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  • January 15, 2020 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 18 – Group ride at York River State Park starting at 10 am.  If it’s raining, the ride will be rescheduled to Sunday at the same time.  Check EVMA Chatter for updates.  Meet in the parking lot just past the guard station.  Ride Leader:  Penny.

    January 20 – We were trying to organize a group ride for the holiday as many are off work, but we could not get a ride leader.  If you are riding this day, post on EVMA Chatter so others may join you.

    January 25 – Trail work day at Wahrani starting at 9 am.  If you have never ridden this trail, it is very unique and fun.  This is a great way to learn a little about the trail before riding it.  Lunch will be provided to volunteers.  Bring your bike and ride afterwards.  This trail is located outside of West Point, about 20 minutes from Williamsburg and Gloucester, only 40 minutes from Yorktown.  Meet in the parking lot.

    February 1 – Group ride at Freedom Park at 10 am followed by club meeting and lunch at noon at the Interpretive Center.  Come out and help plan the EVMA spring trip, discuss other trail work needs, and get your T-shirt order submitted. 

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.

    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail Closure – There will be a foot race at Harwood’s Mill on Saturday, January 18th from 7am to noon. For the safety of the runners, we are asked not to bike those trails during that time period.  Please enjoy one of our many other trails that morning.

    New VP of Trails – Thank you to Mark W. who has stepped up to the challenge of being EVMA’s VP of Trails.  If you have been doing the night rides at Harwood’s Mill, you already know him.  Mark has extensive knowledge about computers and has already offered a lot of great tips, so we are very happy to have him on board. 


  • January 08, 2020 7:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    January 11:  Trail work day at Freedom Park.  2 small reroutes planned for trail A along with incorporating better use of some existing dirt mounds into the trail around the 1.5 mile mark shortly after access #8.  No trail work experience needed.  Just bring yourself, work gloves, water, and your bike to ride afterwards and possibly out to the work sites.  We'll provide the tools.  Depending on which crew you're on you might walk or ride to the work location.  Saturday is going to be BEAUTIFUL so come out and take advantage of the nice weather.  Lunch will be provided for the trail crew.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail Closure – There will be a foot race at Harwood’s Mill on Saturday, January 18th from 7am to noon. For the safety of the runners, we are asked not to bike those trails during that time period.  Please enjoy one of our many other trails that morning.


  • December 13, 2019 5:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Dec 14 – Trail work cancelled due to weather.  Will reschedule for January 11th.  More details coming soon.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.   

    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Night rides will not last forever so get out there and enjoy them while you can.

    OTHER NOTES

    Volunteer Position Open – A new year is right around the corner.  If your resolution includes more volunteer work, consider EVMA.  The VP of trails works with the trail captains and other members to decide where work is needed, how to use trail funds, and schedule needed work.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mike Benton.


  • December 05, 2019 6:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Dec 7 – Group ride at 10 am at Freedom Park followed by lunch and club meeting at noon in the Interpretive Center.  Please join us to discuss needed trail work, the upcoming solstice ride, and look at sample T-shirts for an upcoming order.   If trails are closed at Freedom and it’s not raining, ride will be held at York River State Park. 

    Dec 14 – Trail work at Freedom Park starting at 9:00 am.  Come out and help get the trails in order while the weather is cooler.  Bring your bike and ride afterward.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    Dec 28 – Planned trail work at Wahrani.  More information coming soon.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays and Freedom Park on Thursdays.    Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Thank you – A big thanks to everyone who came out to help with trail work at New Quarter Park!

    Volunteer Position Open – A new year is right around the corner.  If your resolution includes more volunteer work, consider EVMA.  The VP of trails works with the trail captains and other members to decide where work is needed, how to use trail funds, and schedule needed work.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mike Benton.


  • November 19, 2019 5:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Nov 23 – Trail work at New Quarter starting at 9 am.  There are plans to rebuild some berms and a short re-route.  Please come out and help for a couple of hours.  Bring your bike and ride afterwards.

    Dec 7 – Group ride at 10 am at Freedom Park.  If trails are closed at Freedom and it’s not raining, ride will be help at York River State Park.

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays and Freedom on Thursdays.  We are still working on permission for rides at New Quarter on Wednesdays and Lake Maury on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    Dec 21 – Winter Solstice ride and social – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with a ride at Freedom Park at 5-6:30 pm followed by a potluck at the Interpretive Center.  Not riding, show up anyway (around 6 pm).  Penny is looking for some volunteers to help with this event.

    OTHER NOTES

    Lost Camera – An EVMA member found a camera at Harwood’s Mill the first week in November with an image of a man on a mountain bike on it.  He is riding a red Trek bike.  If you have lost this camera, or know who it may belong to, please respond to this email so we can get this camera back to the rightful owner.


  • November 08, 2019 5:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Nov 9 – Trail work at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.  It’s going to be chilly so dress for the weather.  There are a couple of projects that need to be completed here so many people are needed.  If you can spare even an hour or two, please come out and help!

    Night rides Night rides are happening at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays and Freedom on Thursdays.  We are still working on permission for rides at New Quarter on Wednesdays and Lake Maury on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays throughout the next few months.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.


  • November 01, 2019 5:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Nov 2 – Group ride at 9 am at Freedom Park followed by club meeting at the interpretive center.  There will be snacks for the meeting but no lunch so bring lunch if you would like.  We will be discussing upcoming trail work projects, night rides, and the winter solstice ride.

    Night rides Starting this week, night rides begin at Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays, and Freedom on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Every rider should have 2 lights, and no one should be riding alone.  Rides will be canceled if there are not at least 2 riders.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to be ride leaders.

    OTHER NOTES

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays starting in November.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.



  • October 16, 2019 6:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Oct 19 – Group ride, York River State Park at 9 am.  Meet at the parking lot just past the pay station.  Ride leader:  Penny Rich.

    Oct 26-27 – Tidewater Challenge -a series of mountain bike races for men, women and kids of all riding levels on a unique course that is only open for these races.  Find out more information or register at https://www.bikereg.com/44180

    Nov 2 – Group ride followed by club meeting at Freedom Park starting at 9 am.

    OTHER NOTES

    Night rides – Coming soon . . . Night rides.  We need ride leaders NOW!  We have permission from the parks to have night rides and need solid ride leaders for Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays, Freedom on Thursdays and Lake Maury Trail on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Even if you cannot commit to every week, let us know.  It’s best to have a leader and an alternate for each park.  Respond to this email, post in Facebook Chatter, or email Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can be a leader.  Without leaders we will not be able to have these rides.  Please look at your calendars and help out where you can!

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays starting in November.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.


  • October 04, 2019 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    October 5 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am.  Ride leader:  Chris Sikes.  Meet at the main parking lot closest to the trail entrance.  No meeting this week.

    October 12 – Trail work followed by club meeting.  Details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Night rides – Coming soon . . . Night rides.  We need ride leaders NOW!  We have permission from the parks to have night rides and need solid ride leaders for Harwood’s Mill on Tuesdays, New Quarter Park on Wednesdays, Freedom on Thursdays and Lake Maury Trail on Thursdays.  Rides begin at 6 pm and we have to be out of the parks by 8 pm.  Even if you cannot commit to every week, let us know.  It’s best to have a leader and an alternate for each park.  Respond to this email, post in Facebook Chatter, or email Melanie at melanie_storrs@yahoo.com if you can be a leader.  Without leaders we will not be able to have these rides.  Please look at your calendars and help out where you can!

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.


  • September 25, 2019 6:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVENTS COMING UP

    Sept. 28 – Trail work at York River State Park starting at 9 am.  We will work on Black Bear and Bob Cat trails and do some work on the pump track. Meet at the maintenance shed.   This is a great way to spend National Public Lands Day.  Lunch may be provided by Friends of YRSP.  Bring your bike and ride afterward.

    Note:  There is a foot race scheduled in the park that morning so please be prepared to share the park.  Marl Ravine trail will be closed from 7am to 10:30 that morning.

    Sept. 29 – Conte’s Bike Shop in Williamsburg is hosting the Williamsburg 100 – a ride that takes advantage of many of our trails including New Quarter, Freedom and York River State Park.  Get more information at https://www.contebikes.com/about/southern-virginia-events-pg344.htm

    October 5 – Group ride at New Quarter Park at 9 am.  We do need someone to step up and be the ride leader for this ride.  No meeting this week.

    October 12 – Trail work followed by club meeting.  Details coming soon.

    OTHER NOTES

    Night rides – Coming soon . . . Night rides.  We are working on getting permission from the parks for night rides starting in November.  We need ride leaders!!!!  Without a ride leader, we cannot have the ride.  We are currently looking at Harwoods, Lake Maury, New Quarter and Freedom.  Please respond to this email.

    Trail work – Cooler weather means it’s trail work season.  There is a lot of work to do throughout all of our parks.  We plan to schedule trail work on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.  Please mark your calendar and plan to help out.  We will continue to have group rides on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, and hopefully get some Sunday rides scheduled as well.


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