Great Ride + Great Food - Come Share the Camaraderie
The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents our signature event, the 38th Annual Knotts Island Century ride. One of the ride’s highlights is that the English and Metric Century both cross the Currituck Sound on the North Carolina State Ferry, from opposite sides.
This year's registration includes SAG support, tasty food/rest stops, sports drinks, cue sheets and well-marked routes. Also included is a post ride meal for each rider and volunteer. An optional commemorative T-Shirt is also available.
· Great opportunity for a ride with family and friends
· Great Training Ride for Upcoming Special Events such
as the MS150, Tour de Cure, and breakaway rides
· Ride with a Group, even if you are alone!
· Funds raised by the KI Century help further TBA's education
and advocacy efforts. Thank you for your support!
Five Routes Options
(Click links to see draft routes)
TWO FERRY ROUTES
These riders will pass each other at the Knotts Island Ferry landing. Both routes will bike through the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge on NC route 615 – a beautiful stretch of road with wildlife and scenery – remember to enjoy the view!
ENGLISH CENTURY (100 MILES)
The English Century riders will bike 26 miles directly to Currituck, NC and take the 9:00 a.m. ferry to Knotts Island. Upon landing at about 10 a.m., they will bike 75 miles through Virginia Beach and Chesapeake back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
METRIC CENTURY (68 MILES)
The Metric Century riders will bike ~34 miles directly to Knotts Island Ferry Landing and take the 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon ferry to Currituck, North Carolina. Upon landing ~45 minutes later they will bike ~34 miles back through Currituck and Camden counties and Chesapeak to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
THREE NO FERRY ROUTES
These routes head South to North Carolina and are designed for people who don't want to ride the ferry, prefer a shorter distance or want something different than our traditional ferry routes.
ENGLISH CENTURY - NO FERRY OPTION (101 MILES)
The English Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 101 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties, rural Chesapeake and Va Beach, then back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
METRIC CENTURY - NO FERRY OPTION (69 MILES)
The Metric Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 69 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties and rural Chesapeake, then back to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
HALF METRIC CENTURY (36 MILES)
The Half Metric Century riders will bike 36 miles along country roads to the Moyock fire station rest stop and then travel to Triple R Ranch rest stop and back to the Ruritan Club.
Event Day Schedule
6:30 am Rider check-in opens
7:00 am Routes open
9:00 am Rider check-in closes
9:00 am English Century ferry departs @ mile 27
10:00 am 1st Metric Century ferry departs @ mile 33
12:00 pm 2nd Metric Century ferry departs @ mile 33
12:00 pm Post-ride meal @ Ruritan Club
5:00 pm Event Ends - all riders must be off the road
Riders are required to obey all traffic laws governing bicycles on the open roadway. Ride single file. Most route roads are two lane except for NC 168 which is a 4 lane moderate traffic highway. Helmets shall be worn at all times and earphones are not allowed!
Ferry capacity is limited and NCDOT reserves the right to load less than the planned number of cyclists. Be sure to allow sufficient time including breaks to reach the ferry specified on your registration.Registration
Online registration (only) is open from now until May 14, 2014.
Book by March 31st at last year's prices:
The Knotts Island T-Shirt will be quality, all cotton material.
- TBA Member: $35 through Mar. 31st/ $45 after
- Non TBA Member: $45 through Mar. 31st/$55 after
- TBA Knotts Island T-Shirts: $15/shirt at event.
A limited number of T-Shirts will be available for sale on race day for $15. Please bring cash for T-shirt transaction.
Post Ride Social (1:00-7:00pm)
Busky's Chill & Grill
237 Hanbury Road East Suite 32
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Drink Specials: $2.50 well and domestic
Food: 35 cent wings and 1/2 appetizers
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
is offering a room rate of $94 + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen rooms.
Register today as there are a limited number of rooms and this rate is only good until May 1, 2014.
Register for a room with the Marriott Chesapeake by:
1. Clicking this link: Marriott Chesapeake
2. Call 1-888-245-2617; request the Knott’s Island Ride group rate.
Hyatt Place Chesapeake / Greenbrier
709 Eden Way North
Chesapeake, VA 23320
is offering a room rate of $106 + tax for 1 King or 2 Queen rooms.
Register today as there are a limited number of rooms and this rate is only good until May 10, 2014.
Hyatt Place will offer a breakfast for bikers starting at 5:00 am including bagels with jelly, peanut butter,etc, hot oatmeal packets, cereal, bananas, hot coffee and hot tea.
Register for a room with the Hyatt Place by:
1. Clicking this link: The Hyatt Place
2. Call 1-888-492-8847 and request the Annual Knott’s Island Century group rate.
Wallaceton Ruritan ClubOther
4032 Bunch Walnuts Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Cancellation Policy: The KI Century is a rain or shine event. Inclement weather/Act of God refunds will not be offered as the majority of the registration funds will have already been spent on event planning such as city permits, port-a-john rentals, facility rentals, electronic sign boards, etc. and cannot these costs cannot be recovered to refund to you. This is standard policy for nearly all bicycle events and is non-negotiable. Cancellations will be accepted until no later than midnight on Friday, May 9th. Contact email@example.com