Saturday, June 24, 2023

Smyrna High School, Smyrna, Delaware

Many bicycle rides cross states that are measured in hundreds of miles and many days. The White Clay Bicycle Club offers an alternative that is modest in time, effort and stamina (a bicycle ride nearly anyone can do) that crosses and “doublecrosses” an entire state in 62 total miles (metric century) over flat terrain. In addition to the traditional metric century route, we offer shorter 31 mile loops for those who would like a shorter ride.

The metric century ride is laid out on a figure eight pattern, beginning and ending at Smyrna High School, in Smyrna, Delaware.  We first go east to Woodland Beach on the Delaware Bay, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, then pass through the fishing town of Leipsic, before returning to Smyrna to complete a 31 mile ride.  Enjoy the Smyrna High School rest stop for a long as you want until you are ready to head west on a second 31 mile loop taking you to Millington Wildlife Demonstration Area in Maryland and the Blackiston Wildlife Area before circling back to the Smyrna High School one last time to finish the 62 mile Doublecross!

All routes will be marked and SAG supported.  Cue sheets will be available at Registration.  GPS-type files (and cue in PDF) will be made available to registrants.

Email questions to: Fred Hartman at


  • Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
  • Time: Ride starts at 7 am EDT (no mass start)
  • Route closes, support ends at 3 pm
  • Rider check-in between 7am to 9am


  • Registration is limited to 400 participants, so don’t delay in signing up
  • Registration is by Online Registration 
  • Take advantage of Early Registration Discounts (ending a month prior to event)!
  • Register online at
  • Early Registration $25 per person 01/01/23 thru 05/27/23
  • Registration $35 per person 05/28/23 thru 06/21/23
  • Online Registration Closing Date: 06/21/23 at 11:59 pm (Eastern)
  • Late/Day-Of Event Registration is $45 per person 06/22/23 thru 06/24/23  

Day-Of Registration

  • Day-Of Registration is offered for this event
  • Registration on Day-Of event is still by Online Registration Only
  • Participants will register via their own cell phone/smart device
  • See instructions for Day-Of Registration posted on trailer at event start
  • No cash or credit cards will be accepted at Rider Check-In
  • Register online at
  • Registration Day-Of event is $45 per person

Event Info

  • Routes marked with Route Arrows
  • Cue sheets will be available at Rider Check-In
  • Rest stops with food, drink, and facilities along the routes

Cue Sheets & GPS Files

  • Cue sheets will be available at Rider Check-In
  • GPS-type files – the Thursday afternoon prior to the event WCBC will email a link to the GPS files to those who have registered.  The route is verified on Thursday to confirm that no adjustments to the route are required.  Files will not be issued prior to Thursday afternoon.  Please be patient, this is a necessary step in our procedure.

Start Location/Directions
Smyrna High School
500 Duck Creek Parkway
Smyrna, Delaware

Parking in the High School parking lot

  • From the North (Philadelphia, Wilmington, Newark)
    Follow I 95 to Exit 4A.  This is the exit for DE Rt 1 South, towards Christiana Mall/Dover/Beaches
    Merge onto DE 1 South
    Follow DE 1 to Exit 119A (26.4 miles)
    Merge onto US 13 South toward DE-6/DE 300/Smyrna (0.9 miles)
    Turn right onto Rd 486 (1.2 miles)
    Continue onto Rd 65/N Main St (0.1 miles)
    Turn right onto Rd 134/Duck Creek Parkway, destination on the left (0.6 miles)
  • From the south (Rehoboth Beach, Dover)
    North on DE 1 to exit 114 for US 13 toward DE-6/DE-300/Smyrna
    Right onto US 13 N (1.8 miles)
    Left onto Glenwood Ave (0.3 mi)
    Right onto Rd 65/N.Main St (0.6 mi)
    Left onto Duck Creek Parkway, destination on the left (0.6 mi)

Refund Policy

No refunds are offered for this event.