Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988


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  • June 20, 2024 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, July 1 Freedom Park - Meet at the Bunny Trail entrance 5:45 PM

    Calling all women, femme, and female-identifying riders! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, you're welcome to join us. We’ll kick off with trails A & B.

    Let's have some fun and maybe turn this into a regular event! (1st Monday of each month.)  Let's come together to build a supportive and welcoming community for female riders in the Williamsburg area.  (If this community already exists, please reach out! I’ve been looking for you!)

    Come ride with us and connect with like-minded women. See you there!

    Hosted by Salley Rowe

  • June 20, 2024 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    1. Sept 26-29, 2024, Allegrippis Trails at Ray's Town Lake, PA.  This changed from Sept 19-22 so we could get the group campsite!  We'll open registration sometime this summer.
    2. October 16-20, 2024, Brevard, NC to ride Dupont & Pisgah - arrange your own lodging and we'll meet up.
    3. May 1-4, 2025, Douthat State Park & Carvin's Cove.  We've been going to the natural, rocky trails at Douthat for decades and within the last several years added the day trip to CC for some purpose-built bike trails.
  • June 17, 2024 1:20 PM | Anonymous member

    This Wednesday's (19 June) Retirees group ride will be at Harwood's Mill at 2 PM.

  • June 10, 2024 10:14 AM | Anonymous member

    This Wednesday's (12 June) Retirees group ride will be at Freedom Park, 2 PM. Meet in front of the visitor's center. Plan is to ride "E" and "D" in reverse. We should have good weather this time!

  • June 04, 2024 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Retirees! (And anybody who is not working on Wednesday afternoons!) Several of our older retired riders are getting together to enjoy the variety of the EVMA trails during the weekdays. The intent is to ride a different trail system each week as opposed to your usual local sessions. This would be an informal once per week ride, weather and holidays permitting.

    Next scheduled ride: Weds, 5 June, 2:00 PM, at Freedom Park.  Check back here every week for ride location.

    ***These rides are always weather-dependent, so  check the forecast.  We'll post here if we have to cancel.

  • June 03, 2024 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We get lots of new EVMA members but many miss the annual renewal e-mails (spam folder, too many e-mails, etc.) and their membership lapses.  Download the "Wild Apricot for Members" app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to get renewal reminders on your phone and never miss a renewal again!  It's free and you can renew and pay right from your phone.

  • June 01, 2024 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Want to get push notifications when trails are closed due to weather/wet conditions?  James City County just added Freedom Park to their Rainout Line.  Sign up at the Rainout Line Website https://rainoutline.com/subscribe/notify/7572392002/0 and use the tabs to choose app, text, or e-mail alerts.  You can sign up to get alerts only for Freedom Park Trails A-E, or any JCC facilities that face weather closures.  (*This is ONLY for Freedom Park bike trail closures, but if Freedom trails are closed, we should probably avoid nearby trails like New Quarter, YRSP, Wahrani, Harwoods Mill.)  You can also still call 757-259-4022 x1, or visit here: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Freedom-Park-7.

    Also, Freedom Park trails will remain closed until at least Friday, March 29th afternoon (per park staff).  Sign up at the Rainout line to see when they re-open!

  • June 01, 2024 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HUGE NEWS – NEW TRAIL AT YRSP!!!  Over the last few years you may have seen blue flags through the woods near the pump track at York River State Park.  Kirk Moore (with some help) flagged out a new trail.  After lots of environmental studies and waiting, in April 2024 the state approved us to start construction on part of the trail!  After 3 weekends of work we got over a mile of trail raked in and into ride-able shape.  We're still waiting on approval to build more which we'll continue in fall 2024 (pending approval). 

    In the meantime, while this bi-directional trail is not officially open, if you happen to check it out, realize that it is not done yet.  And new trails are always soft and slow until they get ridden in, rained on, and packed down.  We have plans (pending approval) to add more mileage and likely berms and dirt features (also pending approval).  Come help us when we resume building in the fall and give us your feedback.

  • May 27, 2024 11:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you like shuttle runs and rocky descents?  Get your suspension tuned up and dialed in.  We'll take a day trip to the Sherando Lake Recreation area (near Blue Ridge Parkway south of Afton Mountain) on Saturday, June 1st, at 10:00 AM.

    Check your EVMA weekly-ish e-mail for, planned routes and other logistics.  Or if you're not already a member, join EVMA to start getting these weekly-ish updates!

    Please let us know at evmamembership@gmail.com if you're interested and can help with shuttling.  

  • May 26, 2024 12:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’ll replace the bridge on C that was destroyed by a fallen tree.  E-mail Mark Willmann (MarkLWillmann@gmail.com) if you can make it and what tools you can bring.  We’ll need some cordless drills and hammers.  And we need some other helpers even if you don’t bring tools.

    If the weather cooperates, Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM.

    If it rains Saturday, the backup date will be Sunday, June 2 at 10:00 AM.

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