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  • August 04, 2016 9:32 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's happening in the wild world of local mountain biking!

    Events this weekend

    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides. EVMA Membership Meeting & lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center. Regular & vegetarian lunch options will be provided (bring a few buck to donate towards food costs). Fell like cooking (or shopping)? Bring a dessert to share!
    • August 7th 9am Group ride York River State Park
    Future Rides and Events
    • August 20th 9am Road Trip to Pocahontas. Meet at the Croaker Park & Ride lot at 8:15am (Croaker Rd at Rochambeau)
    • August 21 9am Group Ride at New Quarter Park
    • August 27 Estuaries Day at York River State Park
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 18th Chili Cook-Off and Winter Solstice Celebration

    Call for Trail Captain at Indian River  - IRP is nearly impossible to manage in a way that meets our trail building and maintenance standards, however, we remain committed to keeping trail access open, because it is the only legal mountain bike trail on the South side. South siders, we need your help! Contact Jim Irby to volunteer as a trail captain or in another capacity. Better yet, join us at the meeting this weekend to discuss what you'd like to help out with!

    Call for Ride Leaders - You need not be an expert rider to be a ride leader! Please help out and volunteer to lead a ride - pick your favorite park and your favorite trail, and contact ride coordinator, Penny Rich, to add it to the ride calendar!

    Opportunities for Young Riders

    • Colonial Revolution middle school and high school mountain bike team has started practice for the Fall NICA league race series. Interested middle and high school students can see more information at http://www.colonialrevolution.com/ and should contact Head Coach, Mike Lang for information on practice dates and how to join.
      • Business Owners - Colonial Revolution is in need of sponsors! To play a part in building a nationwide scholastic mountain biking league starting in your own community, contact Mike Lang at the link above.

    Trips

    • Sept 23rd - 25th Fall Camping Trip at Douthat.   SIGN UP is open

    We hope to see you at the meeting Saturday!


  • July 22, 2016 2:41 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Events This Week 

    • Nothing scheduled this weekend. As of this writing, Freedom Park trails are open. Most Saturday mornings, a group of EVMA riders meet up at YRSP at 9am, and also at Freedom at 9am.

    Future Rides and Events

    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides. EVMA Membership Meeting & lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center
    • August 7th 9am Group ride York River State Park
    • August 20th 9am Road Trip to Pocahontas. Meet at the Croaker Park & Ride lot at 8:15am (Croaker Rd at Rochambeau)
    • August 21 9am Group Ride at New Quarter Park
    • August 27 Estuaries Day at York River State Park
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 18th Chili Cook-Off and Winter Solstice Celebration

    Call for Trail Captain at Indian River  - IRP is nearly impossible to manage in a way that meets our trail building and maintenance standards, however, we remain committed to keeping trail access open, because it is the only legal mountain bike trail on the South side. South siders, we need your help! Contact Jim Irby to volunteer as a trail captain or in another capacity.

    Call for Ride Leaders - You need not be an expert rider to be a ride leader! Please help out and volunteer to lead a ride - pick your favorite park and your favorite trail, and contact ride coordinator, Penny Rich, to add it to the ride calendar!

    Opportunities for Young Riders

    • Colonial Revolution middle school and high school mountain bike team has started practice for the Fall NICA league race series. Interested middle and high school students can see more information at http://www.colonialrevolution.com/ and should contact Head Coach, Mike Lang for information on practice dates and how to join.

    Trips

    • Sept 23rd - 25th Fall Camping Trip at Douthat.   SIGN UP is open

    Keep cool & have a great weekend!


  • June 17, 2016 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Events This Week 

    • Nothing scheduled this weekend. As of this writing, Freedom Park trails are closed. Please allow trails to dry before heading out for a ride, and help clear storm debris off of the trail if you ride! 

    Future Rides and Events

    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Sept 23rd - 25th Fall Camping Trip at Douthat

    Have a great weekend!


  • May 26, 2016 6:08 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the wild world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week 

    • Camping trip at Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).   Register on BikeReg. Online Registration closes at 10pm tonight
    • Freedom Park Trails are Open and should remain open through Saturday. Sunday's weather forecast may muddy things up a bit, so call before you ride!

    Next Week

    • Saturday, June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides. Noon: A brief Membership Meeting & Pizza lunch. We'll be discussing the fall camping trip and improvements to New Quarter Park and Wahrani Nature Trail. This meeting will be short and sweet!
    • Sunday, June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • Sunday, June 5th 1pm Youth Race Series at NQP:  Final Spring Season Race
    Future Rides and Events
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Sept 23rd - suggested date for fall trip - we'll be discussing options and dates at the June meeting!

    Enjoy your weekend!


  • May 20, 2016 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the nutzo world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week

    • May 21st 9am Group Ride Freedom Park* Weather permitting
    • May 22nd 9am Group Ride NQP
    • May 22nd 1pm Youth Race Series at NQP
    Kudos
    • A big "Thank You!" to the small group of volunteers who came out for the New Quarter Park Trail Work Day -  The raised trail has been removed, and any salvagable wood has been saved for future use.  If this was a moment of shock and awe for you, please join us at the EVMA Membership Meetings, where we discuss the pros and cons of these sorts of decisions months before taking action.
    Future Rides and Events
    • Youth Race Series at NQP:  Remaining Races Sundays at 1pm  May 22nd, June 5th
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Raystown, PA,  April 28th - May 1st. $35 per tent, $50 per Camper/RV, not including food. Register
    • Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).  See Trail Fest Page  for a look at last year's festivities (current event info does not appear to be available online) and Register on BikeReg.

    If you're into rain-dancing, PLEASE STOP, and have a great weekend! :-)


  • May 06, 2016 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the soggy world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week

    • Rain. So. Much. Rain.
    • Saturday's Group Rides & Meeting at Freedom Park have all been CANCELLED. Expect Freedom Park Trails to be closed Saturday, & possibly Sunday due to standing water on the trails.
    • Sunday, May 8th 9am Group Ride YRSP ** Trail Conditions Permitting**

    Up Next

    • Saturday, May 14th 8:45am - New Quarter Park Trail Work Day -  Demolition of raised trail - perfect for folks who like to break stuff. Bring work gloves. A pry bar or two might be helpfull as well. See the Event Page
    • May 14th Freedom Park Trails CLOSED for Single Track Maniac Race

    Future Rides and Events

    • May 21st 9am Group Ride Freedom Park
    • May 22nd 9am Group Ride NQP
    • Youth Race Series at NQP:  Remaining Races Sundays at 1pm  May 22nd, June 5th
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Raystown, PA,  April 28th - May 1st. $35 per tent, $50 per Camper/RV, not including food. Register
    • Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).  See Trail Fest Page  for a look at last year's festivities (current event info does not appear to be available online) and Register on BikeReg.

    Try to stay sane until the sun comes out, and have a great weekend!


  • April 22, 2016 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the crazy world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week

    • Sunday, April 24th New Quarter Park 9am EVMA Group Ride and Cook out - come ride at 9am, eat around noon, and cheer the kids on in the youth race! Kirk has volunteered to cook, we just need a few people to bring side dishes or desserts. Cook out 12 noon, Race start approximately 1:30pm. Leave comments or questions on the Facebook Event Page

    Thanks & Kudos

    • Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped out with recent projects at Freedom Park, New Quarter Park, Harwood Mills, Wahrani and the pump track at York River State Park! Anyone who rides in these parks owes a trail volunteer a beer, and maybe a hug, but try starting with a just a beer and see how it goes. ;-)
    • Kudos to all of the Wednesdays on your Wheels race volunteers who were awarded an Outstanding Volunteer Award from York County for their fantastic work in running this fun and safe mountain bike race series for kids. Come out after the BBQ this Sunday to appreciate just how awsome this event is!

    Future Rides and Events

    • Youth Race Series at NQP:  Remaining Races Sundays at 1pm  April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 8th 9am Group Ride YRSP
    • May 14th Freedom Park Trails CLOSED for Single Track Maniac Race
    • May 21st 9am Group Ride Freedom Park
    • May 22nd 9am Group Ride NQP
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Raystown, PA,  April 28th - May 1st. $35 per tent, $50 per Camper/RV, not including food. Register
    • Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).  See Trail Fest Page

    We hope to see you at the cookout Sunday!


  • April 14, 2016 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the ridiculously awesome world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week

    • Saturday, April 16 8:45am Pump Track Work Day -  YRSP Meet in the maintenance area at 8:45 am. Bring work gloves. Tools will be provided. Facebook Event Page
    • April 17th 9am Group Ride Wahrani

    Future Rides and Events

    • Sunday April 24th NQP 9am EVMA Group Ride and Cook out - come ride, eat, and cheer the kids on in the youth race! We'll need a volunteer or two to cook, and a few people to bring side dishes. Cook out 12 noon, Race start approximately 1:30pm. Facebook Event Page
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Remaining Races Sundays at 1pm  April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 8th 9am Group Ride YRSP
    • May 14th Freedom Park Trails CLOSED for Single Track Maniac Race
    • May 21st 9am Group Ride Freedom Park
    • May 22nd 9am Group Ride NQP
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Raystown, PA,  April 28th - May 1st. $35 per tent, $50 per Camper/RV, not including food. Register
    • Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).  See Trail Fest Page

    We hope to see you this weekend!


  • April 08, 2016 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

    Here's what's up in the crazy world of local mountain biking:

    Events This Week

    • April 9th 8:45am Wahrani Work Day - come out to help install two bridges! See Facebook Event 
    • April 10th Youth Race Series at NQP:  Races Sundays at 1pm April 10th is the first race of the season

    Future Rides and Events

    • April 16th 8:45am-12pm Pump Track Work Day at YRSP Sign up and see details on the Facebook Event Page
    • April 17th 9am Group Ride Wahrani
    • Sunday April 24th NQP 9am EVMA Group Ride and Cook out - come ride, eat, and cheer the kids on in the youth race! We'll need a volunteer or two to cook, and a few people to bring side dishes. Cook out 12 noon, Race start approximately 1:30pm.
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 8th 9am Group Ride YRSP
    • May 14th Freedom Park Trails CLOSED for Single Track Maniac Race
    • May 21st 9am Group Ride Freedom Park
    • May 22nd 9am Group Ride NQP
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 5th 9am Group Ride at NQP
    • August 6th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • October 1st 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • November 5th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • December 3rd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    Trips

    • Raystown, PA,  April 28th - May 1st. $35 per tent, $50 per Camper/RV, not including food. Register
    • Stokesville, VA May 27th-30th, during Trail Fest ($100 per person).  See Trail Fest Page

    We Hope to see you this weekend!

  • April 02, 2016 7:25 PM | Anonymous

    April Meeting

    Financial -  General Fund $5753                          Trail Fund  $3543

    Expenditures General Fund Insurance $484.80(Monthly $231 for 9 months) Trail Fund $2030 Lumber for Freedom and Wahrani, $179 for chainsaw equipment and supplies

    Future expenditures, General Fund Wild Apricot $540, Insurance, PO box $138, YC Youth Race Series $250, Domain Name $38


    Trails

    Harwood Mill -  The reroutes on Trail B are mostly complete. The trail is back to being one

    way. Mike Gross is still working on signage. As the trail packs in, some trimming or trail work

    may be necessary. Mike continues to work with Newport News Parks to plan on a connector

    from B to C.

    Freedom Park – New feature on C loop is complete. May 14th Single Track Maniac – Trail A closed until 10am, Trails D and E closed all day. Early AM ride to clear trail for runners.

    New Quarter – Meeting with Parks director went well. Plans to replace mile markers with carsonite signs, mark Emergency exits and TTFs. Molly would like to have raised trail removed. The park is not manned during the week and YC feels the liability is too great. Plans for removal are being made. The park can have help with removal. The county can assist with removal. If Freedom is closed, please do not ride New Quarter, it will be just as wet.

    Wahrani – April 9th workday to replace bridges in the low section on A loop. Mike Benton is working on bridges. Also, working on climb from the long skinny bridge.

    York River SP – Marl Ravine is returned to normal direction. Response was positive on reversal. April 16th Kirk and FOYRSP are continuing work on pump track. Outer loop is coming along.

    Indian River – Chesapeake holds monthly parks meeting. Next is April 7th. Several members planning on attending. They sent a new volunteer agreement and volunteer waiver.

    Upper Co – Closed.

    Events

    April 3rd – 9am - Group Ride – York River 

    April 9th -  8:45 - Wahrani workday, bridge replacement, Come assist with replacing two bridges. See Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/474864322719413/?ref=4&action_history=null 

    April 16th – 8:45 - Work day YRSP with FOYRSP, See Facebook event   April 17th -  Group Ride - Wahrani                                    

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1309461879071090/?ref=4&feed_story_type=308&action_history=null                  

    April 24th 9am Group Ride at New Quarter, Cookout at noon, Cheer kids race at 130. Kirk volunteered to cook, we need a few people to bring some side dishes.

    April 28th – May 1st – Raystown trip. Registration is open. $35 tent/ $50 camper. 

    May 7th 9am Freedom Park - Group Ride/Meeting    May 8th 9am Group ride – York River State Park

    May 14th – Single Track Maniac Trail Run –  Trail A will be closed until about 10:30 and Trails D and E will be closed most of the day. Group will ride early to clear the trails. First, Trail A backwards then D and E.

    May 21st Group ride – Freedom Park                      May 22nd 9am Group ride New Quarter

    May 27th – 29th – Stokesville Trail Fest – Many members are going. 

    June 4th -  9am – Freedom Park - Group ride/Meeting          June 5th Group Ride New Quarter 

    York County Youth Race Series – New Quarter – Sundays at 1pm - April 10th, 24th, May 1st, 22nd and June 5th 


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