Tidewater Bicycle Association

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

    • April 19, 2014
    • 6:00 AM
    • Suffolk West Shopping Center (West Constance Rd. at Washington St. in Suffolk)

    A/B Pace          6:00 am          190 miles          Suffolk

    190-mile Randonneuring ride.  Flat ride with some rolling hills from Suffolk to Lake Gaston and return.

    Leader:  Keith Sutton, 757-646-5641 / sksuttonmd@cox.net

    From:  Suffolk West Shopping Center (West Constance Rd. at Washington St. in Suffolk)

     

    • 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!

    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
    • 6:00 AM
    • Suffolk West Shopping Center (West Constance Rd. at Washington St. in Suffolk)

    A/B Pace          6:00 am          250 miles          Suffolk

    Flat ride with some rolling hills, from Suffolk to Lake Gaston, then returning via Ahoskie.

    Leader:  Keith Sutton, 757-646-5641 / sksuttonmd@cox.net

    From:  Suffolk West Shopping Center (West Constance Rd. at Washington St. in Suffolk)

     

Past events

April 12, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 30 Miles
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
September 29, 2012 35th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 22, 2012 Spokin' Through History Time Trial and Family Ride
July 04, 2012 TBA July 4th Ride and Picnic
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
January 08, 2012 20th Annual Peter Teeuwen Memorial Ride
January 01, 2012 14th Memorial Frank Penello New Year's Day Ride
September 30, 2011 TBA's 34th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
 
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