Many bicycle rides cross states that are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club, Bike Delaware’s most generous sponsor, offers an alternative that is modest in time, effort and stamina (a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do) that crosses and “doublecrosses” an entire state in only 31 total miles over flat terrain. In addition to the traditional route, there is a 62-mile (metric century) route for those who would like a longer ride.
Where else in the US can you cross a state twice, in a morning? Join hundreds of other riders on Sunday, July 7, starting at Middletown High School*.
Registration is open 7:30 – 10:00 am (9:00 am for the metric century).
The 31-mile loop includes a food stop. The 62-mile loop includes three food stops.
If you haven’ already registered, day-of registration is $20. (Children under the age of 18 are free but must be accompanied by a paid adult). Registration fee includes free event souvenir, fully marked routes, food stops at regular intervals and SAG service until 3:00 p.m.
| * DIRECTIONS TO MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOLAll routes begin and end at Middletown High School
– Rt.299 (Main St.) and Silver Lake Rd. Middletown, DEFrom New Jersey and northeast PA:
I-95 into DE. Exit 4A, Rt.1 south ($1 toll) for approximately 17 miles to exit 136. Right at light on to Rt. 299, go 1 mile to left on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.From Baltimore and points west:
I-95 into DE. Exit 1, Rt. 896 south, joins with Rt.71 south. Follow Rt.71 south to left on Rt.299 east, go 1 mile to right on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.From points south and west:
Rt.301 to Rt.299 into Middletown, follow as above. Or, follow Rt.1 to exit 136 or Rt.13 into Odessa. Left on Rt.299 to left on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.