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

    • April 08, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Jamestown Settlement Parking Lot (intersection of Jamestown Rd and Greensprings Rd)

    B Pace          7:30 am       104 miles        VA Capital Trail

    The Virginia Capital Trail (VCT), fully completed as of Fall 2015, is an amazing cycling destination!  It has dozens of beautiful bridges, passes through scenic woods and farmlands, and is nicely paved the entire way.  On this TBA ride, we will cycle the entire 52 miles of the VCT from Jamestown to Richmond, eat lunch at the end of the trail in Richmond at "Bottoms Up Pizza" (excellent pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc.), then cycle the 52-mile trail back to Jamestown (104 miles total).  Restrooms, water, and convenience stores are located along the trail, and are listed on the Cue Sheet (available using links below – hardcopies will also be provided at the ride start).

    To allow time for sign-in and pre-ride briefing, please plan to arrive by no later than 7:15 a.m., to be ready for a 7:30 a.m. start.

      Remember to Bring:

    • Bike Helmet – helmets are required on all TBA rides;  no helmet = no ride!
    • Bike Lock – to lock up your bike at the lunch stop  
    • Money $$ – for lunch at "Bottoms Up Pizza" at the at the halfway point (end of the trail) in Richmond
    • Snacks for along the route – there is no SAG for this ride
    • Front & Rear Lights – (optional, but always a good idea to have

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

    From:  Meet at the Jamestown Settlement Parking Lot (near the Jamestown ferry) at the intersection of Jamestown Rd (31) and Greensprings Rd (359).

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

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

    There is also an interactive trail map available at: http://VirginiaCapitalTrail.org/trail/map


    • April 22, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • April 23, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • from Park-N-Ride at Indian River Rd. & Reon Dr.

    April 22--23          
        Chippokes Weekend Tour            

    Join us for a fun weekend of cycling and camping at Chippokes Plantation State Park.  We will cycle 67 miles on Saturday from Virginia Beach to Chippokes, camp for the night, and cycle back on Sunday (with lunch stops each day).  We may also cycle to Surry for dinner (12 miles RT) on Saturday.

    This is primarily a loaded ride, where each cyclist will carry camping gear, but others are welcome to join us if they provide their own SAG.  Cue sheet (*.pdf) and map provided below.  Call or email for more information.

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

    From:  Park-N-Ride at Indian River Road and Reon Drive  *(7:30 a.m. start)


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

    View/Download Cue Sheet/Map (pdf)

    (map of route to/from Chippokes Plantation State Park)


    (map of route into Surry for dinner – optional) 

    • 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

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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