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  • 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!

      


  • February 01, 2017 8:35 AM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    February 4th – 10:00 am Dirt Diva’s ride at Freedom Park.  Check the EVMA chatter page or contact Penny Rich for 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.

    February 11th-  9am  Wahrani Nature Trail Work Day, Join EVMA for a day of trail maintenance. 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.

    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.

    Club Business - The club is currently preparing tax filing, SCC filing, and VDACS filing. 


  • January 19, 2017 9:31 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS COMING UP

    No group rides planned this weekend.  Check EVMA Chatter page on Facebook to see if anyone else is riding.

    January 28th-  Group rides starting at 10:00 am followed by lunch and EVMA membership meeting at Freedom Park.  Please plan to attend.  If the weather or trails are not suitable for riding, please plan to do some trail work there instead.

    February 4th – Dirt Diva’s ride at Freedom Park.

    February 11th- Work day at Wahrani Nature Trail.  There are several more bridge replacement or extensions planned and some trail rehab. More information soon.

    April 27th- 30th – Spring trip to Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania.  The cost should be about $15 per camp spot per night.  Planned group rides, possible pot luck meal, fun trails, scenic area and only about a 6-hour drive.  Sign-ups are coming soon. 

    OTHER NOTES

    JCC Destination Recreation Expo is Saturday, February 25th from 9am to noon.  EVMA needs a volunteer or two to talk to attendees about all the great trails in the Williamsburg area.  Please contact Jim Irby if you can help out.

    There is a plan to purchase some new jerseys that will be available for purchase to club members.  Please visit the EVMA chatter page to give your input of which colors should be considered.

    Finally, a note about renegade trail work. Improvements to trails is very much appreciated, but PLEASE do not perform any unauthorized trail work.  You SHOULD remove limbs or trees that have fallen on the trail, but you SHOULD NOT blow leaves off the trails.  Yes, the trails are difficult to see in places, but riding over the leaves helps the trail stay in good shape overall.   If you have an idea of how to improve a trail, please submit your ideas to Jim Irby.


  • January 06, 2017 8:34 PM | Anonymous member

    Hello EVMA Members,

    Did you hear the news?  It may snow this weekend!!!!  If we get a foot of snow, riding may be out of the question.  But if we only get a little snow, consider a bike ride.  Call ahead to make sure the trails are open and stay safe (especially on the roads).

     

    EVENTS COMING UP

    No group rides planned this weekend.  Check EVMA Chatter page on Facebook to see if anyone else is riding.

    Plans are in the works for another work day at Wahrani Nature Trail this month.  There are several more bridge replacement or extensions planned and some trail rehab. Watch emails and Facebook for information.

    January 28th- EVMA membership meeting and group rides.  Please plan to attend.

    Have a great weekend!


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