Tidewater Bicycle Association

37th Annual Knotts Island Century

  • May 18, 2013
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wallaceton Ruritan Club, 4032 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322


  • Volunteer to help put on one our area's premier cycling events! Help is needed with rest stops, rider check-in, kitchen, SAG drivers and others. Volunteer today!
  • Special TBA member rate - please login using your email address to receive.

    TBA family members may register spouses and family at the special member rate. However, to register non-TBA member guests, please use a separate "Rider (Non-TBA member)" registration transaction instead.

Great Ride + Great Food - Come Share the Camaraderie


The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents its signature event, the 37th 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.

Notice as of 05/16/2013: due to a bridge closure along a key road the routes have changed. Be sure to download or pickup the latest cue sheet.

We're sorry, but the 10 am Ferry Metric Century route is sold out.

A new route has been added! Look for the "English Century - No Ferry Option" below!


This year's registration includes an event logo’d pair of socks, SAG support, tasty food/rest stops, sports drinks, cue sheets, and well-marked routes. Again this year the TBA C.L.A.M.S. sponsored cookie stop is back! Also included is a post ride meal for each rider and volunteer.

· 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!

Online registration (only) is open from now until May 15, 2013. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee your choice of sock size after April 5, 2013. Also, ferry capacity is limited to 100 cyclists per ferry - so register on-line early!

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

Four Routes to Choose From


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.

English Century cue sheet

English Century gpx file


The English Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 100 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties, rural Chesapeake and Va Beach, then back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.

English Century No Ferry cue sheet

English Century No Ferry gpx file


Please note(05/13/2013): the 10 am Ferry Metric Century route is sold out. However, there is still plenty of room on the 12:00 ferry.

The metric century riders will bike 33 miles directly to Knotts Island and take the 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon ferry to Currituck, North Carolina. Upon landing approximately an hour later they will bike 33 miles back to Chesapeake through Currituck and Camden counties and home to the Ruritan Club.

The English & Metric riders will pass each other at the Knotts Island Ferry landing. Both English and Metric Centuries will bike through the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge on NC route 615 – a beautiful stretch of road with wildlife and scenery on both sides of the road – remember to enjoy the view!

Metric Century cue sheet

Metric Century gpx file


The Half Metric Century riders will travel the English and metric century routes to the Blackwater Fire Station rest stop in rural Virginia Beach and then travel back to the Ruritan Club.

Half Metric Century cue sheet

Half Metric Century gpx file

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 near Currituck. 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.

Cancellation Policy: The KI Century is a rain or shine event. Cancellations will be accepted until no later than midnight on Friday, May 10th. Contact knottsisland@tbarides.org

Lodging and other Activities

For lodging and information about other activities in Southeastern Virginia, contact the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce at 757-622-2312 or visit www.hamptonroadschamber.com


Wallaceton Ruritan Club

4032 Bunch Walnuts Road

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

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