NEWARK – The Ride to the Tide benefiting Special Olympics Delaware – a police-escorted motorcycle ride with no stops at traffic lights – is this Sunday, April 22.
The sixth annual ride is sponsored by Delmarva Power and organized by the Delaware Blue Knights Chapter 1.
The event is supported by Delaware’s Law Enforcement for Special Olympics and Jake’s Seafood House.
Bikers can either depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot (120-mile ride) at 10:30 a.m. or the DelDot Administrative Building in Dover (40-mile ride) at 12 p.m.
All riders will end at Jake's Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach, where lunch will be provided compliments of Jake’s.
“When the Blue Knights approached us with the idea of the ride, 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 Ann Grunert, executive director 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 3,500 Special Olympics athletes who compete year-round in Special Olympics.”
A record 550 bikers and 204 passengers raised $24,000 in 2011. The event has raised $63,700 in its five-year history.
For more information, visit www.sode.org.</