Tidewater Bicycle Association

D 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

    • March 07, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Smartmouth Brewery, 1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk's Chelsea
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    Join the Tidewater Bicycle Association for the 2015 Edition
    of the Chili Ride at Smartmouth Brewery! 

    Come join your fellow cyclists for an all paces ride with distance options from 10-28 miles. Shorter distance/ slower paced rides will go north along the Elizabeth River trail through ODU and Larchmont and longer distance/faster paced rides will travel to the Jordan bridge to perform an assault on "Mt Norfolk". The rides are FREE.

    Enjoy an assortment of chili and non-alcoholic refreshments after your ride.

    TBA members - Bring a pot of chili to share: FREE (limited number)
    TBA members: $10
    Non-members: $15

    Registration and Check-in: 8:00 AM
    Rides start promptly at: 8:30 AM
    Rides finish at approximately 10:00 AM
    Meal starts: 10:00 AM (Beer is available for purchase)
    Meal finishes: 11:30 AM
    Beer drinking continues as long as you like.

    Registration is limited to 150 participants and ends March 5th. Sorry no walk-ups.

    Parking: MHI lot, East of Orapax St., side streets (NOT IN FRONT OF CHKD as they work Saturdays)

    • 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

Past events

January 01, 2015 17th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 13, 2014 TBA Annual All Riders Birthday Ride - 50 miles, All Paces
August 10, 2014 "Guilt Free" ice cream ride; 12-15 miles; C/D pace; Va Beach
August 03, 2014 12-15 miles; C/D Pace; Thalia/Kings Grant, Va Beach
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 30, 2014 Camp-Bike-Canoe-Geocache Weekend
May 24, 2014 "Ride to the River" Bike Tour 2014 - D pace
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 04, 2014 BikeFest Chesapeake 2014
May 03, 2014 17th Annual Pedal the Parkway 2014
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 24, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 17, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 10, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 03, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 27, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 27, 2013 Bikes at the Beach
July 20, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 13, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
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 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)
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
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
January 01, 2013 15th Annual Frank Penello New year’s Day Ride, all paces
November 10, 2012 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2012 (Rescheduled)
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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