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  • August 15, 2019 6:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    August 17 – Group ride at York River State Park at 9 am.  Meet in the parking lot just past the entrance. Ride leader:  Penny Rich.

    August 24 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 9 am.  Meet in the parking lot that is nearest the Interpretive Center.  Ride leader:  Dan Sabin

    August 31 – Group ride at Pocahontas State Park.  Start time 9 am.  Meet at the parking lot of the CCC Museum.  Ride leader:  Melanie Storrs.

    September 7 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting

    September 14 – Group ride at Lake Maury Trail at 9 am.  Meet at the small parking area at the trailhead.  Additional parking usually available at the church across the street.  Ride Leader:  Eric VanDusen.

    Sept. 20-22 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park.  Potluck dinner on Friday evening and taco fajita dinner on Saturday night.  Group ride is planned for Saturday morning, but there is talk of a Friday ride to Carvins Cove or Snowshoe.  Sign up now at www.evma.org.  Cost is $30 per tent site.  If you plan to RV camp or stay in a cabin, please also register so that you get the emails.  Thank you to Justin Hlavin for organizing the group meals.

    October 5 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting.

    November 2 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 9 am (maybe) and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    December 7 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    OTHER NOTES

    More Group Rides – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to lead a group ride.  We still need volunteers to keep our ride calendar full.  You don’t have to be fast enough to actually “lead” the ride, you just have to be present in the park for the duration of the ride.  Please contact Melanie Storrs at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can lead a ride.

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • August 06, 2019 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    August 10 – Group ride at Harwood’s Mill at 9 am.  Meet by the bulletin board. Ride leader:  Mike Gross.

    August 17 – Group ride at York River State Park at 9 am.  Meet in the parking lot just past the entrance. Ride leader:  Penny Rich.

    August 24 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 9 am.  Meet in the parking lot that is nearest the Interpretive Center.  Ride leader:  Dan Sabin

    August 31 – Group ride at Pocahontas State Park.  Start time TBD.  Meet at the parking lot of the CCC Museum.  Ride leader:  Melanie Storrs.

    September 7 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting

    Sept. 20-22 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park.  Potluck dinner on Friday evening and taco fajita dinner on Saturday night.  Group ride is planned for Saturday morning, but there is talk of a Friday ride to Carvins Cove or Snowshoe.  Sign up now at www.evma.org.  Cost is $30 per tent site.  If you plan to RV camp or stay in a cabin, please also register so that you get the emails.  Thank you to Justin Hlavin for organizing the group meals.

    October 5 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting.

    November 2 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 9 am (maybe) and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    December 7 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    OTHER NOTES

    More Group Rides – We are trying to get more group rides on the calendar.  You can help by volunteering to be a ride leader.  You don’t have to be fast enough to actually “lead” the ride, you just have to be present in the park for the duration of the ride.  Please contact Melanie Storrs at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can lead a ride.

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • July 31, 2019 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    August 3rd -  Group ride at York River State Park starting at 9 am followed by short club meeting at Alewerks starting at noon.  If it’s too rainy to ride, please still stop by for our meeting.  The Hungry Pug food truck will be there or you can bring your own food.  Please do not bring your own beer.

    September 7 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting

    Sept. 20-22 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park.  Potluck dinner on Friday evening and taco (???) dinner on Saturday night.  Group ride is planned for Saturday morning, but it’s likely that some members will be up there earlier and may plan other rides.  Sign up now at www.evma.org.  Cost is $30 per tent site.  If you plan to RV camp or stay in a cabin, please also register so that you get the emails.  Thank you to Justin Hlavin for organizing the group meals.

    October 5 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am and possible club meeting.

    November 2 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 9 am (maybe) and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    December 7 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am and club meeting/lunch in the meeting room at noon.

    OTHER NOTES

    More Group Rides – We are trying to get more group rides on the calendar.  You can help by volunteering to be a ride leader.  You don’t have to be fast enough to actually “lead” the ride, you just have to be present in the park for the duration of the ride.  Please contact Melanie Storrs at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can lead a ride.

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Weekends on your Wheels –The spring youth bike series has come to a close.  Thank you to the EVMA club members who showed up every week to assist with the races!

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.



  • July 18, 2019 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    July 20th This Saturday, group ride at Harwood’s Mill at 9 am.  Come out for an easy ride before it gets too hot!!!!  The ride will start promptly at 9 in order to get done before it’s too hot.  All riders are required to bring plenty of water.

     July 21st  Group ride at York River State Park at 9 am, in case you missed the ride the day before.  The ride will start promptly at 9 and all riders are required to bring plenty of water.

    August 3rd -  Group ride at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.  Possible club meeting.  More info coming soon.

    Sept. 20-22 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park.  Potluck dinner on Friday evening and taco (???) dinner on Saturday night.  Group ride is planned for Saturday morning, but it’s likely that some members will be up there earlier and may plan other rides.  Sign up now at www.evma.org.  Cost is $30 per tent site.  If you plan to RV camp or stay in a cabin, please also register so that you get the emails.  Thank you to Justin Hlavin for organizing the group meals.

    OTHER NOTES

    Thank you – Thank you to everyone who came out to the benefit for Robert Maye.  It was so nice to see so many friends at the group ride and bar-b-q.  Thank you to Chris Scales for organizing such a great event and to everyone who brought food and a donation.

    More Group Rides – We are trying to get more group rides on the calendar.  You can help by volunteering to be a ride leader.  You don’t have to be fast enough to actually “lead” the ride, you just have to be present in the park for the duration of the ride.  Please contact Melanie Storrs at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can lead a ride.

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Weekends on your Wheels –The last race of the youth bike race series, originally scheduled for this Sunday at 1:30 pm, is CANCELLED due to the intense heat.   The final race will be held Sunday, July 28th at 1:30 at New Quarter Park.   There is an awards ceremony and luncheon scheduled after the races.  For more information, check out https://recreation.yorkcounty.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html  Thank you to all the EVMA members who helped make this season a great success!

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.



  • July 12, 2019 5:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    July 13 – Group ride at Freedom Park (alternate site is York River State Park if trails at Freedom are closed) starting at 9 am.

    Sept. 20-22 – Tentative dates for fall Douthat trip.

    OTHER NOTES

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Weekends on your Wheels – The popular youth bike races are going on now.   Races are scheduled for July 14th and July 21st.  Races are at the kid’s bike trail at New Quarter Park starting at 1:30 pm.  Races are open to all children ages 3 to 17, helmets are required, and no training wheels please.  Bring out your kids or grandkids!  https://recreation.yorkcounty.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

    Photos Needed – The Newport News Department of Tourism is updating their website’s MTB Trails page and is requesting pictures of riders on Harwood’s Mill and Lake Maury trails. Please send any you have to mgrossdvm@mindspring.com.

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • June 19, 2019 5:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    July 6 – No club meeting for July.  Enjoy your Independence Day!

    July 13 – Group ride at Freedom Park (alternate site is York River State Park if trails at Freedom are closed) starting at 9 am.

    Sept. 20-22 – Tentative dates for fall Douthat trip.

    OTHER NOTES

    Ride with Friends – Are you planning a bike ride for this weekend?  Get on EVMA Chatter and tell others where you are riding. It’s always more fun to ride with friends.

    Weekends on your Wheels – The popular youth bike races are going on now.   Races are scheduled for  June 23rd, July 14th and July 21st.  Races are at the kid’s bike trail at New Quarter Park starting at 1:30 pm.  Races are open to all children ages 3 to 17, helmets are required, and no training wheels please.  Bring out your kids or grandkids!  https://recreation.yorkcounty.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

    Photos Needed – The Newport News Department of Tourism is updating their website’s MTB Trails page and is requesting pictures of riders on Harwood’s Mill and Lake Maury trails. Please send any you have to mgrossdvm@mindspring.com.

    Need a new bike? – Visit Freedom Park on June 23rd between 10am and 1pm for a Trek Demo.

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • May 30, 2019 6:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Saturday, June 1st Group ride at Freedom Park starting at 9am (alternate location is York River State Park if trails are closed at Freedom).  No meeting or lunch is planned afterward but get on EVMA Chatter and plan a visit to a local brewery or restaurant with other club members.

    Sept. 20-22 – Tentative dates for fall Douthat trip.

    OTHER NOTES

    Weekends on your Wheels – The popular youth bike races are going on now.   Races are scheduled for  June 9th, June 23rd, July 14th and July 21st.  Races are at the kid’s bike trail at New Quarter Park starting at 1:30 pm.  Races are open to all children ages 3 to 17, helmets are required, and no training wheels please.  Bring out your kids or grandkids!  https://recreation.yorkcounty.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

    Photos Needed – The Newport News Department of Tourism is updating their website’s MTB Trails page and is requesting pictures of riders on Harwood’s Mill and Lake Maury trails. Please send any you have to mgrossdvm@mindspring.com.

    Need a new bike? – Visit Freedom Park on June 23rd between 10am and 1pm for a Trek Demo.

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • May 02, 2019 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    May 4 – Group ride starting at 9 am and cookout at noon at York River State Park (no official meeting this month.) Kirk and Penny will be grilling some burgers.  Please bring a side dish to share with the group.

    This is the same day as the Annual Burning of the Socks to kick off paddling season.  So you can ride, have lunch, then get in the water.  More info at https://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/events/burning-socks-canoe-kayak-season-kick

    June – We are hoping to plan a trip to Pocahontas State Park.  Come out for the day or plan to camp.  We are all busy so chime in if you are interested and which weekend is best.  Post on EVMA Chatter or email Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.  We will likely discuss this at the next meeting.

    Sept. 20-22 – Tentative dates for fall Douthat trip.

    OTHER NOTES

    Photos Needed – The Newport News Department of Tourism is updating their website’s MTB Trails page and is requesting pictures of riders on Harwood’s Mill and Lake Maury trails. Please send any you have to mgrossdvm@mindspring.com.

    Need a new bike? – You’ve been thinking about it, and there are two upcoming events where you can take a spin on a new bike.  Mark your calendars and come on out:

    Sunday, May 12th – Rocky Mount Demo 11-3 at Pocahontas State Park

    Sunday, June 23rd – Trek Demo at Freedom Park 10 am-1pm

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • April 03, 2019 6:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 13 – Trail work at York River State Park starting at 9am.  There will be lunch and a brief meeting afterward.  Please bring shovels and gloves as we will start by working on the pump track.  Please bring a side dish (salad, chips, etc.) to share with the group for lunch.  Bring your bike for a group ride after lunch.

    April 28th – Weekend on your Wheels begins the spring season with a free pre-ride from 1pm to 3 pm.  Bring your young mountain biker, ages 3-17, out to enjoy the trails and have some fun.

    April 26-28 – The Raystown trip is Canceled due to a lack of interest.  If you were interested in going, don’t cancel your plans.  EVMA will not have the group site but there are plenty of camping sites available to book on your own.  If you are still going, post on EVMA Chatter to link up with others.

    May 4 – Group ride and meeting at York River State Park.  This is the same day as the Annual Burning of the Socks to kick off paddling season.  So you can ride, have lunch, then get in the water.  More info at https://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/events/burning-socks-canoe-kayak-season-kick

    June – We are hoping to plan a trip to Pocahontas State Park.  Come out for the day or plan to camp.  We are all busy so chime in if you are interested and which weekend is best.  Post on EVMA Chatter or email Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.  We will likely discuss this at the next meeting.

    Sept. 20-22 – Tentative dates for fall Douthat trip.

    OTHER NOTES

    Photos Needed – The Newport News Department of Tourism is updating their website’s MTB Trails page and is requesting pictures of riders on Harwood’s Mill and Lake Maury trails. Please send any you have to mgrossdvm@mindspring.com.

    Need a new bike? – You’ve been thinking about it, and there are two upcoming events where you can take a spin on a new bike.  Mark your calendars and come on out:

    Saturday, May 11th – Rocky Mount Demo (Location and time TBD)

    Sunday, June 23rd – Trek Demo at Freedom Park 10 am-1pm

    Volunteer Needed – EVMA is seeking a new VP of trails.  Duties include collecting information from trail leaders and reporting to the group.  Please contact Mike Benton if you are interested.


  • March 07, 2019 10:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Saturday, March 9nd – No group ride or meeting this weekend.

    Night Rides – Night rides have ended this week.  I hope everyone had a chance to get out there and enjoy the cool nights.  Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward this weekend.

    April 28th – Weekend on your Wheels begins the spring season with a free pre-ride from 1pm to 3 pm.  Bring your young mountain biker, ages 3-17, out to enjoy the trails and have some fun.

    OTHER NOTES

    Raystown Survey – A spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania is scheduled for April 25th-28th.  The cost may be $20 per site per night in the group site.  There will likely be potluck dinners both nights (maybe a taco night) and rides on Friday and Saturday.  You should receive a 1-question survey to help us determine who is going so we can adjust the costs.  Please respond.


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