Many events expected to cause traffic slowdowns next month

DOVER — Due to several special events next month, drivers should be prepared for lane closures and potential backups around the state.

The Amish Country Bike Tour in Dover kicks off Sept. 8 at 7 a.m. It begins and ends at Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, located on 866 North DuPont Highway in Dover.

Riders can take any one of the 15, 25, 50, 64 and 100 mile routes.

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The Bottle & Cork 10 Miler and 5K at Dewey Beach is Sept. 8 at 8 a.m.

Participants in the 10 mile run will head to Rehoboth Beach, Henlopen Acres and the boardwalk before returning to Dewey Beach. There will be a temporary right lane closure on Del. Route 1 northbound from McKinley Street to Del. Route 1A in Dewey for the race.

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Also on Sept. 8 is the Annual Nanticoke Indian PowWow in Millsboro. The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. and includes Sept. 9 as well.

The grounds are located off Del. Route 24/John J. Williams Highway near Mt. Joy Road/Oak Orchard Road. Fire police will assist with traffic control at Mt. Joy Road and Piaffe Lane.

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The Run the Mill Duathlon takes place Sept. 9 in Milford. It begins at 9 a.m. at Blairs Pond 5k Trail at 8187 Abbotts Pond Road.

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On Sept. 15, Pedal Away Prostate Cancer will be held in Dover. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. at Eden Hill Medical Center, located at 200 Banning Street. It will end at Eden Hill Medical Center as well.

This year’s event has also been designated as the 40K cycling road race for the 2018 Delaware Senior Olympics. Riders at least 40 years old may compete as part of the DSO by completing a registration form and then contacting Nancy Waddell at or DSO at 1-888-881-6128.

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The Dewey Beach Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike is Sept. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

There will be a lane shift north of Fred Hudson Road on Route 1 northbound, a right lane closure on northbound Route 1 from north of Fred Hudson Rd through Dewey Beach and a left lane closure southbound from Pelicans Pouch to Fred Hudson Road. Motorists should anticipate traffic delays for this event from Dewey Beach to Fred Hudson Road.

Trailblazers and message board signs will be placed to assist motorists.

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The Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend is Sept. 22 and 23. The Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5k are Sept. 22 and the Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike & Tri & Du Team Relays are the following day.

Multiple single lane closures will be in place on Route 1 northbound and southbound starting at 6 a.m. between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. Lane restrictions should be lifted by 11 a.m.

In addition, there will be various shoulder closures along Route 1 northbound, and the right-turn lane from Route 1 northbound to Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event.

On Sept. 23, cyclists will leave Garfield Parkway at Bethany Beach starting around 7:45 a.m. and continue on the shoulders of Route 1 northbound over the Indian River Inlet Bridge turning around at New Road near Dewey Beach.

Cyclists will continue southbound on Route 1 over the Indian River Inlet Bridge and return to Bethany Beach via Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Tour de Sussex begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 22.

Cyclists will leave Delaware Technical and Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown. Rest stops highlights will include Dogfish Brewery, Irish Eyes, Papa Grande’s and Trap Pond.

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On Sept. 23, the 13th annual Dogfish Dash kicks off at 9 a.m. More than 2,000 runners and volunteers will be in downtown Milton at the Dogfish Brewery, located at 6 Village Center Boulevard. Visit for additional details.


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