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    • October 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Big Ugly Brewing, 1296 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, VA 23322
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    Oktoberfest Ride
    Big Ugly Brewery

    Come join your fellow cyclists for a beautiful and scenic fall ride through the Chesapeake countryside. We will have four different pace/distance options ranging from 26 to 55 kilometers (16-34 miles).   

    The ride will be followed by traditional German fare (food). So brush up on your German and break out your Lederhosen.  Big Ugly brewing will have a variety of beer selections available for purchase.

    Bikes on the road at 9 am and Brats with fixings upon return. Helmets are required and cue sheets will be available.

    Food tickets using online registration are free for TBA members, $5 for guests. In order that we have an accurate head count, registration ends on Thursday, Oct 19th. 

    Just the ride only (no food ticket) is free and no registration is required.

    We hope you'll join us for this fall ride and Oktoberfest with fellow cyclists and friends. Volunteers are asked to contact Mike Rogers at mikerogers53@cox.net.

    • November 18, 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
    • Front & Rear Lights – we should finish before dark, but bring lights just in case – the trail is not lit and wooded sections could get very dark later in the day
    • 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

    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


@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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