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  • July 25, 2017 8:26 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    July – check EVMA chatter page to see who’s riding, or post your planned ride and see who joins you.  Biking is more fun with friends.

    August Meeting – Probably August 5th, also a ride and social gathering. More details soon.

    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.

    OTHER NOTES

    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.

    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 – The club plans to purchase some EVMA jerseys and shirts in some new colors.  Please visit EVMA chatter to comment on which colors you would want.

    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.


  • July 11, 2017 8:50 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    July – check EVMA chatter page to see who’s riding, or post your planned ride and see who joins you.  Biking is more fun with friends.

    August Meeting – Probably August 5th, also a ride and social gathering. More details soon.

    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.  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.

    OTHER NOTES

    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.

    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.


  • July 05, 2017 9:55 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    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.

    July – check EVMA chatter page to see who’s riding, or post your planned ride and see who joins you.  Biking is more fun with friends.

    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 is happening now at BikeReg.com.  Get more information at tidewaterchallenge.blogspot.com.

    OTHER NOTES

    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.

    Signs-  Have you seen the EVMA signs on the local trails?  Recently signs went up at Wahrani and Freedom Park.  Thank you to Mike Gross for all of his help on the project!

    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.



  • June 27, 2017 10:44 PM | Anonymous member

    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.

    OTHER NOTES

    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.


  • June 20, 2017 5:57 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    June – No official group rides planned.  Feel like riding?  Post your ride on EVMA Chatter as others may want to join you.

    July Meeting – A social gathering is being planned for July.  Date and location coming soon.

    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.

    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.

    OTHER NOTES

    Weekend on your Wheels – Thanks to everyone who helped out and participated in the youth bike races.  The spring series was a great success.  There will be more races in the fall and hope to see everyone there.

    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 are able to 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 in the near future 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 – Have you stepped up to the challenge?  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.


  • June 07, 2017 9:27 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    June 10th – Would you like to see some single-track trails in Gloucester County?  You can help support this cause.  Conte’s bike shop will lead a night ride at Beaverdam Park this Saturday starting at 7 pm and ending at 9 pm.  There is a $5 donation requested to ride.  Helmet and lights are required.  Come on out and show your support.

    June 11th - Weekends on your Wheels Youth bike races at New Quarter Park.  Registration 12:45 and races begin at 1:30 pm.  Bring out the kids and have a great time.  Race will be followed by a pizza party and awards ceremony.

    June – No official group rides planned.  Feel like riding?  Post your ride on EVMA Chatter and see who may want to join you.

    July Meeting – A social gathering is being planned for July.  Date and location are being determined.

    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.

    OTHER NOTES

    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 are able to 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 in the near future 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 – Have you stepped up to the challenge?  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.


  • May 31, 2017 7:09 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    June 3rd – Group ride at 9 am at Freedom Park followed by lunch at 12 noon and EVMA meeting.  If the weather is bad, plan on doing trail work instead of riding.  Please plan to attend.

    June 4th and 11th - Weekends on your Wheels Youth bike races at New Quarter Park.  Registration 12:45 and races begin at 1:30 pm.  Bring out the kids and have a great time.  Race on the 11th will be followed by a pizza party and awards ceremony.

    June 10th – Fundraiser bike ride at Beaverdam Park in Gloucester.  Hope to have full details next week.  Rides are usually in the evening.  Please plan to bring a few dollars to donate to their trail fund.  The park can be contacted at (804) 693-2107 if you are interested.

    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 $25.  If you have a larger tent, reserve 2 spots.  If you plan to bring a camper, please reserve your own spot.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby.

    EVMA Chatter – Riding is better with friends.  If you plan to ride, post the information on the chatter page so others can join you.

    EVMA gear – There is a plan to or some shirts and jerseys in the near future 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 - 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.


  • May 19, 2017 6:57 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    May 21st – Weekends on your Wheels Youth bike race.  Register at 12:45pm; races begin at 1:30 pm.  Bring the kids out to race or just come out and cheer on these future bikers.

    June 3rd – Group ride at 9 am at Freedom Park followed by lunch at 12 noon and EVMA meeting.  If the weather is bad, plan on doing trail work instead of riding.

    June 4th and 11th - Weekends on your Wheels Youth bike races.  Race on the 11th will be followed by a pizza party and awards ceremony.

    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 $25.  If you have a larger tent, reserve 2 spots.  If you plan to bring a camper, please reserve your own spot.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby.

    EVMA Chatter – Riding is better with friends.  If you plan to ride, post the information on the chatter page so others can join you.

    EVMA gear – There is a plan to or some shirts and jerseys in the near future 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 - 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.

    Hope to see everyone on the trails this weekend!


  • May 02, 2017 9:48 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    May 6th – Next EVMA gathering.  Group ride will be at York River State Park at 9am and meet at Aleworks Brewery at noon for a refreshment and a very short and informal meeting.   Off Beat Eats BBQ Food Truck will be there around noon so bring cash.

    May 7th – Weekends on your Wheels Youth bike race.  Register at 12:45pm; races begin at 1:30 pm.  Bring the kids out to race or just come out and cheer on these future bikers.

    June 3rd – EVMA gathering at Freedom Park.

    September 22-24 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park (tentative dates).  More information to come soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Opportunities – The club runs on volunteers.  EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts.  If you are able to help, contact Jim Irby.

    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 25, 2017 9:47 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    April 27th- 30th –  It’s finally here.  The spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  If you haven’t signed up, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?   There are still some slots available so register TODAY 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.

    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.


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