Country Roads Ride Series

Urban Bike Project social rides are perfect for beginners, folks new to the area, or experienced riders interested in low-key opportunities to meet other bicycle enthusiasts. All rides are free and open to the public. Due to insurance requirements, all riders must wear a helmet to participate, no exceptions (you can purchase one from us for as little as $5!). Masks required for all participants.

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. The rides are strictly no-pressure and no-drops (meaning no one will be left behind or feel pressure to go faster than feels comfortable for them). This ride is suitable for folks who have some comfort sharing the road with motor vehicles. Adults only please. If you’re looking for family-friendly options, check out our Glow Ride and Family Fun Ride series!

Country Roads Ride Schedule:

July 25 – Dew Point Brewery
2pm start time; 24 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project (1500 N. Walnut St)
Soak up the beautiful countryside surrounding Wilmington on this 24 mile route. Pack a picnic lunch/snack to enjoy when we stop at Yorklyn, a historic enclave tucked along the Red Clay Creek. This route has some solid hills, so geared bicycles are encouraged!

RESCHEDULED DATE: August 15 – Kennett Square
10am start time; 30-35 miles
Start/End: Urban Bike Project (1500 N. Walnut St)

There’s lots to discover in the charming town of Kennett Square! We’ll ride the scenic Red Clay Valley to Kennett Square, then stop for lunch/snacks at one of several outdoor dining options before returning to Wilmington. This route has some solid hills, so geared bicycles are encouraged!

September 19 – 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 follow the Markell Trail from Wilmington’s Riverfront to Old New Castle, then take the wide shoulder of Route 9 until we intersect the Castle Trail, which we follow all the way to Chesapeake City. We’ll rest and enjoy a snack and cold beverage in town before returning to Wilmington.