EVENTS COMING UP
September 19 – Registration will close on Douthat trip. Slots are still available but not for long. Register at http://evma.org/event-2587806.
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. 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. Justin is in charge of planning the meals and will soon send out emails. There will be a potluck on Friday night and tex mex meal on Saturday.
October – No planned group ride or meeting in October.
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.
December – Group ride, club meeting and board member elections. Details to come soon. If you have ever considered doing a little more for the EVMA, contact Jim Irby to see how you can help. Several board members are stepping down and all offices are open.
Trail Work – All trails need clearing and trimming. If everyone spends 10-15 minutes doing this while riding, the trails will stay in great shape.
The club plans to do trail work at Freedom Park in November (re-route trail A, clear bypass at the 5-foot drop, and clear emergency exits), New Quarter in December (clear routes for Gator access), and Wahrani in December/January (replace bridge, trim and clear inner trails). More information will be in future emails and on Facebook chatter. Please plan to attend.
Night Rides – Todd Smith is organizing night rides to start soon. Please visit Facebook EVMA Chatter page to take the poll.
EVMA Gear – The club is ordering EVMA hoodies and tech tees with similar logos as last time. The hoodies are $25 and will have a logo on front and back. Go to alphabroder.com and look up G186 and G185. The tech tees will be $15 with same design as last time. There are many colors available. Contact Jim Irby to get your order requests in. An EVMA jersey is in the works; more information soon.
Trail Captains – EVMA has several new trail captains that are already jumping in and doing a great job after recent storms. Ev Cooper is working on Freedom Park Trail E, Steve Hobler is working at New Quarter park, and new EVMA member Adrian Spicer is also helping at New Quarter. Thank you to these members and all the trail captains that do a great job at keeping our trails clear.