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  • January 03, 2019 6:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    This Saturday, Jan. 5 – Group ride and Dirt Divas ride at York River State Park (due to rain in the forecast the next couple of days) starting at 10 am. There will not be a meeting afterward.

    January 12 – Trail work day at Wahrani starting at 9 am.  Bring your bike and ride afterward.

    February 2 – EVMA group ride and meeting.  More info coming soon.

    February 24  - Trail work day at Lake Maury/Gatewood starting at 9 am.  This has not been an EVMA trail in the past but we have been asked to take over the maintenance here.  The plan is to do some cleanup, map the trails and get some signs posted.  This trail is really fun so come out and help get this trail is shape to ride.

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill and Thursdays at Freedom Park.   The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive by 5:45 pm.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    Rides at New Quarter Park are cancelled for now due to a change in insurance requirements.  We are working to resolve this.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!



  • December 28, 2018 6:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    December 29th Solstice Ride- Join EVMA to celebrate the shortest day of the year (or close to it anyway).  The ride will be from 4-6 pm.  Lights are required and you must ride with a partner.  Pot luck dinner will follow in the meeting room of the interpretive center.  Please bring a main course, side dish, salad, appetizer or dessert to share.  There is a sign-up sheet on the event page for the potluck.  Also, you may bring an adult beverage to enjoy at the event.

    January 1st, 2019 – First Day Hike, Stroll, Bike, etc. at Virginia State Parks.  Get out and enjoy our beautiful state parks (or kick off those New Year’s resolutions).  More info at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/virginia-state-parks-first-day-hikes-2019.

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill and Thursdays at Freedom Park.   The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive by 5:45 pm.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    Rides at New Quarter Park are cancelled for now due to a change in insurance requirements.  We are working to resolve this.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!


  • December 14, 2018 6:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Solstice Ride and Party originally scheduled for December 16th will now be held on Saturday, December 29th.  The ride will start at 4pm and the potluck dinner will begin afterward (around 6 or 6:30 pm).  BYOB license has been approved for that day.  Please change your calendar and plan to attend!

  • December 11, 2018 6:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    December 16th Solstice Ride- Join EVMA to celebrate the shortest day of the year (or close to it anyway).  The ride will be from 4-6 pm.  Lights are required and you must ride with a partner.  Pot luck dinner will follow in the meeting room of the interpretive center.  Please bring a main course, side dish, salad, appetizer or dessert to share.  There is a sign-up sheet on the event page for the potluck.  Also, you may bring an adult beverage to enjoy at the event.

    We are expecting more rain on Saturday.  Keep an eye on the EVMA Chatter page for possible ride location change.

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill and Thursdays at Freedom Park.   The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive by 5:45 pm.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    Rides at New Quarter Park are cancelled for now due to a change in insurance requirements.  We are working to resolve this.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!

    OTHER NOTES

    Wet Trails- Due to the amount of rain and snow our trails saw this past weekend, many of the trails are closed.  Even if trails are not officially closed, please use good judgement when deciding to ride or not.  Don’t ride wet trails.  There are also a lot of trees down on the trails so please report these to trails@evma.org.  Include the trail name, mile marker and a picture if possible.


  • November 27, 2018 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill and Thursdays at Freedom Park.   The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive by 5:45 pm.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    Rides at New Quarter Park are cancelled for now due to a change in insurance requirements.  We are working to resolve this.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!

    December 1 – Trail work day at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.  Mark your calendars and plan to come out and help.  There are a few small projects, including some clearing, fixing a bridge and building some re-routes that will not take long if we have plenty of help.  More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/176383219982226/.  If you have a battery-operated drill, please bring it along to help work on the bridge.  Also, bring your bike as some members may need to ride out to the work area, or stay for a ride afterward.

    Trail work will be followed by lunch and a brief meeting at noon.  If you can bring a dish to help with lunch, please contact Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.

    December 16th Solstice Ride- Join EVMA to celebrate the shortest day of the year (or close to it anyway).  The ride will be from 4-6 pm.  Lights are required and you must ride with a partner.  Pot luck dinner will follow in the meeting room of the interpretive center.  Please bring a main course, side dish, salad, appetizer or dessert to share.  There is a sign-up sheet on the event page for the potluck.  Also, you may bring an adult beverage to enjoy at the event.



  • November 18, 2018 5:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill and Thursdays at Freedom Park (no ride on Thanksgiving Day).   The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive by 5:45 pm.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    We are still waiting on approval to ride at New Quarter.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!

    December 1 – Trail work day at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.  Mark your calendars and plan to come out and help.  There are a few small projects, including some clearing, fixing a bridge and building some re-routes that will not take long if we have plenty of help.  More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/176383219982226/

    Trail work will be followed by lunch and a brief meeting at noon.  If you can bring a dish to help with lunch, please contact Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.

    Trail Work – A workday is being planned for Wahrani sometime in December.  More details coming soon.

    December 16th Solstice Ride- Join EVMA to celebrate the shortest day of the year (or close to it anyway).  The ride will be from 4-6 pm.  Lights are required and you must ride with a partner.  Pot luck dinner will follow in the meeting room of the interpretive center.  Please bring a main course, side dish, salad, appetizer or dessert to share.  We have applied for a BYOB license but it is pending approval.

    OTHER NOTES

    Colonial Revolution Team – Colonial Revolution team is still recruiting talented middle and high school riders for their team.  Visit www.colonialrevolutionmtb.org for more details.

    Volunteers Always Needed – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to serve as board members.  We are still looking for ride leaders and people to help with various events.  Please contact Mike Benton at president@evma.org if you can help in any way.


  • November 06, 2018 5:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Night Rides – Night Rides start this Thursday at Freedom Park.  The group will leave at 6 pm sharp so please arrive early.  Every rider must be out of the park by 8 pm.

    No rides at Harwood’s Mill or New Quarter Park this week.  Hopefully these will be available soon.

    Please remember, stay with the group.  No single riders at night.  Dress for the weather.  Two lights are recommended for all riders.  All riders must sign in and parking passes are required at some parks.  Be safe and have fun!

    Trail Work – A workday is being planned for Wahrani sometime in December.  More details coming soon.

    Solstice Ride- The annual solstice ride is scheduled for Sunday, December 16th around 5pm at Freedom Park, followed by dinner and drinks in the meeting room.  More details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Colonial Revolution Team – Colonial Revolution team is still recruiting talented middle and high school riders for their team.  Visit www.colonialrevolutionmtb.org for more details.

    Volunteers Always Needed – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to serve as board members.  We are still looking for ride leaders and people to help with various events.  Please contact Mike Benton at president@evma.org if you can help in any way.


  • October 30, 2018 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Saturday, November 3 – Group ride and Dirt Divas starting at 9 am at Freedom Park.  EVMA monthly meeting will be at noon in the meeting room.  Lunch will not be provided so bring something if needed.  We are asking for club members that are experienced trail builders to come out and help vote on what tools will be purchased with the REI grant money.  Please plan to attend.

    Coming Soon – Night rides will start after the clocks turn back, so start digging out and charging up your lights.  We can only ride in parks where we have permission and any other night riding is considered trespassing.  All night rides will have at least 2 people, everyone will sign in and stick together as a group.  More details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Colonial Revolution Team – Colonial Revolution team is still recruiting talented middle and high school riders for their team.  Visit www.colonialrevolutionmtb.org for more details.

    Volunteers Always Needed – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to serve as board members.  We are still looking for ride leaders and people to help with various events.  Please contact Mike Benton at president@evma.org if you can help in any way.


  • October 18, 2018 6:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Trail work day this Saturday – There will be 2 crews doing trail work this weekend both starting at 9 am to clean up storm damage.  One crew will be at New Quarter Park and the other at York River State Park.  Tools will be provided.  Bring gloves, water, and your bike as some may need to ride in to the work area.

    Tidewater Challenge – October 27th and 28th.  Register at  https://www.bikereg.com/31st-annual-tidewater-mountain-bike-challenge.

    Coming Soon – Night rides will start after the clocks turn back, so start digging out and charging up your lights.  We can only ride in parks where we have permission and any other night riding is considered trespassing.  All night rides will have at least 2 people, everyone will sign in and stick together as a group.  More details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Colonial Revolution Team – Colonial Revolution team is still recruiting talented middle and high school riders for their team.  Visit www.colonialrevolutionmtb.org for more details.

    Grant – EVMA recently received a grant from REI to purchase new tools/equipment.  The board is currently making some decisions on how to properly spend the money.

    Volunteers Always Needed – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to serve as board members.  We are still looking for ride leaders and people to help with various events.  Please contact Mike Benton at president@evma.org if you can help in any way.


  • September 30, 2018 6:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    October 6th Group ride and Dirt Divas ride at Freedom Park at 9am.  There may not be a meeting and lunch afterward.  More info will be available on EVMA chatter.

    Tidewater Challenge – Volunteers who can help clear the trail for the Tidewater Challenge can meet at the course on Sunday, October 7th at noon.  If you are interested in participating in the race on October 27th and 28th, visit  https://www.bikereg.com/31st-annual-tidewater-mountain-bike-challenge to register.

    Coming Soon – Night rides will start after the clocks turn back, so start digging out and charging up your lights.  We can only ride in parks where we have permission and any other night riding is considered trespassing.  All night rides will have at least 2 people, everyone will sign in and stick together as a group.  More details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Fall trip to Douthat - Thank you to everyone who made the trip out to Douthat.  Despite some rain, I think everyone had a great time!

    Colonial Revolution Team – Colonial Revolution team is still recruiting talented middle and high school riders for their team.  Visit www.colonialrevolutionmtb.org for more details.

    Grant – EVMA recently received a grant from REI to purchase new tools/equipment.  The board is currently making some decisions on how to properly spend the money.

    Volunteers Still Needed – Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to serve as board members.  We are still looking for ride leaders and people to help with various events.  Please contact Mike Benton at president@evma.org if you can help in any way.



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