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  • 07/28/2023 3:53 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    We're delighted to announce that long time Sussex Cyclists member John Eckenrode tied the knot.  John and Kara officially got married on July 25 while in Europe.  What a beautiful couple! We wish them the best!


  • 07/25/2023 5:20 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    The info below is from a post that was shared to the Sussex County Cyclists Facebook page.

    Everyone is warmly welcome to join Bicycle Club of Philadelphia's annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Gettysburg, PA, October 20-22, 2023 (Friday to Sunday). This is a 3-day/2-night weekend getaway package of hotel stay, scenic rides through historic battlefields and picturesque countryside, meals, snacks, parties, live music, and more. Please visit BCPWeekends.org for details and registration.

    Bicycle Club of Philadelphia's annual Fall Foliage Weekend in Gettysburg will take place on October 20-22, 2023. We will be staying at a newer, larger hotel this year - the Wyndham, just east of Gettysburg. The Fall Weekend is a 3-day/2-night getaway package of scenic rides in a picturesque region of PA, hotel, meals, snacks, parties, SAG support, group rides with Leaders, etc. Details and registration are posted at: BCPWeekends.org.

    Originally posted to Facebook by: Linda McGrane

  • 07/23/2023 12:22 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Sussex Cyclists Ride Leader and talented artist Renata Price ended her month-long solo display at the Camp Rehoboth Gallery with a delightful reception. If you missed it, check out her incredible oil paintings at www.renataprice.com.

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  • 07/21/2023 4:54 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    We would like to thank David and Laurie Meacham for their generous donation to Sussex Cyclists through the Lowe II Foundation. The donation supports Sussex Cyclists' efforts in Cyclist Safety and Education programs and Bicycle Safety Checkpoints. David is a long time member of Sussex Cyclists and often rides with us when he is at his house in this area.

    Thank you!!!!

  • 07/21/2023 1:53 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Another successful Bicycle Safety Checkpoint. Thanks to Bill Gorodetzer, Jim Prettyman and Steve Klein for volunteering. Only three more checkpoints left for the summer. If you want to volunteer sign up through the calendar or on the app.

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  • 07/19/2023 10:40 AM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    I have good news to report! This is good news for our cycling community and Sussex County.

    DelDOT was very recently awarded a $21M grant from the US Department of Transportation to finish the Georgetown Lewes Trail (GLT)! This encompasses adding new trail from Fisher Road to Airport Road! This award comes from the US DOT RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) Grant program. The construction schedule is still TBD.

    The planning and design has been underway for a while. DelDOT and its contractors have been doing the design work ahead of the grant award. DelDOT has not yet announced the construction start or completion dates. But informally some at DelDOT believe they might be able to start construction sometime next year. 

    Our Sussex Cyclists president, John Kurpjuweit, sent a letter of support for the DelDOT grant submission application to the Secretary of the US DOT. The letter from John was approved by the officers and directors of the club. (Thank you John!) 

    Here is a link to the full list of the USDOT RAISE Grants awarded, including one for our sister county to the north, Kent County. That's two grants for trails awarded to DelDOT.


    And here is a link to the DelDOT Project Portal page for the GLT completion project.

    I hope everyone is having a great summer riding! And that the Lewes-area riders got out and back indoors safely before the early afternoon downpours moved thru today! 

    Best regards,

    Bill W

  • 07/11/2023 11:54 AM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Don't miss the Picnic & Paddle event this year! There will be food, activities, and chances to connect with other members. Check it out!

    Thursday, August 17, 2023

    $10 per person includes
    chicken & soft drinks.

    Click here for informtion and registration.

  • 07/09/2023 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    A quick reminder

    Sussex Cyclists/Rehoboth Beach Rotary Club Bike Event on November 4th

    20% Discount this week

    Hey Everyone!!

    Registration is now open for the last bike event of the season on November 4th in Milton, Delaware.

    To get things started registration is reduced by 20% for one week only. 

    Registration is $32 but will increase to $40 July 13th.  Come and join us again for a great ride on the rural roads around Milton, Delaware.

    Register at www.bikereg.com/rotarybike

    The event starts and ends at the Milton Historical Society, 210 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968

    After Party will be held at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant at 105 Union Street in Milton.  

    Start Times:
    8:00am – 8:45am 100k (62.8-miles)
    8:45am – 9:15am 50k (30.5-miles)
    9:15am – 9:45am 25k (15.6-miles

  • 07/08/2023 4:48 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Posted July 6 on Facebook by Denny:

    After being rained out the past two weeks , Mother Nature cooperated and another Bicycle Safety Checkpoint was held tonight. Thanks to Chris Braudy, Jim Prettyman, Jim Futrell, Tom Graham, and Steve Grandinali for volunteering for this great program on this hot evening

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  • 06/30/2023 11:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    From the Club's Ride Director

    June 30, 2023

    The July 4th holiday traditionally marks the beginning of "high season" that lasts through the Labor Day Holiday at The Beach. And for the next two months our Club Group Rides Program goes into high gear with at least one Club Group Ride every day from multiple start locations - Lewes to Bethany Beach - with different average moving speeds, ride lengths and choices between road, trail or mixed surface rides. We hope that all our members looking for a group ride experience will find a ride that they feel is appropriate for them. If there are any other kinds of rides you would like to see the club offer, please let me know. 

    Our program of providing safe and enjoyable riding is planned and implemented by our Club Group Rides Leadership that this year includes 38 member volunteers - 18 of whom to date have earned designation as a Club Group Ride Leader. Please provide them with any feedback you have about their ride. And a sincere thank you after the ride is always appreciated!

    Let me highlight a few things that that we have incorporated in our 2023 Club Group Ride Program.

    · We continue to have an on-line sign up in advance process for all our Club Group Rides and have streamlined the registration process. As in the past all registrants must agree to our Release and Waiver of Liability provisions as well as our revised Club Group Ride Rules, that includes our new club policy on the use of eBikes:  " eBikes must be safely ridden within the ride posted speed and club group ride etiquette. Pedal assisted eBikes (Class 1 and Class 3) are welcome. Throttle assisted eBikes (Class 2) may only be used on rides posted with a Target Speed of 15mph+/- or less, and only with pedal assist and without using the throttle."

    · The website calendar is now color coded to differentiate Club Recurring Rides (usually weekly), Club Ad Hoc (not regularly scheduled) Rides, Non-Club "Meet Up" Rides and Special Event Rides where we participate as Team Sussex Cyclists. Additional color coding is used for our Safety Stops and Other Club Activities. 

    · We have a new format to describe our ride details and no longer characterize rides with a letter designation. Instead we post rides on our website calendar by target moving speed and distance visible. If you have any questions, the Ride Leaders' contact information is there to encourage prospective riders to reach out to them before the ride. When selecting a ride, please read the ride details and start with a ride that is comfortably within your level of conditioning and ability. It's always advisable to choose a group ride that you can easily complete and enjoy rather than trying to keep up for fear that you will hold the rest of the riders back. 

    · We want to broaden our program this summer to include more rides in the 10-12mph average moving speed and for 15-20mi distances.  These are ideal for those getting back into or are new to cycling and want to develop good cycling skills, learn group ride safety and etiquette and feel comfortable riding in a group on our beautiful trails and roads. 

    I'm looking forward to riding with you on one of our Club Group Rides.  And as always, please contact me if you have any questions, comments or feedback.



    Bill Gorodetzer

    Text or Voice: (215) 370-2854

    Email: bgorodetzer@yahoo.com

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