Tidewater Bicycle Association

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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

    • September 20, 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.

    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.

    *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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    • 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.

    • September 27, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Williamsburg - start at Waller Mill Park
    B Pace          7:30 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.

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

    From:  Meet at Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg
    ($2.00 parking fee – gate to park opens at 7am)

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

    View/Download Cue Sheet


    • October 24, 2014
    • 2:00 PM
    • October 26, 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (Wildwood Campground)

    October 24–26

    Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend

    Join us for a weekend of stunning views and tough climbs on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).  We will use the Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (*formerly known as Wildwood Campground) as a base camp, and you can cycle as much or as little as you like.  Scheduled rides include a 50-mile ride on Saturday starting from H & H Restaurant at 8:30am (or arrive at 7:30am to join us for breakfast) and going south to MP85.7 (Peaks of Otter Restaurant) for lunch (with a spectacular view) and return.  The trip to Peaks of Otter takes you from the lowest point on the BRP (MP63.6, 668 ft.) where it crosses the James River, to the highest point on the BRP in VA (MP 76.5, 3950 ft.) atop Apple Orchard Mountain.  Bring lots of water for this 12-mile, 3,300' climb!  The 12-mile downhill on the way back is reward for your hard work!  No SAG support.  Optional rides if you arrive early on Friday and on Sunday morning. 

    Camping at Lynchburg NW / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (*formerly known as Wildwood Campground):  6252 Elon Rd., Monroe, VA  24574 (*from MP61 on the BRP, go 1 mile east on SR-130).  We typically reserve a group tent camping site and split the total costs per person / per night – contact Robert or Paul for details.

    H & H Restaurant (breakfast, dinner):  H & H Food Market, 11619 Lee Jackson Hwy, Big Island, VA  24526 (5 miles from campground on US Rt. 501), (434) 299-5153, open 7:30am – 8:30pm.  You can also cook in camp if you prefer.

    Peaks of Otter Restaurant (lunch on Saturday):  MP85.7, open 11:30am – 4:00pm for lunch.


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

    From:   Meet for breakfast (H & H Restaurant) on Saturday at 7:30am, for a ride start at 8:30am.

     

    • November 01, 2014
    • 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 and lunch is free for TBA members who register in advance;  lunch for non-members and walkups is $5.00.

    Start time:  9 AM

    From:  Windsor Castle Park
               301 Jericho Rd.
               Smithfield, VA  23430


    Cue Sheets:

    25 mile route
    35 mile route

    • November 08, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Western Branch Fishing Station, Girl Scout Rd, Suffolk

    B Pace     7:00 am     100 miles     Suffolk/Williamsburg

    Pierce's BBQ Century

    Join us for this fun TBA event.  The century breaks up nicely into 4 parts:  35 miles from Suffolk to the Jamestown Ferry, 15 miles from the ferry to Pierce's BBQ in Williamsburg for lunch, 15 miles back to the ferry, and 35 miles back to Suffolk. 

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

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

    *Note:  the route/cue sheet below may be subject to some minor modifications, depending on the status of the Route 637 (Orbit Road) Bridge Replacement project at the time of the ride (scheduled for completion "Fall 2014").  If you download these files in advance, please check back here just prior to the ride date to confirm whether the route has changed.

    *Cue sheet, map, and directions (PDF)

Past events

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 31, 2014 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (and beyond); 24-30 miles; C Pace
August 30, 2014 67-mi. B-pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 24, 2014 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (and beyond); 24-30 miles; C Pace
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 10, 2014 "Guilt Free" ice cream ride; 12-15 miles; C/D pace; Va Beach
August 10, 2014 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (and beyond); 24-30 miles; C Pace
August 03, 2014 12-15 miles; C/D Pace; Thalia/Kings Grant, Va Beach
August 03, 2014 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (and beyond); 24-30 miles; C Pace
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 27, 2014 Skyline Drive Weekend
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 "Ride to the River" Bike Tour 2014 - D pace
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 04, 2014 BikeFest Chesapeake 2014
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 26, 2014 TarWheel Century Ride
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 TBA Charity Training Ride - 30 Miles
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 12, 2014 22nd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
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 08, 2013 TBA Holiday Party
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 26, 2013 Spooky Halloween Cemetery Bike Ride, C pace, 50 miles
October 25, 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 25-27
October 20, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 34 Miles
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
October 05, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 32 Miles
October 05, 2013 Cycle Camden County
September 28, 2013 Williamsburg 55-mile ride, B pace
September 28, 2013 St. Mary's Century
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 21, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
September 15, 2013 C/D paces "Guilt Free" ice cream ride 12-15 miles Va Beach
September 14, 2013 Young Senior Cyclists Birthday Metric Century, C Pace, 62 miles
September 14, 2013 Surry Century
September 13, 2013 8th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
September 08, 2013 New rider orientation Va Beach
September 08, 2013 Shenandoah Valley Century
September 07, 2013 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2013
September 07, 2013 Corn Maze Ride, C Pace, 9am, Chesapeake
September 02, 2013 Quick Draw - 28 Miles - Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
September 02, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 31, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 31, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
August 25, 2013 Devil's Backbone Mountain Cross
August 24, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
August 24, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
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 30, 2013 Cycling the Hudson Valley
July 27, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 27, 2013 Bikes at the Beach
July 24, 2013 Grand Canyon/Southern Utah Tour
July 20, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 20, 2013 Wheels of Hope Ride
July 13, 2013 Cindy Lou's Coffee Shop Community TBA Ride Norfolk
July 13, 2013 65 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
July 07, 2013 Team TriPower - Austin King Memorial Ride
July 07, 2013 Cycling the Erie Canal
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 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 27, 2013 Quick Draw - Frog to Frog - 27 May - 9:00 AM
May 27, 2013 50 mi B pace Suffolk/Smithfield
May 25, 2013 32-43 miles, A-C paces, Northern Neck
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 TBA-Lynnhaven River NOW "Bayside History Tour"
May 18, 2013 37th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 15, 2013 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 11, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 11 May - 10 AM
May 08, 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive Tour (10 days)
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 26, 2013 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour
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 05, 2013 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour - Moved to April 26-28
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 13, 2013 21st Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
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
December 01, 2012 TBA Holiday Party
November 10, 2012 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2012 (Rescheduled)
November 03, 2012 TBA Fall Ride, Picnic and Swap Meet
October 27, 2012 CANCELED- Spooky Halloween Ride, C Pace, 50 miles
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
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