Everyone is invited to participate!
Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics will kick off its 2017 Torch Run celebration with the Bike Prologue. This family friendly, 17-mile police-supported out-and-back ride begins at Rehoboth Elementary and includes a ride over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. It begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 as a prelude to the 7:00 p.m. Torch Run ceremony in Rehoboth Beach when the "Flame of Hope" begins its 160-mile trek north to the Summer Games.
DATE: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (rain or shine)
TIME: Bikes depart at 5:00 p.m. On-site registration at Rehoboth Elementary opens at 4:00 p.m.
Afterward, please join us for the Torch Run Kickoff Ceremony at Rehoboth Beach Bandstandl, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION: $25 before May 23rd, $30 after.
All participants will receive an event T-shirt and refreshments. NOTE: You must register by May 22nd to guarantee your shirt size at the event. All other T-shirts will be mailed post-event.
Cyclists who wish to participate should be able to maintain a speed of at least 10 mph for the duration of the 17-mile course.
ONLINE Registration (Online registration closes June 5th at midnight but day-of registration is available at the event.)
Additional Event Information:
- Departing from Rehoboth Elementary School, bikes will head south on SR 1 escorted by patrol cars and police motorcycles through Dewey Beach and over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Bikes will proceed under the bridge and then turn north-bound on SR 1 and return to Rehoboth Elementary for a total distance of 16.6 miles. This is not a timed ride.
- Bikes will muster and refreshments will be available at Rehoboth Elementary before a police-escorted departure to the Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Run Opening Ceremony at 7:00pm at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. (If you plan on attending the Opening Ceremony directly following the Bike Prologue, we recommend that you park your vehicle near Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and ride your bike to registration rather than parking at Rehoboth Elementary.)
- Any law enforcement officer who plans on riding in the Bike Prologue AND running in the Torch Run immediately afterward is responsible for securing his or her bicycle.
*Please note: Special Olympics Delaware does not assume responsibility for the welfare of any bicycles.