Delaware’s Largest Cycling Event Amish Country Bike Tour Early Bird Registration Now Open

May 8, 2015
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Kent County Tourism
DOVER, DE – May 8, 2015

Earlybird registration for the Amish Country Bike Tour is now open! Cyclists can save $20 by registering early for Delaware’s largest cycling tour celebrating its 29th year, set for Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Dover, DE.

The following is the registration schedule:

· Now through July 1: $40/adult; $20/5-16 years; Under 5 free
· July 1-July 31: $50/adult; $25/5-16; Under 5 free
· August 1-September 12: $60/Adult; $30/5-16; Under 5 free
· Registration: http://www.AmishCountryBikeTour.com

This cycling event is a favorite and one of the most established in Delaware, as well as one of the largest and most popular on the East Coast. Cyclists enjoy the flat roads, as most of Delaware is only slightly above sea level. “As flat as a pancake,” say our Amish neighbors. Others enjoy the camaraderie, the “team” effect, the slice of locally-baked pies served at the Amish Schoolhouse, and then the more serious cyclists (100-milers) appreciate the easy-to-navigate course.

Cyclists also enjoy the panoramic countryside, seeing the non-commercialized working Amish farms, getting up close and personal at the Amish Schoolhouse, enjoying “small town America,” and the fully-catered catered barbecue meal at the end of their ride.

And there’s more! The tour starts and stops at historic Legislative Mall. It offers five loops: 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles, so cyclists from age one (ride-alongs) to 82 participate. Cyclists are now booking lodging for the weekend and taking advantage of all the free museums, gambling at the local casinos, guided historic tours and the delicious restaurants such as Coolspring Fish Bar and Restaurant, 33 West, McGlynn’s, Abbotts Grill, Governors Cafe, Roma and more.

Kent County Tourism is the coordinating non-profit organization that has been running the event for more than 20 years. Its early origins began with a small bike club that formed a team ride through the countryside west of Dover. It was so popular that the event doubled in size year after year until the point that volunteers could no longer manage the event. Today more than 100 volunteers, many military from Dover Air Force Base, help to make the tour an enjoyable experience.

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