Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988

News Update November 16th

November 16, 2016 2:53 PM | Anonymous

Hello EVMA Members, 

Here's what's happening in the awesome world of local mountain biking!

TRAIL NOTICE: York River State Park will be CLOSED November 14th and 15th & December 5th and 6th for the Wounded Warrior Hunt. Please do not enter the Park on these days. Many of the hunting stands are on or near the MTB trail. Last year a couple of riders entered the Park and had encounters with the hunters.  Additionally, Freedom Park, Wahrani Nature Trail, and York River SP all border or are near hunt clubs. Do not stray from the trail. Be aware of hunters, dogs, and deer.

Events Coming Up:

  • Saturday Nov 19th 9:30am - 12pm Harwood Mill Trail Work Day - Join us for a trail work day at Harwood Mill Park. See details and RSVP on the Facebook Event page
  • Now - Dec 31st Marl Ravine trail at YRSP reverses direction. Reverse direction is not optional! Please follow the signs and exercise caution. So. Much. Fun.
  • Night Rides will be posted to the EVMA Facebook page and will happen weekly as long as there are ride leaders!
    • NQP Night Ride TONIGHT (11/16) 6pm  Details

Future Rides and Events

  • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
  • December 18th Freedom Park Chili Cook-Off and Winter Solstice Celebration
    • Has the lack of daylight got you down? Cheer up and join EVMA for our annual "Winter Solstice Celebration" Sunday December 18th from 3 till 9pm at Freedom Park. We will have group rides of all skill levels. Bring your lights and even dress up your bike with holiday decorations if you like. After our night ride fun, come inside and join us for a good time while feasting on home made chili and vote on who makes the best dish. Oh, and don't forget to bring you favorite beverage as we will have an ABC license for this event. To ensure this is another awesome event we are looking for volunteers to help set things up. If you can lend a hand or have any great ideas contact president@evma.org. We hope to see you all there!

Calling All Night Riders!

FUN FACT All of our parks are closed at night. Anyone using the trails at night without the express permission of the park management is trespassing and damaging the fine reputation our mountain bike community has worked long and hard to build. Please ride our trails only during sanctioned EVMA night ride events.

We had a great response to our Facebook question about night rides.  Now we need more ride leaders/coordinators to step up. 

  • The ride leader will be responsible for the coordination of the sign in sheet and to make sure everyone is off the trail. If the ride breaks into two (fast and slow), he/she will need to coordinate the groups so that everyone is out. 
  • Most night rides will pedal off at 6pm and be done around 7:30. At Freedom Park, all riders must be off trail by 7:30 and out of Park by 8 when the rangers lock the gate.
  • The ride leader will also make the call for cancellation due to inclement weather. Facebook events can be used to coordinate.

If you are willing to volunteer, please post up or email Jim Irby.  Without volunteers, these rides will not happen

Club Elections

It is that time of year again for club elections. If you are interested, the club needs volunteers. Most of the Board said they would continue for now but all positions are open. The club definitely could use volunteers organizing group rides, club meetings, social events, trail captains, and camping trips. Without volunteers, these things will not happen.

Have a great weekend!.

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