Delaware Freedom Ride

Saturday June 15 – Delaware Freedom Ride: A Juneteenth Celebration
10:00am start8.5 miles or 15 mile round trip
Start: New Castle Courthouse Museum (211 Delaware Ave, New Castle DE 19720)
End: Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park w/ optional return trip

Cost: Free, pre-registration requested

Registration closes at 5:00pm on Friday 6/14. Jump to Registration Form.

Join Urban Bike Project and Delaware Greenways for a 15-mile bicycle ride as we retrace the path of the Underground Railroad through New Castle County along a portion of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

At 10:15 the ride will begin and follow the Jack Markell Trail to Wilmington, stopping along the way to hear stories of key individuals in the historic fight for Black liberation in Delaware. These stories are shared through a virtual Story Map that is available on the Delaware Greenways website by visiting 

The one-way ride concludes at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington, where the Delaware Juneteenth Festival will be taking place. Riders who are comfortable riding the return trip on the trail themselves are encouraged to spend time enjoying the Wilmington Riverfront and festivities. An optional group return trip to New Castle leaves after a 15 minute rest at the Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park.

This ride is free and open to all ages. Helmets are required for all riders (if you do not have a helmet and would like to participate in the ride, please let us know so we can arrange a loaner for you). The route follows a paved multi-use path, with short stretches on low traffic roads. Families are welcome to join, but please no training wheels or strider bikes. Young people who are not comfortable riding on their own or who cannot maintain a consistent pace should be attached to a parent or guardian (via child trailer, tag-along bike, or child seat). All youth riders should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registered participant information will be shared with Delaware Greenways, the event’s organizing partner.