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Weekly Club Rides & Special events


Visit our Events page for a calendar of our local, sponsored and special rides. Click on the event listing for more information.

Club membership is not required; in fact we will be glad to take you along on our favorite routes.  Resident or visitor, you are invited to join any of our posted rides.   (We do require helmets, a waiver signature, and a safe biking attitude.)

Please join our YahooGroup using the link on the left of this home page. While the ride schedule is posted on our Events calendar, ride leaders may send last minute ride change and cancellation notices via our YahooGroup list.
 
Most of our warm weather rides are moderate, no-drop rides - but we also try to offer options for the more casual rider as well as the more agressive

If our posted rides do not meet your schedule, feel free to download some of our most popular rides from the Cue Sheet page.


For additional additional information on starting locations, ride categories and policies visit our Group Ride page. 

For questions, use the email links on the right side of this page.

Ride of Silence

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Sussex Cyclists, a nonprofit group of cyclists that promotes bicycle safety and coordinates rides throughout Coastal Sussex County, will organize its eleventh Ride of Silence (ROS) on Wednesday, May 20. The ride will begin at 7:00 p.m. from the Tile Mart parking lot behind the Wawa on southbound Route One. Cyclists of all abilities are invited to ride this silent cycling procession of about eight miles at a pace no faster than 12 mph. 

Sussex Cyclists Ride of Silence organizer Michael Tyler said that rides begin in North America at 7:00 p.m. EDST and roll silently in cities and towns in all 50 states and more than 375 locations worldwide including Canada and 24 other countries and on all seven continents across the globe. “Cyclists ride in a silent procession in memory of those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, often the motoring public isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes they are not even aware of the cyclists themselves,” he said.

The Sussex Cyclists ROS will be escorted by a Troop 7 State Police team.  Cyclists will ride in the shoulder lane south on Route One from the Tile Mart to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal bridge where it will travel under the highway and then head north returning to the starting point in less than an hour. 

Ride founder and avid cyclist Chris Phelan organized the first the Ride of Silence 12 years ago in Dallas, Texas when endurance rider Larry Schwartz was killed when he was hit by the mirror of a passing bus. That first ride drew 1,000 cyclists through word of mouth and e-mail communication in fewer than 10 days. There was no registration or sign-up fee. Local media reported the ride to be incredibly moving as these cyclists rode in silence, occasionally wiping away tears or patting a friend on the back.

The ROS is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride slowly and quietly. Cyclists must wear helmets, follow the rules of the road while remaining silent. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to promote "Share the Road" and raise the awareness that cyclists have a legal right to ride on public roadways. The ride is also an opportunity to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured by motorists while cycling.

Sussex Cyclists ROS organizer, Bobbi Dunham, requests riders to report to the Tile Mart parking lot around 6:30 for a pre-ride briefing, photos and to sign a ride waiver. She said “Because this ride promotes safe cycling, riders must wear helmets. Also, it is important that that bikes have headlights on the handlebars and flashing rear lights.” For information go to the Sussex Cyclists web site: sussexcyclists.org or contact Bobbi Dunham at btdunham@comcast.net.

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2015 Ocean To Bay - another beautiful ride

Tour De Sussex - Please join us to volunteer or ride in this annual club event

Next event

Events

April 2015
Wednesday 1st
11am Lowes Millsboro
Thursday 2nd
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 3rd
8am Governors Park, Milton
10am Peddlers Village
Tuesday 7th
8am M&D Bird Farm
11am Lowes Millsboro
Thursday 9th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 10th
8am Governors Park, Milton
10am Peddlers Village
Saturday 11th
10am Peddlers Village
Monday 13th
10am Peddlers Village
Tuesday 14th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 15th
10am Lowes Millsboro
Thursday 16th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 17th
8am Governors Park, Milton
Saturday 18th
9:30am Walmart
7:30pm Ocean To Bay
Monday 20th
9:30am Walmart
Wednesday 22nd
9am First State National Monuments - Out of Area Ride
Thursday 23rd
8am M&D Bird Farm
10am Harris Teeter - Ocean View
Friday 24th
8am Governors Park, Milton
Saturday 25th
9:30am Walmart
Monday 27th
9:30am Walmart
Tuesday 28th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 29th
9am Peddlers Village
10am Lowes Millsboro
May 2015
Friday 1st
8am Governors Park, Milton
9am Walk / Bike Delaware Summit
Saturday 2nd
TBD Trapp Pond Bike Rally - Great for Kids
9:30am Walmart
Sunday 3rd
New York City Five Boro Bike Tour
Tuesday 5th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 6th
8am Board the Boat and Bike with Buddies
Thursday 7th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 8th
8am Governors Park, Milton
Saturday 9th
TBD Iron Furnace Fifty
9:30am Walmart
Monday 11th
9:30am Cheer Center
Tuesday 12th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 13th
7:45am Legislator Ride
9:15am Peddlers Village
Thursday 14th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 15th
8am Governors Park, Milton
Saturday 16th
8:30am Wheels for Meals
Sunday 17th
TBD De Grand Fondo and Governors Ride
Monday 18th
9:30am Walmart
Tuesday 19th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 20th
9am Peddlers Village
6:30pm Ride of Silence
Thursday 21st
8am M&D Bird Farm
9:30am Lowes Millsboro
Friday 22nd
8am Governors Park, Milton
9am Walmart
Saturday 23rd
9:30am Walmart
Tuesday 26th
8am M&D Bird Farm
9am Harris Teeter - Casual Ride
Wednesday 27th
9am Great Triangle - Out of Area Ride
Thursday 28th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 29th
8am Governors Park, Milton
June 2015
Monday 1st
8:30am Peddlers Village
Tuesday 2nd
8am M&D Bird Farm
Wednesday 3rd
9am Lewes Leisure ride
Thursday 4th
8am M&D Bird Farm
Friday 5th
8am M&D Bird Farm
May 2015
 
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