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  • February 21, 2020 6:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Current Events -  Now located on the home page.

    Thank you – A big Thank You to everyone who came out to Wahrani for trail work earlier this month.  We had about 20 members show up and got a lot of work done that day.  Thank you to all!

    T-Shirt order – The club will be ordering a supply of green tech tees that will be available for purchase soon.  Some members have expressed an interest in other colors. Please visit Facebook to see to take the survey about additional colors.

    Donation letters – If you have made a donation to the EVMA, or purchased something for the club and do not need reimbursed, ask Kurt Bradley for a donation letter.  EVMA is a 501c3 so any donations are tax deductible.


  • February 06, 2020 7:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Feb 8 – Trail work at Wahrani at 9 am.  Come help get this trail in shape for our Leap Day Ride.  Meet at the parking lot.  Bring gloves, water, and your bike to ride afterwards.  If you have never ridden this trail, it is very different from other trails and a lot of fun.  Lunch will be provided for all of our volunteers.

    Feb 15 – Group ride York River State Park starting at 10 am.  Meet in the parking lot just past the Ranger shed.

    Feb 22 – Trail work at New Quarter Park at 9 am.  Meet in the main parking area, closest to the trail.

    Feb 29 – Leap Day Ride at Wharani.  It only happens once every 4 years so don’t miss it.  Ride Leader:  Mike Benton.

    Night rides – Night rides are still happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays but will end the first week of March.  Get out and ride while you still can.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Spring Trip Survey – You should have received a 1-minute survey from EVMA this past weekend.  Please take a moment to express your interest in the spring trip so final plans can be made.  If you have not taken the survey, please take it now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK2D525.

    Lake Maury Trail Signing - Newport News park has asked Mike Gross to sign the trails at Lake Maury as was done at Harwood’s Mill. Mike needs someone who is very familiar with the trails to consult on a loop system, and later install the signs.  Please contact him if you are able to help.

    A Big Thank You – Thank you to everyone who donated to the EVMA trail fund in December.  There were over $700 in donations brought in that will not go to any admin expenses.  It’s never too late to donate.  All donations go directly to trail maintenance.


  • January 30, 2020 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    February 1 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am followed by club meeting and lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center. There is a very good chance of rain so be sure to check EVMA Chatter that morning for ride cancellation.  Meeting will still go on even if ride does not.  Come out and help plan the EVMA spring trip, discuss other trail work needs, and get your T-shirt order submitted. 

    February 8 – Trail work at Wahrani at 9 am.

    Night rides – Night rides are still happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays but not for much longer.  Get out and ride while you still can.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Lake Maury Trail Signing - Newport News park has asked Mike Gross to sign the trails at Lake Maury as was done at Harwood’s Mill. Mike needs someone who is very familiar with the trails to consult on a loop system, and later install the signs.  Please contact him if you are able to help.

    A Big Thank You – Thank you to everyone who donated to the EVMA trail fund in December.  There were over $700 in donations brought in that will not go to any admin expenses.  It’s never too late to donate.  All donations go directly to trail maintenance.


  • January 23, 2020 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 25 – Trail work day at Wahrani CANCELED for this weekend.  It’s supposed to rain during the night on Friday and early Saturday morning.  Reschedule to Saturday, February 8th at 9 am.

    February 1 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am followed by club meeting and lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center.  Come out and help plan the EVMA spring trip, discuss other trail work needs, and get your T-shirt order submitted. 

    Night rides Night rides are still happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays but not for much longer.  Get out and ride while you still can.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.

    OTHER NOTES

    A Big Thank You – Thank you to everyone who donated to the EVMA trail fund in December.  There were over $700 in donations brought in that will not go to any admin expenses.  It’s never too late to donate.  All donations go directly to trail maintenance.

    New VP of Trails – Thank you to Mark Willmann who has stepped up to the challenge of being EVMA’s VP of Trails.  If you have been doing the night rides at Harwood’s Mill, you already know him.  Mark has extensive knowledge about computers and has already offered a lot of great tips, so we are very happy to have him on board. 


  • January 15, 2020 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 18 – Group ride at York River State Park starting at 10 am.  If it’s raining, the ride will be rescheduled to Sunday at the same time.  Check EVMA Chatter for updates.  Meet in the parking lot just past the guard station.  Ride Leader:  Penny.

    January 20 – We were trying to organize a group ride for the holiday as many are off work, but we could not get a ride leader.  If you are riding this day, post on EVMA Chatter so others may join you.

    January 25 – Trail work day at Wahrani starting at 9 am.  If you have never ridden this trail, it is very unique and fun.  This is a great way to learn a little about the trail before riding it.  Lunch will be provided to volunteers.  Bring your bike and ride afterwards.  This trail is located outside of West Point, about 20 minutes from Williamsburg and Gloucester, only 40 minutes from Yorktown.  Meet in the parking lot.

    February 1 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am followed by club meeting and lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center.  Come out and help plan the EVMA spring trip, discuss other trail work needs, and get your T-shirt order submitted. 

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.

    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail Closure – There will be a foot race at Harwood’s Mill on Saturday, January 18th from 7am to noon. For the safety of the runners, we are asked not to bike those trails during that time period.  Please enjoy one of our many other trails that morning.

    New VP of Trails – Thank you to Mark W. who has stepped up to the challenge of being EVMA’s VP of Trails.  If you have been doing the night rides at Harwood’s Mill, you already know him.  Mark has extensive knowledge about computers and has already offered a lot of great tips, so we are very happy to have him on board. 


  • January 08, 2020 7:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 11:  Trail work day at Freedom Park.  2 small reroutes planned for trail A along with incorporating better use of some existing dirt mounds into the trail around the 1.5 mile mark shortly after access #8.  No trail work experience needed.  Just bring yourself, work gloves, water, and your bike to ride afterwards and possibly out to the work sites.  We'll provide the tools.  Depending on which crew you're on you might walk or ride to the work location.  Saturday is going to be BEAUTIFUL so come out and take advantage of the nice weather.  Lunch will be provided for the trail crew.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail Closure – There will be a foot race at Harwood’s Mill on Saturday, January 18th from 7am to noon. For the safety of the runners, we are asked not to bike those trails during that time period.  Please enjoy one of our many other trails that morning.


  • December 13, 2019 5:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Dec 14 – Trail work cancelled due to weather.  Will reschedule for January 11th.  More details coming soon.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.   

    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Position Open – A new year is right around the corner.  If your resolution includes more volunteer work, consider EVMA.  The VP of trails works with the trail captains and other members to decide where work is needed, how to use trail funds, and schedule needed work.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mike Benton.


  • December 05, 2019 6:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Dec 7 – Group ride at 10 am at Freedom Park followed by lunch and club meeting at noon in the Interpretive Center.  Please join us to discuss needed trail work, the upcoming solstice ride, and look at sample T-shirts for an upcoming order.   If trails are closed at Freedom and it’s not raining, ride will be held at York River State Park. 

    Dec 14 – Trail work at Freedom Park starting at 9:00 am.  Come out and help get the trails in order while the weather is cooler.  Bring your bike and ride afterward.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    Dec 28 – Planned trail work at Wahrani.  More information coming soon.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Thank you – A big thanks to everyone who came out to help with trail work at New Quarter Park!

    Volunteer Position Open – A new year is right around the corner.  If your resolution includes more volunteer work, consider EVMA.  The VP of trails works with the trail captains and other members to decide where work is needed, how to use trail funds, and schedule needed work.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mike Benton.


  • November 19, 2019 5:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Nov 23 – Trail work at New Quarter starting at 9 am.  There are plans to rebuild some berms and a short re-route.  Please come out and help for a couple of hours.  Bring your bike and ride afterwards.

    Dec 7 – Group ride at 10 am at Freedom Park.  If trails are closed at Freedom and it’s not raining, ride will be help at York River State Park.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays and Freedom on Thursdays.  We are still working on permission for rides at New Quarter on Wednesdays and Lake Maury on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    OTHER NOTES

    Lost Camera – An EVMA member found a camera at Harwood’s Mill the first week in November with an image of a man on a mountain bike on it.  He is riding a red Trek bike.  If you have lost this camera, or know who it may belong to, please respond to this email so we can get this camera back to the rightful owner.


  • November 08, 2019 5:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Nov 9 – Trail work at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.  It’s going to be chilly so dress for the weather.  There are a couple of projects that need to be completed here so many people are needed.  If you can spare even an hour or two, please come out and help!

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays and Freedom on Thursdays.  We are still working on permission for rides at New Quarter on Wednesdays and Lake Maury on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays throughout the next few months.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.


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