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
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 on both sides of the road – 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 (67 MILES)
The metric century riders will bike 33 miles directly to Knotts Island and take the 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon ferry to Currituck, North Carolina. Upon landing approximately an hour later they will bike 33 miles back to Chesapeake through Currituck and Camden counties and home to the 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 ferry routes.
ENGLISH CENTURY - NO FERRY OPTION (100 MILES)
The English Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 100 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties, rural Chesapeake and Va Beach, then back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.METRIC CENTURY - NO FERRY OPTION (67 MILES)
The Metric Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 67 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties and rural Chesapeake, then back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
HALF METRIC CENTURY (33 MILES)
The Half Metric Century riders will bike 33 miles along country roads to the Moyock fire station rest stop and then travel 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. Unfortunately we are unable to offer T-shirts after April 15th. Also, ferry capacity is limited to 100 cyclists per ferry - so register on-line early!
Book by March 31st at last year's prices:
TBA Member: $35 through Mar. 31st/ $45 afterThe Knotts Island T-Shirt will be made of quality all cotton materials and feature a custom Knotts Island Century inspired design by Mike Rogers.
Non TBA Member: $45 through Mar. 31st/$55 after
TBA Knotts Island T-Shirts: $10/shirt
Post Ride Party (optional)
TBA leaders are researching a local restaurant bar for a post ride party. We are looking for a place that will give you food and drink specials and provide a nice atmosphere to socialize after the event. Participants will be own their own for the costs. This page will be updated once the details are known.
TBA is the process of working with the city of Chesapeake tourism to set aside a block of rooms at discounted rates for our out-of-town riders and guests. Information to be posted prior to March 25th.
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