Ride to the Tide

Hundreds of motorcycles take part in a police-escorted ride from Smyrna to Rehoboth Beach, in support of Special Olympics Delaware.


Date, time and location

Sunday, April 22, 2018 (raindate:  Sunday, Apr 29)

Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna

DEPARTURE TIME 11:30 AM (check-in opens at 9:30 a.m.)

Pre-Ride Safety Tips


Police escorts enable riders to continue nonstop the entire length of the Ride to the Tide. 

The ride ends at Jake's Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach at approximately 1 p.m., where bikers and passengers will enjoy a complimentary lunch.

Please use #RIDETOTHETIDE on Twitter and Instagram


History of the event

The 2017 Ride to the Tide: 1,000 bikers, 404 passengers, $60,300 

More than $297,300 has been raised in the event's 11-year history.

For more information contact Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482 or lismith@udel.edu.

Presenting Sponsor: Delmarva Power.

Supporting Sponsors: Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake's Seafood House, Rommel Harley-Davidson, Delmarva Broadcasting Company, WBOC-16 and Fox 21 Delmarva