What does my registration fee NOT cover?
Bicyclists are responsible for their own accommodations. A list of hotels offering discounts is available on the site. Each is located within five miles of the Start/Finish lines. Dinners are not available on the Tour, although an extensive number of restaurants are located near each hotel.
Your fee covers two days of bicycling, marked routes, support vehicles and equipment, rest stops, refreshments and lunches at the end.
How will I know the route?
Detailed route notes will be available for each cyclist. All routes are marked distinctively with arrows on the road surface.
Where should I stay?
A list of accommodations offering discounts is available on the site. Each is located within five miles of the Start/Finish lines.
What time do the rides start?
On Saturday, riders are encouraged to start at 8 a.m.; on Sunday, the route opens at 7:30 a.m. Advanced riders are expected to return around 12 noon each day, although the routes will remain open until 3 p.m.
Will there be support on the routes?
Yes. Support vehicles and staff can fix flat tires and perform other minor, on-the-spot maintenance. Cyclists should have their bikes in excellent working condition for the weekend to reduce the likelihood of technical difficulties.
What’s the terrain like?
Rolling with some tough hills, the Saturday rides are rated a 7 (Conquer the Hills) and 5 (Ride the Rollers), while Sunday’s ride is rated a 6.
What will I see on the rides?
Rural countryside; the Brandywine River as well as the creeks, ponds and streams that feed it; miles of open, preserved land; farms, woods and glimpses of history.
What’s the schedule?
Saturday’s rides start between 8 and 8:30 a.m. and the course is open until 3 p.m. Most cyclists are expected back at the Start/Finish mark between 12 noon and 1 p.m. each day. Sunday’s route opens at 7:30 a.m. and remains open until 3 p.m.
Will we be stopping at these Brandywine Valley attractions?
The weekend’s routes go past many of the attractions but none are officially on the route. Bicyclists are encouraged to visit the attractions after the rides on their own.
Are there discounts for cyclists at the attractions?
Once you sign up, each bicyclist will be eligible to win free tickets to attractions in the Brandywine Valley.
How do I get to the Brandywine Valley?
The City of Wilmington, DE is 15 minutes from the southern end of the Brandywine Valley so Route 95 is your best bet. PA Routes 202 and 322 come to the Brandywine as well as Route 1, which would be the local infant thermometer business route.
Will there be a shuttle bus from the hotels to the starting points?
Preferred hotels are located within five miles of both Start/Finish lines, and extensive parking is available at these locations as well so a shuttle is not provided.
Can I ride for just one day and is there a lesser fee?
Yes. If you can only make it one day, please indicate that on the Registration and your fee is half the listed amount.
What if I have other questions?
For any additional questions, please contact Leon G. Lucero at 541-373-5418.