Annual Amish Country Bike Tour

Our Annual Amish Country Bike Tour

 

To register for the 33rd Annual Amish County Bike Tour: CLICK HERE

The state's most fun cycling event, Delaware's 33rd  Annual Amish Country Bike Tour, will be Saturday, September 7, 2019! 

This year's Amish Country Bike Tour will return, by popular demand, to Legislative Mall!  After the ride, local barbecue lunch and beer/wine/cider options are included. We have all new routes this year (16, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles) – all are starting and ending at Legislative Mall (411 Legislative Ave, Dover).  To view the preliminary routes, click here! You can click on each route individually, or click on “show all on map” to see them all on the same map. Final cue sheets (with rest stops and proper road names) and GPX files will be emailed/posted by Sept 1.

Location: Legislative Mall in Downtown Historic Dover

Address: 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

Start Time: 8:00 a.m. 

Registration Cost: 

Adult Rider: $65 per rider through September 3, 2019

Youth ages 5 to 16 are $20 and under 5 are free

Day of Amish Country Bike Tour Registration (September 7, 2019) $75 adult & $20 youth 

Youth and children must be registered! Adult registrations include 1 alcoholic drink ticket; additional tickets will also be available for purchase.  Lunch, water and sodas are provided for all registered riders free of charge.

Our packet pick-up event on Friday, September 6th, 2019 between 5-8pm, at House of Coffi (14 E Loockerman St, Dover), for $75 (no team discounts for day-of registration).  Pre-registered cyclists can also pick up their packets during these times.  Bike Line of Dover/Middletown will be on site on Friday night to do safety checks and any last-minute adjustments.  Before or after you pick up your packet, wander down to Loockerman Street to check out Dover’s First Friday event.  Food and drink vendors and other activities will be available!

On-site registration will be available at the packet pick-up on Sept 6, as well as on the morning of the Tour, Saturday September 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Riders may start anytime between 7-10:30 a.m., but the mass start with a lead-out by an Amish buggy, will be at 8:00 a.m.  We recommend that cyclists planning the 100-mile route start no later than 8 a.m., as the event support will end at 5 p.m.  This is a rain-or-shine event.

Hotel Information:

We encourage all participants to stay the weekend, to enjoy the Friday night and Sunday activities outlined above.  Hotel rooms have been blocked for Amish Tour participants at the following hotels:

Main Stay Suites 201 Stover Boulevard, Dover, DE (302) 678-8383

Discounted rate of $109/night if booked by Aug 16

Comfort Inn – 764 Leipsic Road, Dover, DE (302) 677-0505

Discounted rate of $183.92 (King) or $201.52 (2 Queen) if booked by Aug 9

New in 2019: Second-day rides!

New this year, we are adding a second day of “club rides”.  These will be opportunities to join Bike Delaware and local cyclists to visit additional sites in Delaware not on the Saturday routes.   There is no additional cost to these events:

Route A:  Ride from Dover Downs along Route 9 east of Dover, to the Air Mobility Command Museum near Dover Air Force Base, and back.  There will be a rest stop at the Museum.  Start time is tentatively planned for 9 am.  Rain cancels. Total mileage: ~30 miles (but can be shortened by doing simple out/back). 

Route B:  From Georgia Boys’ Bagel Café (136 Greentree Plaza, Dover) ride west back to Harvest Ridge Winery (and enjoy your tasting certificate provided with your registration, if desired).  This route will cover some familiar roads from Saturday’s ride, but hit some new ones as well.  Start time is tentatively planned for 11 am, as Harvest Ridge does not open until noon.  Rain cancels. Total mileage: ~45 miles.

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry. Bike rentals are available. Make sure to reserve one ahead of time at Unlimited Biking by clicking here.

Would you like to help?  We LOVE our volunteers!  To volunteer, contact Katie at katie@bikede.org


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