Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia
 

News as of March 6, 2017

March 06, 2017 8:19 PM | Anonymous member

EVENTS COMING UP

Weekly -  Night rides end THIS WEEK. Tuesday at Harwoods Mill, Wednesday at New Quarter, Thursday at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.   All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

March 11th – Trail workday at New Quarter Park.  Meet at 8:45 in the parking lot. Check out Facebook chatter for more information.  Bring your bike if you want to ride afterwards.

March 11th – Night Ride at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  A rare opportunity.  This is a fundraiser for  future trail work.  Starts at 6pm at the overflow parking lot near the main entrance.  Five miles of trail will be clear and roots marked with neon paint.  It sounds like they will have ride leaders and ride in groups.  It is two-way trail so could be interesting.  You need to be off the trail by 8pm.  Bring your lights just like other EVMA night rides.  Bring cash or check to make a donation.

April 1st – Group ride at New Quarter Park followed by club meeting possibly at Virginia Beer Company.  More details coming soon.

April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

OTHER NOTES

OOPS – We failed to mention a thank you to Etienne Brochet who was a night ride leader at Harwoods Mill.  Also thank you to Eric VanDusen & Joe Klingshirn at Harwoods Mill, Todd Smith at Freedom,  and Steve Dye at New Quarter.

Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

  • 1.       An EVMA member who lives in Williamsburg is needed to do an interview for the “Next Door Neighbors” local magazine. 
  • 2.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
  • 3.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.

Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. If you are interested in helping, contact Crystal or Beav.  The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.

New EVMA Signs – Have you seen the new signs at some of the local parks?  These signs let the public know just who is responsible for building and maintaining the awesome trails.  Thank you to Mike Gross for getting the signs up at Harwoods Mill and New Quarter Park last week.  Signs will soon appear at Freedom Park.  Wahrani and YRSP are next on the list.

Nike Park Trail – Justin Hlavin is working with Isle of Wight on the Nike Park Trail.  A few people expressed that they would be interested in seeing improvements to that trail.  If you are in that area, check it out.


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