EVENTS COMING UP
October – No planned group ride or meeting in October.
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.
November 8th, 2017- March 7th, 2018 – Night rides Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter Park, and Thursdays at Freedom Park. All rides start PROMPTLY at 6 pm (which means be ready to go at 6) and end by 7:45. All riders must be out of the park by 8:00 pm. See below for more details.
December – Group ride, club meeting and board member elections. Details to come soon. If you have ever considered doing a little more for the EVMA, contact Jim Irby to see how you can help. Several board members are stepping down and all offices are open.
Trail Work – All trails need clearing and trimming. If everyone spends 10-15 minutes doing this while riding, the trails will stay in great shape.
The club plans to do trail work at Freedom Park in November (re-route trail A, clear bypass at the 5-foot drop, and clear emergency exits), New Quarter in December (clear routes for Gator access), and Wahrani in December/January (replace bridge, trim and clear inner trails). More information will be in future emails and on Facebook chatter. Please plan to attend.
EVMA Gear – The club is ordering EVMA hoodies and tech tees with similar logos as last time. The hoodies are $25 and will have a logo on front and back. Go to alphabroder.com and look up G186 and G185. The tech tees will be $15 with same design as last time. There are many colors available. Contact Jim Irby to get your order requests in. An EVMA jersey is in the works; more information soon.
Night Ride Details -Tuesday, Harwood Mills Check Facebook event for ride status. Parking across the street from trailhead.
Wednesday, New Quarter Park. Park in parking lot outside the main gate, we enter the trail at emergency exit 10, some riders do one lap others do two. We typically gather back up at the halfway point.
Thursday, Freedom Park. Parking is in the park at the interpretive center, when you sign in here you need to list the trails you plan to ride. We will typically discuss everyone’s plans prior to rolling out. Most riders ride trails A,B,C, some riders do A backwards but you need to be fast to make the cutoff time. All trials are open for night riding.
If you are new to night rides and would like more information, feel free to POST UP at (EVMA Chatter). These rides are a ton of fun and transform our trails into a new and fresh adventure. ...
You must have helmets and lights. Suggested minimum of 500 Lumens head light, best experience if you add a bar light.
We use the EVMA Chatter Facebook site to communicate about night rides. You can expect each ride to have a Facebook event created so riders can check in for a status of each ride.
We use your vehicle as an indicator of your whereabouts, if it’s still in the parking lot we assume you are still on the trails.
No one rides on their own (this does not mean you can’t ride your own pace), if you are not joining the EVMA group ride (Member or Guest) you are likely trespassing. This simply means riders need to sign-in (waiver) prior to each ride, communicate with the group, so that riders are aware of what the group(s) is doing. It’s a bit of excess but we want to be [uber] organized so that park staff and emergency personal allow our night rides to continue. That, and we don’t want to lose anyone .