Ride to the Tide to benefit Special Olympics April 10

April 6, 2022
An expected near sell-out field of 1,000 motorcycles will Ride to the Tide Sunday, April 10, to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. 

Departure is 11 a.m. from Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna, where bikers begin arriving as early as 9 a.m. to enjoy pre-event refreshments and camaraderie. The 55-mile ride ends at Love Creek Elementary School near Lewes with bikers arriving around 12:30 p.m. 

Organized by the Delaware Blue Knights Chapter 1, the 15th annual ride  is police escorted, so there are no stops at lights. The event is supported by Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delmarva Power, Fox 21 Delmarva, Rommel Harley-Davidson, SoDel Concepts, WBOC 16 and WRDE.  

“When the Blue Knights approached us with the idea of the ride 15 years ago, we realized it was an opportunity to reach out to a group who we believed would embrace an event that involved their passion for riding motorcycles,” said David Halley, president and CEO of Special Olympics Delaware. “They’ve not only embraced it, but what we’ve come to realize is that their true passion for participating is to support the 4,200 athletes who compete year-round in Special Olympics here in Delaware.”  

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