Tour de Sussex benefits displaced workers, local charities, scholarships

GEORGETOWN – Southern Delaware’s premier cycling event, Tour de Sussex, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, rain or shine.

Ride distances are 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles, with rest stops at Dogfish Head Brewery, Irish Eyes, Papa Grande’s, and Trap Pond State Park.

Mass start will be at 8 a.m. in the Owens Campus library parking lot.

Registration fees are as follows: $65 by Aug. 31, $75 by Sept. 1-19, and $25 for kids 16 and under.

The registration fee includes Support and Gear (SAG) support, lunch, a long-sleeve T-shirt, maps, and rest stop refreshments. Group registrations of six or more receive a $5 discount per person.

All proceeds will benefit Kids on Campus and Workforce Development scholarships.

“The Tour de Sussex provides cyclists with an opportunity to tour several of Sussex County’s most scenic routes, including the bike trails in Cape Henlopen State Park,” said Director of Workforce Development and Community Education Chris Moody. “The proceeds of the Tour de Sussex will provide scholarships for kids’ camps and professional development courses.”

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