Tidewater Bicycle Association

A Pace

Non-Recurring Rides

Remember...Helmets are required on all TBA rides

Ride Paces

 A Pace:

 19 to 21 MPH with few stops

 B Pace:

 16 to 18 MPH with some stops

 C Pace:

 13 to 15 MPH with some stops

 D Pace:

 10 to 12 MPH with frequent stops

Upcoming events

    • September 11, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • September 13, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Skyline Drive - Big Meadows Campground

    September 11—13

    10th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend

    Join us for a weekend of stunning views and challenging climbs on the beautiful Skyline Drive.  We will use Big Meadows Campground (MP51) as a base camp, and you can cycle as little or as much as you like (see options below).  Cue sheets will be provided.  No SAG support!

    Big Meadows is the premier campground on the Skyline Drive and features hot showers, visitor center, hiking trails, large camp store & café, and a nice restaurant in the lodge.  The campground may fill up, so making a reservation (Loop-A recommended) is a good idea.  Note that there is a $15 fee for cars on the Skyline Drive (valid for 7 days) and $8.00 for bicycles (covered by a car pass).  Dining options include eating at restaurants at Big Meadows (my choice) or cooking in camp.

    Scheduled rides will include:

    Friday (20 miles):  Cycle from Big Meadows to Skyland and back.

    Saturday (60 miles):   starting at 8 a.m., Cycle from Big Meadows to Luray and back (with a lunch stop in Luray, at a restaurant T.B.D. ~ Artisan's Grill is closed).  This is a very challenging ride with 7,000 feet of climbing.  There are other options for shorter rides.

    Sunday (20 miles):  Cycle along the Skyline Drive after breakfast before packing up and heading home.
      
      Cue Sheet and Elevation Profile  (for Saturday ride ... NOTE: Cue Sheet will be updated once lunch stop has been finalized)


    Leaders:  Paul Gordy, 403-5914 / blueridgecyclist@gmail.com, and Robert Shanks, 407-0917 / rjshanks13@gmail.com

    From:  Drive to Big Meadows on Friday.  Contact Paul about possible carpooling.


     

     

    • September 25, 2015
    • September 27, 2015
    • Best Western Chincoteague

    TBA Eastern Shore Getaway

    September 25-27, 2015

    The 38th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend will take place September 25–27, 2015.  This is a weekend at Chincoteague Island of casual cycling on flat roads, dining in Island restaurants and social camaraderie.

    Our accommodations will be at the Best Western Chincoteague at a group rate of $88.99.  They are holding 15 rooms for us on a first-come, first-served basis.  The rate will apply to reservations made on or before August 21 with a 72-hour cancellation.  Make your own reservations by calling 757-336-6557 and mention you are with TBA.  Then let us know you are coming so we can add you to our list.

    The weekend’s schedule starts on Friday evening when groups form up to find dinner.  Early arrivals can bike or meet to play Miniature Golf.

    Saturday morning, we drive to Snow Hill and bike to Berlin, MD (
    think Julia Roberts in 'Runaway Bride') 40+ miles with cue sheets and SAG.  Saturday evening we bring goodies to share at our Wine and Cheese in the Motel Lobby.  Dinner afterward, or just go to the Creamery for home-made ice cream.

    Sunday morning features the motel breakfast, followed by a bike tour of Assateague Island looking for the wild ponies and maybe a tour of the lighthouse.  Bus tours are also available into the restricted area at 10:00 a.m. for $12.00, where you are introduced to the many different groups of ponies.  Call 757-336-3696.

    Another feature is the Sunrise Bike Ride each morning at 6:30 a.m. to see a spectacular sunrise over the ocean.

    This weekend is a great social event of meeting, greeting, eating, and bicycling - and most importantly - the biking is at whatever your pace or level can handle.  Questions? – call Fran and Fred Adams at 757-467-2775, or email Bikalot@verizon.net.

    • October 23, 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • October 25, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (Wildwood Campground)

    October 23–25

    Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend

    Join us for a weekend of stunning views, beautiful fall colors, and tough climbs on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).  We will use the Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (*formerly known as Wildwood Campground) as a base camp, and you can cycle as much or as little as you like.  Scheduled rides include a 50-mile ride on Saturday starting from H & H Restaurant at 8:30am (or arrive at 7:30am to join us for breakfast) and going south to MP85.7 (Peaks of Otter Restaurant) for lunch (with a spectacular view) and return.  The trip to Peaks of Otter takes you from the lowest point on the BRP (MP63.6, 668 ft.) where it crosses the James River, to the highest point on the BRP in VA (MP 76.5, 3950 ft.) atop Apple Orchard Mountain.  Bring lots of water for this 12-mile, 3,300' climb!  The 12-mile downhill on the way back is reward for your hard work!  No SAG support.  Optional rides if you arrive early on Friday and on Sunday morning.  Meals at local restaurants or cook in camp (see below).
        
    Camping at Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (*formerly known as Wildwood Campground):  6252 Elon Rd., Monroe, VA  24574 (*from MP61 on the BRP, go 1 mile east on SR-130).  We typically reserve a group tent camping site and split the total costs per person / per night – contact Robert or Paul for details.

    H & H Restaurant (breakfast, dinner):  H & H Food Market, 11619 Lee Jackson Hwy, Big Island, VA  24526 (5 miles from campground on US Rt. 501), (434) 299-5153, open 7:30am – 8:30pm.  You can also cook in camp if you prefer.

    Peaks of Otter Restaurant (lunch on Saturday):  MP85.7, open 11:30am – 4:00pm for lunch.

     

    Leaders: Paul Gordy, 403-5914, blueridgecyclist@gmail.com
    and Robert Shanks, 407-0917, rjshanks13@gmail.com

    From:   Meet for breakfast (H & H Restaurant) on Saturday at 7:30am, for a ride start at 8:30am.

     

    • November 07, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Windsor Castle Park, 301 Jericho Rd., Smithfield, VA 23430

    TBA Fall Celebration Ride and Picnic

    Join TBA for this end of year event and ride the beautiful, low traffic roads in Smithfield, VA.  Hot dogs and chili at Windsor Castle Park after the ride.  Two routes available - 25 and 35 miles.

    The ride is free.  Lunch is $5 for TBA members and $10 for non members.

    Start time:  9:00 AM

    From:  Windsor Castle Park
               301 Jericho Rd.
               Smithfield, VA  23430

    Cue Sheets:

    25 mile route
    35 mile route

Past events

August 04, 2015 Tour of Maine - August 2015 (9 days)
August 02, 2015 Smithfield Regional Bike Ride with Neighboring Bike Clubs
July 04, 2015 TBA 4th of July Ride and Social
June 28, 2015 TBA Bike to the Tides
June 05, 2015 Washington DC Tour with Baseball Games
May 20, 2015 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 02, 2015 39th Annual Knotts Island Century
April 12, 2015 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 42 Miles - 12 Apr 15
April 11, 2015 Chippokes Weekend Tour
March 07, 2015 2015 TBA Chili Ride
January 11, 2015 23rd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2015 17th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
January 01, 2015 Tidewater Randonneurs 100k ride - Suffolk
November 01, 2014 *[CANCELLED]* TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
October 24, 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 24-26
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 13, 2014 TBA Annual All Riders Birthday Ride - 50 miles, All Paces
September 05, 2014 9th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
July 05, 2014 JULY 5th: TBA "4th of July Ride and Social"
June 28, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00 pm, Norfolk
May 24, 2014 250-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Lake Gaston/Ahoskie
May 21, 2014 Ride of Silence (Norfolk)
May 21, 2014 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 17, 2014 38th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 10, 2014 2014 Capital-to-Capital (Cap2Cap) Bike Ride
May 03, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 42 Miles
April 19, 2014 190-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Lake Gaston
April 05, 2014 Chippokes Weekend Tour
March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
March 22, 2014 125-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Skippers
March 09, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00pm, North Suffolk
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
February 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
February 09, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 21 Miles
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
January 01, 2014 Randonneurs (RUSA) 64-mile ride - Suffolk
December 22, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 26 Miles - 12:30 PM
November 17, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 31 Miles
November 09, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 35 Miles
November 02, 2013 TBA Fall Celebration Ride
October 20, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 34 Miles
October 12, 2013 Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Norfolk
October 05, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 32 Miles
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
July 07, 2013 Team TriPower - Austin King Memorial Ride
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
June 09, 2013 1pm: Ride and clean litter from VB bike trail
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 25, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 25 May - 8:30 AM
May 18, 2013 37th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 11, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 11 May - 10 AM
May 05, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 30 Miles - 5 May - 10 AM
May 04, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 30 Miles - 4 May - 9 AM
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
April 14, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40/50 Miles - 14 Apr - 09:30 AM
April 07, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 37 Miles - 7 Apr - 10:30 AM
April 04, 2013 TBA Thursday Night Ride - 21 miles - Fat Frogs Chesapeake - 6 PM
March 23, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 36 Miles - 23 Mar - 1 pm
March 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 32 Miles - 16 Mar - 11 am
March 10, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 31 Miles - 10 Mar - 1 pm
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
March 02, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 28 Miles - 2 Mar - 11am
February 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 16 Feb - 11am
February 02, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 2 Feb - 11am
January 13, 2013 21st Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2013 15th Annual Frank Penello New year’s Day Ride, all paces
November 03, 2012 TBA Fall Ride, Picnic and Swap Meet
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
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