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Non-Recurring Rides

Remember...Helmets are required on all TBA rides

Ride Paces

 A Pace:

 19 to 21 MPH with few stops

 B Pace:

 16 to 18 MPH with some stops

 C Pace:

 13 to 15 MPH with some stops

 D Pace:

 10 to 12 MPH with frequent stops

Upcoming events

    • September 08, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • September 10, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Skyline Drive - Big Meadows Campground

    September 8—10

    11th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend

    Join us for a weekend of stunning views and challenging climbs on the beautiful Skyline Drive.  We will use Big Meadows Campground (MP51) as a base camp, and you can cycle as little or as much as you like (see options below).  Cue sheets will be provided.  No SAG support!

    Big Meadows is the premier campground on the Skyline Drive and features hot showers, visitor center, hiking trails, large camp store & café, and a nice restaurant in the lodge.  The campground may fill up, so making a reservation (Loop-A recommended) is a good idea.  I have already reserved site A062, if you want to reserve a site nearby.  Note that there is a $25 entrance fee for cars on the Skyline Drive (valid for 7 days) and $10.00 for bicycles (covered by a car pass).  Dining options include eating at restaurants at Big Meadows (my choice) or cooking in camp.

    Scheduled rides will include:

    Friday (20 miles):  Cycle from Big Meadows to Skyland and back.

    Saturday (60 miles):   starting at 8 a.m., Cycle from Big Meadows to Luray and back (with a lunch stop in Luray at "West Main Market" (gourmet deli), 123 W. Main St.).  This is a very challenging ride with 7,000 feet of climbing.  There are other options for shorter rides.

    Sunday (20 miles):  Cycle along the Skyline Drive after breakfast before packing up and heading home.
      
      Cue Sheet and Elevation Profile  (for Saturday ride ... NOTE:  pdf Cue Sheet shows mileage/directions to "Artisans Grill" in Luray (closed) - continue straight on Main Street approx. 0.2 miles further to our NEW lunch stop:  "West Main Market", at 123 W. Main Street - this will be roughly 2.9 miles after turning left onto US-211 BUS from US-211.)


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

    From:  Drive to Big Meadows on Friday.  Contact Paul about possible carpooling.


     

     

    • September 09, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Surry Athletic Field - 45 School St., Surry, VA 23883

    Surry Century Rides

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Hosted by the Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA), the Surry Century Rides of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles consist of 3 loops (25, 25 and 50 miles) over flat to slightly rolling terrain - you decide how far you want to ride.  The rides begin at the Surry Athletic Field, behind the Surry Courthouse.

    Experience the heart of Southeastern Virginia by bike.  See rural towns, farmland, historic plantations, and very few cars.  During your visit, consider visiting some of the local attractions, such as Chippokes Plantation State Park, historic Bacon's Castle, and the Hampton Roads Winery in Elberon, VA.

    For more information and/or to register for the Surry Century Rides, go to:  http://www.pbabicycling.org/surrycenturyrides   


    Ride Director:  Sharon Bochman,  bochman@cox.net

    HELMETS ARE REQUIRED !!! 
     
    • September 22, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • September 24, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Chincoteague Island

    Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
    September 22 24, 2017

     

    This is a weekend at Chincoteague Island of casual cycling on flat roads.


    Accommodations:  

    Best Western Chincoteague – at the group rate of $95.24 + tax. Make your own reservations by August 11 (757-336-6557) and tell them you are with TBA.

    Maddox Campground – about $26.00 /night with 2 tents on the site. With electricity – $34.00. (757-336-3111).

    Tom’s Cove Campground (5 stars / nice view) – about $39.00 /night with 2 tents/one car on the site. $50.00 with electricity and water. (757-336-6498).


    Weekend schedule:  

    Friday evening - dinner in town.

    Saturday morning6:30 a.m. Sunrise bike ride to the beach, followed by motel breakfast.   At 8:30 we carpool to Snow Hill to then cycle to Berlin, MD for lunch (≈42 miles round trip).  Cue sheets and SAG provided.

    Sat. evening - 5:30 p.m. Pot Luck Wine and Cheese in motel lobby, then dinner in town or just get local ice cream.

    Sunday - 6:30 a.m. Sunrise bike ride to the beach, Breakfast in motel lobby and bike tour of Assateague Island looking for wild ponies and tour of Lighthouse.


    This is a great social event of cycling, eating and sightseeing.

    Fran and Fred Adams: 757-467-2775 / Bikalot@Verizon.net  

     


    • 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.

    Highlights:

    • 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.

     Schedule:

    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:

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

    Registration fee:

    • TBA member: $40 thru 8/31; $50 9/1 to 9/28         
    • Guest: $50 thru 8/31; $60 9/1 to 9/28       

    Online advance registration only closes 11 am 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.

    Parking map: pdf

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

    Gonzo Gears

    Bethlehem Ruritan Club

    Cabintowne Country Store

    CenturyLink Communications

    City of Suffolk

    Somerton Friends Meeting

    Starbucks Coffee - Suffolk location

    Weaver Auto Service

Past events

May 06, 2017 41st Annual Knotts Island Century
April 22, 2017 Chippokes Weekend Tour
April 08, 2017 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
March 11, 2017 2017 TBA Chili Ride
January 15, 2017 25th Annual TBA Peter and Gerald Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2017 19th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
November 26, 2016 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
November 05, 2016 TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
October 21, 2016 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 21 – 23
September 23, 2016 Eastern Shore Getaway
September 10, 2016 Surry Century
May 28, 2016 PBA's Annual Smithfield Challenge
May 18, 2016 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 07, 2016 40th Annual Knotts Island Century
April 22, 2016 Skyline Drive - 2 Day Loaded Tour
March 12, 2016 2016 TBA Chili Ride
January 10, 2016 24th Annual TBA Peter and Gerald Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2016 18th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
November 28, 2015 TBA Century Ride along entire Virginia Capital Trail (104-mi. round-trip)
November 14, 2015 TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
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)
August 02, 2015 Smithfield Regional Bike Ride with Neighboring Bike Clubs
July 04, 2015 TBA 4th of July Ride and Social
June 28, 2015 TBA Bike to the Tides
June 05, 2015 Washington DC Tour with Baseball Games
May 20, 2015 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 02, 2015 39th Annual Knotts Island Century
April 12, 2015 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 42 Miles - 12 Apr 15
April 11, 2015 Chippokes Weekend Tour
March 07, 2015 2015 TBA Chili Ride
January 11, 2015 23rd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2015 17th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
January 01, 2015 Tidewater Randonneurs 100k ride - Suffolk
November 01, 2014 *[CANCELLED]* TBA Fall Celebration Ride & Picnic
October 24, 2014 Blue Ridge Parkway Weekend, October 24-26
September 26, 2014 37th Annual TBA Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
September 13, 2014 TBA Annual All Riders Birthday Ride - 50 miles, All Paces
September 05, 2014 9th Annual Skyline Drive Weekend
July 05, 2014 JULY 5th: TBA "4th of July Ride and Social"
June 28, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00 pm, Norfolk
May 24, 2014 250-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Lake Gaston/Ahoskie
May 21, 2014 Ride of Silence (Norfolk)
May 21, 2014 Ride of Silence (Virginia Beach)
May 17, 2014 38th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 10, 2014 2014 Capital-to-Capital (Cap2Cap) Bike Ride
May 03, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 42 Miles
April 19, 2014 190-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Lake Gaston
April 05, 2014 Chippokes Weekend Tour
March 23, 2014 Helping Hands Ride for Don Peterson
March 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
March 22, 2014 125-mile Randonneuring ride - Suffolk/Skippers
March 09, 2014 "Pedal Up to Clean Up" Ride - Any Pace, 1:00pm, North Suffolk
March 08, 2014 2014 TBA Chili Ride (sold out)
February 22, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 26 Miles
February 09, 2014 TBA Charity Training Ride - 21 Miles
January 12, 2014 22nd Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2014 16th Annual Frank Penello New Year’s Day Ride, all paces
January 01, 2014 Randonneurs (RUSA) 64-mile ride - Suffolk
December 22, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 26 Miles - 12:30 PM
November 17, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 31 Miles
November 09, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training - 35 Miles
November 02, 2013 TBA Fall Celebration Ride
October 20, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 34 Miles
October 12, 2013 Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride Norfolk
October 05, 2013 TBA Quick Draw - 32 Miles
September 27, 2013 36th Annual Eastern Shore Getaway Weekend
July 07, 2013 Team TriPower - Austin King Memorial Ride
July 04, 2013 July 4th Ride and Social
June 09, 2013 1pm: Ride and clean litter from VB bike trail
June 09, 2013 Peter L Teuwen Memorial Omnium Time Trial
June 02, 2013 Ride2Recovery Honor Ride Virginia Beach
June 01, 2013 Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride 2013
May 25, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 25 May - 8:30 AM
May 18, 2013 37th Annual Knotts Island Century
May 11, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40 Miles - 11 May - 10 AM
May 05, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 30 Miles - 5 May - 10 AM
May 04, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 30 Miles - 4 May - 9 AM
April 27, 2013 VB Justice Initiative Freedom Ride
April 21, 2013 "Pedal Up to Cleanup" Ride - All Paces, 1:00pm
April 20, 2013 2013 Hampton Rds Tour de Cure
April 14, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 40/50 Miles - 14 Apr - 09:30 AM
April 07, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 37 Miles - 7 Apr - 10:30 AM
April 04, 2013 TBA Thursday Night Ride - 21 miles - Fat Frogs Chesapeake - 6 PM
March 23, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 36 Miles - 23 Mar - 1 pm
March 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 32 Miles - 16 Mar - 11 am
March 10, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 31 Miles - 10 Mar - 1 pm
March 09, 2013 2013 TBA Chili Ride
March 02, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 28 Miles - 2 Mar - 11am
February 16, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 16 Feb - 11am
February 02, 2013 TBA Charity Team Training Ride - 21 Miles - 2 Feb - 11am
January 13, 2013 21st Annual TBA Peter Teeuwen Memorial Bicycle Ride
January 01, 2013 15th Annual Frank Penello New year’s Day Ride, all paces
November 03, 2012 TBA Fall Ride, Picnic and Swap Meet
May 12, 2012 36th Annual Knotts Island Century
March 03, 2012 TBA Chili Ride
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