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  • 05/01/2023 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Club Members Renata Price, Eddie Gross, and David Levy participated as Team Sussex Cyclists in the five-day Israel Ride riding from Jerusalem to Eilat for a combined 874 miles and 39,794 feet of climb to raise money for two important organizations promoting environmental protection in Israel, throughout the Middle East and the United States.

    With the generosity of friends and family, their pedaling supporting crucial work towards a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world for all has raised money to support The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies located in southern Israel and Hazonthe largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S.

    They raised $16,698 (exceeding their goal of $12,600),- the 12th highest among 25 teams. All 192 riders, virtual riders and fundraising participants raised a total of $1,063,716 exceeding the 2022 Israel Ride goal of $1,000,000.  

    Thank you for your support.

    Renata, Eddie, and David

    Interested in participating in the 2023 Israel Ride (October 24-30)? (Click here)

  • 03/04/2023 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    This is a series of observations and photos from Sussex Cyclists member and assistant Club Ride Leader Mike Schultz.  Each weekly post usually tells a story about how he spent the days in his (way out-of-area) rides in Thailand. Read about his bike rides, cycling companions and thoughts about the food and people he's met.

    Mike left for Thailand in mid-January and we look forward to him collecting many safe and enjoyable miles while he's not a flatlander any more.  When he returns in early April , we look forward to him telling us "all" about his adventures in a far away land and on a commercial bicycle he wouldn't be caught riding on one of our Club Group Rides!

    Mike's message from ThailandGood luck to all in Sussex and keep riding.

    1/20/23 - In the Beginning

    Totally settled in here at a guesthouse on the beach with all amenities 300 dollars a month. Luxury for me. The second hand Richert bicycle I bought from an overweight Dutchman for 100 dollars needed work but it may serve well. [See right panel for Mike's self described opinion - "My trusty, rusty, crappy Richart junk bike. How I miss my bamboo."

    I've been going out on group rides with Jomtien Cycling Club 3-4 times a week. Brutal! We leave town in darkness 6:15 am sharp and make our way into the surrounding hills. The obstacles are quite surprising, packs of wandering feral dogs, water buffaloes, mendicant monks, tuk-tuks, street vendors, maybe an elephant or two.........Read More from Mike

    [Editors Note: The 13th and final installment (4/3/23) of Mike's adventure is now posted - welcome home, Mike!] 

    Mike’s first ride on his wooden frame eBike (taken during a Monday Group Paved Trail/Road Ride

    from Dewey Beer-Harbeson, Summer 2022 )

    Mike’s “Thai” Bike he acquired soon after arriving  in Thailand for $100   (January 2023)

    ["My trusty, rusty, crappy Richart junk bike.

    How I miss my bamboo."]

  • 10/18/2022 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)
    DelDot has approved Sussex Cyclists to participate in their Adopt-A-Highway Program. We will maintain a section of Cedar Creek Road north of Milton.

    Thank you to the 19 volunteers who came out on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The large number of participants made for a quick Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup that started with a briefing at 8:45am and was finished by 11:15am, providing plenty of time to prep for the optional after event debrief at Dogfish Head Brewery. We are maintaining a portion of Cedar Creek Road and now have a sign erected by DelDOT recognizing our participation.

    (Note: Cedar Creek Road is used frequently for our club rides, and is part of the route for many organized rides in Lower Delaware. It is also part of the Delaware Bicycle Route 1.)

    If you have any questions about the program or suggestions on how to keep participation high for future Adopted Highway Cleanups, please contact Mike Savage. mikesavage54@hotmail.com

  • 07/15/2019 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    Sussex Cyclists “Recycles” Proceeds from 2018 Dogfish Head IPA Event by Donating 46 Bicycles to Deserving Students at Four Area Middle Schools

    Sussex Cyclists was proud and grateful to be the recipient of over $16,100 last year in connection with the 2018 inaugural Dogfish Head I.P.A. Cycling Event (partnering with Velo Amis, Inc.) and proceeds from a Beer & Benevolence night at the Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats restaurant in Rehoboth Beach for which we received a portion of the night’s sales and donation of a Dogfish Head merchandise basket that we raffled off to Club members.  

    Click Here for more photos

    We worked with four local bike shops to purchase and deliver a combined total of 46 bicycles fitted out with light sets, locks and helmets to deserving students that were selected by the administrators, counselors and teachers at four area Indian River School District middle schools. Here’s the breakdown:

    • ·     Selbyville Middle School-16 Sun Scout 24”, 1 Speed Cruisers with light sets, locks and helmets [Sea Green (Lewes)]
    • ·     Southern Delaware School of the Arts- 10 EVO Park Lane 26”, 1 Speed Cruisers with light sets, locks and helmets [Bicycle Connection (Bethany Beach)]
    • ·     Georgetown Middle School- 10 Sun Revolution 26”, 1 Speed Cruisers with light sets, locks and helmets [Lifecycle (Milford)]
    • ·     Millsboro Middle School- 10 EVO Palmetto 26”, 1 Speed Cruisers with light sets, locks and helmets [Pedalworks (Delmar)]

    We recognize participation of the above local bike shops in our 2017-2018 Bicycle Donation Program on our Club website by designating them Patrons of Sussex Cyclists. We greatly value the availability of bike shops that support our local bicycling community and urge all cyclists riding in Lower Delaware to support them.  And we thank our local bike shop Patrons for helping us to support deserving youth in our local communities with the donations that Sussex Cyclists received in 2018.

    The Club reinvested a total of $12,886 (for an average cost of $280 per bike and accessories) and covered the expenditures from the donated funds we received.  In addition, the following “hands on” Club members donated their time to affix light sets and transport bicycles: Bobbi Dunham, Brant Collins, George Hahn, John Eckenrode, Tom Kinsella, Tony Pezone and Walter Monroe. The following additional Club members participated in the steering committee meetings for the 2018-2019 Bicycle Donation Project: Betsy Collins, Bill Gorodetzer, Diane Daly, Jack Boettger, John Kurpjuweit and Mike Hudson.

    In 2018 the Club also donated $1,000 to erect bicycle racks in Milford. And most recently we purchased signage at a cost of $1,525 for the Terminals on both sides of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to promote bicycle related activities with Lewes Cycle Sports

    We currently have over $­­­­­726 remaining (to which additional donations will be added) that we have set aside for reinvestment in Lower Delaware for future cycling related projects that will benefit our local communities. 

  • 06/03/2019 12:00 PM | Sussex Cyclists (Administrator)

    On June 3, 2019 over 30 Sussex Cyclists Members attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the completion of Georgetown to Lewes Pathway Phase II, Savannah Road to Log Cabin Road and the Unveiling of the Kiosk in Honor of Thomas H. Draper. 

    The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held a ceremony for the completion of Georgetown to Lewes Pathway, Phase II. The hot-mix paved trail is 10-foot wide and approximately 4.9 miles in length. This is a new pathway for pedestrians and cyclists to and from communities and businesses.

    Family, friends, and staff of WBOC unveiled the new kiosk (near the Lewes Senior Center) in Honor of Thomas H. Draper. Mr. Draper was the owner of WBOC-TV for 39 years.  He celebrated 50 years in Broadcasting on September 3, 2017, just days before his tragic death from a bicycling accident. He was an avid cyclist.

       Sussex Cyclists Riders and Attendees

    Our usual Monday Group Ride was re-routed to leave from the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton to ride the length of the Georgetown-Lewes Trail and attend the Ribbon Cutting and Kiosk Unveiling Ceremony. The ride was co-led by Betsy Collins and Bob Brotschol and included 18 Club riders. They were joined at the ceremony by over a dozen additional Club members. Many wore a Club Jersey! 

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