EVENTS COMING UP
August 5 – No group ride. Dirt Divas will ride at Freedom Park at 9 am.
September 9 – Freedom Park – Group ride at 9 am followed by lunch and EVMA meeting. This one is important as we will vote for officers. Please plan to attend. Volunteers are also needed to help with lunch.
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. If you are going but reserving your own spot or cabin, please still register as non-paying so you will still get the informational emails. 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 is happening now 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.
Trail captains needed for New Quarter and Freedom Trail E. Basic responsibilities are to ride trail, check for hazards and try to mitigate. If you can't clear the trail, mark the hazard and report to Trails VP. Then log inspection on evma.org.
EVMA gear – An updated jersey design is posted on EVMA chatter. Please visit the chatter page and leave some feedback.
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.