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

    • April 11, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • April 12, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Park-N-Ride at Indian River Road and Reon Drive

    April 11--12
      Chippokes Weekend Tour

    Join us for a fun weekend of cycling and camping at Chippokes Plantation State Park.  We will cycle 67 miles on Saturday from Virginia Beach to Chippokes, camp for the night, and cycle back on Sunday (with lunch stops each day).  We may also cycle to Surry for dinner (12 miles RT) on Saturday.

    This is primarily a loaded ride, where each cyclist will carry camping gear, but others are welcome to join us if they provide their own SAG.  Cue sheet (*.pdf) and map provided below.  Call or email for more information.

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

    From:  Park-N-Ride at Indian River Road and Reon Drive  *(7:30 a.m. start)

    *To register (FREE), use the "Register" button on the left.

    View/Download Cue Sheet/Map (pdf)


     

     

    • May 02, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wallaceton Ruritan Club, 4032 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Great Ride + Great Food! Come Share the Camaraderie

    39th Annual KNOTTS ISLAND CENTURY

    The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents our signature event, the 39th 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 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 – 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 Chesapeake 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 April 29, 2014

    Book by Feb 28th at last year's prices:

    • Through Feb 28th: TBA Member: $35/ Non Member: $45
    • Through April 15th: TBA Member: $45/ Non Member: $55
    • After April 15th: TBA Member: $55/ Non Member: $65
    • Knotts Island T-Shirt: $10 with registration, $15 at event

    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, April 17th. Contact president@tbarides.org

    • July 04, 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • North West River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA

    Saturday, July 4th

    This year's traditional TBA 4th of July Ride and Social will be held once again at Northwest River Park on Indian Creek Rd. in the City of Chesapeake.  Gates at the park open at 8:00 am and rides will depart promptly at 8:30 am from the large group shelter area.  Riders can choose between two different route distance options - a 20-mile route and a 40-mile route.  You can choose to go at your own pace or to ride with a group.  Afterwards there will be an informal social gathering at the shelter.  TBA will be renting the pavilion and providing cold drinks.  We are asking for volunteers to bring something yummy to share as a post-ride snack or appetizer.  Come out for a great ride with even greater company!

    Cue Sheets:  20ish and 40ish


    • 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 season 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 details TBD.

    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

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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