Tidewater Bicycle Association

B 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 04, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd (SR633), Suffolk

    B Pace          8:00 am         65 miles         Smithfield

    TBA ride from the W. Branch Reservoir in Suffolk through Isle of Wight and Surry counties with a lunch stop at the Smithfield Ice Cream Shop at the 50-mile point.  Cue sheet, map, and directions provided below.

    Leader:  Paul Gordy, 403-5914 / blueridgecyclist@gmail.com

    From:  Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd, Suffolk

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

    View/Download Cue Sheet/Map/Directions (pdf)
    View/Download Cue Sheet/Map/Directions (xlsx)


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    • 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)



     

    • April 18, 2015
    • 8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Williamsburg - start at Waller Mill Park
    B Pace          8:15 am       55 miles        Williamsburg

    TBA ride on the “Old 55-mile Williamsburg Road Race Course”, a scenic route with little traffic and a few rolling hills. Lunch afterwards at Pierce’s BBQ in Williamsburg is optional.  Cue sheet, map, and directions provided below.

    Leader:  Paul Gordy, 403-5914 / blueridgecyclist@gmail.com

    From:  Meet at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg
    ($2.00 parking fee – gate to park opens at 8am)

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

    View/Download Cue Sheet


    • 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 28, 2015 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
March 22, 2015 TBA Charity Training Ride - 31 Miles
March 21, 2015 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
March 14, 2015 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
March 07, 2015 2015 TBA Chili Ride
February 28, 2015 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 21, 2015 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
February 07, 2015 50-mi. B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 31, 2015 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 24, 2015 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
January 17, 2015 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 10, 2015 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield - RIDE CANCELLED!!!
January 01, 2015 17th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
January 01, 2015 Tidewater Randonneurs 100k ride - Suffolk
December 13, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
December 06, 2014 65-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
November 28, 2014 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
November 22, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
November 15, 2014 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
November 08, 2014 Pierce's BBQ Century, 100 miles, B pace
November 01, 2014 *[CANCELLED]* TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
October 24, 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 24-26
October 12, 2014 "Bikes, Bridges, Ferries, and Trains!" ride; 20 miles; B-Pace
October 11, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
September 27, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 20, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
September 13, 2014 TBA Annual All Riders Birthday Ride - 50 miles, All Paces
September 05, 2014 9th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
September 01, 2014 52-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 30, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 23, 2014 82-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
August 17, 2014 Quick Draw - 27 Miles -Dismal Swamp Canal, Chesapeake - 9AM
August 14, 2014 TBA Fun and Fitness Ride; 21 miles; B Pace; Va Beach
August 03, 2014 YMCA (Norfolk) to Jordan Bridge & back; 10+ miles; B Pace
July 13, 2014 Quick Draw - 29 Miles -Dismal Swamp Canal, Chesapeake - 9AM
July 05, 2014 JULY 5th: TBA "4th of July Ride and Social"
July 05, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
June 29, 2014 "River to Bay to Ocean": Final leg of John Deuel's cross-country ride
June 28, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00 pm, Norfolk
June 21, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
June 07, 2014 82-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
May 30, 2014 Camp-Bike-Canoe-Geocache Weekend
May 26, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
May 25, 2014 TBA Charity Training - 42mi. B/C pace Suffolk/Smithfield
May 24, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
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
May 03, 2014 17th Annual Pedal the Parkway 2014
May 03, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
April 19, 2014 82-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
April 19, 2014 190-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Lake Gaston
April 13, 2014 "Bikes, Bridges, Ferries, and Trains!" ride; 20 miles; B/C-Pace
April 12, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
April 05, 2014 Chippokes Weekend Tour
March 29, 2014 82-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
March 23, 2014 Kings Grant (Va Bch) to Chesapeake Bay, 21–28 mi. B-pace
March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
March 22, 2014 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
March 22, 2014 125-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Skippers
March 16, 2014 "Bikes, Bridges, Ferries, and Trains!" ride; 20 miles; B-Pace
March 15, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
March 09, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00pm, North Suffolk
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
March 01, 2014 52-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
February 22, 2014 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 16, 2014 28-mi. B-pace, Kings Grant (Va Bch) to Chesapeake Bay
February 15, 2014 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 09, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 21 Miles
February 08, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
February 01, 2014 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 25, 2014 80 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
January 18, 2014 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
January 11, 2014 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Surry
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
December 14, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
December 07, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Surry
November 29, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
November 23, 2013 80 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
November 17, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 31 Miles
November 16, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
November 10, 2013 TBA Fun and Fitness Ride, 21-25 miles, Va Beach
November 09, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 35 Miles
November 09, 2013 Pierce's BBQ Century, 100 miles, B pace
November 02, 2013 TBA Fall Celebration Ride
October 25, 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 25-27
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 28, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 21, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
September 02, 2013 Quick Draw - 28 Miles - Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
September 02, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 31, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 24, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
July 27, 2013 Bikes at the Beach
July 13, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
June 22, 2013 Quick Draw - 28 Miles from Bike Beat Hillcrest
June 15, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
June 09, 2013 1pm: Ride and clean litter from VB bike trail
June 02, 2013 Ride2Recovery Honor Ride Virginia Beach
June 01, 2013 Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride 2013
May 27, 2013 Quick Draw - Frog to Frog - 27 May - 9:00 AM
May 27, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
May 25, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 25 May - 8:30 AM
May 25, 2013 80 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
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 Climbing Practice on the Jordan Bridge! 42 miles
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 28, 2013 CANCELLED! - Climbing Practice on the Jordan Bridge! 36 miles
April 27, 2013 VB Justice Initiative Freedom Ride
April 27, 2013 CANCELLED! - Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
April 21, 2013 "Pedal Up to Cleanup" Ride - All Paces, 1:00pm
April 20, 2013 2013 Hampton Rds Tour de Cure
April 14, 2013 Climbing Practice on the Jordan Bridge! 36 miles
April 14, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40/50 Miles - 14 Apr - 09:30 AM
April 13, 2013 80 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
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 30, 2013 80 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield/Chippokes
March 23, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 36 Miles - 23 Mar - 1 pm
March 23, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
March 17, 2013 Bikes, Bridges, Ferries, and Trains! 20 miles, B Pace
March 17, 2013 31 miles, B/C Pace, CLAMS training ride
March 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 32 Miles - 16 Mar - 11 am
March 16, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
March 13, 2013 B Pace Ride to the TBA Meeting on Wednesday!
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
March 02, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield - CANCELLED!
February 23, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 16 Feb - 11am
February 16, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
February 09, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
February 02, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 2 Feb - 11am
February 02, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 26, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
January 19, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 12, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
January 06, 2013 Bikes, Ferries, and Trains! 20 miles, B Pace
January 05, 2013 TBA Ride - 50 Miles Great Bridge Cyclery, Chesapeake - 10:30 AM
January 05, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
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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