Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988

Unsanctioned Maintenance

January 03, 2022 6:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

EVMA appreciates riders who pick up deadfall and litter from the trails; this helps us maintain the trails and is approved by the municipal parks departments who own the land.  Any maintenance activity beyond that, however, needs approval by those park authorities because they are legally liable for your “help”.  That’s why EVMA has formal agreements with the municipalities who provide the land, and we have to have insurance to indemnify them.  Unsanctioned maintenance such as leaf-clearing, building additional features, etc., is not welcome and risks actions from the parks departments that impact us all.  And sometimes they ask us to return the trails back to their original state which creates more work for us. So please don’t do it.  If you want to help, just contact EVMA via our Facebook channel or email and let us know so we can coordinate it as a covered activity.  Thank you.

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