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FUN Ride: Amish Country Bike Tour

This is a Team Red Fun Ride.

Team Red Fun Rides are organized rides we've selected as options for Team Red members to get together for a great day of riding together.  These rides are additional options to our weekly training rides and FOCUS Rides (where we really try to get as many Team Red members out as possible).  For the most part, Fun Rides are rides in which some Team Red members have shown interest, and you might like to join in.

 

Visit the Amish County Bike Tour site for full details and to register.

  • TIME
    7am-10am registration/checkin


  • START
    8am Mass Start

    or, Show & Go any time between 7am and 10am

  • COST
    FREE registration for children under 5
    $25 registration for children aged 5-16
    $50 registration for riders over 16
    Add $10 for day-of-ride registration

    Registration fees are higher than normal for this ride, but it includes an after-ride Amish feast!  Great food on this ride, Amish baked goods, pulled pork, and more!

    Proceeds from this year's bike tour will benefit the Central Delaware YMCA, the Amish Schoolhouse education program, three local participating churches and the Bike Tour fund.


  • REGISTRATION
    Registration is OPEN, go here to register.

    Online registration closes on 9/5/13

  • DISTANCE OPTIONS
    15, 25, 50, 62, or 100 mile routes

  • SUPPORT
    Bike tour map, and up to four food and rest stops.
    No details provided on SAG support and route markings.

  • ADDITIONAL NOTES
    Giveaway items
    After-tour catered picnic lunch
    • And don't miss the famous pie stop!

Delaware's 27th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour -- the state's largest and most established cycling events -- will be Saturday, September 7, 2013, starting at 411 Legislative Avenue in historic Dover, Delaware. Last year, 2,200+ cyclists from 25 states and England.

Why do cyclists enjoy the Amish Country Bike Tour?

  • You DO NOT have to raise funds and obtain pledges -- part of your registration fee is a contribution to five local organizations including the Central Delaware YMCA.

  • You DO NOT cycle on miles of major highways. The Amish Country Bike Tour is completely on scenic back roads.

The bike tour, suited for all ages and abilities, includes 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware's Amish farmlands. Rest stops include the famous Amish Schoolhouse where members of the Amish community serve home-baked pies and cookies. Several additional food stops will be included, featuring healthy snacks, sandwiches and beverages. Following the tour, cyclists will be treated to a catered barbecue meal of pulled pork or chicken and all the trimmings, and vegetarian meals will also be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • John M.

    This was a great ride. A must do for next year. Amber and I really enjoyed riding with team red. The pie was a nice touch also. We were back out today for another ride.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • John M.

    My daughter Amber and I are going for the 62.

    September 2, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Great John! We'll see you there.

      September 3, 2013

    • Charlie J.

      Amber, absolutely a pleasure riding with you and your Dad in this ride. Glad we were all there for your personal best [62 miles] so far and that we could guide you with our 'cycling wisdom'. You did very well. Enjoy the City to Shore and [some more wisdom here] hydrate hydrate hydrate and pace yourself and you will do just fine.

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • David H.

    Sorry I had to pull out. I bleed orange and blue, didn't realize this ride was on the same day as the Florida - Miami game. Heck, based on how we got whipped I should have done the ride.. :(

    September 8, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      No worries Dave. That's a better reason than mine. I couldn't make it either - but, I'm just buried with work.

      1 · September 8, 2013

    • Charlie J.

      No problem Dave. We didnt have time to search for you and I felt bad because I wanted to get up with you before the ride. No prob on missing it. See ya soon.

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun! I had to bold fast after the ride but we need to do a big team ride again soon!

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you feel that way.

      September 8, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Sorry about that unpleasantness, everyone. It's not the first time Andy's done something like that and I felt I had to say something.

      September 8, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. Had virtually no sleep for days. To much work. No condition to ride like that.

    September 8, 2013

    • Christine R.

      We missed you.. Next year.. you will have to come to this one. Its a really nice day.

      September 8, 2013

  • Christine R.

    Beautiful day, great ride. Very happy to see everyone! Thanks :)

    September 7, 2013

  • John A.

    Great ride..good to see everyone..

    September 7, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    OK everyone, let's meet at 7:45 at the start line. There shouldn't be huge a crowd there yet - people start to cue up a few minutes before as start. Just look for the cluster of Red Rider or Team Red jerseys. If we can find each other before that, then that's great. But I've not been to this ride before so I can't point out a specific place to meet.

    September 3, 2013

    • Charlie J.

      At the start is fine. We will fine each other. They have a ceremony.

      September 3, 2013

  • John A.

    Cya there

    September 3, 2013

  • John M.

    Has anyone setup a team registration for this event for the preregistration? I was trying to pre register and did not see a Team Red.

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, I don't think there was. The 'fun' team rides are usually just whoever wants to go. Not as much organization.

      September 2, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      No team registration, but we all try to wear Team Red or Red Rider or Tour de Cure jerseys. But you don't need one - it's just makes it easier to spot each other.

      September 3, 2013

  • John A.

    What time are we meeting for this ride?

    August 31, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      i think i'm gonna go solo. keep things simple. so - early birds will meet Charlie at 7am for breakfast, then everyone else can join for and roll at 8am?

      September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK. I will do my best to be there at 7.

      September 2, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    might be 25 for me - i won't have time to train. plus, mostly going for the bbq! ; ) i think it's hilly on this ride, yeah? not sure.

    August 24, 2013

    • Christine R.

      Hmmm.. Not sure about the hills.. I was thinking I would do 50.. but no one else doing that so far. I will have to figure out which will be better for me.. 25 or 62. lol It says it loops through FLATlands. Why must they lie like that? Lol

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am doing the 50!

      September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I can make it. Anyone want to car-pool? What distance is everyone going?

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool! I'll sign up this weekend!

      August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool! I'll sign up this weekend!

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I can make it. Anyone want to car-pool?

    August 29, 2013

  • Charlie J.

    Ummmm flat.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Oh OK - my bad. I saw Amish and was thinking hilly, like Lancaster - forgot it was in DE. So, if it's flat, I may do 50.

      August 24, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Will be on vaction :-(

    August 12, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      aww, sorry bob - we'll miss you. but have a good time on vacation!

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • David H.

    25 or 50, most likely 25... :)

    August 24, 2013

  • Charlie J.

    62 for me

    August 24, 2013

  • Christine R.

    what distance is everyone doing for this ride?

    August 23, 2013

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