2023 Delaware Legislators Ride Recap

05/10/2023 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

Group pic of the participants who rode from Sussex County and New Castle County to Dover. For additional pics taken at Legislative Mall that I received from John Fiori at DelDOT click on https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjADgHv.  

Thank you to the 14 riders who rode on May 10th and my hope that many others will join us next year for the 2024 Legislators ride on May 8th.  Kudos to co-ride leader Jim Wagner for coordinating riders starting from Milford  and sweeping on our ride to Dover.

We rode as one group - Milton and Milford riders- on the way up to Dover at an average moving speed of 15.2 mph  per my Garmin 1030 - spot on to our 15+/- mph target.

Our efforts and numbers (exceeding for the first time the North Group who rode from New Castle County to Dover) were recognized by the event organizers, in remarks from both Delaware State Senator David Sokola, President Pro Tempore (who was the Prime Sponsor of the Delaware Bicycle Friendly Act) and John Bare (a former competitive cyclist, Bicycle Friendly State Coordinator and Board Member of Bike Delaware). Both rode with the North Group.

For the return leg, we agreed to split into different ride groups, based on ride speed (20 to 14.6 mph was reported). Total distances were 73+/- miles round trip from Milton and 48+/- miles round trip from Milford. The distance was long for an early spring ride but it was another safe and enjoyable ride for all who participated!

Here’s the link to additional pics taken at Legislative Mall that I received from John Fiori at DelDOT:  https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjADgHv

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