Friday, May 17, 2019:

Bike Service & Repair4-8:30 p.m. – Registration and Check-In – Thomas Hunter Middle School

  1. TDC merchandise on sale
  2. Home Hosting Check-in
  3. Entertainment provided by local musicians
  4. Baked Goods & snacks for sale
  5. Sponsor/Vendor Tables open

5-6:30 p.m.East River History Tour by Mathews Deadrise Charters – $40 per person, max 6 passengers – Tour the East River’s historic homes and waterfront, explore the world of oyster aquaculture and even learn how to shuck the Chapel Creek Oyster – To register, contact Capt. Trey at 804-815-6132 or

10 a.m.-8 p.m. – The Bay School Community Arts Center on Main Street will keep its doors open until 8 p.m. for a viewing of the “Art Speaks” statewide juried art show. A wine tasting by Caret Cellars will also be available. *6:00 and 7:30 p.m. – Join Art Speaks Gallery coordinator, Saraya Cheney, for an exploration of contemporary art in Virginia.

Local Merchants on Main Street will keep their doors open late for your convenience.

Dinner on your own – See Local Eats

Saturday, May 18, 2019


7-10 a.m.  – Registration/Check-in open (Inside THMS)

6:30-8:30 a.m.Coffee and pick-up breakfast items will be on sale at the registration area (inside THMS)

8 a.m.All Routes Open; SAG available; Rest Stops open

9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Farmer’s Market – located on the Court Green – Fresh veggies, breads, muffins, soup, granola, and more – grown and made in Mathews!

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – WATER TAXI available from Williams Wharf (Route 614) to Mill Lane Road and back. It can carry up to 6 passengers and their bikes at a time.  The fee (taken at the boat) is $2 per trip per person – CASH ONLY please.  It is a VERY NICE alternative to Route 14!!!

**Please note: Lunch time is the taxi’s busiest time…you may want to plan to take it earlier or later in the day.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – 8th ANNUAL “ART deTOUR” – The artists of the Art deTour will gather on Main Street around The Bay School Community Arts Center to exhibit and sell their fine art and handcrafted works. Between 1 and 4 p.m., the public is welcome to enjoy a wine tasting by Caret Cellars.

Lunch is on your own (see Local Eats) OR you can pre-order a Box Lunch.

10:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. – Box Lunch by Creekside Catering; pick up at Williams Wharf (pre-registration recommended; limited walk ups taken first come, first served) located on Route 614, Williams Wharf Road – $12 – Menu Includes:
Option 1 – Italian Flatbread Sandwich: Roast Beef, Ham, Genoa Salami, lettuce, tomato,
Provolone cheese and Deli Dressing on the side,
Option 2 – BBQ Plate: Pork BBQ, cole slaw, peppered baked beans, and cornbread,
Option 3 – Chicken Salad: All white meat Chicken Salad on a buttery Croissant, lettuce & tomato, or
Option 4 – Asian Salad: Mixed Greens, cabbage, carrots, almond slices, wonton strips, and Asian Vinaigrette on the side (Vegetarian OR add grilled chicken or shrimp on-site)
All served with Kettle Chips, Fruit, Cookie, and Assorted Beverages (Canned coke, Diet, Sprite, Bottled Water, Gatorade)

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Neck/Shoulder Massage available at Williams Wharf – $15 for 15 minutes (pay on site)

2:30-4 p.m. – Neck/Shoulder Massage available at THMS – $15 for 15 minutes (pay on site)

1 p.m.- 5 p.m. – Tour dessert at THMS, ride headquarters. *Free for all Registered Full Tour cyclists

5 p.m. – All Routes Close and Services End


  2. Fresh seafood and other options by Creekside Catering. Choices include Pork BBQ with slaw, Steamed Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Fried Oysters, Crab Nachos, Chef’s Choice and Hot Dogs (kid-friendly option); Available for purchase on site – this company takes credit cards.
  3. Beer, Wine and soft drinks by the Mathews Land Conservancy – Cash only please
  4. Entertainment/Dancing provided by Lynda Smith & 7th
  5.  Shuttle available to/from THMS (no drinks permitted on the bus)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cyclists are welcome and encouraged to ride on Sunday!! Signage will remain in place until 2:00 p.m.; SAG and rest stops not available.

Try one of our local restaurants open for breakfast on Sunday – Beach Bum BBQ, Mathews Grill & Deli, Hardee’s or Subway. Southwind Pizza is now open for Sunday Brunch at 10 a.m. NEW COFFEE SHOP, THE DAILY GRIND, WILL BE OPEN ESPECIALLY FOR TDC FOLKS ON SUNDAY FROM 7-11 A.M

9-10 a.m. – East River History Tour by Mathews Deadrise Charters – $35 per person, max 6 passengers – Tour the East River’s historic homes and waterfront while enjoying a complimentary cup of premium coffee – To register, contact Capt. Trey at 804.815-6132 or

10 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Kayak/SUP rentals from the New Point Lighthouse Observation Area – $20 for 2 hours – Tandems, Singles, SUP’s – JUST SHOW UP or Call Dianne at Mobjack Kayaking for reservations at 757-645-6251 Email:

Visit “Local Attractions” and “Weekend Activities” for more things to do for riders or non-riders AND the kids in your group!