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  • April 18, 2017 8:54 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 23rd – Group ride at New Quarter Park starting at 8:30 am.  Check Facebook for more information.  Go get some lunch then come back for the kid’s race.

    April 23rd – Weekend of Your Wheels kid’s race at New Quarter Park.  We had a great turnout at the first race and look forward to this weekend.  Register at 12:45 and races begin at 1:30.   Volunteers are needed to help with the race, as well as one or two club members to talk to attendees about EVMA. 

    April 27th- 30th – Wow!  Next weekend is the spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). If you haven’t signed up, there are still some slots available so register soon at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    May 6th – Next EVMA gathering.  Group ride will be at York River State Park at 9am and possibly go to Alewerks afterwards for a beer.  We are trying to gather information about a food truck.  More information soon.

    Wednesdays – A group of EVMA members are riding Wednesday evenings at 6pm at Gatewood in Newport News.  Check EVMA chatter or just show up if you would like to ride.

    All spring – When the pollen is not too thick or the weather crazy, spring is a great time to ride.  If you are planning to ride, post when and where on EVMA chatter.  Riding is more fun with a friend.

    June 3rd – EVMA gathering at Freedom Park.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 2.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.
    • 3.       EVMA would like to host a kid’s ride (that is not a race) to get more children involved in mountain biking.  We need some volunteers to help organize this.
    • 4.       The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts. 

    Trail Work Challenge - Also, 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.



  • April 06, 2017 8:47 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 8th – Night ride at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  Meet at the park around 6:30 pm and ride is at 7 pm followed by a bonfire.  Donations are requested that will help fund a single track trail in the county.  Come out a have a good time while supporting a worthy cause.

    April 9th – First official Weekend of Your Wheels kid’s race at New Quarter Park.  Register at 12:45 and races begin at 1:30.   Volunteers are needed to help with the race, as well as one or two club members to talk to attendees about EVMA.  Bring your kids out for a great time. 

    April 23rd – Next Weekend on Your Wheels race.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  There are still some slots available so register soon at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    Wednesdays – A group of EVMA members are riding Wednesday evenings at 6pm at Gatewood in Newport News.  Check EVMA chatter or just show up if you would like to ride.

    All spring – When the pollen is not too thick or the weather crazy, spring is a great time to ride.  If you are planning to ride, post when and where on EVMA chatter.  Riding is more fun with a friend.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 2.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.
    • 3.       EVMA would like to host a kid’s ride (that is not a race) to get more children involved in mountain biking.  We need some volunteers to help organize this.
    • 4.       The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts. 

    Trail work – No big projects going on right now but a few small items coming up in the near future.  Keep an eye out on EVMA chatter for opportunities to improve trail. 

    Trail Work Challenge - Also, 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.


  • March 29, 2017 9:24 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 1st – Group ride at 9:00 am at New Quarter Park followed by a social gathering at Virginia Beer Company, 401 2nd St., Williamsburg.  The Karnage Asada Food Truck will be on site serving a Latin-Asian cuisine.  Bring money for lunch and a post-ride beverage.

    NOTE:  If it rains too much on Friday, the ride at New Quarter will be canceled.  A group may ride at York River State Park.  Check EVMA chatter for up to date info.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  There are still some slots available so register soon at http://evma.org/event-2463118

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 2.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.
    • 3.       EVMA would like to host a kid’s ride (that is not a race) to get more children involved in mountain biking.  We need some volunteers to help organize this.

    Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. If you are interested in helping, contact Crystal or Beav.  The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.


  • March 24, 2017 9:05 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    March 25- Friends of York River State Park will be working on the Pump Track starting at 9:00 am.

    April 1st – Group ride at 9:00 am at New Quarter Park followed by a short club meeting at Virginia Beer Company, 401 2nd St., Williamsburg.  The Karnage Asada Food Truck will be on site serving a Latin-Asian cuisine.  Bring money for lunch and a post-ride beverage.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  There are still some slots available so register soon at http://evma.org/event-2463118

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 2.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.
    • 3.       EVMA would like to host a kid’s ride (that is not a race) to get more children involved in mountain biking.  We need some volunteers to help organize this.
    • 4.       A local cub scout pack has asked for a few volunteers to assist with a bike ride through Yorktown Battlefield on July 29th.  We will need help with basic mechanics and bike safety, and road guards along the ride.  It’s a long time from now, but if you have interest in helping, please contact Melanie Storrs.

    Thank you to Kurt Bradley who interviewed with the “Next Door Neighbors” local magazine that will feature an article about the EVMA that will be published in Williamsburg. 

    Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. If you are interested in helping, contact Crystal or Beav.  The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.


  • March 14, 2017 6:44 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 1st – Group ride at New Quarter Park followed by club meeting possibly at Virginia Beer Company.  More details coming soon.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    OTHER NOTES

    Thank you!  Night rides are officially over for this year.  A big thank you to all of our ride leaders who gave up their time to be out there each week: Etienne Brochet, Eric VanDusen & Joe Klingshirn at Harwoods Mill, Todd Smith at Freedom, and Steve Dye at New Quarter.  Great Job!

    Wet Trails – We are going to get a lot of rain this week.  Be sure to let trails dry out before riding.

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       An EVMA member who lives in Williamsburg is needed to do an interview for the “Next Door Neighbors” local magazine. 
    • 2.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 3.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.

    Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. If you are interested in helping, contact Crystal or Beav.  The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.

    New EVMA Signs – Have you seen the new signs at some of the local parks?  These signs let the public know just who is responsible for building and maintaining the awesome trails.  Thank you to Mike Gross for getting the signs up at Harwoods Mill and New Quarter Park last week.  Signs will soon appear at Freedom Park.  Wahrani and YRSP are next on the list.


  • March 06, 2017 8:19 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Weekly -  Night rides end THIS WEEK. Tuesday at Harwoods Mill, Wednesday at New Quarter, Thursday at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.   All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

    March 11th – Trail workday at New Quarter Park.  Meet at 8:45 in the parking lot. Check out Facebook chatter for more information.  Bring your bike if you want to ride afterwards.

    March 11th – Night Ride at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  A rare opportunity.  This is a fundraiser for  future trail work.  Starts at 6pm at the overflow parking lot near the main entrance.  Five miles of trail will be clear and roots marked with neon paint.  It sounds like they will have ride leaders and ride in groups.  It is two-way trail so could be interesting.  You need to be off the trail by 8pm.  Bring your lights just like other EVMA night rides.  Bring cash or check to make a donation.

    April 1st – Group ride at New Quarter Park followed by club meeting possibly at Virginia Beer Company.  More details coming soon.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). We learned that some of the trails will be closed while we are there but we should still have about 25 miles of trail to ride.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    OTHER NOTES

    OOPS – We failed to mention a thank you to Etienne Brochet who was a night ride leader at Harwoods Mill.  Also thank you to Eric VanDusen & Joe Klingshirn at Harwoods Mill, Todd Smith at Freedom,  and Steve Dye at New Quarter.

    Volunteer Opportunities – EVMA needs a few volunteers.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby:

    • 1.       An EVMA member who lives in Williamsburg is needed to do an interview for the “Next Door Neighbors” local magazine. 
    • 2.       EVMA is looking for a host and ride leaders for the fall trip.
    • 3.       One or more volunteers are needed to represent EVMA at the Weekends on your Wheels races.

    Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. If you are interested in helping, contact Crystal or Beav.  The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.

    New EVMA Signs – Have you seen the new signs at some of the local parks?  These signs let the public know just who is responsible for building and maintaining the awesome trails.  Thank you to Mike Gross for getting the signs up at Harwoods Mill and New Quarter Park last week.  Signs will soon appear at Freedom Park.  Wahrani and YRSP are next on the list.

    Nike Park Trail – Justin Hlavin is working with Isle of Wight on the Nike Park Trail.  A few people expressed that they would be interested in seeing improvements to that trail.  If you are in that area, check it out.


  • February 28, 2017 6:10 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    March 4th – Group ride at 9:00 am followed by EVMA club meeting at noon.  We are planning on baked ziti and meatballs for lunch,  but really need some volunteers to bring bread, salad and dressing, and a dessert.  Please contact Penny Rich if you are able to help out with lunch.

    Weekly -  Night rides are still going on but will end next week (time change coming up soon). Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter, Thursdays at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.  Freedom requires all riders be off the trail by 7:30 and out of the park by 8.  All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

    March 11th – Trail workday at New Quarter Park.  Meet at 8:45 in the parking lot. Check out Facebook chatter for more information.  Bring your bike if you want to ride afterwards.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). Fun trails, scenic area, short drive.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118

    OTHER NOTES

    A Big Thank You – Thank you to all the night ride leaders that showed up every week:  Todd Smith at Freedom, Steve Dye at New Quarter, and Eric VanDusen & Joe Klingshirn at Harwoods Mill.  If you see these guys, please let them know how much we appreciate their effort.

    Weekends On Your Wheels – The Youth Bike Series races will soon begin at New Quarter Park.  Although not an official EVMA event, it’s the efforts of many members that makes this event fun for many local kids.  Consider coming out to help, bringing your children out to race, or just come out to cheer on the kids. The pre-ride is April 2nd from 1-3 pm and the first race is April 9th.  Visit http://www.yorkcounty.gov/Portals/0/parks_rec/New%20Quarter%20Park/WOYW%20flyer%202017.pdf for more information and to register.

     

     


  • February 21, 2017 5:48 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Weekly -  Night rides are still going on but will end soon so take advantage while you can.  Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter, Thursdays at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.  Freedom requires all riders be off the trail by 7:30 and out of the park by 8.  All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

    March 4th – Group ride at 9:00 am followed by EVMA club meeting at noon.  We had a great turnout last meeting and hope to have a great crowd again.  We are planning on baked ziti and meatballs for lunch,  but could use some volunteers to bring bread, salad and dressing, and a dessert.  Please contact Penny Rich if you are able to help out with lunch.

    March 11th – Trail workday at New Quarter Park.  Meet at 8:45 in the parking lot.  Bring your bike if you want to ride afterwards.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). Fun trails, scenic area, short drive.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    OTHER NOTES

    JCC Destination Recreation Expo is Saturday, February 25th from 9am to noon.  EVMA needs another volunteer or work with Kirk and talk to attendees about all the great trails in the Williamsburg area.  Please contact Kirk Moore if you can help out.


  • February 14, 2017 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Weekly -  Night rides are still going on but will end soon so take advantage while you can.  Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter, Thursdays at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.  Freedom requires all riders be off the trail by 7:30 and out of the park by 8.  All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

    March 4th – Group ride at 9:00 am followed by EVMA club meeting at noon.  We had a great turnout last meeting and hope to have a great crowd again.  Please contact Penny Rich if you are able to help out with lunch.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). Fun trails, scenic area, short drive.  Registration is currently open at http://evma.org/event-2463118. 

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail Notice: After the high winds and storms from the last two weeks, there are several reports of trees down. Please ride with caution.

    Wahrani Nature Trail: Thank you to everyone who came out Feb 11th to work:  Steve Maxey, Mike Benton, Mike Gross, Harry Caraway, Jim Irby, Eric VanDusen, Joe Klingshirn, Kurt Bradley, Justin Hlavin, Wynnona Hlavin, and Annabelle. (Many apologies if we missed anyone).  Work completed included replacement of bridge on C loop, extension of bridge on A loop, and restoration of slalom on B.  This concludes most of the major work here for this spring. Next up New Quarter and Freedom.

    JCC Destination Recreation Expo is Saturday, February 25th from 9am to noon.  EVMA needs another volunteer or work with Kirk and talk to attendees about all the great trails in the Williamsburg area.  Please contact Kirk Moore if you can help out.


  • February 08, 2017 7:03 AM | Anonymous member

    Hello EVMA Members,

    Here’s what’s happening in the exciting world of mountain biking:

     EVENTS COMING UP

    February 11th-  This Saturday, 9am  Wahrani Nature Trail Work Day, Join EVMA for a day of trail maintenance. It’s going to be a nice day so we invite everyone to come out and help. Bring your bike and ride afterwards.  We will be continuing bridge replacement/repair and rehabbing some trail. Bring gloves and boots. Some tools will be provided but bring rakes and clippers if you have them. See Facebook event for more details.

    Weekly -  Night rides are still going on but will end soon so take advantage while you can.  Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter, Thursdays at Freedom Park.  Rides start promptly at 6pm so be there at 5:45 to sign in.  Freedom requires all riders be off the trail by 7:30 and out of the park by 8.  All riders must have at least 2 lights of 750 lumens or greater.  Check Facebook chatter for up to date information and to sign up.

    March 4th – Group ride at EVMA club meeting starting at 10:00 am.  We had a great turnout last Saturday and hope to have a great crowd again. 

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost will be $45 per tent/$55 per camper (food not included but we will be doing a potluck one night and Mexican night potluck another). Fun trails, scenic area, short drive.  Registration will open soon. 

    OTHER NOTES

    JCC Destination Recreation Expo is Saturday, February 25th from 9am to noon.  EVMA needs another volunteer or work with Kirk and talk to attendees about all the great trails in the Williamsburg area.  Please contact Kirk Moore if you can help out.

    If you haven’t done a night ride yet, it’s a beautiful day to get out to New Quarter.  It’s also supposed to be a nice weekend.  Check EVMA chatter page to see if anyone is riding, or schedule your own.  Have a great weekend!

      


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