Mud Sweat & Gears is a mountain bike race held at the Comlara park trails held every September. 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.
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!
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):
Date Joined This Year
|Mike and Connie||M||1/5/2016|
|Rick and Chris||K||2/5/2016|
|Lauren and Adam||C||2/5/2016|
|Russ & Lori||M||2/5/2016|
|Bloomington Cycle & Fitness||3/3/2016|
|Andy, Kelly, Cameron, & Olivia||C||3/24/2016|
|Randy & Mary||L||6/4/2016|
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.
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.
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
Illinois Valley Cycling Association – IVCA
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