35th Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Gears Up for April 26th & 27th

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Celebrating its 35th Coral Anniversary, the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour presented by The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is slated for Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th. This award-winning cycling tour brings over 2,000 cyclists to the Quiet Resorts each spring to bike through southern Delaware’s scenic beaches, bays, and beyond. Cyclists have the choice of a 10-, 30-, 50-, 62.5-, or 100-mile ride on flat terrain through the Quiet Resorts. The ride includes live music, food, giveaways, multiple rest stops, and more. Commemorative custom jersey and shirt add-ons are also available.

Saturday riders (30-, 50-,62.5-, or 100-mile routes) can register as an individual or as part of team. View the event page for pricing details. Starting on April 1st, registration prices will increase. To register online, at oceantobaybiketour.com. Proceeds from the Saturday ride will benefit Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, The Justin W. Jennings Foundation and Contractors for a Cause, and other local first responders. Cancer Support Community Delaware will also be an on-site beneficiary as they host the first-ever Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Prize Wheel where cyclists can spin to win!

In addition to the Saturday tour, there will be a 10-mile Coastal Cruise on Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, April 27th featuring an out-and-back route from Bethany Beach to the Big Chill Beach Club at the Indian River Inlet. Cyclists of all levels can take in the beautiful coastal scenery on this relaxing ride. Proceeds from the Coastal Cruise will benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Coastal Cruise registration is $35, and cyclists can add this as a combo option onto their Saturday ride at a discounted rate.

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Southern Delaware Tourism, would like to thank the sponsors for making this event possible. In 2023, cyclists from 19 different states participated in the Bike Tour which raised nearly $12,000 for event beneficiaries.

Supporting Sponsors: Common Ground Hospitality, Big Chill Beach Club with La Vida Hospitality; Official Tent Sponsor: Coastal Tented Events; and Media Sponsors: Coastal Point, Forever Media. Wilgus Associates will be the Gift Sponsor for all combo ride cyclists. Signature Sponsors include Beebe Healthcare, Creative Concepts, Heather’s Home Works, Long & Foster Real Estate, McKee Builders, NV Homes & Ryan Homes, and State Farm Agent-Billy Reese. Decks & Docks Lumber Co. will be the First Responders Breakfast Sponsor.

This year, cyclists are encouraged to continue the tour at Post-Party Sponsor Locations at Bethany Boathouse and Mangos. Nally Homes will be sponsoring live music. Additional contributing sponsors include Beach Liquors, Bethany Brewing, Custom Mechanical, Fins Ale House & Raw Bar, Garth Enterprises, JR’s Seafood Shack, Mr. Natural Spring Water, Property Tenders, and True North. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available to Chamber Member businesses.

Visit oceantobaybiketour.com to learn more or call the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at (302) 539-2100.