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  • February 18, 2019 7:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Sunday, 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.  Right now, EVMA has no plans to change the trail unless the city of Newport News requires it.   This trail is really fun so come out and help get this trail in shape to ride.  Also, thank you to Chris Scales who has volunteered to be the trail captain for this trail.

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter and Thursdays at Freedom Park until time changes.  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.

    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!

    DO NOT ride in parks at night unless there in a scheduled, authorized ride.  Riding in parks after hours is trespassing and could cost you a fine and a trip to court.


  • February 13, 2019 9:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    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.  Right now, EVMA has no plans to change the trail unless the city of Newport News requires it.   This trail is really fun so come out and help get this trail in shape to ride.  Also, thank you to Chris Scales who has volunteered to be the trail captain for this trail.

    Night Rides Tuesday and Thursday evenings – Night rides are on Tuesdays at Harwood’s Mill, Wednesdays at New Quarter and Thursdays at Freedom Park until time changes.  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.

    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!

    DO NOT ride in parks at night unless there in a scheduled, authorized ride.  Riding in parks after hours is trespassing and could cost you a fine and a trip to court.

    OTHER NOTES

    Freedom Park -James City County is looking to do more events at Freedom Park in the next couple of years.  If you have some ideas, please bring them to the attention of the club.

    REI Grant – EVMA has used all of the Grant money given by REI.  We purchased a trailer and a number of tools to help with future trail work.  Thanks to everyone who helped with this process and REI for their generous grant.

    REI CEO change – Because of our partnership with REI, we were informed that the CEO stepped down this week.  Read more at https://www.rei.com/blog/rei-news/jerry-stritzke-resigns-as-rei-ceo-eric-artz-named-interim-ceo

    Job Opportunity -  REI in Virginia Beach is currently accepting applications for Sales Specialists: https://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Retail-Sales-Specialist-Virginia-Beach/13059

    If you know anyone who may be interested, have them contact Kaitlyn Fox at kaifox@rei.com or 757-687-1938.

    Bike Repair Classes – For new riders or those that want to learn more about fixing their own bicycle, REI is offering some classes.  Here are a few opportunities at the VA Beach location:

    Flat Tire Repair Workshop                         3/11/19                6:00 PM               $30         REI VA Beach

    Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop    3/25/19                6:00 PM               $60         REI VA Beach



  • February 06, 2019 6:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    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, Wednesdays at New Quarter 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.

    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

    Job Opportunity -  REI in Virginia Beach is currently accepting applications for Sales Specialists: https://rei.jobs/careers/JobDetail/Retail-Sales-Specialist-Virginia-Beach/13059.

    If you know anyone who may be interested, have them contact Kaitlyn Fox at kaifox@rei.com or 757-687-1938.

    Bike Repair Classes – For new riders or those that want to learn more about fixing their own bicycle, REI is offering some classes.  Here are a few opportunities at the VA Beach location:

    Trailside Bike Repair Workshop                  2/11/19                6:00 PM               $40        REI VA Beach

    Flat Tire Repair Workshop                            3/11/19                6:00 PM               $30         REI VA Beach

    Bike Chains and Derailleurs Workshop    3/25/19                6:00 PM               $60         REI VA Beach


  • January 30, 2019 6:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    February 2 – This Saturday, group ride and Dirt Divas ride at Freedom Park starting at 10 am followed by lunch and a brief club meeting.  We would like to have a soup and sandwich lunch.  Mike G. has offered to bring a sandwich tray and Penny will bring dessert.  Thank you!  We need a few people to bring some soup.  Please post on EVMA chatter if you can help out or email me at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.

    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!


  • January 18, 2019 7:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 19 – There will be a half marathon and 5K at Harwood’s Mill during the am hours.  Runners will be shuttled from the sports complex to the parking area, and will be running on the bike trails and fire roads.  The trails will be closed to bikes until noon on Saturday.

    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!


  • January 11, 2019 6:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 12 – This Saturday, join EVMA for a trail work day at Wahrani starting at 9 am. It’s going to be cold so dress accordingly.  Bring your bike and ride afterward.

    January 19 – There will be a foot race at Harwood’s Mill during the am hours.  Runners will be shuttled from the sports complex to the parking area, and will be running on the bike trails and fire roads.  It is probably best to avoid these trails during this time.

    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!


  • 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.


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