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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

    • 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 /
    rjshanks13@gmail.com

    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) 

    • May 06, 2017
    • 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wallaceton Ruritan Club, 4032 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
       

    41st Annual KNOTTS ISLAND CENTURY

    -  Riders preparing to board the KI Ferry (2014)  -

    Register NOW for this fun and unique TBA event !!!

    The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents our signature event, the 41st Annual Knotts Island Century ride, which will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

    Proceeds from this event benefit TBA's advocacy, safety and education programs. Nearly $20,000 was distributed locally during 2016 for bicycle related initiatives. Thank you for your support!

    We are offering four great routes this year, three of which have changed from previous years.

    (Changes: the ferry English century will now depart Knotts Island on the noon ferry. The ferry metric century will use either the 10 am or noon ferry. The non-ferry routes are also different.)

    Ferry Metric Century (58 miles)  (cue sheet) (gpx file)

    Ferry English Century (100 miles) (cue sheet) (gpx file)

    No-Ferry Metric Century (66 miles) (cue sheet) (gpx file)

    No-Ferry English Century (97 miles) (cue sheet) (gpx file)

    Please note: the above route descriptions and cue sheets are subject to change!!!

    Event Day Schedule
    6:30 am - Rider check-in opens   
    7:00 am - Routes open  
    9:00 am - Rider check-in closes  
    10:00 am - Ferry departs Knotts Island, heading for Currituck

    12:00 pm - (optional) BBQ @Wallaceton Ruritan Club
    12:00 pm - Ferry departs Knotts Island, hearding for Currituck  
    5:00 pm - Event Ends – ALL riders must be off the road

    Riders are required to obey all traffic laws governing bicycles on the open roadway.  Ride single file.  Most route roads are two-lane except for NC-168 which is a four-lane moderate traffic highway.  Helmets shall be worn at all times and earphones are not allowed!

    Ferry capacity is limited and NCDOT reserves the right to load less than the planned number of cyclists.  Be sure to allow sufficient time including breaks to reach the ferry specified on your registration.

    Registration

    Online (ONLY) registration is available through May 3, 2017

    • Through March 15th: TBA Member: $35 / Non-Member: $45
    • March 16th – April 22nd: TBA Member: $45 / Non-Member: $55
    • After April 22nd: TBA Member: $55/ Non-Member: $65

    OPTIONS: *(must be ordered during registration on or before 4/22 – NO sales on day of event):

    • Wallaceton Ruritan BBQ ticket (optional): $8 with registration; available starting approx. 12:00 pm. (Order through 4/22. No sales accepted after this date)
    • Knotts Island T-Shirt: $12 with registration ($14 for 2XL/3XL) (order through 4/22. No sales accepted after this date)
     Questions or problems registering? Contact us at KI Committee
     
    Other       

    Cancellation Policy:  The KI Century is a rain or shine event.  Inclement Weather/Act of God refunds will not be offered, as the majority of the registration funds will have already been spent on event planning such as City permits, port-a-john rentals, facility rentals, electronic sign boards, etc., and these costs cannot be recovered to refund to you.  This is standard policy for nearly all bicycle events and is non-negotiable.  Cancellations will be accepted until no later than midnight on Friday, April 15th.  Contact: treasurer@tbarides.org.


    ***This is a rain or shine event***   

          

    - Century riders aboard the KI Ferry -

     

Past events

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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