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TBA Suffolk Century

  • September 30, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Bethlehem Ruritan, 140 Manning Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434


New event!

Come out for the very first TBA Suffolk Century!

With any century it's all about the ride. Do you like quiet country roads? We got 'em! Minimal turns? We've done that, especially in the first 66 miles. Want fully supported 43, 66 and 100 mile routes? Yes, with rest stops, porta-johns and SAG support.

Our routes are designed so that you don't have to commit to the century until mile 61. Feeling perky? Go for 100! Legs don't have it in them today? The finish is 5 more miles ahead.

For those riding 100 miles and a companion who's going for 43, you can even time your paces to meet along the green loop (mile 62+) and ride the last 30-40 miles together.

But why ride this event? For fitness, for challenge, for fun, for friends! More importantly, the funds raised here directly support better bicycling throughout our area.


  • 43, 66 and 100 mile routes      
  • enjoy Starbucks coffee and juice at the start
  • from the Suffolk start the metric century loops down through North Carolina and back. The century option comes near the end (at mile 61).
  • pro bike mechanic (Gonzo Gears) at start   
  • SAG support
  • up to six rest stops spaced every 12-17 miles
  • post ride meal and social with fellow cyclists
  • start/finish is conveniently located just off of US-58 near the west end of the Suffolk bypass.
  • terrain is mostly flat, but occasionally spiced up with gentle hills.
  • take advantage of early registration rates until midnight, August 31st.


6:45 am 66 & 100 mile rider check-in begins

7:30 am 66 & 100 mile riders depart

8:00 am all century and metric riders must be on the road

9:45 am 43 mi rider check-in begins

10:15 am 43 mi riders depart

11:30 am post ride meal begins

4:00 pm post ride meal ends

5:00 pm all riders must be off the road. No exceptions.

Cue sheets & gpx files (last updated 9/25/17 @8 pm):

Century: pdf    gpx  
Metric century: pdf   gpx 
43 mile cruise: pdf  gpx    

Registration fee:

  • TBA member: $50 to 9/28         
  • Guest: $60 to 9/28       

Online advance registration only closes 8 pm Thursday, September 28th. Sorry, no walkups.

***Cancellation policy***

This is a rain or shine event.

Cancellations may be made for any reason with full refund until midnight local on Sunday, September 24th.

Should cancellation of the event because of Acts of God or other reasons beyond TBA's control becomes necessary no refunds will be made.

Parking map: pdf

TBA thanks the following businesses and organizations for supporting this year's event:

Gonzo Gears

Bethlehem Ruritan Club

Al Forno Pizzeria

Cabintowne Country Store

City of Suffolk

Somerton Friends Meeting

Starbucks Coffee - Suffolk location

Weaver Auto Service

@2017 Tidewater Bicycle Association

Tidewater Bicycle Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 66522, Virginia Beach, VA 23466-6522

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