Our Club

What is CORBA?

CORBA is a not for profit organization dedicated to the support of mountain biking trails and activities in the Bloomington-Normal area.  Our members are responsible for the maintenance of the mountain biking trails at Comlara Park near Hudson, IL.  The club also serves as a social network promoting the sport of mountain biking, organizing events and trips, and encouraging education and camaraderie among a great group of mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels.  Please join us!

CORBA Bylaws

How do I join CORBA?

A CORBA membership is for the calendar year and costs $20 Individual or $25 Family.  Please choose one of the options below for joining CORBA.

Online option using PayPal (preferred):

Current Members

First Name
Last Initial
Date Joined This Year
MattJ1/1/2017
Scott/JennS01/03/2017
RobW1/6/2017
AaronT1/12/2017
CarolineW1/22/2017
Mike, ConnieM1/29/2017
Keith and IronetteM2/3/2017
HopeH2/3/2017
DaveH2/3/2017
RandyL2/3/2017
DanR2/3/2017
NathanB2/3/2017
MikeM2/3/2017
AndrewR2/3/2017
DanW2/3/2017
TomK2/3/2017
RandyT2/4/2017
Russ/LoriM2/5/2017
GerritS2/5/2017
CraigF2/6/2017
MikeL2/11/2017
RobertC2/21/2017
Ashley M2/24/2017
AndyS2/25/2017
Greg L2/26/2017
WallyW2/26/2017
DavidO2/26/2017
ColinH2/27/2017
TimL2/27/2017
MarkG2/27/2017
Don F2/27/2017
AlecT2/28/2017
BillR3/5/2017
SusanD3/7/2017
Jacob and StephanieM3/8/2017
ChristopherM3/9/2017
BillM3/14/2017
JohnH3/16/2017
SteveD3/16/2017
SteveH3/24/2017
RJW3/24/2017
Doug3/24/2017
Linda3/29/2017
Mark, Katy, and Harry4/5/2017
Brian4/8/2017
Jill4/12/2017
Kimberly4/15/2017
Adam5/15/2017
Paul5/16/2017
Daniel5/20/2017
Mark and Andrew5/23/2017
Jesse, Brenna6/9/2017
Geoff7/20/2017
Bob7/24/2017
Chris8/22/2017
David9/13/2017

Information

Mud Sweat & Gears is a mountain bike race held at the Comlara park trails every year.  It has categories for every rider from first timers to serious racers.  There is a free kids race for those with young ones.  It is held on a roughly six-mile lap of single and double track.  The number of laps depends on the race category. Even if racing isn’t your thing, come out and have a great time with us!

Details

Results

Our Trails

About

CORBA’s trail system is located at Comlara Park in Hudson Illinois, just north of Bloomington/ Normal Illinois. There are approximately 10-15 miles of mountain bike trails in the park. Trails range from beginner friendly trails to moderate level trails.

Directions

Trail Map

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Sponsors

Altofer, Inc. in Morton generously shared essential power equipment to help build our new Flow Trail. Club member Neil Ehlers brought both machinery and operating skills to make a killer new trail. Machinery used for clearing, cutting, and sculpting the trail included the Vermeer 800 tracked mini-skid with brush cutter; Vermeer 800 mini skid with Harley power rake, Caterpillar 302 mini excavator, and Cat 242D and 246D skid steer. These machines did the hard work of removing large debris and finishing the new trail you love to rail.

Bloomington Cycle and Fitness has been a long standing sponsor of everything CORBA. From killer discounts to Mud Sweat and Gears prize donations, BCF has been there for CORBA for years. BCF has also made its super cool shop available to CORBA for club events. Please stop by BCF to check their awesome MTB bikes and gear.

Fogler Signs is a returning sponsor; Don Fogler, a longtime club member and cyclist, designed signs on the Flow Trail and also many club t-shirts! Fogler Signs continues to help our club find our way in 2016.

Gentle Family Dentistry not only keeps teeth clean – Dr. Allison Beehner and family are helping CORBA kick off some new trail projects. Welcome to the club!

Nord Outdoor Power has helped CORBA maintain our trail trimming equipment for years and is one of our go-to places to buy our most prized trimming machines.

RST Rentals is another longtime supporter of CORBA. Randy Tornquist, a club leader and cyclist, has donated both equipment and tools to many ongoing projects throughout the years.

Vitesse Cycles Shop is new to our CORBA sponsor list and we are very excited to have another great bike shop supporting us.  Please stop by Vitesse and check out their selection of MTB bikes and gear.

Wilson’s Cycle has been a proud sponsor of CORBA for the last few years and we greatly appreciate the use of their shop for CORBA events.  Please show Wilson’s our appreciation and check out their rad bikes and gear.

Luke Zeller, of Zeller Electric, used his master operator skills and skid steer to carve out some of the most flowy berms in central Illinois! Luke is also a longtime member and rider.

Neighboring Clubs

In addition to CORBA, there are neighboring clubs with great mountain biking single track in the central Illinois area. You can find information and links to the clubs below.
Chicago Area Mountain Bikers – CAMBR
Friends of Off Road Cycling, Quad Cities USA – QCFORC
Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club – KMBC
Macomb Area Cycling Moutain Bike Club – MACMTB
Peoria Mountain Biking Association – PAMBA

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
International Mountain Bicycling Association – IMBA

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