The Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, presented and hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, is slated for April 24-25. The show-and-go tour brings more than 2,500 cyclists to the Quiet Resorts each spring.
The event kicks-off on Friday, April 24, with the 15-mile Friday Fun Ride, taking cyclists from downtown Bethany Beach to the Indian River Inlet and back — featuring a stop at the Big Chill Beach Club.
“This is the third year offering the Friday Fun,” said Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and race director for the annual cycling event. “This is a great ride for novice riders looking to spend a beautiful Friday afternoon biking the coast, or an advanced cyclist that wants a warmup before the actual Bike Tour. It truly highlights the name ‘Ocean to Bay.’”
On Saturday, the main event kicks-off at 7 a.m. at the Christian Conference Center in Bethany Beach. Participants will complete a 30-mile, a 50-mile, a metric century or a century course, traveling throughout the scenic beach and bay locales of Southern Delaware. Registrants will have access to rest stops along each route, offering restrooms, food and beverages. SAG wagon support will available to cyclists from 7:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.
The supporting sponsors of the event, including Bayside, a Carl M. Freeman Company Community; Beazer Home’s Bishops Landing; ResortQuest; and K. Hovnanian Homes at Beach Club, have played an active role in enhancing the overall experience of the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Weaver noted.
“The partnerships with all of our sponsors and businesses have grown the event into a full weekend affair,” said Weaver, “With the majority of our cyclists coming from out of the area, people come to enjoy the Quiet Resorts for the entire weekend.”
After the ride, participants are invited to the “Continue the Tour” with in-town and out-of-town specials within the Chamber businesses. Cyclists, their friends and family can add to the fun by tagging their photos with #OceanToBay on social media.
Registration is now open, and current prices will increase on April 1. Online registration closes April 20. No day-of registration will be offered. Visit oceantobaybiketour.com for complete information and to register.