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 9th 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

2020 Broadcreek Bike and Brew Virtual Distance Ride. Proceeds to Benefit The Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce.

Bike and Brew scheduled for June 6, 2020 is going to look a little differently this year.  In years past this event has taken riders by the Old Christ Church, The Cook House, Bethel Museum, Trap Pond, The Woodland Ferry and the scenic roadways of our Western Sussex.  With the changes in our world today, we cannot gather and ride this race together at this moment in time.  However, we can do a virtual distance ride on our own and then celebrate the accomplishment of completion by thinking and riding outside of the box.

 

 Riders can sign up for their choice of a 15-mile, 25-mile or 50-mile, Metric Century and Century ride.  This ride will take place on the riders’ own course between June 5-7.  Riders can pedal their stationary bike or safely ride on their own outside at their location.  We are asking participants to post their time and a picture if they choose on our Bike and Brew webpage.  

 

On September 26, 2020 we will come together and celebrate our accomplishment with music and food at Janosik Park on Broadcreek in Laurel.  At that time riders will be given a “Bike and Brew 2020” t-shirt and goodie bag.  Out of area riders will be sent their Bike & Brew shirt in the mail.  

 

Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and our Bike and Brew Partners will also acknowledge three of our Western Sussex High School rising Seniors with a monetary award.The only criteria is the student’s resident is Western Sussex County and they complete an application found on our website (April 15th–July 15th) to include an essay of a time in their life when they accomplished a goal by thinking outside the box to overcome an obstacle.The award will be used for post-secondary support for education or training

 

  *Riders sign up on website for desired ride

  *Ride anytime June 5th-7th. Post a picture of your ride to our website and social media  

  *Saturday, September 26th join us from 12 til 3 where you can enjoy your BBQ Chicken   dinner, unlimited beer samples and live music from Charlie and the Cool Tones! 

                 REGISTER NOW!

WHEN:  June 5- June 7, 2020
WHERE: Ride anywhere you desire-Our virtual destination Ride. Then make plans to come to our Celebration Party on Saturday, September 26th from 12 til 3 

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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