Tidewater Bicycle Association

Meetings and Events

List of upcoming meetings and special events.

Upcoming events

    • 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

    • May 13, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

    TBA General Membership Meeting

    Every other month throughout the year we hold a general membership meeting.


    Details to follow...

    • 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 11, 2015 TBA general membership meeting
March 07, 2015 2015 TBA Chili Ride
January 14, 2015 TBA general membership meeting
January 11, 2015 23rd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2015 17th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
December 07, 2014 TBA Holiday Party
November 12, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
November 01, 2014 *[CANCELLED]* TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 10, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
September 05, 2014 9th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
July 09, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
July 05, 2014 JULY 5th: TBA "4th of July Ride and Social"
June 29, 2014 "River to Bay to Ocean": Final leg of John Deuel's cross-country ride
June 27, 2014 Skyline Drive Weekend
June 13, 2014 Smart Cycling Skills 101
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 06, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
May 04, 2014 BikeFest Chesapeake
March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 12, 2014 TBA general membership meeting
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
January 12, 2014 22nd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2014 16th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
December 08, 2013 TBA Holiday Party
November 13, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
November 02, 2013 TBA Fall Celebration Ride
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 13, 2013 8th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
September 11, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
September 07, 2013 "Fall on the River" Bike Tour 2013
July 10, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
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 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 08, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
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 13, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
March 13, 2013 B Pace Ride to the TBA Meeting on Wednesday!
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
January 13, 2013 21st Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 09, 2013 TBA general membership meeting
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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