Our 2019 ride will be on Saturday, October 19. Pre-registration will open on BikeReg.com/IPA on May 15 at Noon.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our inaugural event a HUGE success! We were able to donate $40,000 to Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, Sussex Cyclists, and other local organizations in Delaware. Check out the Velo Amis Facebook for 2018 event photos.
The Dogfish Head I.P.A. (I Pedal A-Lot) is a gran fondo style bicycling tour of southern Delaware. Rides will start and finish at the Dogfish Head Milton brewery.
About the Ride:
Our 2019 event date is Saturday, October 19. This scenic ride begins and ends at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and travels throughout Sussex County, Delaware. The routes are mostly flat and almost entirely on rural roads. Maps will be published soon. Please be advised that route changes may be made depending on DelDot requirements or local road conditions.
Distances are the:
Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA: approximately 50 kilometers
75 Minute IPA: approximately 75 kilometers
120 Minute IPA: approximately 120 kilometers
This year, know that whatever route you ride, you'll be supporting the creation of the Grove Park Canal Access in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rehoboth Beach and Lewes community leaders have long envisioned canal access points on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, from which boat passengers may safely access both communities' downtown areas. The access will also allow paddlesport enthusiasts (kayaks/SUPs) to enjoy the canal. Riders on the 75 Minute route will enjoy a rest stop at the future site of the dock. Thanks for your support!
The Dogfish Head tasting room will be open after the event. No outside alcohol allowed.
What you'll get:
Your entry includes a sweet bike route, stocked aid stations, an event long sleeve shirt (as long as you register by 7/15), a stainless steel tall boy beer can (see below), tasty post-ride grub, live music, and two Dogfish Head craft beers (for riders over 21 only - must have ID).
Rider guide as well as final maps & GPS files will be sent to registered riders after pre-registration closes.
Times to know:
Please note: you must depart at the appropriate time for your ride. Do not be late. We have permits and volunteers for specific times and cannot afford to miss them. Thank you for your understanding!
120 km registration opens 7:00 am - ride departs at 8:00 am
75 km registration opens 8:00 am - ride departs at 9:00am
50 km registration opens 9:00 am - ride departs at 10:00am
Pricing & Registration
Pre-registration is open as of May 15 at noon on BikeReg. Online registration closes at Midnight on October 15, 2019.
You must register by July 15, 2019 to receive the long-sleeve event shirt.
Sorry, no refunds will be available. Please see Registration Transfers & Route Changes below for your available options.
Please note the follow registration and fee schedule:
May 15 - June 14 at midnight: $75
June 15th at 12:01 AM: Price increases to $100.
Should day-of registration be available, it will only be open for the Slightly Mighty 50 KM route for $125.
Registration Transfers & Route Changes
Transfer of registration to another participant is allowed and can be handled by the participants directly on BikeReg for $5. Please note that this option closes when pre-registration closes.
Category change between distances is allowed at any time while pre-registration is open for no charge. Please note that after pre-registration closes on 10/15, there will be no further changes allowed. If you come to the event on 10/19 and change your route, there will be $25 change fee.
Rules of the Ride:
DO NOT BRING ANY OUTSIDE ALCOHOL TO THIS EVENT.
Follow the rules of the road. No headphones please.
Complete rider guide will be emailed to you after online registration closes.
Do not litter. There will be trash receptacles available at rest stops.
This is not a race. Enjoy the ride with old and new friends.
Unfortunately we are not able to allow “children’s bike trailers” for the ride. We feel that this ride is not appropriate for children in trailers. On the other hand, if you are riding with your child on a pull behind bike where the child is pedaling (similar to a tandem bicycle) this is allowed. We appreciate your understanding. Note that your child will need to be registered (small fee to cover USA Cycling insurance). Contact us to register a child on a trailer bike.
Are you interested in volunteering? Check out BikeReg and sign up for something that sounds fun. Volunteers get a T-shirt, food/drink ticket, and warm, fuzzy feelings 🙂 Contact Velo Amis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Are you interested in sponsoring the event in some way? Please contact Velo Amis via email at email@example.com.
2019 Routes Coming Soon