26th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Gears up for April 18th
EVENT: 26th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 18, 2015, Beginning at 7:30 a.m.
PLACE: Start and Finish line located in Downtown Bethany Beach. Cyclists can choose a 5-, 30-, 50-mile or Metric Century tour through beaches and bays in the Quiet Resorts area.
CONTACT: Visit the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce website,
www.thequietresorts.com. Call 800-962-7873 toll-free for more information or (302) 539-2100 for local residents.
FENWICK ISLAND, DE—The 26th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour presented by PNC Bank will take place on April 18 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach. Hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, cyclists region-wide will complete 5-, 30-, 50- mile or Metric Century courses travelling throughout Southern Delaware’s scenic beach and bay locales. Registrants will receive access to exclusive gifts and amenities including a long-sleeve tech tee, swag bag and rest stops along each of the routes with restrooms, food and beverages. SAG Wagon support will be available from 7:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. The Ocean to Bay Voler jerseys are also available for purchase with to-your-door delivery. New this year, participants and the community can celebrate the ride and welcome visitors by tagging #OceanToBay on social media.
The ceremonial start will be held at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Bethany Beach for the show-and-go tour. The supporting sponsors of the event, Bishop’s Landing, Mediacom, NV Homes at the Beach and ResortQuest, have played an active role in the making the Bike Tour more attractive of the cyclists. After the main event, participants are invited to the Continue the Tour Post Party Tent with live entertainment featuring Monkey Paw Duo as well as food, beverages, vendors and prizes. All registrants will be entered to win special prize packages, awarded through a drawing of bib numbers. Further vouchers and specials will be available at many participating local businesses throughout The Quiet Resorts. For those looking to stay overnight, participants who mention the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour will receive a 10% discount on their ResortQuest- Wyndham Vacation Rentals reservation when staying two nights or more.
“With the expansion of the rest stop, Post Party Tent and an unprecedented number of cyclists registered at this point, the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour is shaping up to be a fantastic event,” says executive director, Kristie Maravalli. “The Chamber has increased its social media presence including a re-launch of Instagram, so we are going to have lot of fun with our cyclists and business community with the hashtag #OceantoBay.”
Registration is open, and current prices will increase on April 1st. Individual, Team and Family Fun groups may be registered with children under 5 riding for free. Registration can be completed by mail, email, or in person at the Chamber; online registration is available through April 15. Visit www.thequietresorts.org to register, receive more information on packet pickup, deals and vendors and be among the first to visit Delaware’s beaches and bays for the 2015 season!