You don't want to miss this.

Oct 26

CBES 31st Between the Waters Bike Tour

Embraced by bay and sea, find bi-coastal biking on the pastoral peninsula of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Immerse yourself in the longest stretch of natural coastline remaining on the east coast.

$0.00 - $86.00

From the broad waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the call of the sea,

pedal past golden fields and through historic small towns & hidden hamlets.

Designed for hobbyists to hardcore cyclists.                               

4 ROUTES: 25 - 40 - 60 - 100 miles                                     

Flat terrain, little traffic makes for a serene spin.


A PERENNIAL SELLOUT

HURRY! Tour CAPS at 1,200 RIDERS


 With over a quarter century of bike tours under our wheels, join us for an unforgettable cycling adventure.

Find out why our riders return year after year! 

Host Town: Charming, Historic Onancock VA

ALL RIDERS RECEIVE:

  • Picnic Lunch Stop 
  • Rest Stops Stocked with Snacks/Beverages & Helpful Volunteers
  • Free Commemorative Long Sleeve T-Shirts [If pre-ordered] 
  • Free Friday Fun Ride  
  • Well-Marked Scenic Route, Map/Cue Sheet, GPS Route 
  • SAG (Support and Gear) Service along the Bike Tour
  • Our heartfelt thanks for supporting "Pedal to Protect Virginia's Eastern Shore"

NEW! ID Required at Registration

ROUTES ROLLING STARTING TIMES 


100-mile - 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

60-mile - 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

40-mile - 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

25-mile - 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

Due to sunlight safety issues, plan to arrive no earlier than 7:15 a.m. on 10/26.


START TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Parking options and route maps posted prior to event.


  • Bike Tour Held RAIN or SHINE
  • Helmets Mandatory/No Headphones
  • NO Refunds - NO Transferring Registrations
  • ID Required at Registration

Your understanding is appreciated.


Landowners graciously open properties for rest stops/lunch. Rest stops stocked with beverages, snacks, toilets and open on published schedule. If you reach a stop before or after its scheduled time, service may not be available. [Schedule will be posted]


Tour is on paved public roads, except driveways leading to rest stops/lunch and some parking areas. 


Directional arrows painted on right edge of pavement at all public road intersections.  


Support and Gear (SAG):

Professional service available at start and lunch stop. Several marked vehicles ride routes & available all day to assist riders. 


Police/Rescue Squads aware of tour routes.

  • If you have an emergency, call 911 ASAP.
  • If you need assistance on tour, contact personnel at any stop and SAG support.


Bike Tour Fees:

Adult $86            

Children (6 -12 yrs with adult) $20           

Under 6 free with an adult  

[Includes all service fees]


REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

2 Options:

  1. Friday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Historic Onancock School [Tour Start/Finish]                     
  2. Saturday, October 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Historic Onancock School


Bike Tour Coordinator Sara Seay:

[email protected] 757-999-1987

WIN!

2024 BETWEEN THE WATERS ORIGINAL PAINTING

Popular Shore Artist Bethany S. Durham again shares her distinctive talents with the BTW Bike Tour - capturing what makes the Shore an uncommon place of tide and sky. This year's painting a vibrant rendition of our host town, historic Onancock VA. Also known as "A little slice of nowhere else."


CHERISH AN ORGINAL KEEPSAKE - JOIN THE RAFFLE EXCITEMENT! *


16" x 20" Painting. Value: Priceless! 

All Proceeds Benefit Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore. "Pedal to Protect Virginia's Eastern Shore."

Thank you, Bethany! SEE her artwork on FB Bethany Simpson Artist

and Lemon Tree Gallery, Cape Charles, VA or call her 757-710-1867.


RAFFLE TICKETS available on Registration Form and cbes.org

* Drawing Dec. 6, 2024


FRIDAY FUN RIDE 10/25



For those interested in a 10-15 mile casual bike tour the afternoon before the main event.

And did we mention it's FREE to BTW Bike Tour cyclists?

No maps, just follow-the-leader fun. Experienced local guide, Sue Rice.

Be sure to indicate your interest on your registration. More details to come.

Fun Ride

NEW 2024 Bike Apparel COMING SOON!

Professional Jerseys, vests, jackets & much more highlighting Shore Artist Bethany S. Durham's latest original design. There is no athletic wear like it!

[PHOTO shows previous year design.]

 BTW OYSTER ROAST:

TICKETS ON SALE MAY 1st!

Celebrate your epic cycling day with an authentic Eastern Shore Oyster Roast at 5PM. Under the stars, oysters & clams plucked fresh from nearby waters are cooked up and served in a century old barn with other local seafood appetizers & Shore-fried chicken with coleslaw. Plus, homemade Dessert Bar.

Live music with the popular foot-stompin' Corn Funk Review. CAPE CHARLES BREWERY & CHATHAM VINEYARDS award-winning wine for sale.

Soft Drinks included in ticket price. [150 Guest Limit]

CBES 31st BTW Bike Tour is set in ONANCOCK VA

Stay, Food & Drink, Shops, Galleries, See & Do, Get Outside Onancock (experienceonancock.com)

Discover this gem of Virginia’s Eastern Shore that dazzled Captain John Smith over four centuries ago.


MORE EASTERN SHORE VISITOR INFO

You'll Love Our Nature - Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission (visitesva.com)

SPONSORS MAKE BTW BIKE TOUR - BETTER

CLICK Sponsors for Info

Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore thanks the wonderful folks at the HISTORIC ONANCOCK SCHOOL for once again welcoming our cyclists. This year it celebrates its 103rd Anniversary! Today the classrooms are filled with creative artists, makers, entrepreneurs, clubs, several nonprofits and a museum. CHECK HOS OUT historiconancockschool.org

Tour De Chesapeake




SPRING CYCLING FLING?


We suggest you check out our Bike Tour Partners at TOUR DE CHESAPEAKE. A family-friendly cycling event located in the charms of Mathews County, on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula.


INFO/REGISTRATION


NEED HELP with BTW BIKE TOUR?

SARA is here for you!


Bike Tour Coordinator Sara Seay

[email protected], 757-999-1987