Tidewater Bicycle Association

All Rides

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

    • August 23, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd (SR633), Suffolk

    B Pace          7:30 am         82 miles         Chippokes

    TBA ride from Suffolk to Surry to Chippokes State Park to Smithfield and back to Suffolk.  Plan on lunch at the Smithfield Ice Cream Shop at the 67-mile point in the ride.  Cue sheet, map, and directions (*.pdf) 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:  Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd, Suffolk

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

    *NOTE: A temporary route change (detour) now adds 2.2 mi. to the original 80-mi. route.

     

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

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

     


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    • August 24, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake [36.6876437, -76.3595914]

    C Pace           9:00 am           24-30 miles           Chesapeake

    An honest C Pace group ride (13-16 mph) starting from the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and around the quiet roads in southern Chesapeake.  Great way to get the week started and an option to go out to breakfast after the ride.  No rides in the rain.

    Leader:  Sam Gillette, 752-3563 / sam.gillette@cox.net

    From:  Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake  [36.6876437,-76.3595914]



    • August 30, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd (SR633), Suffolk

    B Pace          7:30 am         67 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 52-mile point.  Cue sheet, map, and directions provided below.

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

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

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

    *NOTE: A temporary route change (detour) now adds 2.2 mi. to the original 65-mi. route.

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


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    • August 31, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake [36.6876437, -76.3595914]

    C Pace           9:00 am           24-30 miles           Chesapeake

    An honest C Pace group ride (13-16 mph) starting from the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and around the quiet roads in southern Chesapeake.  Great way to get the week started and an option to go out to breakfast after the ride.  No rides in the rain.

    Leader:  Sam Gillette, 752-3563 / sam.gillette@cox.net

    From:  Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake  [36.6876437,-76.3595914]



    • September 26, 2014
    • September 28, 2014
    • Best Western Chincoteague

    TBA Eastern Shore Getaway
    September 26-28, 2014

    The 37th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend will take place September 26-28, 2014.  This is a weekend at Chincoteague Island of casual cycling on flat roads, dining in Island restaurants and social camaraderie.

    Our accommodations will be at the Best Western Chincoteague at a group rate of $85.99.  They are holding 15 rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.  The rate will apply to reservations made on or before August 22 with a 72-hour cancellation.  Make your own reservations by calling 757-336-6557 and mention you are with TBA.  Then let us know so we can add you to our list.

    The weekend’s schedule starts on Friday evening when groups form up to find dinner.  Saturday morning, we drive to Snow Hill and bike to Berlin, MD (think Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride) 40+ miles with cue sheets and SAG.  Saturday evening we bring goodies to share at our Wine and Cheese in motel lobby; dinner afterward or just go to the Creamery for home-made ice cream.  Sunday morning – motel breakfast followed by a bike tour of Assateague Island looking for the wild ponies and maybe a tour of the lighthouse.  Bus tours are also available into restricted area at 10:00 a.m. for $12.00.  Call 757-336-3696.

    This weekend is a great social event of meeting, greeting, eating, and bicycling, and most importantly - the riding is at whatever your pace or level can handle.  Questions – call Fran and Fred Adams at 757-467-2775 or email Bikalot@verizon.net.

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