Tidewater Bicycle Association


Listed here are some popular out-of-town rides offered by our own TBA members, as well as by other bicycling clubs or associated organizations.  These are some of our favorite breakaway rides, as recommended by our members.

All are great ride events, providing an opportunity to expand your horizons and discover new & interesting places.  If you know of a particular event that you feel would be of interest to our members, please forward the event information to touring@tbarides.org.

Upcoming events

    • May 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • Thomas Hunter Middle School, 387 Church St., Mathews, VA 23109


    “CASUAL” – “FLAT” – “LAID BACK” – “FUN” – “EASY”
    Join us this year on May 20, 2017 in Mathews County, Virginia

    The County of Mathews, the Mathews Land Conservancy, and the Mathews Visitor Center invite you to the 19th Annual Tour de Chesapeake!  Celebrate the arrival of spring with a weekend of scenic cycling – great FLAT routes with views of the water everywhere you turn, delicious local eats, toe-tapping music, and nice, down-home folks to help you with whatever you need!

    Tour de Chesapeake is a family-friendly cycling event located in Mathews County, on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.  The supported ride is all day on Saturday, but we hope you will make a weekend of it and see all Mathews has to offer.  We have lined up a whole assortment of things for you to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday too!

    • Fully Supported Saturday Ride (Rest Stops and SAG)
    • Great Scenery and Historical Sites
    • Free Onsite Camping Available
    • Home Hosting Option – see lodging for details
    • Multiple Route Choices
    • Families Welcome
    • Breakfast Available Saturday
    • Box Lunch Advance Purchase Option at Williams Wharf Landing
    • Saturday Night Seafood Feast and Party at the Wharf
    • Dessert Reception at THMS, Ride Headquarters
    • 6th Annual  “Art deTour” on Saturday

    Information and registration:


    • June 17, 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • Onancock Town Square, Onancock, VA

    Revel in our relaxed beauty tucked between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  This land between two waters is sprinkled with quaint towns of picturesque streets lined with historic homes, museums, art galleries and shops.  The countryside features miles of farmland as well as country roads.

    Hosted by The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

    Information and registration:


Past events

April 22, 2017 Chippokes Weekend Tour
April 08, 2017 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
November 26, 2016 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
October 21, 2016 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 21 – 23
September 23, 2016 Eastern Shore Getaway
September 11, 2016 Shenandoah Valley Century
September 10, 2016 Surry Century
August 12, 2016 Tour de Frederick
June 18, 2016 Le Tour de Shore
May 28, 2016 PBA's Annual Smithfield Challenge
April 22, 2016 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour
December 04, 2015 TBA Ride(s) around Washington DC area & the National Christmas Tree
November 28, 2015 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
October 23, 2015 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 23-25
September 25, 2015 *[CANCELLED]* 38th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 11, 2015 10th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
August 04, 2015 Tour of Maine - August 2015 (9 days)
June 05, 2015 Washington DC Tour with Baseball Games
May 09, 2015 Outer Banks Tour - May 2015 (7 days)
April 11, 2015 Chippokes Weekend Tour
October 24, 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 24-26
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 05, 2014 9th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
June 27, 2014 Skyline Drive Weekend
May 10, 2014 2014 Capital-to-Capital (Cap2Cap) Bike Ride
May 03, 2014 17th Annual Pedal the Parkway 2014
April 26, 2014 TarWheel Century Ride
April 05, 2014 Chippokes Weekend Tour
October 25, 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 25-27
October 05, 2013 Cycle Camden County
September 28, 2013 St. Mary's Century
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 14, 2013 Surry Century
September 13, 2013 8th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
September 08, 2013 Shenandoah Valley Century
August 25, 2013 Devil's Backbone Mountain Cross
July 30, 2013 Cycling the Hudson Valley
July 27, 2013 Bikes at the Beach
July 24, 2013 Grand Canyon/Southern Utah Tour
July 20, 2013 Wheels of Hope Ride
July 07, 2013 Cycling the Erie Canal
May 25, 2013 32-43 miles, A-C paces, Northern Neck
May 08, 2013 Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive Tour (10 days)
April 26, 2013 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour
April 05, 2013 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour - Moved to April 26-28
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