Ride to the Tide

Presenting Sponsor: Delmarva Power

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 14, 2019 (raindate:  Sunday, Apr 28)

Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION (event is capped at 1,000 bikes)

Printable Registration Form

2019 Route

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 #RIDETOTHETIDESODE on Twitter and Instagram


History of the event

The 2018 Ride to the Tide: 1,000 bikers, 428 passengers, $63,000

2018 Ride to the Tide Photo Gallery

More than $260,000 has been raised in the event's 12-year history.

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

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

Shirts can be purchased for $15 with registration until April 1st. After this date, you can still register, however, shirts can only be purchased at the event, for $20, while supplies last.