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W4M Saturday JUNE 3, 2023

Hudson Fields

29763 Eagle Crest Road, Milton DE 19968

  • Family Friendly 10 mi for all cyclists
  • 25 mi and 40 mi route for experienced cyclists
  • Sussex Metric Century (63mi) and Sussex Century (100mi) route for well conditioned cyclists
  • Early Bird Discounted Registration 1/16/23 - 4/15/23
  • For information about volunteering or joining Team Sussex Cyclists, contact: Mike Savage   mikesavage54@hotmail.com  (215) 901-1902
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Wheels for Meals Lewes-Rehoboth Jack O'Hollaren 2023 Annual Bike Ride


      Jointly presented by:



 SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday May 10, 2023

(Rain Date May 17, 2023)


Annual Legislators Bicycle Ride

From Milton (out & back) to Dover (73+/- mi)

15+/- mph Target Average Moving Speed


and

From Milford (out & back) to Dover (57 mi)

13+/- mph Target Average Moving Speed

(other speed groups and start points TBD)




Mike S’s Out of Area Ride in Thailand


1/20/23 

Totally settled in here at a guesthouse on the beach with all amenities 300 dollars a month. Luxury for me. The second hand Richert bicycle I bought from an overweight Dutchman for 100 dollars needed work but it may serve well.

I've been going out on group rides with Jomtien Cycling Club 3-4 times a week. Brutal! We leave town in darkness 6:15 am sharp and make our way into the surrounding hills. The obstacles are quite surprising, packs of wandering feral dogs, water buffaloes, mendicant monks, tuk-tuks, street vendors, maybe an elephant or two. Once out of town, it opens up a bit and we settle into a nice pace usually 22-26 kph but where it's flat and open over 30. These guys are serious, a few ladies as well, all nationalities, but mostly expats from Europe. They tell me there is a faster group but any faster would seem suicidal. The roads have to be scanned constantly for holes, storm drains and puddles of cooking oil. There are some nice dedicated bike trails circling the lakes where we do multiple circuits in relative safety. No trouble opening up the pipes there and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Weather is comfortable and cool in the morning and we finish up the rides before 10 am. By that time, the temperature is rising and the sun burns intensely. Rain is not expected until April. 

Today is Chinese New Year which is a big thing here in Thailand. Free food for foreigners all day. I'll try not to drink too much beer. Big ride tomorrow morning with another group, upcountry to Silver lake. This is a whole new level of cycling. An adrenaline rush from start to finish. Hope I survive.

Good luck to all in Sussex and keep riding,

Mike in Thailand 

(See right panel for Mike's self described "My crappy bike. How I miss my bamboo.")

........Watch for More from Mike



Mike’s first ride on his newest build - a wooden frame eBike (Summer 2022)

Mike’s “Thai” Bike he acquired shortly after arriving  in Thailand (January 2023)

Team Sussex Cyclists Rides in Israel

Club Members Renata Price, Eddie Gross, and David Levy participated as Team Sussex Cyclists in the five-day Israel Ride riding from Jerusalem to Eilat for a combined 874 miles and 39,794 feet of climb to raise money for two important organizations promoting environmental protection in Israel, throughout the Middle East and the United States.

With the generosity of friends and family, their pedaling supporting crucial work towards a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world for all has raised money to support The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies located in southern Israel and Hazonthe largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S. 


They have already raised $16,647 - the 12th highest among 25 teams. All 192 riders, virtual riders and fundraising participants have raised a total of $971,991towards the 2022 Israel Ride goal of $1,000,000.  It is still possible to make a donation to help Team Sussex Cyclists to be among the top ten teams.

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 21st

Team Sussex Cyclists has slipped into 12th place. Additional donations totaling  $1,443 are needed to move Team Sussex Cyclists into 10th place by overtaking Team Tandemodium and Team Hartford Mandell JCC - JNF.

To make a tax-deductible donation to Team Sussex Cyclists, click here.

Thank you for your support.

Renata, Eddie, and David


Sussex Cyclist Adopted Highway Cleanup

Thank you to the 19 volunteers 

who came out on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.  The large number of participants made for a quick Adopted Highway Cleanup that started with a briefing at 8:45am and was finished by 11:15am, providing plenty of time to prep for the optional after event debrief at Dogfish Head Brewery. 



 

DelDot has approved Sussex Cyclists to participate in their Adopt-A-Highway Program.   We will maintain a section of Cedar Creek Road north of Milton. 

(Note: Cedar Creek Road is used frequently for our club rides, and is part of the route for many organized rides in Lower Delaware.  It is also part of the Delaware Bicycle Route 1.) 

If you have any questions about the program or suggestions on how to keep participation high for future Adopted Highway Cleanups, please contact Mike Savage.    mikesavage54@hotmail.com


Save the Date - May 7, 2023 (Rain Date May 14, 2023)

2023 TOUR DE FRIENDS: A Family Friendly Fun Event

Hawk Watch Pavilion, Cape Henlopen State Park


                                   

Sussex Cyclists Volunteer at Safety Booth

Volunteers from Sussex Cyclists distributed bicycle safety literature and answered a wide range of questions about all things bicycle including how to become member of Sussex Cyclists at the first annual Tour de Friends Family Biking Event held on Sunday, October 2, 2022. 

Although the family friendly scavenger hunt bike ride for children and adults had to be cancelled due to rain and high winds, all the information booths were relocated indoors to the Officers Club in Cape Henlopen State Park.  A large number of bicycle accessories donated by Seagreen Bicycle and Lewes Cycle Sports were given away along with raffling off a number of bicycle baskets filled with with over $100 of bicycle items that included front and rear lights, mirrors, reflectors, multi-tools, spare tubes and riding gloves. Crooked Hammock Brewery provided complimentary food and beverages that included “Tour de Friends” - a French pilsner specially brewed for the event. This inaugural event - to be held annually - benefits the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park (FOCHSP)a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that works with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation and the staff to support and advocate for one of the county's most unique public parks. 

Volunteers from Sussex Cyclists were recruited by Denny Shook, member of FOCHSP and weekly volunteer at its Bicycle Barn that loans out bicycles to visitors of the Park.  Tania Miles, Denny Shook, Robert Weintraub (standing) and Bill Gorodetzer, Heidi Lerch and Kathy Imhoff (seated) assisted at the Sussex Cyclists Safety Booth during the inaugural Tour de Friends in Cape Henlopen State Park. 


  

      


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Recurring and Ad Hoc

Club Group Rides

(Register by clicking on the Calendar Event)


 Weekly 2023 Club Group Rides 

are being posted on the 

Group Rides and Activities (Calendar)

(NOTE: we are no longer using Group Ride Categories or

Ride Invitation (Announcement) Emails -

see Ride Director's 5/4/22 message).

Upcoming events

Ride with TEAM SUSSEX CYCLISTS

On Local Event Rides

              


 2021  Amish Century                    2021 Amish 50 mile & Metric

       2021 Iron Furnace 50 mile

  



Sussex Cyclists members participate in many Local Event Rides (charity and just for fun). We sometimes register teams in a number of Local and Regional Event Rides.   Check our Group Rides and Activities (Calendar) if you are interested in riding with Team Sussex Cyclists - whether you are a member or not.


We also periodically email our members to make them aware of  Local Event Rides, especially when we ride as Team Sussex Cyclists and participants receive a group discount when registering.  See our list of Local Event Rides in DE and Lower Eastern Shore and Regional Event Rides In MD, VA, NJ, PA and NJ.

   

                  
2022 Dogfish I.P.A. Metric Century

       
 2022 Dogfish I.P.A 50k                                                 

           

                  

                             2022 Ocean To Bay 30 mile


Updated links for 2023 

LOCAL and REGIONAL EVENT RIDES

(Additional Event Rides will be posted when received)



(March 25, 2022 - Rehoboth Beach, DE)

Indoor trainer fever? It took two long tables to fit

19 of 27 who rode to gather for an after-ride

debrief session at Iron Hill Brewery -

a PR for a weekly Club Group Ride!




Friday Beer Trail Rides


Weekly Friday Beer Trail Rides are continuing (weather permitting) - see Group Rides and Activities (Calendar)



(September 24, 2021 - Rehoboth Beach, DE)

Great way to socialize with food (optional) and beverage of choice

(beer, wine and soft drinks available)

after a Sussex Cyclist Group Ride

with 14 of 19 who rode gathering

for an after-ride debrief session

at Iron Hill Brewery 


Of Interest to the Cycling Community

[Please submit articles of interest

and/or links to:  

Bill Gorodetzer]

COVID 19-Guidelines  

Updated (2/11/22 & 5/7/22) 


MASKS NO LONGER REQUIRED IN DE 

AT MANY DE INDOOR PUBLIC LOCATIONS

(CYCLISTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CARRY MASKS WITH THEM

TO USE WHERE REQUESTED AT REFRESHMENT STOPS)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON

COVID-19 DATA FOR THE STATE OF DELAWARE

CLICK HERE

FOR ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFORMATION 


CLICK HERE



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Thank you from our Board of Officers and Directors...


...to our Ride Leaders, Assistant Ride Leaders, Sweep Rider’s

and all cyclists participating in our 2022 Club Group Rides


If you have any comments about our 2022 Group Rides, comments on or

suggestions for additional 2022 Group Rides or would like to become

part of our 2022 Club Group Riding Leadership, please contact:

Bill Gorodetzer, Ride Director by email: Sussex Cyclists Ride Director

or by text or call: (215) 370-2854

2023 Club Group Rides Overview

(updated 1/2/23)

Club Recurring Group Rides

Are usually posted the last week of the current month in advance

for the entire following month

on the Group Rides and Activities (Calendar) 

and only lead by currently designated Club Ride Leaders


Register by clicking on the Calendar Event

(Current COVID-19 Guidelines / Requirements are applicable)


   - Group Rides (Road and Trail) for many levels with multiple start locations)

   - Currently on Monday and Friday mornings 

   - Club Members will no longer receive notifications by invitation emails

   - Club Members may register for rides with the Wild Apricot MEMBER Personify app. (available on Apple Store or Google Play sites) or by clicking on the calendar event 

   - Non-members may also register (unless otherwise noted) by clicking on the calendar’s ride event

(for additional information contact Ride Leader(s) listed in postings)


Club Ad Hoc Group Rides

Are usually posted 3-6 days in advance

on the Group Rides and Activities (Calendar) 

and only lead by currently designated Club Ride Leaders

Register by clicking on the Calendar Event

(Current COVID-19 Guidelines / Requirements are applicable)

- Club Members will no longer receive notifications by invitation emails

- Club Members may register for rides with the Wild Apricot MEMBER Personify app. 

(available on Apple Store or Google Play sites) or by clicking on the calendar event 

Non-members may also register (unless otherwise noted) by clicking on the calendar’s ride event


Non-Club "Meet-Up" Rides  

"Meet-Up Rides" are usually advertised by personal email between the participants

[Note: We do not have an alternative to Yahoo Groups (discontinued by Yahoo 12/15/20)]

(current COVID-19 Guidelines / Requirements applicable)

If you do not have a Member's email address, a data base of all current

Sussex Cyclists Members is accessible by Club Members after you sign into the club Website

[Note: To prevent potential spam the personal email address of the recipient

is not visible but you can send a "form" email  message to the recipient requesting

that they respond to using the email address they want you to use]

- Requests for "Meet-Up" Rides that Members want posted should be sent using your

personal email to any Club Ride Leader or the Sussex Cyclists Ride Director


NOTE: To insure there is no confusion with Club Group Rides,

please use the following wording (ALL CAPS) in the

first line of all Non-Club "Meet Up" Rides emails:

"THIS IS NOT A SUSSEX CYCLISTS GROUP RIDE" 

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(If you have questions, feedback or suggestions,

contact Bill Gorodetzer, Ride Director

by email: bgorodetzer@yahoo.com 

or by text or voice: (215) 370-2854) 


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