Cape Gazette, Lewes — Twenty-five local cyclists converged on Lewes Mayor Jim Ford’s house along Savannah Road at 8 a.m. May 18 to ride their bikes with him to his city hall office. It’s an annual bike ride aimed at promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in Lewes.
Cyclists took a short tour of the city before ending at Ford’s office. “Call me when you want to ride, and I’d be happy to go, as long as I don’t have a meeting,” Ford said following the ride.
National Bike Month has been a busy one in the Cape Region. In addition to Bike to Work Day, on May 4 Cape Henlopen students participated in Bike to School Day and on May 16 Sussex Cyclists hosted the eighth annual Ride of Silence. On May 17 in Lewes City Hall, state officials unveiled an extensive network of trails and pathways including an extension of the Junction and Breakwater Trail into Lewes, an extension of a trail around Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park and the Georgetown to Lewes Rail Trail. [More, including photo set …]