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39th Annual Knotts Island Century

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By nslamartin - Posted on 09 February 2015

05/02/2015 7:00 am
05/02/2015 4:30 pm

TBA is proud to announce the opening of online registration for the 39th Annual Knotts Island Century

Date: May 02, 2015
Time: 7:00 AM EDT
Location: Wallaceton Ruritan Club, 4032 Bunch Walnuts Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Great Ride + Great Food! Come Share the Camaraderie



The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents our signature event, the 39th Annual Knotts Island Century ride. One of the ride’s highlights is that the English and Metric Century both cross the Currituck Sound on the North Carolina State Ferry, from opposite sides.

This year's registration includes SAG support, tasty food/rest stops, sports drinks, cue sheets and marked routes.  Also included is a post ride meal for each rider and volunteer.  An optional commemorative T-Shirt is also available.

· Great opportunity for a ride with family and friends
· Great Training Ride for Upcoming Special Events such
  as the MS150, Tour de Cure, and breakaway rides
· Ride with a Group, even if you are alone!
· Funds raised by the KI Century help further TBA's education
  and advocacy efforts.
 Thank you for your support!

                           Five Routes Options




These riders will pass each other at the Knotts Island Ferry landing. Both routes will bike through the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge on NC route 615 – a beautiful stretch of road with wildlife and scenery – remember to enjoy the view!

The English Century riders will bike 26 miles directly to Currituck, NC and take the 9:00 a.m. ferry to Knotts Island. Upon landing at about 10 a.m., they will bike 75 miles through Virginia Beach and Chesapeake back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.

The Metric Century riders will bike ~34 miles directly to Knotts Island Ferry Landing and take the 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 noon ferry to Currituck, North Carolina. Upon landing ~45 minutes later they will bike ~34 miles back through Currituck and Camden counties and Chesapeake to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.


These routes head South to North Carolina and are designed for people who don't want to ride the ferry, prefer a shorter distance or want something different than our traditional ferry routes. 

The English Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 101 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties, rural Chesapeake and Va Beach, then back home to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.

The Metric Century (No Ferry Option) riders will bike 69 miles through Currituck and Camden Counties and rural Chesapeake, then back to the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.

The Half Metric Century riders will bike 36 miles along country roads to the Moyock fire station rest stop and then travel to Triple R Ranch rest stop and back to the Ruritan Club.

Event Day Schedule 
6:30 am Rider check-in opens   
7:00 am Routes open  
9:00 am Rider check-in closes  
9:00 am English Century ferry departs @ mile 27
10:00 am 1st Metric Century ferry departs @ mile 33
12:00 pm 2nd Metric Century ferry departs @ mile 33
12:00 pm Post-ride meal @ Ruritan Club  
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 4 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.


Online registration (only) is open from now until April 29, 2014

Book by Feb 28th at last year's prices:


  • Through Feb 28th: TBA Member: $35/ Non Member: $45
  • Through April 15th: TBA Member: $45/ Non Member: $55
  • After April 15th: TBA Member: $55/ Non Member: $65
  • Knotts Island T-Shirt: $10 with registration, $15 at event


Wallaceton Ruritan Club
4032 Bunch Walnuts Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322


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 cannot 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 17th. Contact


For more information and online registration please visit: 39th Annual Knotts Island Century

Tidewater Bicycle Association