FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2018
Kent County Tourism Contact:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Bike Delaware Contact:
Director of Communications
32nd ANNUAL AMISH COUNTRY BIKE TOUR
PREREGISTRATION DISCOUNT DEADLINE APPROACHING
DOVER -- Delaware’s 32nd Annual Amish Country Bike Tour, presented by WSFS Bank and hosted by Kent County Tourism and Bike Delaware, will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, starting and stopping at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover. Preregistration is available until September 4 at www.AmishCountryBikeTour.com.
By taking advantage of Preregistration, cyclists can save $10 off the day of registration price. Riders can avoid the registration line the day of the bike tour by picking up their bib packet information a day early, Friday, Sept. 7, at Grotto Pizza, 1159 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, from 5-7p.m. Registration price is $60 for adults and $20 for attendees ages 5-16 until Sept. 4. Day of registration will increase to $70 per adult and the price for ages 5-16 will stay $20. Participants under five are free.
The Amish Country Bike Tour is suited for people of all ages and abilities. It includes well-marked, easy-to-follow routes of either 16, 25, 50, 63 or 100-mile loops that wind through the quiet, peaceful and flat Amish countryside of Kent County. Riders get a detailed map, food and can stop at multiple rest stops including the famous “pie stop” at the Amish Schoolhouse. After the ride, riders will enjoy a well-deserved catered picnic at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, with the option to purchase wine or beer as well or tour the museum at a discounted entrance fee of $3.
The 2017 Amish Country Bike Tour included almost 1,500 cyclists from around the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond. Through the changes instituted this year, Kent County Tourism and Bike Delaware hopes that 2018 will bring even more participants from across the region to one of Delaware’s biggest events of the year.
The 2018 Amish Country Bike Tour is made possible by its amazing sponsors: WSFS Bank, Bayhealth, Delaware Electric Co-Op, L & W Insurance, MainStay Suites, Price’s Honda of Dover, United Electric Supply, Georgia Boy’s Bagel Café, Byler’s, Dairy Queen of Camden, Herr’s, Pepsi, Melon 1, Bike Line and Dave’s Road Bikes, and Redner’s.
For more information and/or to register, visit www.AmishCountryBikeTour.com.
Kent County Tourism Corporation (dba Delaware’s Quaint Villages) is the destination marketing organization for Kent County, Delaware and its incorporated cities and towns. As the primary programmatic arm for Kent County travel and tourism promotion, it leads the Kent County tourism industry to work together to generate visitor spending by developing and implementing comprehensive destination marketing programs. It is a self-governing private not-for-profit 501 © 6 corporation with a Board of Directors.
Bike Delaware is an independent, non-government, member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy organization. Bike Delaware advocates for safe, convenient and fun bicycling and walking for everyone in Delaware.