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

    • 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!
    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 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: $15/shirt at event.

    The Knotts Island T-Shirt will be quality, all cotton material. 
    A limited number of T-Shirts will be available for sale on race day for $15.  Please bring cash for T-shirt transaction.

    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 21, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • T.B.D.

    The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves. Come out for this TBA ride to help raise awareness.

    Ride details will be finalized shortly; please check back here later.

    From: T.B.D.

    Leader:  T.B.D. 


    • May 24, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • First Landing State Park NEW Trail Center, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

    Dust off your bicycle, pump up your tires and get ready for our TBA - Lynnhaven River NOW "Ride to the River" Bicycle Tour on Saturday, May 24th, 10 am – 2 pm. We will leave from the new First Landing State Park Visitors Center, use the great new bike lane on Shore Drive and return to the Visitor's Center on the bike trail through First Landing State Park from the 64th Street entrance.

    There will be many opportunities to enjoy the flora and fauna of our watershed and views of the river on this TBA-guided ride. A box lunch and drinks will be provided and we will have a short talk on oyster restoration in the Lynnhaven during our lunch break.

    The total length of the trip will be approximately 14 miles and our pace will be casual for all levels of riders, including families. Some riding surfaces will be unpaved. Cost of the tour is $15 and covers your lunch and drinks. Raindate for event is June TBD.

    Cost:  $15 cost for lunch- indicate choice of turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken salad, or veggie sandwich, (chips and a drink included). Advanced registration required. $5 parking fee will be collected per car at park entrance day of the event. Ride your bike into the park and pay no fee. Carpool to share the cost with your riding partners.

    To register for the bike tour, please contact trista@lrnow.org or 757-962-5398

Past events

March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 09, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00pm, North Suffolk
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
January 01, 2014 16th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
October 13, 2013 "Guilt Free" ice cream ride 12-15 miles Va Beach
October 12, 2013 Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Norfolk
October 06, 2013 New rider orientation Va Beach
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 15, 2013 C/D paces "Guilt Free" ice cream ride 12-15 miles Va Beach
September 08, 2013 New rider orientation Va Beach
September 07, 2013 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2013
August 31, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 25, 2013 28 mi B & C & D paces Portsmouth
August 24, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 18, 2013 24 mi B & C & D paces Portsmouth
August 17, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 11, 2013 25 mi B & C & D paces Portsmouth
August 10, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 04, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
August 03, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 28, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 27, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 27, 2013 50 mi B & C paces Portsmouth
July 27, 2013 Bikes at the Beach
July 21, 2013 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 20, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 20, 2013 50 mi B & C paces Portsmouth
July 14, 2013 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 13, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 13, 2013 40 mi B & C paces Portsmouth
July 07, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 06, 2013 33 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
June 30, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
June 23, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
June 16, 2013 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
June 09, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
June 09, 2013 1pm: Ride and clean litter from VB bike trail
June 08, 2013 33 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
June 02, 2013 Ride2Recovery Honor Ride Virginia Beach
June 01, 2013 Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride 2013
May 26, 2013 45 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 19, 2013 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 18, 2013 TBA-Lynnhaven River NOW "Bayside History Tour"
May 18, 2013 37th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 15, 2013 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 12, 2013 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 05, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
April 28, 2013 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
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 36 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
April 07, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
March 31, 2013 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
March 24, 2013 36 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
March 17, 2013 36 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
March 10, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
March 03, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
February 24, 2013 26 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
February 17, 2013 26 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
February 10, 2013 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
February 03, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
January 27, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
January 20, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
January 13, 2013 26 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
January 06, 2013 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
January 01, 2013 15th Annual Frank Penello New year’s Day Ride, all paces
December 30, 2012 26 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
December 23, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
December 16, 2012 26 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
December 09, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
December 02, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
November 25, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
November 18, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
November 11, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
November 10, 2012 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2012 (Rescheduled)
November 04, 2012 22 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
November 03, 2012 TBA Fall Ride, Picnic and Swap Meet
October 28, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
October 21, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
October 14, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
October 07, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
September 30, 2012 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
September 29, 2012 35th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 23, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
September 22, 2012 Spokin' Through History Time Trial and Family Ride
September 16, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
September 09, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
September 02, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
August 26, 2012 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
August 19, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
August 15, 2012 10-12 mi D pace Virginia Beach
August 12, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
August 05, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 29, 2012 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 22, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 15, 2012 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 08, 2012 22 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
July 05, 2012 Bird Watching Bike Ride - Back Bay NWR
July 04, 2012 TBA July 4th Ride and Picnic
July 02, 2012 Bird Watching Bike Ride - Back Bay NWR
July 01, 2012 24 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 28, 2012 Bike in Portsmouth's Memorial Day Parade
May 27, 2012 40-65 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 20, 2012 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 19, 2012 "Ride to the River" Bike Tour 2012
May 16, 2012 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 16, 2012 Ride of Silence (Norfolk)
May 13, 2012 25 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 06, 2012 28 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
April 29, 2012 40 mi B,C,D paces Portsmouth
April 15, 2012 36 mi B/C/D paces - Portsmouth
April 08, 2012 24 mi B/C/D paces - Portsmouth
March 25, 2012 38 mi B/C/D paces - Portsmouth
March 18, 2012 36 mi B/C/D paces - Portsmouth
March 04, 2012 22 mi B/C/D paces and tandem - Portsmouth
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
January 01, 2012 14th Memorial Frank Penello New Year's Day Ride
October 16, 2011 12 mi Va Beach (new rider ride)
September 30, 2011 TBA's 34th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
 
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