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  • 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 


  • March 29, 2016 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members, 

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

    Events This Week

    • Marl Ravine Trail is reversed thru March 31st. Ride it backwards while you can!
    • Saturday, April 2nd:  Group Rides, Dirt Divas Beginner Women's Ride & Beginner Men's Ride all at 9am at Freedom Park. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Interpretive Center. Stay for lunch and membership meeting after the ride!
    • Membership Meeting & Lunch:  April 2nd 11:30am at Freedom Park in the Interpretive Center. *Please note earlier meeting time!
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd 1pm
    Trail Updates
    • York River State Park 
      • Marl Ravine Trail is reversed thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun!
      • The Park Management has implemented a trail closure system as needed. We are not certain how this will work yet, but closures should be posted on the YRSP website
    • Harwood Mills
      • B trail re-route was completed. Thank you to all of the volunteers who knocked out the re-route in one work day!
    • Upper County Park 
      • Trail remains CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.

    Future Rides and Events

    • April 9th Wahrani Work Day
    • 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 14th Freedom Park Trails CLOSED for Single Track Maniac Race
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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). 

    We hope to see you at the group rides and meeting Saturday!


  • March 18, 2016 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here's your weekly update. We Hope to see you at the Harwood Mills Work Day TOMORROW!

    Events This Week

    • Saturday, March 18th 8:45am - 12pm Harwood Mills Work Day -

      The Club will be working at Harwood Mill Saturday Mar 19th, from 845 to 12. We will be completing the Trail B reroute.This work will completely take Trail A and B off the fire roads. Meet at the parking lot at 8:45. Bring gloves and water. We have most tools but bring a rake or trimmers if you have one. Bring you bike, you may want to ride in. With a good turn out, this will only take a few hours.

      • Winter Weekly Night Ride Series has ended.  Thank you to all of the ride leaders who made it possible. Please note the March 19th YRSP ride has been cancelled.
    Trail Updates
    • Marl Ravine Trail  remains reversed thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun!
    • The YRSP Park Management has implemented a trail closure system as needed. We are not certain how this will work yet, but closures should be posted on the YRSP website
    Future Rides and Events
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • April 2nd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides

    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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 possible date Apr 15th - 17th or May 13th to 15th, attending during Dirtfest ($100 per person) is also possible. Please respond to the Stokesville Dates Poll on the EVMA Chatter page.  
    Enjoy your weekend! 


  • March 05, 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    March Meeting - Thank you, Jim Irby for taking minutes!

    Introduction, new members

    Insurance was renewed, purchased through Associated Agencies, $2525. This is a more inclusive policy. Uses same underwriter/master policy used by MORE. Cost was $700 more than current policy. This policy was selected because it included liability coverage when nonmembers participated in our events and more inclusive trail building coverage.

    Financials

    Treasures report, General fund $4878, Trail fund $5753

    Upcoming expenses, From general fund: Insurance $2525, Wild Apricot $540 in April, PO Box rental $138, Domain name server $38. From Trail fund: lumber for Freedom and Wahrani $2030

    Thanks to GoApe for donation to club. GoApe has sponsored for several years. They also had employees work trimming trails.

    Thanks to Kevin Goff, EVMA member, for donation towards bridges at Wahrani 


    Events

    This is last week for night rides. After DST change it will be light until 7:40

    Stokesville – Facebook question on EVMA Chatter about date, please check

    March 19th Harwood Mill work day.                   March 20th Harwood Mill ride 9am

    March 19th Night ride cancelled, will not get dark until 745

    April 2nd Group Ride/Club meeting 9 am           April 3rd

    April 9th Wahrani work day

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

    May 7th Group ride/Club meeting 9am       May 8th

    May 14th Single Track maniac, Trails at Freedom will be closed part of the day.

    Trails

    We are trying to schedule work days at each park to give members opportunities to volunteer. If you can’t make it to one of these days, you may work on your own. With spring coming, all trails will need trimming. Members are encouraged to use loppers or handsaw to trim back growth. Downed trees may be removed but please do not cut down any live trees. Please drop an email for any work done, with trail, number of people and total hours.

    Harwood Mill – The reroute on Trail B have been approved. Mike has spent a few days leaf blowing the trail. We are scheduling a work day on March 19th 9 to 12. Meet at 845. With 15 or 20 volunteers we will be able to complete the work and open trail. Look for Facebook event.

    York River State Park – Marl Ravine is still reversed for March, get out and give it a try. The March 19th night ride is cancelled due to unexpected daylight. The night rides were fun, Thanks to Mike Powers. Steve Dye, and Paul Panetta. We will be looking to do them again next year. The park manager is looking at closing trails to bikes during extremely wet conditions. The fire roads are getting rutted. We are working on ways to get info out. It will be put on park’s web page as alert. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/york-river#general_information 

    Freedom Park – Mike Benton is working updating features to make them more beginner friendly while also offering a new challenge. Donation from Liebherr used to purchase lumber.

    New Quarter – We completed several projects on the work day. Reroutes around the bridge at 3.25 and eroding hill at 6.5 completed. Bridge will be removed soon. Several berms and log piles were repaired. Still some work on eroded areas to do and signs to be installed.

    Wahrani – Mike Benton picked up wood for bridge replacement, hope schedule work day April or May. Kevin Goff, EVMA member, made donation towards 

    Upper co – closed to bikes.



  • March 04, 2016 4:31 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here's your weekly update. We Hope to see you at the group rides and meeting TOMORROW!

    Events This Week

    • Saturday, March 5th Group Rides, Dirt Divas Beginner Women's Ride & Beginner Men's Ride all at 10am at Freedom Park. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Interpretive Center. Stay for lunch and membership meeting after the ride!
    • Membership Meeting & Lunch:  March 5th 12noon at Freedom Park in the Interpretive Center.
    • March 6th 10am Group ride at York River State Park
    Trail Updates
    • York River State Park 
      • Marl Ravine Trail is reversed thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun!
      • The Park Management has implemented a trail closure system as needed. We are not certain how this will work yet, but closures should be posted on the YRSP website
    • Harwood Mills
      • B trail re-routes have received approval from Water Works.
    • Upper County Park 
      • Trail remains CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.

    Future Rides and Events

    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • Winter Weekly Night Ride Series 6pm 
      • Tuesdays at Harwood Mill - See the Ride Leader for a parking pass to display in your window. 
      • Wednesdays at New Quarter Park - park in the first parking lot.
      • Thursdays at Freedom Park - Cars MUST be completely out of the park by 8pm so gates can be locked. 
    • York River State Park Night Ride Series 5pm Weekend Parking fee of $3 per vehicle applies. Night ride rules are in effect. Gate closes at 7:30. See ride leader for EVMA placard to place on dashboard:
      • Saturday, March 19
    • April 2nd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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 possible date Apr 15th - 17th or May 13th to 15th, attending during Dirtfest ($100 per person) is also possible. Look for a poll on the EVMA Facebook Page.

    Enjoy your weekend!


  • February 26, 2016 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here is your update from the amazing world of local mountain biking! 

    Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out at the New Quarter Park Trail Work Day last weekend! 

    With all this wacky weather, we'd like to remind you all to please allow wet trails to dry before riding. Also, we expect a large amount of fallen branches and trees down at all of our parks. Ride with caution, and stop to remove a branch or two during your ride. If everyone does this, the trails will be clear in not time! Report trees down that require sawing on the EVMA Chatter page. 

    Events This Week

    • February 27th We will have a booth at the JCC expo from 9am to noon at the JCC Recreation Center, stop by to say "Hi!"

    Trail Updates

    • York River State Park 
      • Marl Ravine Trail is reversed thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun!
      • The Park Management has implemented a trail closure system as needed. We are not certain how this will work yet, but closures should be posted on the YRSP website
    • Harwood Mills
      • B trail re-routes have received approval from Water Works.
    • Upper County Park 
      • Trail remains CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.

    Future Rides and Events

    • Next Meeting:  March 5th 12noon at Freedom Park 
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • March 5th 10am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • March 6th 10am YRSP
    • Winter Weekly Night Ride Series 6pm 
      • Tuesdays at Harwood Mill - See the Ride Leader for a parking pass to display in your window. 
      • Wednesdays at New Quarter Park - park in the first parking lot.
      • Thursdays at Freedom Park - Cars MUST be completely out of the park by 8pm so gates can be locked. 
    • York River State Park Night Ride Series 5pm Weekend Parking fee of $3 per vehicle applies. Night ride rules are in effect. Gate closes at 7:30. See ride leader for EVMA placard to place on dashboard:
      • Saturday, March 19
    • April 2nd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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 possible date Apr 15th - 17th or May 13th to 15th, attending during Dirtfest ($100 per person) is also possible. Look for a poll on the EVMA Facebook Page.

    Enjoy your weekend!!


  • February 17, 2016 11:45 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here is your update from the fabulous world of local mountain biking! 

    We hope to see you this Sunday at the Trail Work Day at New Quarter Park!

    Events This Week

    • February 20th 10am Group ride at Harwood Mills 
    • February 20th 5pm York River State Park Night Ride
    • February 21st 8:45am Trail Work Day at New Quarter Park 9am. Please meet in the parking lot at 8:45am. See event details and join on the Facebook Event Page.
    • Registration is open on the website for the Raystown, PA trip.

    Trail Updates

    • York River State Park 
      • Marl Ravine Trail is reversed thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun!
      • The Park Management has implemented a trail closure system as needed. We are not certain how this will work yet, but closures should be posted on the YRSP website
    • Harwood Mills
      • B trail re-routes have received approval from Water Works.
    • Upper County Park 
      • Trail remains CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.
    Future Rides and Events
    • February 27th We will have a booth at the JCC expo from 9am to noon at the JCC Recreation Center. 
    • Next Meeting:  March 5th 12noon at Freedom Park 
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th
    • March 5th 10am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • March 6th 10am YRSP
    • Winter Weekly Night Ride Series 6pm 
      • Tuesdays at Harwood Mill - See the Ride Leader for a parking pass to display in your window. 
      • Wednesdays at New Quarter Park - park in the first parking lot.
      • Thursdays at Freedom Park - Cars MUST be completely out of the park by 8pm so gates can be locked. 
    • York River State Park Night Ride Series 5pm Weekend Parking fee of $3 per vehicle applies. Night ride rules are in effect. Gate closes at 7:30. See ride leader for EVMA placard to place on dashboard:
      • Saturday, February 20
      • Saturday, March 19
    • April 2nd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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 possible date Apr 15th - 17th or May 13th to 15th, attending during Dirtfest ($100 per person) is also possible. Look for a poll on the EVMA Facebook Page.
    Keep the rubber side down, and please allow wet trails to dry before riding!


  • February 05, 2016 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here's what happened at our last meeting (January 30, 2016) and what's happening this week in the wild world of local mountain biking:

    Treasurers' Report

    • State and Federal taxes and Section 8 filing are currently underway.
    • Currently $10,370 in the general fund. For complete report, contact Kurt Bradley or Jim Irby.

    Insurance

    • Up for renewal again. Cost is $1750 for 200 members with our current insurer, but this company cannot provide general liability (which most parks require we have). Estimate for policy with Associated Agencies (used by MORE) including general liability, is $2700.

    Events

    • February 21st Trail Work Day at NQP 9am
    • February 27th We will have a booth at the JCC expo from 9am to noon at the JCC Recreation Center. Kirk and Beav will be there, an additional volunteer is needed. Contact Jim Irby if you are interested.
    • Next Meeting:  March 5th 12noon at Freedom Park 
    • Youth Race Series at NQP: Pre-ride Sat April 2nd, Races Sundays at 1pm April 10, April 24th, May 1st, May 22nd, June 5th

    Parks & Trails 

    • Upper County Park 
      • Trail remains CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.
    • York River State Park
      • A big "Thank You!" goes out to all of the volunteers who helped with the pump track. An addition load of dirt awaits decent weather for another work day.
      • Marl Ravine Trail  will be reversed from February 1st  thru March 31st. Signs are posted to indicate a clockwise direction. Exercise caution & have fun! The need to mitigate or prevent damage to downhill (usually uphill) switchbacks during the reversal was mentioned by Steve Nevins. A temporary re-route is the best option, and the possibilities will be evaluated.
    • Harwood Mills
      • A/B trail connector is completed and rides well.
      • B trail re-routes await approval from Water Works.
    • New Quarter
      • Bridge at mile 3.25 marker has been repaired, and we are planning a re-route, or replacement. Leaning trees were removed in the mile 1 section.
      • The Youth Series race course has been extended. When the trails dry out, ride a loop of the course to help pack the trail when you visit NQP!
      • We'll be meeting with park management to plan future improvements.
    • Wahrani
      • Trails are marked. Further improvement work to be scheduled.
    • Indian River Park
      • Mgmt unresponsive to meeting with the EVMA
    • Freedom Park
      • Downed trees removed from A & C.
      • January 30th trail work day completed projects included:
        • Trail A reworked mud pits and re-route around a tree
        • Build up of a berm & removal of two leaning trees
        • Shaved & reshaped a hill
        • Trimmed Trail E 1 mile from each end (middle still needs work, and log pile needs attention)
        • Cleared downed tree off B
        • 5' drop inspected - a clear ride around & improved signage are needed
      • Walk thru with Park Management scheduled for March.

    Group Rides

    • February 20th 10am Harwood Mills, 5pm YRSP night ride
    • February 21st 9am Group ride & Trail Work Day at NQP
    • March 5th 10am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • March 6th 10am YRSP
    • Winter Weekly Night Ride Series 6pm 
      • Tuesdays at Harwood Mill - See the Ride Leader for a parking pass to display in your window. 
      • Wednesdays at New Quarter Park - park in the first parking lot.
      • Thursdays at Freedom Park - Cars MUST be completely out of the park by 8pm so gates can be locked. 
    • York River State Park Night Ride Series 5pm Weekend Parking fee of $3 per vehicle applies. Night ride rules are in effect. Gate closes at 7:30. See ride leader for EVMA placard to place on dashboard:
      • Saturday, February 20
      • Saturday, March 19
    • April 2nd 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • May 7th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • June 4th 9am Freedom Park: Group rides, Dirt Divas & Beginner Rides
    • 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. Registration will be open next week.
    • Stokesville, VA possible date Apr 15th - 17th or May 13th to 15th, attending during Dirtfest ($100 per person) is also possible. Look for a poll on the EVMA Facebook Page.
    As always, please allow wet trails to dry before riding! Enjoy your week! 


  • December 31, 2015 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    Hello EVMA Members! Here's what's happening in the wild & wonderful world of local mountain biking -

    Announcements

    Park Access 

    • Upper County Park trail is CLOSED due to a property dispute. We will be working with the park to reroute the trail once accurate park boundaries have been determined.
    • Observance of Closures & Park Hours:
      • Recently, we have had several incidents of riders* entering trails when they were closed. At York River State Park, two riders entered the park via an  access trail when the park was closed for a wounded Warrior Hunt. The riders rode past Park Closed for Hunting Signs and encountered hunters on the trail. The riders were advised of the park being closed by rangers and they exited. We have also received reports of riders on trails at night. All Parks that the EVMA has agreements with close at dusk. No one is allowed to night ride in parks except as part of a sanctioned group ride, and must ride with the group. *The identity of riders, and whether they are EVMA members, is not known.

    YRSP New Year's Day Ride the 10am ride has been cancelled due to the damp forecast. The 1pm ride is still on!

    Events

    • Harwood Mill Work Days January 9th & 10th 9am to Noon
    • We will be working on the A/B connector and reroutes on Trail B. Bring your bike to ride out to Trail B, work gloves, and water. Tools will be available but please bring rakes and trimmers if you have them.  Additional work days will be scheduled as needed for this project. RSVP and see updates on the Facebook Event Page.
    • Next Meeting:  January 30th 12noon at Freedom Park 

    Group Rides

    • Friday, January 1st 1pm York River State Park
    • Saturday, January 2nd - No meeting or scheduled rides due to Holiday Weekend
    • January & February - no scheduled rides, pick up rides can be posted on EVMA Chatter

    Non-Members Attending Group Rides -  Non-EVMA members may attend one ride as a guest, then must join the EVMA to continue attend, due to our insurance only covering EVMA members. The Dirt Divas & Beginner rides held at Freedom Park are James City County Events, and excepted from this rule, as are Freedom Park night riders who are not riding with the EVMA group.

    Winter Weekly Night Ride Series 6pm 

    • RULES
      • Helmets and lights are required & spare lights are recommended (if your main light dies, and you don't have a spare, it's a long, dark, walk out). 
      • The buddy system is in effect for all rides (ride with a friend), and 
      • Riders must be off of the trails by 7:30, the group needs to make sure all riders have returned to their cars, and cars must be out of the park by 8pm. 
      • Non-members may attend one ride as a guest, then must join the EVMA to continue attend. Riders who are not part of the EVMA group are trespassing, with the exception of Freedom Park.  
    • Tuesdays at Harwood Mill - See the Ride Leader for a parking pass to display in your window. 
    • Wednesdays at New Quarter Park - park in the first parking lot.
    • Thursdays at Freedom Park - Cars MUST be completely out of the park by 8pm so gates can be locked. 

    York River State Park Night Ride Series 5pm

    • Weekend Parking fee of $3 per vehicle applies. Night ride rules (above) are in effect. Gate closes at 7:30. See ride leader for EVMA placard to place on dashboard:
      • Saturday, January 2nd 
      • Saturday, January 23
      • Saturday, February 20
      • Saturday, March 19

    Next Meeting:  January 30th 12noon at Freedom Park 

    Happy New Year! 

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