Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association

Building, Riding and Maintaining Trails in Southeastern Virginia since 1988
 

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  • February 15, 2024 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We could use about 6 to 8 folks to help this Friday afternoon at Freedom Park.  Bring a shovel and wheelbarrow if you can.  Meet at the Boy Scout loop, at the intersection of Trail C and the paved multiuse trail 3, near the Go Ape ziplines. 

    The plan is to move dirt to re-shape the first two “roll-downs” that we worked on 2 weeks ago that turned out steeper than intended (these were not intended to be drops or poorly-designed jumps, which is almost how they are now).  We’ll extend out the roll-downs to make them less steep and “divey.”  The goal is to keep some “whoop” factor but allow for speed and flow, with the rocks meant to prevent erosion.  Thanks to the several dozen people who provided input by e-mail, in-person on the trail, etc.  Some said keep them as-is.  More said make them into more/bigger jumps!  Most said they’re too steep and should be flatter/flowier, which is what we’re aiming for Friday.

  • February 15, 2024 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Something different!  Meet at 10:00 AM at Forest Hill Park (4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, south side of the James River).  Carpooling encouraged.  We’ll make a big loop around Forest Hill, Buttermilk, Northbank, Poop Loop, etc.  A little bit of everything: some flow, some rocks, a skills park, two James River crossings, some pedestrians to dodge, etc.

  • January 15, 2024 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EVMA night rides - please see important info:

    1.Rides may be cancelled due to weather or holidays.  Check back here and check your e-mail for cancellations by about 4:00-ish PM the day of the ride. 

    2. Night rides are for current EVMA members only.  (EVMA.org, Join Us)  Sign-in sheet is required. 

    3. Rides start promptly at 6:00 PM so we can be off the trails by 7:45 and out of the parking lot by 8:00 PM.  Please arrive early to sign in and gear up so we can roll at 6:00.

    4. Weekly schedule: Tuesdays at Harwoods Mill; Wednesdays at New Quarter Park; Thursdays at Freedom Park.  Rides start Tues, Nov 7, 2023 and end Thurs, March 7, 2024.

    5. These are GROUP rides per our agreements with the 3 municipalities that have given us special permission to ride at night following certain rules.  All riders must start with the group and follow the same agreed-upon route.  The parks are not open for riding on your own.  Only the EVMA group is allowed.

  • January 08, 2024 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OUR RIDE LEADER FOR THIS RIDE IS SICK (isn't everybody!).  So no Group Ride, but feel free to ride on your own on Sunday, Jan 14 at Harwoods Mill.  ***We expect lost of debris on the trail after last night's rain and wind and today's wind.  Please clear off any small debris, and notify evmamembership@gmail.com with the location of any large downed trees.  Thanks!

    This was supposed to be the regular second Sunday of the month ride led by Bob Branch, at a friendly pace, suitable for more casual riders.  Thanks, Bob!

    ***This regular ride is always weather-dependent, so if the weather looks at all questionable, check back here before you head out.

  • January 01, 2024 11:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An anonymous EVMA generously pledged to match any donations made to the EVMA through 12/27/23 (up to $1,000.00 total).  Between 12/19/23 & 01/01/24 we received $3,690 in donations (including the $1,000 match).  Thanks to all who donated.  $ will go to the EVMA Trail Maintenance fund to build/maintain/improve our local trails. 

    To donate ANY TIME (not just when there is a match), from EVMA.org click the Donate link in the main menu.

    Thanks!

  • December 31, 2023 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.

  • December 14, 2023 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sat, Dec 16 group ride at Pocahontas State Park, Swift Creek trails, 10:00 AM.  Meet in the big parking lot just uphill from the pool, next to the restrooms.  ***Parking fee or annual pass is required.

    *This group ride was requested by an EVMA member who has not ridden Poca yet but wants to ride there with people who know it.  This is exactly what we want for members suggesting group rides!  Please don't be shy about suggesting group rides like this!

  • November 21, 2023 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here's something new and different!  Leake's Mill in Goochland is an XC style, mostly rake-and-ride style trail west of Richmond.  It has a cool natural half-pipe, some rooty sections, some fast sections, some short but steep off-camber hills, etc.  It's fun!  Restrooms on site.

    Meet our guy Steven at 10:00 AM for a guided tour.  Look for the red Tesla in the parking lot.  Check out Trail Forks for trailhead location.

  • November 16, 2023 9:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Group Ride: Saturday, Nov 18, Wahrani Nature Trail, 9:45 AM.  This is a group ride put on by Riverside Cycling in Richmond (https://www.riversidecyclingrva.com/).  Let’s crash their party (in a friendly way, of course).  Riverside Cycles wants riders to sign up here so they get an idea of how many people to expect:  https://facebook.com/events/s/riverside-weekend-shop-ride-at/3651006481847478/.

     
  • November 02, 2023 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here's something different!  Join us on Sunday, Nov 5 at 10:00 AM to ride MASSANUTTEN'S WESTERN SLOPE TRAILS.  Some important info:

    1. THIS RIDE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS.  You should be at least a solid intermediate rider who can do several serious climbs, descend, and ride over lots of rocks (a massage for your bike!). There is not shuttle service on Nov 5.

    2. Requires a waiver and an annual pass or day pass which you can purchase here: https://svbcoalition.org/western-slope-trails/

    3. Meet at 10:00 AM sharp in the parking lot at 4360 Happy Valley Rd., Keezletown, VA. 

    4. The weather looks somewhere between excellent and ideal.

    5. For more info, see the weekly EVMA e-mail and/or the link above.

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