Last weekend six intrepid Team Evesham riders met at Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill for some cold-weather Mountain Biking. Scott writes: “It was a light turn out but a great time.  6 of us braved the snow and took to the Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill.  The snow and the new location made it initially interesting.  We had Chuck out for the first time with his new bike on its maiden voyage.  Great day to be cycling.” Thanks to Scott Santos for leading this ride.

 

News and Tips

  • Recently Team Evesham member Dr. Matt Pinto, a cancer survivor, wrote this amazing, life-affirming article for Philly.com recently about his cancer experience and how it affected not only his only life but his family and his medical practice as well.
  • Congressman Bob Brady Saves Philly’s 2013 Bike Race. Philadelphia will have a bike race this year and it’ll include the Wall in Manayunk.
  • Now is a great time to bring your road bike in to your favorite bike shop for servicing. D&Q in Cherry Hill is running its midwinter sale and Wheelies is currently offering 10% off all bicycle repairs
  • Bicycling.com has this article for mountain bikers about setting up your breaks.

 

Upcoming Rides & Events

  • Saturday, 2/16 at 9am – Scott & Laura’s MTB Ride. Scott writes: This Saturday’s ride is tentatively scheduled for White Clay Creek in Newark Delaware.  (Weather depending, possible back up to be Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill, NJ) White Clay is talked about as one of the best mountain biking destinations in the area.  We will be meeting at a Wendy’s at the intersection of Rt 2 Capitol Trail/ Kirkwood Highway, and Rt 72 Possum Park Rd.  From there we will drive into the part together to better organize parking.  (After we are familiar with parking on return trips we will meet in the park.) Address is 135 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711. White Clay is mostly made up of beginner and intermediate level trails that should be fun for all.  As always Safety is our main goal and each individual is ultimately responsible for their own safety.  If a trail or an obstacle is above your level, do not do it.  We will find another way. Carpooling will be a plus for anyone interested.  Rob and I plan on carpooling, and Dino has offered to car pool with someone. Email or Call Scott 609-352-0043 (Scott@TeamEvesham.org) or Laura 609-341-6949 (Laura@TeamEvesham.org).
  • Sunday, 2/17 – Our Sunday ride will be cancelled due to temperature and weather conditions.
  • Friday 3/8 from 7-11 – The Chapter 1 Ride of the 2013 Police Unity Tour will be holding a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser to help Team Evesham Police Department officers raise money to participate in the tour. The donation is $30/person (adults only) and will be held at the South Jersey FOP Lodge in West Berlin, NJ (235 Pine Ave., West Berlin, NJ 08091). The amount each officer must raise is high – please help your fellow officers by attending. Also show your support by visiting their Facebook page and giving them a like.

 

Photos

 

As always, remember to use good judgement when riding in the winter. Avoid black ice. Dress Warmly. Have fun. In years past we generally start the road bike riding season sometime in March, but that depends upon the weather – stay tuned. For now some of us are having a blast in the snow with mountain bikes. Enjoy!

Brad, Scott, Laura, Dave, Sandy & and all of the Team Evesham Ride Leaders