Social Rides

We offer a full calendar of social rides throughout the spring, summer and fall. Our rides are family-friendly, free, and open to all! They are perfect for beginners, folks new to the area, or experienced riders looking for low-key opportunities to socialize and meet other riders. Due to insurance requirements, all riders must wear a helmet to participate.

Glow Ride Series: Our most popular rides! You do you, as long as you’re luminous. Get creative with glow sticks, spoke lights, and anything you can think of! Please keep in mind that a white headlight and red taillight is legally required for riding at night, so make sure to incorporate those into your glow. Free glow stick bracelet for all participants! Lights will be available for purchase at the shop before the ride.

Country Roads Series: Our Country Roads Rides are designed for riders who are interested in trying longer distances but aren’t sure where to start, or for more experienced riders interested in a non-competitive, social riding experience. Let us introduce you to the hidden gems of Wilmington’s surrounding countryside, and the quieter back roads that make for enjoyable riding. This ride is suitable for folks who have some comfort sharing the road with motor vehicles. Adults only please.

Ride Calendar

Sunday May 22 – Glow Ride Series
Doors open 8:15pm, ride starts 8:30pm; 7 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project, 1500 N. Walnut Street

Sunday June 12 – High Point to High Point
9am start; 5 miles
Start/End: Cool Springs Park

Join us for this short but hilly jaunt connecting two high points of the city. Expect lovely views from Rockford Park!

Saturday June 18 – Delaware Freedom Ride: A Juneteenth Celebration
10:30am 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
Optional Return Trip: Leaves Frawley Stadium at 12:30 to return to New Castle

For more information and to register, please click here.

Sunday July 17 – Glow Ride Series
Doors open 8:30pm, ride starts 8:45pm; 7 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project, 1500 N. Walnut Street

Sunday August 21 – Family Challenge Ride to Bellevue
9am start time; 12 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project, 1500 N. Walnut Street

Ride with us on the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail to Bellevue State Park and back! We’ll take a break at the park for snacks and some playground time before returning to Wilmington. Bring the whole family! We’ll be on a paved multi-use path for nearly all of the trip, making this ride safe for little ones. Don’t be fooled though – the route packs in some mean hills! Please make sure that children who are not capable of completing the miles themselves are attached to an adult (trailers, tag-alongs/third wheels, or child seats are all allowed).

Sunday September 11 – Country Roads Series: Kennett Mushroom Festival
9am start time; 30 -35 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project, 1500 N. Walnut Street

There’s lots to discover in the charming town of Kennett Square! We’ll ride the scenic Red Clay Valley, stopping in Kennett Square to check out the Kennett Mushroom Festival, a beloved annual tradition. Bring snacks or lunch, or purchase refreshments from the many vendors at the festival.

Sunday September 25 – Glow Ride Series
Doors open 7pm, ride starts 7:15pm; 7 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project, 1500 N. Walnut Street

October 9 – Country Roads Series: Chesapeake City
9am start time; 50.5 miles
Start/End: DuPont Environmental Education Center
(1400 Delmarva Ln)
This 50 mile out-and-back is flat and 60% on paved bike paths. It’s the perfect route for riders challenging themselves to their first half-century ride, while offering a fun and relaxing social experience for more experienced riders. We’ll rest and enjoy lunch and a cold beverage in Chesapeake City before returning to Wilmington.