• Upcoming events and rides

    by  • July 29, 2011 • Events • 0 Comments

    Urban Bike Project
    Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

    Pre-Grand Re-Opening Final Bike Fix  If you or anyone you know is interested and available to help us clean up the shop, sort some inventory, strip a few parts off of old bikes or put some usable ones back in tip-top shape, come join us. We would LOVE to have you. Email to confirm, as we will be having refreshments and need a rough head count. Contact: laura@urbanbikeproject.com

    Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    UBP Grand Re-Opening! FINALLY we will once again be OPEN to our community this coming Thursday, August 4, 2011. Thanks to the generosity of each and every one of you, this community organization quadrupled the loss we recently experienced … and the donations just keep comin’ in! We are so fortunate to be in a community that gives back to so many. Thanks to your generosity we are making plans to expand not only our Youth Earn-A-Bike, and our Free Bike Programs, but to extend our outreach to many more in need. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks and months on our progress, because, really, this is just as much your success at it is ours. Thank you for every kindness, donation, words of encouragement, and contribution of ideas that you have sent our way over the past few weeks. Contact: laura@urbanbikeproject.com

    Saturday, Aug. 13
    4th Annual Mike Clark Memorial Ride
    Register for this event through bikereg.com and find more detailed information at our Featured Events Page. 3 rides featured: Conguer the Hills- 100K, 75 mile routes take cyclists through scenic New Castle County, Delaware and Chester County, Pennsylvania traversing up some of the most challenging hills in the area. Ride the Rollers- 50 mile and 25 mile routes provide a gently rolling course. Kid’s Ride- A 6-mile guided route will be provided for children, including children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Minimum age is 8 years.

    Monday, Aug. 15
    Family Friendly Ride at Winterthur
    Leave the main visitor’s parking lot at 5:30 pm for a family-friendly 3-4 mile ride through Winterthur with a Ride Leader, or ride the full 5-mile route on your own.  Road bikes, mountain bikes, or hybrids are OK  — the ride will be only on paved paths. Note that parts of the route are fairly hilly and we will be sharing the roads with some cars.  A cue sheet will be provided.  Enjoy riding through the beautiful grounds of Winterthur and see the unique architecture of some of the old buildings on the site. The ride is only this one evening so don’t miss this opportunity that is being extended to the biking community.  Winterthur is located on Rt. 52, between Greenville and Centerville. For more information contact Carol Ireland, president@whiteclaybicycleclub.org, 302-995-9658.

    Saturday, Aug. 27
    13th Annual Shore Fire Century
    Ride beautiful, scenic routes (35, 65, and 100 miles) taking you through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware. All routes will be marked with support (until 5:00 p.m.). A wide array of bicycle friendly food will be available at rest stops at regular intervals (five on the century). [Event web page]

    Saturday, Sept. 10
    25th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour 
    Delaware’s 25th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour — One of the state’s largest and most established cycling events — will be Saturday, September 10, starting at 411 Legislative Avenue in historic Dover, Delaware. Last year, 1,400 cyclists from a 14-state region participated. Register online or register by mail now to save time and money. If you register early, you save $15, plus time it takes to register day of the event. Teams of 10 or more, when registering together, can save $20 per person. [Event web page]


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