EVENTS COMING UP
July – check EVMA chatter page to see who’s riding, or post your planned ride and see who joins you. Biking is more fun with friends.
August Meeting – Probably August 5th, also a ride and social gathering. More details soon.
September 9 – Freedom Park – Group ride at 9 am followed by lunch and EVMA meeting. This one is important as we will vote for officers. Please plan to attend. Volunteers are also needed to help with lunch.
September 22-24 – Fall trip to Douthat State Park. The club will reserve 6 camp sites, and there can be 3 tents with 2 people per site. Each spot will be $30 (yes, there was a slight change to the price). If you have a larger tent, reserve 2 spots. If you plan to bring a camper, please reserve your own spot. If you are going but reserving your own spot or cabin, please still register as non-paying so you will still get the informational emails. Registration is now open at http://evma.org/event-2587806.
October 28-29 – Tidewater Challenge. Races for mountain bikers in all age groups, including kids. Online registration is happening now at BikeReg.com. Get more information at tidewaterchallenge.blogspot.com.
Volunteer Opportunities – The club runs on volunteers. EVMA always needs trail captains, ride leaders, board members, and club trip hosts. New Officers will be elected at the September meeting. You could be the person to make a difference. If you can help, contact Jim Irby.
Trail captains needed for New Quarter and Freedom Trail E. Basic responsibilities are to ride trail, check for hazards and try to mitigate. If you can't clear the trail, mark the hazard and report to Trails VP. Then log inspection on evma.org.
Cub Scout Support – Your humble secretary is requesting the help of 4 or 5 EVMA members who have some mechanical skills to assist with a cub scout event on July 29th. The scouts will ride through Yorktown Battlefield after a bike safety course. The event will start around 8:30 am but be over by noon. If you can help or have questions, please contact Melanie at Melanie_storrs@yahoo.com.
EVMA gear – The club plans to purchase some EVMA jerseys and shirts in some new colors. Please visit EVMA chatter to comment on which colors you would want.
Trail Work Challenge – Our trail captains have done an excellent job at clearing the big stuff on the trails, but you can help to clear some of the smaller sticks and branches. If everyone takes 10 minutes during their ride to clear a few sticks, the trails will soon be in great shape.