Club Rides

Visitors, as well as members, are welcome to participate in any of our group rides.  

(We do require helmets, a signed waiver, and a safe riding attitude.)


During the Spring and summer ride season details are posted on the Events page of this website.  Short advance notice rides, and changes to or cancellations of rides will be sent by the Ride Leader via the Yahoo email list. 

During the "Off-season"  ride leaders send notice of their rides via the Yahoo email list only.


To receive these emails you must be part of our Yahoo email list.  A link to join can be found on this websites homepage. 

Reminder: It is considerate to contact the ride leader if planning to ride. The ride leader is not obligated to show up at the ride start if no one contacts them prior to the ride. Ride leader contact information can be found with the ride listing on the event page.

Each rider is responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of the group.  If unsafe behavior is demonstrated the ride leader will address the situation. Helmets are mandatory on all Sussex Cyclists rides.  All riders are to Sign-in and complete the emergency contact information on the club Waiver of Liability form at the start of each club ride.    

Ride Speed Categories:

Ride leaders are responsible for setting the category as part of the posting of their ride, and adhering to that category during the ride.  

Ride participants are responsible for understanding the category and being able to meet the speed and distance requirements associated with the category of ride they are on.   The ride speed are the average Rolling (moving) speed of the ride.  Wind / Hill conditions can allow for slightly higher or lower speeds as the ride progresses.  The no-drop and ride as a group policies of the club take precedence over speed considerations. 

Sussex Cyclist Ride Categories

Category #

Title

Average Rolling Speed

Description of pace, planned stops, max speeds

F

Casual ride

8 to 10 mph ARS

ARS may vary depending on terrain, wind, traffic, and ability of riders. Frequent rest stops, typically every 5 miles. Less than 20 miles in length. No Drops

E

Cruising

10 to 12 mph ARS

Cruising speeds may reach 14 mph for short periods. Rest stops every 5 to 10 miles. 30 miles or less in length. No Drops

D

Easy Touring

12 to 14 mph ARS

Cruising speeds may reach 16 mph for short periods. Rest stops every 10 to 15 miles. Length varies, typically more than 30 miles. No Drops

C

Touring

14 to 16 mph ARS

Cruising speeds may reach 18 mph for short periods. Rest stops every 10 to 15 miles. Length varies, typically more than 35 miles. No Drops

B

Training

16 to 18 mph ARS

Cruising speed may reach 20-22 mph. For rides over 35 miles there is typically a rest stop every 15 to 20 miles. Length varies. No Drops

A

Fast Training

18+ mph ARS

Pace lines approach 22 mph but may top 24 mph for short intervals. For rides over 40 miles there is typically a rest stop every 20 to 25 miles. Length varies. No Drops

Sussex Cyclist Ride Starting Locations

WalMart

Rehoboth Mall  

Rides start at North side of the parking area behind Rehoboth Mall (WalMart/Peebles).  Entering from Rt. 24, behind and to the left of the Delaware Eye Institute Parking Lot.


Nav Addr:  112 Paynter Ln, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


Peddlers Village 

Rides start at the west end of the Peddlers Village parking lot on Rt. 24. Head west on 24 from Rt 1. Peddlers Village is the strip shopping center on the right.

Nav Address: 20750 John J Williams Hwy Lewes, DE 19958


M & D Bird Farm


M & D Bird Farm

26754 Lewes Georgetown Hwy

Harbeson, DE 19951


Millsboro 
(Lowe's Parking Lot)
Southeast corner of Lowes Parking Lot. --  Rt. 113 (Dupont Highway) 

South of the Rt. 24 intersection.  To the rear of McDonalds.

Nav. Addr:  

26688 Centerview Dr., Millsboro, DE 19966


Ocean View/Bethany 
From the Rehoboth area proceed south on Route 1 for approx. 15 miles. Turn right on Fred Hudson Rd.(traffic light). Turn left onto Central Ave (traffic light).  Continue straight thru traffic light crossing Rt 26.  Turn left on Willow Oak Ave into Bear Trap Dunes


Nav. Addr:

1 October Glory Ave, Ocean View, De 19970


MILTON

From Rt 1 turn left onto Cave Neck Rd. for approx. 5 miles.  Turn right onto Front St.(becomes Union St.)  Continue straight to the parking lot across from the library at Magnolia St. 


Nav. Addr:  

Governors Walk Park, Milton DE 19968

Club Riding Documents


Club Safety Guidelines:  2016 Safe Riding Guidelines.pdf

Ride Leader Manual:  Ride Leader Manual 2016.pdf

Tips and Techniques for Paceline Riding:  GROUP RIDING AND PACE LINES.pdf

Ride Sign-in Sheet and Waiver of Liability form (for Ride Leaders): Sussex Cyclists - Sign-in form and Release Waiver.pdf


"Sussex Cyclists, Inc." is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

PO Box 204, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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