celebrate the sudden return of unseasonally warm weather (climate change 🙁 ) than a bike ride at one of Charlottesville’s finest trails? There’s a lovely ~5 mile loop around the perimeter of the Reservoir at Ragged Mountain Natural Area. Come join me for a bike ride to and around the reservoir! We’ll meet …

Advanced Mountain Biking: Wild Oak Trail and Lookout Mountain

Phillip Reeves

*****Now on Sunday***** Mountain bikers, let us again venture to the hills in search of raw, unadulterated shredding that’ll make your jowels quiver. If you’ve never had the feeling that you’re about to somersault over your handlebars and barrel down a mountainside face-first, then I honestly feel bad for you and your unused health insurance. Let’s max out that deductible …

Mountain Biking in the am – Azalea Park

Kieran Humphreys

What instrument does yo-yo ma play? ……… annnd hello to all you beautiful people. Interested in mountain biking a loop other than ragged or o-hill but still located close by in Charlottesville ? I recently discovered a track in Azalea park (located on the rivanna trail) that looked pretty fun to mountain bike. The park is located off JPA extended …

NRGE Saturday Intermediate Mountain biking

Lily Wincele

Time to make NRGE a lot more shreddy. This trip is part of the New River Gorge Extravaganza weekend long camping trip, and we’ll be meeting on Saturday morning at the campsite and heading to Wolf Creek Park in Fayetteville to ride. The trails will be cross country style riding, so there will be short uphill and downhill sections throughout …

NRGE Shredward Bound: Advanced Mountain Biking at Douthat

Lily Wincele

Greetings shredlings, Time for the traditional pre-NRGE pitstop to ride at Douthat State Park. This trip will not be driving back to Charlottesville after we finish biking. We will continue on to NRGE and meet the rest of the crew at Ray’s campground in West Virginia. Prior mountain biking experience is necessary. The trails will be covered in leaves and …

NRGE 2021 : MAIN CARPOOL

Sophia Benmhend

All my NRGE goons, **PLEASE REFER TO THE NRGE CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT (SENT OUT 10/3/21) AND READ THIS ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. THEN, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS** I have it linked here as well for your viewing pleasure : https://outdoorsatuva.org/new-river-gorge-extravaganza-2021/ This is NOT an actual NRGE adventure. This is the CARPOOL for NRGE. This is how the officers will keep track of drivers and …

Let’s get our hands dirty: Bike repair workshop

Phillip Reeves

Simultaneously complex and elegantly simple, the bicycle is a personal chariot that can take you around the corner to class or hundreds of miles into the wilderness. But, you certainly don’t want to break down! Our beloved fleet of club bikes is in need of maintenance – come help me fix them up! Why should I learn about my bike? …

OHill Beginner Mountain Biking Round2

Phillip Reeves

Hear ye, hear ye, it’s time for another trip to the hallowed trails of Observatory Hill. Whether it’s your first time leaving the comforts of pavement, or you’ve been mountain biking a few times and you’re looking to build your skills, this is the trip for you. Sure, you have ridden your bike before, but you truly long to shred …

intergalactic *creekathon* mountain biking!

Shay Utzinger

**DISCLAIMER: You should only sign up for this if you’re signed up for & off of the waitlist for the main Creekathon event :)** hello interplanetary folks. no, we are unfortunately not biking on the moon. but! you can come mountain biking with me @ the Nut this fine creekathon!! we’ll make this a super beginner trip! as long as …

GWNF Backcountry MTB – Sherando (Shuttle?)

Sam Goodkind

***DRIVERS NEEDED*** Shuttle – (verb): to drive to the top of a trail and shred only the downhill, as opposed to climbing up yourself. Also known as: a roadie’s worst nightmare. Buried in the heart of GWNF, and by buried I mean it’s only like 40 min away, there lies a gem of a downhill, a true perma-grin inducing trail, …

OHill Beginner Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

Whether it’s your first time leaving the comforts of pavement, or you’ve been mountain biking a few times and you’re looking to build your skills, this is the trip for you. Sure, you have ridden your bike before, but you truly long to shred the trail. O-hill is calling your name. Don’t be afraid of the grand stories you may …

Intermediate Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

It’s not your first time around the block, but you are still looking to build your skills. Sure, you have ridden your bike before, but you truly long to shred the trail. O-hill is calling your name. This trail system is somewhat technical and has steep hills so I wouldn’t recommend this as your first ride. That being said, we …

420th Biannual CREEKATHON (Main Trip)

Eliza Stowe

Hear ye, hear ye, You are hereby invited to the illustrious Shred-festival, the Dirtbag’s-reunion, the much-revered biannual CREEKATHON!! This is a time to wallow in comradery, to fester in fun, to devour all things grilled (vegan and non vegan snackies to be found). For those who have never been, Creekathon is a laid-back social cookout for all you forest-children at …

Beginner Mountain Biking – Triangle Trails

Sam Goodkind

Calling all baby shredders! Never been mountain biking before but want to learn? Been before but want to improve your skills? Either way, this trip is for you! We’re going to be hitting the Triangle Trails, a small system of super chill, fun trails right here in Charlottesville. The trails are designed for kids and adults of all skill levels …

Narrowback Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

Narrowback mountain was the first mountain biking trip I went on with the club two years ago, and the time has come to show this incredible trail to some more of you fine folks. The route is a 13-mile figure-8 loop with some extended climbing, a few technical rocky spots (that you can totally push), and an awesome descent at …

Ragged Mountain Mountain Biking

Phillip Reeves

What better way to celebrate the end of the first week of classes than in nature? There’s a lovely ~5 mile loop around the perimeter of the Charlottesville Reservoir at Ragged Mountain Natural Area. Come join me for a bike ride to and around the reservoir! We’ll meet at the Shred Shack, then bike over to the ragged, ride around …

Last minute beginner mountain biking

Phillip Reeves

Anyone else have a relatively open Wednesday? Come do some beginner mountain biking with me! We’ll be going to the triangle trails near Charlottesville High School. This a super beginner friendly trail network that allows you to get comfortable on a mountain bike and riding off-road, as well as work on techniques like cornering, berms, and rollers if you’re ready …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

Hi baby shredders! It is good to have students back and that means it’s time to bring back the beginner trips. This trip is meant for beginners which means the terrain is easy and the pace is slow. We will also keep the total mileage to a very beginner friendly level. We will be riding at Darden Towe Park. What …

Ragged Sunset Trip !!!

Gates

Helloooo! Calling all young water bugs in need of a little paddle action at Ragged. The end of semester push is hitting hard, so Thursday we’re going bikin’ and SUPin’ and canoein’ to escape the horrors of finals szn for a while. Schedule: 6:15pm – Meet at the ShredCastle, get suited up with bikes 6:30pm – Depart and ride to …

Ragged mountain biking (Intermediate) & Sunbathing

Danny Devlin

Friday 3/26; 1:30pm to 4:30pm Whats poppin It’s bout to be beautiful, hot and sunny on Friday and I plan to take advantage of it. 80 degrees in March simply hits different. Come join me at the glorious ragged mountain for some good ol mountain biking. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop (the other direction this time) which …

Trail Build at O-Hill

Matthew Houff

This is the specific location we will be meeting: https://goo.gl/maps/GUwafirbAwjNbQAe8 We will be building a new trail that connects the existing trails to the new dorms area. This new trail will improve student access to the trails and help our outdoor-loving community. This trail build is in cooperation with the Charlottesville Mountain Bike Club who will be providing the tools …

Ragged mountain biking – Intermediate – Monday 3pm (tomorrow)

Danny Devlin

It’s nice out which means mountain biking szn has begun. Come join me and start the season off with a send at the beautiful, pristine and glorious ragged mountain. We’ll be doing the full ragged mountain loop which is about 7 miles plus biking there and back which is about 6 miles round trip so 13ish total. I’m guessing it …

biathlon at the res

Connor Siggins

Oh Helllllo, It seems that the weather has turned the corner (*knocks on wood*), and my running legs are ready to get out to ragged mountain reservoir. We’ll be taking advantage of our new fleet of commuter bikes to speed up the journey to the res while warming up our legs. Here’s the plan: -meet at 116 Washington Ave to …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

RTF Full Pull BIKING

Sam Goodkind

Don’t report me to Honor, but seeing Eliza’s trip has given me a brilliant idea (call it parallel thinking). What if I led a trip, circumnavigating Charlottesville in a counter-clockwise fashion, on the trail known as the Rivanna, on the last Saturday of the semester? BUT, since humans are no longer hunter-gatherers and we have devised faster and funner (idc …

Beginner Mountain Biking @ O-hill

Kieran Humphreys

What’s poppin. It should be nice next weekend so I’m trying to get some mountain biking in. I’m not super experienced so any skill level is welcome. I was planning on doing a few loops around O-hill and seeing what everyone wants to do. Wooshaaaa 🚴‍♂️👁️🚴‍♂️ What you need: – Helmet (club can provide) – Bike (club can provide) – …

New Transportation Opportunity for ODC Trips

Mason Riffee

Bygone are the days of glory, when unmasked strangers would agglomerate their breathing bodies within the confines of a car to drive, sometimes for hours, to yonder lands of Shenandoah and Monongahela. We officers reckon that it may be some significant time still before carpooling returns to the ODC game-plan. But no game-plan is without its proverbial Plan B, and …

Intermediate Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

We’re headed back to O-hill but this time we’re taking things up a notch. I chose intermediate for this trip because we will being doing more of the gnarly sections of the trail system and taking a little less breaks. We will probably ride for about 4-5 miles. If you don’t have your own mountain bike or helmet, let me …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

This is just like my trip a couple days ago and I’d love to get the people who were on the waitlist on this trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me …

Beginner Mountain Biking at O-hill

Matthew Houff

I haven’t been leading trips in a while so let’s get back in to it with a beginner trip. We’re taking it easy on this trip and making sure everyone feels comfortable on this trip. We will probably only ride a couple miles but it depends on what the group is feeling. Text me at 804-389-3754 if you have any …

Intermediate/Beginner-ish Shredding @ OHill

Jacob Flaherty

I’m super exciting to lead the first MTB trip now that we’re back! Oh wait… Mason has a trip on Friday? WELL if you can’t make it to Mason’s trip, have no fear! I’ll be leading the FIRST trip to our very own Observatory Hill the very next day! OHill has a wide variety of trails that range from beginnerish …

Wake up, take a Rez hit (Intermediate mtb at the reservoir)

Mason Riffee

The coy whisper of the morning breeze, sweetly laden with the cool of the lake, speaks to you on this Friday: “what are you doing in bed?” it asks. “Get up; go meet Mason and the others — they’re taking rez hits, and getting higher than anyone in Charlottesville. Go, and take a rip.” Though sweet she may be, one …

Shred 101

Claire Emily Burke

Learn how to mountain bike! This trip has two time options, 8:30-11:30 OR 12-3. Indicate your preference in the questions section. Pick up at shred shack at 8:30/12 30 min drive out to Preddy Creek Basic instruction in parking lot Learning loop – 3.2 miles Confidence-building loop – 3.2+ miles (depending on time and group comfort level, we may try …

Intermediate Mountain Biking (O-hill)

Matthew Houff

Not the dining hall, but the big land hump with a telescope, is the O-hill where we will be riding. This will be a good introduction to O-hill for those who want to know the local trails we have. We will just be riding straight from the Shred Shack to the trails. The ride will be about 8 miles and …

Beginner Mountain Biking

Matthew Houff

No kids will be on the trip but I thought that picture communicated the chill nature of this trip. We will be going to Preddy Creek which has easy beginner trails and we will take our time going around the approximately 3.5 mile loop. The club can provide a bike and helmet if you make note of that on the …