Tidewater Bicycle Association

Meetings and Events

List of upcoming meetings and special events.

Upcoming events

    • May 06, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

    TBA General Membership Meeting

    Every other month throughout the year we hold a general membership meeting. Come join your fellow cyclists in what always promises to be a fun and informative meeting. 

    Guests are always welcome!

    Come at 6:30 pm to socialize; meeting begins at 7 pm

    • May 17, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wallaceton Ruritan Club, 4032 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

    Great Ride + Great Food - Come Share the Camaraderie

    38th Annual KNOTTS ISLAND CENTURY

    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!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai3pgApmxEg

    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:

    • TBA Member: $35 through Mar. 31st/ $45 after
    • Non TBA Member: $45 through Mar. 31st/$55 after
    • TBA Knotts Island T-Shirts: $10/shirt

    The Knotts Island T-Shirt will be quality, all cotton material. 
    Unfortunately we are unable to offer T-shirts during registration after April 15th. However, a limited number of T-Shirts will be available for sale on race day for $15.

    Post Ride Social (1:00-7:00pm)
    Busky's Chill & Grill
    237 Hanbury Road East Suite 32
    Hanbury Village
    Chesapeake, VA 23322
    757-482-3864
    Drink Specials: $2.50 well and domestic
    Food: 35 cent wings and 1/2 appetizers

    Lodging

    Marriott Chesapeake
    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.

    Location

    Wallaceton Ruritan Club
    4032 Bunch Walnuts Road
    Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

    Other

    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 vp@tbarides.org

    • May 24, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • First Landing State Park NEW Trail Center, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

    Dust off your bicycle, pump up your tires and get ready for our TBA - Lynnhaven River NOW "Ride to the River" Bicycle Tour on Saturday, May 24th, 10 am – 2 pm. We will leave from the new First Landing State Park Visitors Center, use the great new bike lane on Shore Drive and return to the Visitor's Center on the bike trail through First Landing State Park from the 64th Street entrance.

    There will be many opportunities to enjoy the flora and fauna of our watershed and views of the river on this TBA-guided ride. A box lunch and drinks will be provided and we will have a short talk on oyster restoration in the Lynnhaven during our lunch break.

    The total length of the trip will be approximately 14 miles and our pace will be casual for all levels of riders, including families. Some riding surfaces will be unpaved. Cost of the tour is $15 and covers your lunch and drinks. Raindate for event is June TBD.

    Cost:  $15 cost for lunch- indicate choice of turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken salad, or veggie sandwich, (chips and a drink included). Advanced registration required. $5 parking fee will be collected per car at park entrance day of the event. Ride your bike into the park and pay no fee. Carpool to share the cost with your riding partners.

    To register for the bike tour, please contact trista@lrnow.org or 757-962-5398

    • July 09, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

    TBA General Membership Meeting

    Every other month throughout the year we hold a general membership meeting. Come join your fellow cyclists in what always promises to be a fun and informative meeting. 

    Guests are always welcome!

    Come at 6:30 pm to socialize; meeting begins at 7 pm

    • September 10, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

    TBA General Membership Meeting

    Every other month throughout the year we hold a general membership meeting. Come join your fellow cyclists in what always promises to be a fun and informative meeting. 

    Guests are always welcome!

    Come at 6:30 pm to socialize; meeting begins at 7 pm

    • November 12, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

    TBA General Membership Meeting

    Every other month throughout the year we hold a general membership meeting. Come join your fellow cyclists in what always promises to be a fun and informative meeting. 

    Guests are always welcome!

    Come at 6:30 pm to socialize; meeting begins at 7 pm

Past events

March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 12, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
January 12, 2014 22nd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2014 16th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
December 08, 2013 TBA Holiday Party
November 13, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
November 02, 2013 TBA Fall Celebration Ride
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 13, 2013 8th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
September 11, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
September 07, 2013 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2013
July 10, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
June 09, 2013 Peter L Teuwen Memorial Omnium Time Trial
June 02, 2013 Ride2Recovery Honor Ride Virginia Beach
June 01, 2013 Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride 2013
May 18, 2013 TBA-Lynnhaven River NOW "Bayside History Tour"
May 18, 2013 37th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 15, 2013 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 08, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
April 27, 2013 VB Justice Initiative Freedom Ride
April 21, 2013 "Pedal Up to Cleanup" Ride - All Paces, 1:00pm
April 20, 2013 2013 Hampton Rds Tour de Cure
March 13, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
March 13, 2013 B Pace Ride to the TBA Meeting on Wednesday!
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
January 13, 2013 21st Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 09, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
January 01, 2013 15th Annual Frank Penello New year’s Day Ride, all paces
December 01, 2012 TBA Holiday Party
November 14, 2012 TBA general membership meeting
November 10, 2012 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2012 (Rescheduled)
November 03, 2012 TBA Fall Ride, Picnic and Swap Meet
October 27, 2012 CANCELED- Spooky Halloween Ride, C Pace, 50 miles
October 27, 2012 (New Start Time) Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) Century
October 26, 2012 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend
October 20, 2012 B/C paces, 75-mile Sunbury to Edenton NC Loop
October 06, 2012 Heroes Fund Century Camden, NC
October 06, 2012 We Promise Foundation Century Bike Tour
September 29, 2012 35th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 22, 2012 Spokin' Through History Time Trial and Family Ride
September 12, 2012 TBA general membership meeting
September 07, 2012 7th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
July 11, 2012 TBA general membership meeting
July 05, 2012 Bird Watching Bike Ride - Back Bay NWR
July 04, 2012 TBA July 4th Ride and Picnic
July 02, 2012 Bird Watching Bike Ride - Back Bay NWR
June 02, 2012 Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride 2012
May 28, 2012 Bike in Portsmouth's Memorial Day Parade
May 19, 2012 Suffolk 16 Mile Family Bike Ride
May 19, 2012 "Ride to the River" Bike Tour 2012
May 16, 2012 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 16, 2012 Ride of Silence (Norfolk)
May 14, 2012 Bike to Work Week
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 09, 2012 TBA Forum: "The State of Bicycling in Tidewater"
May 03, 2012 TBA CLAMS Chick's Oyster Bar Seafood Buffet Benefit
May 01, 2012 Norfolk Celebrates May Is Bike Month!
April 29, 2012 Fat Frogs Chesapeake - Basic Maintenance Clinic
April 28, 2012 Suffolk Bike Fest
April 21, 2012 Tour de Cure
April 07, 2012 75 mi B,C paces Sunbury to Edenton, NC Loop
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
February 16, 2012 Bicycle Dreams Film Screening in Williamsburg
January 08, 2012 20th Annual Peter Teeuwen Memorial Ride
January 01, 2012 14th Memorial Frank Penello New Year's Day Ride
December 03, 2011 TBA Holiday Party
November 19, 2011 Bike Norfolk Rolls in the Grand Illumination Parade
November 05, 2011 Soggy Bottom Boys Fall Urban-O-Meet
November 05, 2011 Norfolk Bike Festival
October 23, 2011 Bosom Buddies Bike Ride
October 22, 2011 Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) - 25,50,66,100 miles
October 07, 2011 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend
October 01, 2011 We Promise Foundation Beach Century Bike Tour
September 30, 2011 TBA's 34th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 09, 2011 6th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
 
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