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The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce the relaunch of the 31st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour for October 16 & 17, 2020. The Ocean to Bay Bike Tour is an annual event that brings 2,500 cyclists of all ages to the Quiet Resorts area during the shoulder season. The Ocean to Bay Bike Tour was postponed from the original April 24 & 25 dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The economic impact of COVID-19 has disrupted The Quiet Resort business community. The mission of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is to develop and implement destination events, participate in advocacy efforts, and provide opportunities for networking, marketing, and education with the goal of improving member success and enhancing the quality of life in the Quiet Resorts. The award-winning event, presented by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, offers cyclists a 30-, 50- and Metric Century (62.5) ride on flat terrain. All routes will have the option to participate in person or choose a virtual option and complete your selected route on your own. There will also be a 10-mile Friday Coastal Cruise starting in downtown Bethany Beach and riding north to the Big Chill Beach Club.

PRE-REGISTERED CYCLISTS FOR THE APRIL RIDE
If you were previously registered for the April ride, you will have to re-register; however, you will NOT have to pay again. Please select the “Spring Ride” registration fee item (ex. “Individual Registration (Spring Ride)”). You will have four options available.

  • Option One: In-Person Attendance- You will physically be attending the event on October 17.
  • Option Two: The Virtual Option- With the virtual option, you will select the 30-, 50- or Metric Century (62.5) route and will complete the selected route on your own. You will have one week to complete your selected route. Please submit a screenshot of your completed route to events@thequietresorts.com.
  • Option Three: Donation- Your registration fee will be marked as a donation to the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. You will receive a letter from your tax-deductible donation. A portion of all proceeds will be benefiting Contractors for a Cause, the Justin W. Jennings Foundation, local First Responders, and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation.
  • Option Four: Transfer Your Bib- You have the option to transfer your bib to another person until September 22.


NEW REGISTRANTS ONLY

  • FRIDAY COASTAL CRUISE: Enjoy the 10-mile Friday Coastal Cruise from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm featuring an out-and-back route from Bethany Beach to The Big Chill Beach Club for $35. Select the Combo option to add the 10-mile Friday Coastal Cruise to your Saturday ride for only an additional $15. Each cyclist will receive a voucher to be used at The Big Chill Beach Club.
  • INDIVIDUAL REGISTRANTS
    • INDIVIDUAL PRICING- 30+, 50- & Metric Century (62.5) Ride
Friday Coastal Cruise
(In-Person or Virtual)
Individual
(In-Person or Virtual)
Individual Combo
(In-Person or Virtual)
$35 $65 $80

Note: No refunds will be given for canceled registrations. The 2020 event is expected to sell out; on-site registration may be available for the Friday Coastal Cruise but is not guaranteed. No on-site registration will be available for the Saturday ride. You have the option to transfer your bib to another person until September 22.

  • PRINTABLE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM: For a printable Individual Registration form, please click here. If you are participating virtually, please click here. This is for new cyclists that didn’t register as of April 1.

TEAM REGISTRATION (Teams who do not make the minimum 6 registrants by October 1 will         be billed the difference at packet pick-up)

  • Identify your Team Name and Team Captain
  • Indicate Team Name and Team Captain during the registration process (please decide before registering)
  • Select Team Registration
  • Registration must include six completed registrations by October 1
  • TEAM PRICING- (6 or more cyclists)- 30+, 50 & Metric Century Ride

 

Team (6+)
(In-Person or Virtual)
Team Combo (6+)
(In-Person or Virtual)
$50 $65

Note: No refunds will be given for canceled registrations. The 2020 event is expected to sell out; on-site registration may be available for the Friday Coastal Cruise but is not guaranteed. No on-site registration will be available for the Saturday ride. You have the option to transfer your bib to another person until September 22.

  • TEAM CHECK-IN: If a team opts into a “TEAM PICKUP”, 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. The team captain can pick up with all “WET INK” waivers signed and a copy or picture of all IDs.
  • PRINTABLE TEAM REGISTRATION FORM: For a printable Team Registration form, please click here. This is for new cyclists that didn’t register as of April 1.

VIRTUAL CYCLING
Are you unable to attend the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour? The Ocean to Bay Bike Tour now has a virtual option. If you select this option, you will have one week to complete your selected route. Please provide a screenshot of your completed route as proof of completion and email it to events@thequietresorts.com. Please send with the subject “Ocean to Bay Virtual Ride”.

2020 WAIVER INFO
For your Ocean to Bay Bike Tour waiver, please click here. For information on printing your Ocean to Bay Bike Tour waiver, please click here.

SATURDAY BIKE TOUR QUICK INFO
All routes will start and end in Bethany Beach
All races will feature a ceremonial start at the launch of the designated start times

  • 7:30-8:00 am    Metric Century Cyclists (62.5)
  • 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 finish only at the close of the rest stop; please have a backup plan

Rest stops will have restrooms, pre-packaged light snacks, and beverages
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.

SAFETY 101
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 – All rules of the road must be followed

COVID-19 Notice
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will be following all state and federal recommendations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the CDC recommendations, please click here.

RIDE SCHEDULES & ROUTES
Due to the number of cyclists on the roads on the 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 2020 cue sheets, which will detail the hours and locations of each rest stop. Final race routes will be emailed prior to the event.

SATURDAY START TIMES:
Proposed 2020 maps, subject to changes through September

  • Metric Century (62.5): 7:30 am – 8:00 am start time
  • 50 Mile Route: 8:00 am – 8:30 am start time
  • 30 Mile Route: 8:30 am – 9:00 am start time

REST STOPS & HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Ocean to Bay Tent- All cyclists start & finish: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Bishop’s Landing- 30+ Mile Route: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Selbyville- 50 & Metric Century (62.5) Routes: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Bayside 38 Degrees- 50 & Metric Century (62.5) Routes: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

VIEWS & VISTAS

  • Salt Grass Point: visited by 50 & Metric Century (62.5) routes
  • Dirickson Creek: visited by 30+, 50 & Metric Century (62.5) routes

EVENT CHECK-IN & PACKET PICKUP
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.). In regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following all CDC guidelines. Updates will be made as necessary and final communications will be sent out the week of the event.

PACKET PICKUP TIMES
Friday, October 16 – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 17 – 7:00 am – 9:00 am

FAQ’s
For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

“CONTINUE THE TOUR”
Now in its eighth year, the Chamber and local businesses are pleased to “Continue the Tour” once again! Enjoy the best of what the Quiet Resorts has to offer in food, entertainment, and fun! Each cyclist will receive a $5 voucher to use in all of the participating businesses. Stay tuned for the complete list of Ocean to Bay Bike Tour business partners.

ACCOMMODATION DISCOUNT

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn By Marriott – Exceed your travel expectations at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn. Nestled on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, our oceanfront hotel surrounds you with the excitement of the sun, sand, and sea while spoiling you with sophisticated style. Start your day satisfied with our complimentary breakfast and take a dip in our saltwater pool before hitting the beach. Enhance your tropical escape when you indulge & refuel with your favorite seafood specialties at 99 Sea Level. When it’s time to call it a night, settle down in our oversized airy suites to watch the sunset from your private balcony. Relax in the knowledge that our award-winning housekeeping team is committed to the highest standards of cleanliness to ensure the health and wellness of every guest. With colorful decor, complimentary Wi-Fi, and well-stocked kitchenettes, our accommodations make spending downtime with loved ones easy and enjoyable.

Special rate of $189 per night

Book your group rate for Ocean To Bay Bike Tour


Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach –  Our hotel’s central Bethany Beach location is a great choice for all guests. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave our certified-green hotel. You can swim a few laps in the outdoor pool then enjoy a hot, free breakfast every morning. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, the team at our Bethany Beach hotel offers astounding customer service that’s sure to have you coming back time and again.
Special Rate of $139 per night
Please call us at 302-541-9200 to claim this special rate code is OBT

VOLUNTEER!
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 the completed volunteer info sheet with the preferred volunteer slot, along with a signed volunteer waiver via email to events@thequietresorts.com.

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Race Director: Lauren Weaver
Host: Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce
Mailing Address: 36913 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Email: events@thequietresorts.com
Phone: (302) 539-1919
No refunds will be given for canceled registrations.

EVENT BENEFICIARIES
The Ocean to Bay Bike Tour has several nonprofit organizations that are beneficiaries of this event. Contractors for a Cause and the Justin W. Jennings Foundation are the primary beneficiaries. Contractors for a Cause is a nonprofit organization of local contractors who have united to give back to the community. The mission of the Justin W. Jennings Foundation is to support and maintain a home in the Bethany Beach area where families with cancer can have a place of respite and enjoy some family fun time.

In addition to Contractors for a Cause and the Justin W. Jennings Foundation, the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour also benefits the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation, which manages and distributes funds to qualified organizations serving the local community, the local First Responders and the Quiet Resorts business community.
Shirts & Merch

T-Shirt information and photo to come

  • All pre-registrants receive a long-sleeve UNISEX event tech shirt – $10.

VOLER JERSEY
Order a Voler commemorative jersey for the ride! Be sure to order in advance for only $70. The jersey will be available for pickup at event check-in if ordered by Thursday, September 17.

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