Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988

Weekly Update

December 18, 2015 5:48 PM | Deleted user

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


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.


  • Winter Solstice Chili Cook Off, Potluck & Ride December 20th at Freedom Park
    Ride 4pm - 6pm Party Starts at 6:30. Judging starts at 7pm. We have ABC permit - BYOB.  Please bring a dessert or side dish if you are not entering the chili cookoff. See the Facebook Event Page for more details. EVMA members and their guests only.
  • Next Meeting:  January 30th 12noon at Freedom Park 

Group Rides

  • Saturday, December 19th 10am York River State Park
  • Sunday, December 20th 4pm - Chili Cook Off Night Freedom Park
  • Friday, January 1st 10am & 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

    • 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 

Enjoy your weekend, and as always, allow wet trails to dry before riding! We hope to see you at the Solstice Celebration Sunday!

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