Changes will be made for this year’s 32nd annual Amish Country Bike Tour, sponsored by WSFS Bank, coming Sept. 8 beginning ending in Dover.
This year, the tour will have a new launching and ending location at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, 866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover. The new setting promotes the agricultural history of Dover and helps tie in the theme of Kent County’s Amish farming countryside. In previous years, the tour started and ended at Legislative Mall in Downtown Dover. The location change to Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village allows more parking availability where cyclists will have a shorter walk to the start of the tour.
In addition to the new location, there will be new routes for cyclists to experience. Riders will continue to enjoy riding through the Amish countryside with newly layout routes for the 15-, 25-, 50-, 64- and 100-mile options.
Rest stops include the famous Amish Schoolhouse in Dover, where members of the Amish community and local volunteers serve locally-baked pie and cookies. Other stops will feature healthy snacks, sandwiches and beverages. A catered picnic will be held after the tour at the Villages of the Delaware Agricultural Museum.
Registration is open. Cost is $50 per rider through July 31 and $60 through the end of August. Youth ages 5-16 are $20 and those younger than 5 are free. Day-of registration — $60 adult, $20 child — will be accepted from 7 to 10 a.m.
For registration and more, visit amishcountrybiketour.com.