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  • 08 2016 May

    FAMBE battles the mountain and rain at Middle Mountain Momma

    Ben Faust, Phil Rice, and Jerico Slavin prepare for the Middle Mountain Momma XXC race, May 1, 2016 at Douthat State Park. The course was initially slick and muddy; but as the hours passed, the...

  • 28 2016 April

    Riding the Trails; I tried and I like it!

    I tried and I like it! By: Cat Rusk After supporting my husband’s cycling hobby from behind the scenes for the last several years, I have finally gotten the itch to join him on the...

  • 16 2016 April

    Finally! Green, Warmth, Bikes, and More!

    Wow, IT is finally here! Well, IT includes warm temperatures, flowers and leaves, seeing bikes and runners on every ride, doing trail maintenance in t-shirts, racing, and the list goes on. Last week, we went out and...

Fun in the Mud..Where’s my Bike?

July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Camaraderie…Check Fun…Check Mud…Check Bikes…XXXXX (Sound of Jeopardy wrong answer here) Eight FAMBE mountain bikers participated in the 2nd Annual Tribal Quest Obstacle course race at Celebrate Virginia Live, while using several of the trails that we all use and love. The 5.7 miles of RUNNING and 22 obstacles stood in the way of the finish...

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Ni River Trail, Salamander Loop, Saturday, 29 June 2013, 0800; 10 students took part in a four hour skills clinic created to help riders new to mountain biking. The course began with a one hour brief on the basics; such as bike terminology, safety, nutrition, and several other helpful basics. Following this brief, we worked...

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One of the primary goals of FAMBE is to further build our mountain biking community. What better way to do this than sharing stories and news from people within our community. Ben and Lynn, both local Fredericksburg mountain bikers, participated in the MS150 Bike Tour on the 1st and 2nd of June. Together they rode...

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Lodi Bridge

Lodi Farm Trail – Bridges

May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 105 volunteer hours have been invested in the Lodi Farm trails since early January 2013. Two new trails, several re-reroutes, three new bridges, three repaired bridges, benching, and de-rooting has significantly improved the overall health of the Lodi Farm trails. Seen in this image, this brand new bridge spans 38 feet across Muddy Creek. Thanks to our awesome sponsor, Carter Lumber, FAMBE was able to build and fix...

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FAMBE Team Ford 2013

2013 FORD Duathlon

May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday morning and heavy rain falls in Fredericksburg. The 2013 FORD could be cancelled. Friday evening, the race director and FredEvents owner, Konrad Heller, announces that the race is on! Saturday morning, there was a chill in the air, but the 75+ competitors could only be happy that the race was on and they were going to accomplish what they had all set...

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FAMBE partnered with the University of Mary Washington (UMW) Center for Spatial Analysis and Research (CeSAR) to use GIS to predict trail vulnerabilities and assess environmental impacts while helping to make planning level decisions in trail design, trail building, and trail maintenance. Download the PDF of the Project here!...

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