Two Bike Rides Help Showcase Delaware

Two Delaware bicycling traditions continue this fall with the 35th Annual Amish Bike Tour set  for Sat., Sept. 18 in Dover and the 9th Annual River Towns Ride taking place Sat., Oct. 2 in New Castle County.

The Amish Bike Tour offers routes of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles over quiet country backroads with all routes working in a rest stop at the famous Amish Schoolhouse and its popular fresh-baked pies. Proceeds benefit Bike Delaware’s efforts to improve and expand bike transportation in the state. Visit

The River Towns Ride offers cyclists the opportunity to visit the historic riverfronts of Delaware City, New Castle and Wilmington while earning medals based on distance completed. Riders can start in any of the three river towns with a post-ride party featuring live music, games, beer and non-alcoholic beverages at Delaware City’s Battery Park. Visit