Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia
 

News as of April 6, 2017

April 06, 2017 8:47 PM | Anonymous member

EVENTS COMING UP

April 8th – Night ride at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  Meet at the park around 6:30 pm and ride is at 7 pm followed by a bonfire.  Donations are requested that will help fund a single track trail in the county.  Come out a have a good time while supporting a worthy cause.

April 9th – First official Weekend of Your Wheels kid’s race at New Quarter Park.  Register at 12:45 and races begin at 1:30.   Volunteers are needed to help with the race, as well as one or two club members to talk to attendees about EVMA.  Bring your kids out for a great time. 

April 23rd – Next Weekend on Your Wheels race.

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.  There are still some slots available so register soon at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

Wednesdays – A group of EVMA members are riding Wednesday evenings at 6pm at Gatewood in Newport News.  Check EVMA chatter or just show up if you would like to ride.

All spring – When the pollen is not too thick or the weather crazy, spring is a great time to ride.  If you are planning to ride, post when and where on EVMA chatter.  Riding is more fun with a friend.

OTHER NOTES

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

  • 1.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
  • 2.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.
  • 3.       EVMA would like to host a kid’s ride (that is not a race) to get more children involved in mountain biking.  We need some volunteers to help organize this.
  • 4.       The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts. 

Trail work – No big projects going on right now but a few small items coming up in the near future.  Keep an eye out on EVMA chatter for opportunities to improve trail. 

Trail Work Challenge - Also, if you are out riding, take a few minutes to pick up fallen branches or cut back a few of those face slappers. EVMA President Jim challenges everyone to spend 10-15 minutes of a future bike ride doing a little trail work.  See the Chatter page for more information. Remember to report any downed trees to president@evma.org or post on Facebook.  Please include the park, trail, mile marker and a picture, if possible.  Please don’t do any leaf blowing or major trail modifications without permission.


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