Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988

News as of June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


June – No official group rides planned.  Feel like riding?  Post your ride on EVMA Chatter as others may want to join you.

July Meeting – A social gathering is being planned for July.  Date and location coming soon.

August Meeting – Probably August 5th, also a ride and social gathering. More details soon.

September 22-24 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park.  The club will reserve 6 camp sites, and there can be 3 tents with 2 people per site.  Each spot will be $30 (yes, there was a slight change to the price).  If you have a larger tent, reserve 2 spots.  If you plan to bring a camper, please reserve your own spot.

October 28-29 – Tidewater Challenge.  Races for mountain bikers in all age groups, including kids.  Online registration begins July 1st at BikeReg.com.  Get more information at tidewaterchallenge.blogspot.com.


Weekend on your Wheels – Thanks to everyone who helped out and participated in the youth bike races.  The spring series was a great success.  There will be more races in the fall and hope to see everyone there.

Volunteer Opportunities – The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts.  New Officers will be elected at the September meeting.  You could be the person to make a difference.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby.

Cub Scout Support – Your humble secretary is requesting the help of 4 or 5 EVMA members who have some mechanical skills to assist with a cub scout event on July 29th.  The scouts will ride through Yorktown Battlefield after a bike safety course.  The event will start around 8:30 am but be over by noon.  If you can help or have questions, please contact Melanie at Melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.

EVMA gear – There is a plan to or some shirts and jerseys in the near future that will be available for purchase.  If you want a specific size or color, let Jim know so we can get it for you.  There are plenty of youth sized shirts and adult shirts in the smaller size that can be purchased now.

Trail Work Challenge – Have you stepped up to the challenge?  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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