About Broad Creek Bike & Brew

 

The Broad Creek Bike and Brew Tour, featuring local Microbreweries, live music, and BBQ Chicken is sponsored by the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce located in historic Laurel Delaware.

 


We welcome you to our 8th annual bike tour and to our beautiful community. 


On your quiet adventure you will wind through scenic byways and along historic waterways as you explore what makes our community so unique.  We’ve tied in some of the best historic attractions such as The Laurel Heritage Museum, The Cook House, Historic Bethel, Bethel Museum, and Old Christ Church to name a few.  Along the way enjoy important waterways that make up a portion of the Chesapeake Watershed , the Nanticoke River Trail, Mason Dixon In Delmar,  and The Sussex County Historic and Scenic Byway. Of course, the ride would not be complete without a stop at our true gem – Trap Pond State Park.

You will be wild about us! Wilderness Trails, Wildlife, and quiet adventure awaits!

Event Information

2019 Broadcreek Bike and Brew Tour featuring several microbreweries & great food. Presented by the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce to Benefit Nanticoke Health Services.

  • All routes begin and end in Laurel and feature designated rest stops with restrooms, beverages and light snacks.
  • Rides include historic attractions, beautiful waterways, the Woodland Ferry, Trap Pond State Park and more.
  • Finish party at Janosik Park on the Broad Creek featuring local microbrews and a barbecue chicken lunch. Live music by Charlie and the Cool Tones. Late seating available for Century riders.
  • Charitable giving benefits Nanticoke Health Services.
  • Choose from a 15-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile, Metric or Century route. Completion of the ride is optional.
  • Sag Wagon* support available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for injured or broken down cyclists.
  • All participants must complete an event waiver prior to participating in the ride.
  • Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the route and must wear a helmet.
  • The ride will take place rain or shine. However, if extreme weather is forecasted, the Bike Tour may be cancelled. No refunds will be given for any reason.

GPS Links

here are the GPS links for our rider routes:

Timeline:

                 Packet Pickup Friday, May 31st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Abbotts Grill

                 7:00 am Onsite Registration Opens / Early Start for Century & Metric Riders

                 9:00 am / Mass Start ~ 9:30-10:30 am Leisure Start

                 11:00 AM - After Party! - Located at Janosik Park on the Broad Creek

                    REGISTER NOW!

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019
WHERE: 300 Wilson Street (North Laurel Elementary School), Laurel DE 19956

Don't forget to join us for the After Party! Stick around and enjoy delicious food and refreshing beer from multiple microbrews! There will be live music and plenty of awesome bikers to hang out with, you don't want to miss out! 

Contact Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce (302) 629-9690 or admin@westernsussexcoc.com for more information

Plan Your Visit

 

Accommodations

Whether in a quaint Bed and Breakfast, a resort, or friendly hotel there are numerous of options to choose from. Stay at one of our partner hotels below:  Be sure to mention Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour when booking!

  • Comfort Suites - 23420 Sussex Highway - Seaford, DE 19973 - 302 628 5400 (call direct and mention the bike tour)
  • Hampton Inn   - 22871 Sussex Highway  - Seaford, DE 19973 - 302 629 4500 (call direct and mention the bike tour) 
  • Trap Pond State Park - has Cabins, Yurts, and campsites to choose from: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 - Phone: (302) 875-2392

Make your camping reservations online or call the Campground Reservation System at 1-877-98 PARKS.

For more information on accommodations through out Sussex County Delaware visit Southern Delaware Tourism.

Helpful Links

Area Attractions

Laurel, Delaware History & Heritage Attractions

  • Bethel Heritage Museum - Stop by the charming general store while in town. The museum, located on North Main Street, Bethel, has no regular hours, so call ahead. Free admission. 302.875.5871
  • Laurel Historic District - Take a tour of Front Street and Indian Trail along scenic Broad Creek. 302.629.9690 Contact the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce for a walking tour brochure.
  • Old Christ Church - The church is one of the few unaltered churches surviving from Colonial American times. 302.875.3644
  • John Smith Trail - The wooded areas and walking trails of the surrounding Phillips Landing Recreation Area allow visitors to experience a taste of the isolated natural beauty that Smith encountered.

Baldcypress Nature Center

33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 Phone: (302) 875-5163

  • James Branch Water Trail - Mode: Canoe, Kayak - Distance: 6.5 miles (one-way) - Difficulty: Advanced - Accessible: No - Trailhead: Trap Pond boat ramp
  • Racoon Pond Water Trail - Mode: Canoe, Kayak - Distance: 1.0 mile (one-way) - Difficulty: Medium - Accessible: No - Trailhead: Trap Pond boat ramp

Nanticoke Heritage Byway

The Nanticoke Heritage Byway runs along several roads in Western Sussex County, beginning US 13 north of Seaford and passing through Seaford, Bethel, and Laurel before ending at Trap Pond State Park. The byway passes many natural and historical sites.

Our Sponsors

We appreciate the local businesses who have contributed resources and time to make this event a success.

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