Saturday's Tour de Sussex offers a scenic county bike tour

Date Published: 
Sept. 22, 2017

Enough with the cars — try seeing Sussex County by bike.

The fourth annual Tour de Sussex returns on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m., rain or shine. It’s sponsored by Delaware Technical Community College. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Workforce Development students.

All routes start and end at DTCC’s Stephen J. Betze Library parking lot. Cyclists can choose a route of 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles, with rest stops, restrooms, beverages and snacks throughout the ride. Sights include the towns of Georgetown, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Laurel.

After the ride, participants are invited back to the college for a free lunch provided by local restaurants.

Registration includes long-sleeve tech shirt, lunch, maps and rest stop refreshments. A Support and Gear (SAG) vehicle will be present, in case of emergencies.

Registration is still available that day for $75, with discounts for teams of six and ages 16 and under.

DTCC Owens Campus is located at 21179 College Drive, Georgetown.

For details, call (302) 259-6342 or visit www.tourdesussex.com.