FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2018
Kent County Tourism Contact:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Kent County Tourism Corporation
(302) 734-4888 ext. 104
Bike Delaware Contact:
Direction of Communications
Amish Country Bike Tour Announces New Routes and Location
Dover, DE – There will be some exciting changes for this year’s 32nd Annual Amish Country Bike Tour sponsored by WSFS Bank coming Saturday, Sept. 8, starting and ending in Dover. This year, the tour will have a new launching and ending location at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. The new setting promotes the agricultural history of Dover and helps tie in the theme of Kent County’s picturesque Amish farming countryside. In previous years, the tour started and ended at Legislative Mall in Downtown Dover. The location change to Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, allows more parking availability where cyclists will have a shorter walk to the start of the Tour.
In addition to the new location, there will be new routes for cyclists to experience on the Tour. Riders will continue to enjoy riding through the Amish Country-side with newly layout routes for the 15, 25, 50, 64 and 100-mile options. “As we continue to grow the partnership with Bike Delaware throughout the years, one of the major goals is to include more of Kent County with the various route options”, said Wendie Vestfall, President of Kent County Tourism Corporation. “We’re really excited to include the Village of Smyrna with the 64 and 100-mile option, the new routes help showcase more of Delaware’s Quaint Villages.”
Rest stops include the famous Amish Schoolhouse in Dover, where members of the Amish community and local volunteers serve locally-baked pie and cookies. Other stops will feature healthy snacks, sandwiches and beverages. Following the tour, there will be a catered picnic at the Villages of the Delaware Agricultural Museum. “Riders will be happy to see beer and wine options available for the first time, yet another addition to this year’s tour” said Katie Kazimir, Director of Communications for Bike Delaware.
Registration is now open. Take advantage of the $40 early bird pricing before June 29, 2018. Prices increase to $50 per rider through July 31 and $60 through the end of August. Youth ages 5 to 16 are $20 and those under 5 are free. Day of registration ($60 adult, $20 child) will be accepted from 7a.m. to 10 a.m.
The new Amish Country Bike Tour experience is the result of a creative partnership that was formed in 2017 between Kent County Tourism Corporation and Bike Delaware. The mission between Kent County Tourism Corporation and Bike Delaware is to create an experience for regional cycling that can be packaged and marketed to attract a greater number of local and regional cyclists to enjoy Kent County while establishing the Tour as a signature Mid-Atlantic cycling event.
For more information 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, non-profit advocacy organization. Bike Delaware advocates for safe, convenient and fun bicycling and walking for everyone in Delaware.