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There's still time to volunteer or register for this fun event on Saturday, June 3.
For more information, visit the calendar.

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(Discounts Updated 5/26/23)

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Save the Date

W4M Saturday, JUNE 3, 2023


5:00 pm Wednesday 5/30

(registration fees increases thereafter)

Download Flyer by clicking on:  2023 Wheels Flyer Final_3-2-23.pdf

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
  • Well stocked refreshment stops, festive lunch party with on-site barbecued chicken, Revelation beer and music 
  • Adult On-Line Registration ENDS 5:00pm 5/30/23 
  • For information about volunteering and/or joining Team Sussex Cyclists, contact: Mike Savage   mikesavage54@hotmail.com  (215) 901-1902
  • For update event information, click on LINK BELOW:

Wheels for Meals Lewes-Rehoboth Jack O'Hollaren 2023 Annual Bike Ride

  Download Flyer by clicking on:  

2023 Wheels Flyer Final_3-2-23.pdf


   Jointly presented by:

For information about volunteering and/or joining Team Sussex Cyclists, contact our Team Captain: 

Mike Savage

Email:  mikesavage54@hotmail.com 

Text or Voice:  (215) 901-1902

Ride with TEAM SUSSEX CYCLISTS - contact Team Captain  John Kurpjeweit

The 2023 Delaware LEGISLATORS RIDE Recap

Group pic of the participants who rode from Sussex County and New Castle County to Dover. For additional pics taken at Legislative Mall that I received from John Fiori at DelDOT click on https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjADgHv.

Thank you to the 14 riders who rode on May 10th and my hope that many others will join us next year for the 2024 Legislators ride on May 8th.  Kudos to co-ride leader Jim Wagner for coordinating riders starting from Milford  and sweeping on our ride to Dover.

We rode as one group - Milton 
and Milford riders- on the way up to Dover at an average moving speed of 15.2 mph  per my Garmin 1030 - spot on to our 15+/- mph target.

Our efforts and numbers (exceeding for the first time the North Group who rode from New Castle County to Dover) were recognized by the event organizers, in remarks from both Delaware State Senator David Sokola, President Pro Tempore (who was the Prime Sponsor of the Delaware Bicycle Friendly Act) and John Bare (a former competitive cyclist, Bicycle Friendly State Coordinator and Board Member of Bike Delaware). Both rode with the North Group.

For the return leg, we agreed to split into different ride groups, based on ride speed (20 to 14.6 mph was reported). Total distances were 73+/- miles round trip from Milton and 
48+/- miles round trip from Milford. The distance was long for an early spring ride but it was another safe and enjoyable ride for all who participated!

Here’s the link to additionaltpics taken at Legislative Mall that I received from John Fiori at DelDOT:



SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - Annual Legislators Ride

[No Longer] Lost  in  Thailand .........by Mike Schultz  

This is a series of observations and photos from Sussex Cyclists member and assistant Club Ride Leader Mike Schultz.  Each weekly post usually tells a story about how he spent the days in his (way out-of-area) rides in Thailand. Read about his bike rides, cycling companions and thoughts about the food and people he's met.


Mike left for Thailand in mid-January and we look forward to him collecting many safe and enjoyable miles while he's not a flatlander any more.  When he returns in early April , we look forward to him telling us "all" about his adventures in a far away land and on a commercial bicycle he wouldn't be caught riding on one of our Club Group Rides!

Mike's message from ThailandGood luck to all in Sussex and keep riding.

1/20/23 - In the Beginning

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. [See right panel for Mike's self described opinion - "My trusty, rusty, crappy Richart junk bike. How I miss my bamboo."

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.........Read More from Mike

[Editors Note: The 13th and final installment (4/3/23) of Mike's adventure is now posted - welcome home, Mike!]                                      

Click Here

Mike’s first ride on his wooden frame eBike (taken during a Monday Group Paved Trail/Road Ride

from Dewey Beer-Harbeson, Summer 2022 )

Mike’s “Thai” Bike he acquired soon after arriving  in Thailand for $100   (January 2023)

["My trusty, rusty, crappy Richart junk bike.

How I miss my bamboo."]

Team Sussex Cyclists Rides in Israel

(UPDATE May 12, 2023)

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 raised $16,698 (exceeding their goal of $12,600),- the 12th highest among 25 teams. All 192 riders, virtual riders and fundraising participants raised a total of $1,063,716 exceeding the 2022 Israel Ride goal of $1,000,000.  

Thank you for your support.

Renata, Eddie, and David

Interested in participating in the 2023 Israel Ride (October 24-30)? (Click here)

Sussex Cyclist Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Our Spring 2023 Cleanup

Thanks to all who were able to participate on Wednesday, April 25, 2023. Another positive contribution by Sussex Cyclists to our local community. Great job!! 

Also … thank you, Lori, for the great photos and a big welcome to you and Earl to the club and the community!

Mike Savage

[And from our Board........thanks to all who participated and kudos to Mike for chairing another outstanding cleanup for the portion of Cedar Creek Road we are responsible for maintaining]

                          Our Fall 2022 Cleanup
Thank you
 to the 19 volunteer
who came out on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The large number of participants made for a quick Adopt-A-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. We are maintaining a portion of Cedar Creek Road and now have a sign erected by DelDOT recognizing our participation (see right panel).


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

Upcoming events


On Local and Regional Event Rides

                            2021 Amish 50 mile & Metric


 2021  Amish Century     


2021 Iron Furnace 50 mile

2022 Iron Furnace Fifty (all routes)

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

(February 10, 2023 - Lewes, DE)

It was a 63 degree winter day and 23 "fair weather" riders came out for our weekly Friday Beer Trail Ride - today from Crooked Hammock

(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) 










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 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 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:



(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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