30th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

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Name: 30th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, on-line registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

NOTICE: 4/25/19 
As we are busy preparing for the event this weekend, we will periodically be checking phone messages throughout the day. Any questions, or changes to emergency contact, route, etc. can be answered on site, Friday & Saturday. 

Individual Registrations- 30+, 50, Metric Century & Century Ride
$40 if received by November 26 ($5 discount deducted during registration check out)
$45 if received by December 31
$55 if received by February 28
$60 if received by March 31
$75 if received by April 19

Join us for the Friday Fun Ride! 
Select the combo option for an additional $15 to add the 15-mile Friday Fun Ride to your weekend itinerary, or sign up for only the Friday Fun Ride for $35. All cyclists particpating in the Friday Fun Ride AND a Saturday's ride, will receive a branded Ocean to Bay Bike tour Lycra Waist Pack, courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes at  Ocean View Beach Club.

Dates Individual Individual Combo Fun Ride
November & December  $45 $60  
January & February $55 $70  
March $60 $75 $35
April 1-19 $75 $90 $35

NOTE: No refunds will be given for canceled registrations. The 2019 event is expected to sell out; on site registration may be available on Friday, April 26 if space allows, but is not guaranteed.

Printable Individual Registration Form


Team Registrations (6 or more cyclists) 30+, 50, Metric Century & Century Ride
$35 per cyclist if received before November 26 ($5 discount deducted during registration check out)
$40 per cyclist if received before December 31

$45 per cyclist if received before February 28

$45 per cyclist if received before the close of online registration March 31.

Dates Team (6+) Team Combo (6+)
November & December  $40 $55
January & February $45 $60
March $45 $60

NOTE: No refunds will be given for canceled registrations. The 2019 event is expected to sell out. Team registration pricing will not be available after March 31.

*Teams of 6 or more registered cyclists are eligible for a discounted rate
To qualify for Team Registration:
    Identify your Team Name and Team Captain
    Indicate Team Name and Team Captain during registration process (please decide before registering)
    Select Team Registration
    Registration must include six completed registrations by March 31.
    NOTE: Teams who do not make
 the minimum 6 registrants by March 31 will be billed the
    difference at packet pickup.  

Team Check In:  If a team opts into a "TEAM PICKUP" all members will be included. It is an all or none option. Team captains will be allowed to check-in all team members. All waivers must be complete with a "WET INK" signature. Please consult your captain on your team's check-in procedures.

Printable Team Registration Form   


-Individual Registrants must "WET INK" sign the waiver at packet pickup.
-All electronic signatures, pdfsjpgs and faxes are deemed invalid.
-Photo ID or copy of photo ID is required at packet pickup.

-All Team Registrants must have all waivers signed for team pickup.

Get your printable waiver here
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This 15-mile out and back route on Friday, April 26, from 12-4 pm will begin and end in Bethany Beach and take riders along coastal Route 1 to the Indian River Inlet Bridge. While you're there, enjoy a pit stop at the Big Chill Beach Club and picturesque views of the ocean meeting the inlet. Click here to see route.

The Friday Fun Ride is offered as an individual registration or as a combo option for Saturday cyclists. All cyclists who sign up for both the Friday Fun Ride, and a Saturday route, will receive a branded Ocean to Bay Bike tour Lycra Waist Pack, courtesy of K. Hovnanian Homes at  Ocean View Beach Club.

All routes start and end in Bethany Beach.
All races will feature a ceremonial start at launch of the designated start range.*

    -7:00-7:30 am Century Cyclists
    -7:30-8:00 am Metric Century Cyclists
    -8:00-8:30 am 50 Mile Cyclists
    -8:30-9:00 am 30+ Mile Cyclists (27 mile bailout option)

*Rest stop and SAG support cannot be guaranteed for cyclists that start after their designated start range.
Completion of the ride is optional.
SAG Wagon support will be available from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

      -SAG Wagons will drop cyclist at the CLOSEST REST STOP
      -There will be a final ride back to the Post Party Tent only at the close of the 
rest stop; please have a back up plan! 
Rest stops will have restrooms, light snacks, and beverages. 
Continue the Tour After Party will run from 12-5 pm with live music, food, and door prizes. 

The ride will take place rain or shine; however, if extreme weather is forecasted, the Bike Tour may be canceled. No refunds will be given.

All participants must complete an event waiver prior to participating in the ride.
Participants age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet. All participants are expected to obey all traffic laws and Delaware bicycle laws.
Bicycle Law- Rules of the Road!

Due to the number of cyclists on the roads event day, all cyclists must follow the below schedule to ensure the safety of everyone. Bib numbers must be visible for entry at all rest stops. 
Stay tuned for 2019 cue sheets, which will detail hours and locations of each rest stop. Final race routes will be emailed prior to event. (Click the links below to view each route.) 

Saturday Start Times: 
Proposed 2019 maps, subject to changes through March.

- Century: 7:00-7:30 am start time
- Metric Century: 7:30-8:00 am start time
- 50 Mile Route: 8:00-8:30 am start time
- 30+ Mile Route: 8:30-9:00 am start time

-Ocean to Bay Tent- All Cyclists start & finish: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
-Tower Rd. Bayside- Century Ride only: 8:00 am-10:00 am
-Bay Forest Clubhouse- 30+, 50, Metric Routes & Century: 7:30 am- 11:30 am
-Bishop's Landing Clubhouse -30+ Mile & Century Route: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
-Selbyville- 50, Metric Century, Century Routes: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
-Bayside- 50, Metric Century, Century Routes: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
-Lighthouse Lakes - Century Only 12pm-4pm


-Holt's Landing State Park: visited by 30+, 50, MC & Century routes (pending construction)
-Salt Grass Point: visited by 50, MC & Century routes

-​Dirickson Creek: visited by 30+, 50, MC, & Century 
-Tower Rd.: visited by Century only
-Indian River Inlet & Bridge: visited by Friday Fun Ride & Century 

All registered cyclists must check in to pick up bibs, event shirts, and sign waivers.  All cyclists must be wearing their bib numbers to have access to event support (e.g. SAG wagon, rest stops, emergency services etc.)
Packet Pick up Times
Friday, April 26 · 12-7 pm - Bethany Beach Bandstand 

Saturday, April 27 · 7-9 am - Bethany Beach Bandstand

Visit the FAQ page, or call 302-539-2100 ext. 115 for questions.

Now in its sixth year, the Chamber and local businesses are pleased to present "Continue the Tour." Enjoy the best of what the Quiet Resorts has to offer in food, entertainment and fun! 


Order a comemorative jersey for the 30th Anniversary ride! Be sure to order in advance if you want to wear on April 27th! Order here. 


Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, a Residence Inn by Marriott

Holiday Inn Express at Bethany Beach

The Burgundy Inn, Stonehaven & Homestead Apartments
Guests can enjoy a 10% off their stay. Reserve your stay by April 25 on their website using the link above or by calling 410-289-8581. Use promo code 327.

Meris Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a discounted rate of $99 per night on 4/26 & 4/27. Click the link above for reservations and use promo code BAY BIKE RATE in order to receive the discount.

Wyndam Vacation Rentals
Guests can enjoy a special Stay for 4 Nights, Pay for 3 offer. Offer valid on any of the participating rentals with travel dates from April 24-30, 2019 reserved by March 1. To qualify for this great deal, book online using the link above and the Promo Code OCEAN2BAY

Fenwick Inn
Guests can enjoy a discounted rate of $99 on 4/26 & 4/27. Reservations must be made by 4/16 by using the link or calling 410-250-1100. Use promo code 04BT. You will be allowed to store your bikes in your room. The hotel has a non-smoking policy, is pet friendly, and includes an indoor pool/hot tub, onsite fitness center and an onsite bar/restaurant.

Race Director: Lauren Weaver
Host: Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce
Mailing Address: 36913 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Email: events@bethany-fenwick.org
Phone: (302)539-1919
Fax: (302)539-9434
No refunds will be given for canceled registrations.

It takes over 150 volunteers in the month of April to make the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour happen. Student volunteers and work incentive volunteers will be provided the necessary paperwork for credit. Please return completed volunteer info sheet with preferred volunteer slot, along with signed volunteer waiver, via email to amy@bethany-fenwick.org or via fax at 302-539-9434.

We've launched an online volunteer sign-up that updates available shifts in real time. Click here to review available volunteer shifts!

Amish Country Bike Tour
Sea Gull Century 

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Tent Sponsor

Views & Vistas

Vendor Sponsor

  • Mr. Natural Bottled Water, Inc.
  • UPS
  • Delmarva Two-Way Radio, Inc.
  • Bethany Beach Books
  • Sustaining Support, LLC
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Fun Ride Sponsor


Ocean to Bay Expo & Packet Pickup
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Friday, April 26, 12-7pm 

Friday Fun Ride Start & Finish
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Friday, April 26, 12-4pm

Ocean to Bay
Start & Finish Line
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Saturday, April 27, 7 am-5 pm

Date/Time Information:
OCEAN TO BAY: Packet Pickup & Expo
Friday, April 26, 12-7 pm at the Bethany Beach Bandstand
Saturday, April 27, 7-9 am at 
the Bethany Beach Bandstand (no expo)

Friday, April 26, 12-4 pm - 
Bethany Beach Bandstand

Saturday, April 27, 7:00 am Ceremonial Century Start - 
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Contact Information:
Events Manager
Dates Individual Individual Combo Fun Ride Team (6+) Team Combo (6+)
November & December  $45 $60   $40 $55
January & February $55 $70   $45 $60
March $60 $75 $35 $45 $60
April 1-19 $75 $90 $35    

NOTE: The 2019 event is expected to sell out; on site registration may be available on Friday, April 26 if space allows. There will not be day of registration on Saturday, April 27.
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