An experience rather than a race: Amish Country Bike Tour spotlights Kent County scenery

DOVER — The starting and finishing points of the 33rd annual Amish Country Bike Tour’s five different routes will be returning to Legislative Mall this Saturday after the event was briefly moved away from its traditional home last year. The Bike Tour started and ended at the Delaware Agricultural Museum a year ago, but officials […]

Amish Country Bike Tour announces new routes and location

DOVER — There will be some changes for this year’s 32nd Annual Amish Country Bike Tour coming Saturday, Sept. 8, starting and ending in Dover. This year, the tour will have a new launching and ending location at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. The new setting promotes the agricultural history of Dover […]

Cyclists pedal for pie

  DOVER – The lure of pedal power, pies and near-perfect weather sparked the invasion of around 1,500 cyclists to Legislative Mall for the 31st annual Amish Country Bike Tour on Saturday. The event, hosted by Kent County Tourism Corporation, was not necessarily created for the competition inclined – it is not a race. Rather, […]

Wheels in motion for Amish Country Bike Tour

DOVER — Well more than 1,000 cyclists will descend on Kent County Saturday for the annual Amish Country Bike Tour, an event that shows off the varied scenery of Delaware’s middle county. Now in its 31st year, the ride takes cyclists from downtown Dover through rural Kent, passing by farms and Amish homes. “The Amish […]

BEST BETS: Wyoming Ice House getting cool with singer Longley

In its more than 100-year history, the Wyoming Ice House has seen its share of history. Now thanks to Jim Rezac, it’s hearing a lot of music too. In October of last year, Mr. Rezac, a popular local singer-songwriter, put on a show that featured himself and headliner Janet Robin at the former Wyoming Crystal […]

BEST BETS: Turning the page to 2017 in local entertainment

As we get set to ring out 2016, it’s time to take a look at what we know is coming in 2017 for local entertainment fans. We start with the big question mark that is the Firefly Music Festival. At this point last year, we had the lineup for the mega-event at the Woodlands of […]

Bicycling in Delaware: Point/Counterpoint

Bike paths needed Bicycling in Delaware — well, duh? So, all of a sudden Delaware has figured it is flat and ideal for bikers. I’m not talking about the bright-colored Spandex-wearing muscled calves here, but 7- or 8-year-old Johnny, or 70- or 80-year-old Oma. We should cover the state in bike paths – and not […]

Three Delaware cycling events set to roll this weekend

DOVER — Dover residents should be prepared to see thousands of folks clad in brightly colored jerseys, cycling shorts and helmets doing their best to promote pedal power this weekend. It might not be the Tour de Dover, but the area will play host to a trio of cycling events, each with its own unique […]

Volunteers paint the way for Amish Bike Tour riders

DOVER — Dover resident Bobby Babuca has two things on his mind while when it comes to the annual Amish Country Bike Tour.

One is finishing the tour and the other is making sure the road markers for the routes are visible and clear for cyclists.

For the sixth time Mr. Babuca, will be in charge of marking the paths that riders follow during Saturday’s 29th annual Amish Country Bike Tour.

There are five different loops a rider can take — 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles — but each one starts and ends on Legislative Avenue.