Saturday at York River State Park one didn’t have to look too closely to see signs of spring…pops of parakeet green, bumblebee yellow and Colonial Revolution blue! Like the clumps of grass and patches of dandelions, our youth mountain bike team is growing with riders new to the sport and coaches seasoned in mountain biking. What an awesome combination!
But first, trail etiquette reminders from Coach Mike, Coach Rick and Chief Ranger, Brad Thomas. York River State Park is a multi-user system of trails, therefore…
- Respect each other and other park users
- Know and follow the direction of the trail: one-way or multi-directional
- Yield to HORSES, people and bikes
- Slow down, acknowledge, pass on the left
- Inform the park of downed trees, erosion, and other dangers on the trails. Word will be passed along to EVMA (Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association).
- Maintain control
- Ride trails matched to your skill level; coaches will help identify these
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s Party!'” (-Robin Williams)
Although bundled up for the cool weather, based on these smiles, it is easy to see that the Colonial Revolution Youth Mountain Bike Team is ready to party! Welcome spring.
Collage photos by Shelly Liebler