EVENTS COMING UP
July 1 – No group ride or meeting planned for this weekend. If you plan to ride, post it on EVMA chatter so some friends can join you.
Friday, July 7th – Night ride a Beaverdam Park in Gloucester. Meet at the overflow parking near the main entrance at 7pm. Bring lights as you may need them toward the end of the ride. The county requests a $5 donation that will go toward the building of a single-track trail at the park.
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. Registration is now open at http://evma.org/event-2587806.
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.
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 can 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 soon 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 – Our trail captains have done an excellent job at clearing the big stuff on the trails, but you can help to clear some of the smaller sticks and branches. If everyone takes 10 minutes during their ride to clear a few sticks, the trails will soon be in great shape.