Icicle Metric

Saturday, April 6

Cherry Hill Middle School — Elkton MD

The WCBC Icicle may be your first chance to stretch your legs on a long ride after the cold winter months. Choose from 3 routes of varying distances of approximately 13, 24 and 31 miles or combine them to get up to 68 miles covering moderately hilly terrain in the areas west and north of Newark, Delaware.  Snacks will be available at the start and the traditional well-stocked, indoor food stop will add to the camaraderie of the day.

All routes are loops that begin and end at the starting location; so you can do a single 13-mile loop or combine loops to get the mileage that you want on that particular day.  Decide how far you want to go after you have completed a loop and have taken a break. Easy-to-follow cue sheets and different color route markings will keep you on track no matter which route or routes you decide to follow.

All registrants will receive a choice of one ride souvenir.

This is a great way to start the season!

For more info contact Brian Donovan at icicle@whiteclaybicycleclub.org.


  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Ride Check-in/Start: 7:30 am – 9:30 am (no mass start)
  • Routes & Support Closure: 4:00 pm
  • Online registration only


  • Registration is limited to 300 participants
  • Event registration is ONLY by Online Registration
  • Register online at BikeReg.com
  • Early Registration (January 1-March 8, 2024): $30 per Club member; $40 per non-member
  • Standard Registration (March 9-April 3, 2024): $40 per Club member; $50 per non-member
  • Late/Event Day Registration (April 4-6, 2024): $50 per Club member; $60 per non-member
  • Event Day Registration is offered for this event
  • Event Day Registration is ONLY by Online Registration
  • Participants on Event Day register via their own cell phones/smart devices 
  • Instructions for Event Day Registration are also posted on trailer at event start
  • No cash or credit cards will be accepted at Rider Check-In

Event Info

  • Choose routes of varying mileage of between 13, 24 and 31 or combine them to ride up to 68 miles
  • Decide on how far to ride at the end of each loop
  • Receive event souvenir, fully-marked routes, cue sheets, food stops, tools/pumps access and Support & Gear (SAG) until 3:00 pm.

Start Location Directions

Cherry Hill Middle School — 2535 Singerly Road, Elkton MD 21921

From 95 North or South: Exit onto MD Route 279 South (Exit 109 Elkton/Newark) toward Elkton. Continue south on MD Route 279 (Elkton Rd) for 3.3 miles, turning right onto MD Route 213 (N. Bridge St).  Stay on MD Route 213 for 4.1 miles, passing through the traffic circle and Cherry Hill Middle School will be on your left.

From US 1 North or South: Exit onto PA Route 841 South and proceed for 10 miles to the PA/MD state line where PA Route 841 will become MD Route 213. Continue on MD Route 213 for another 3.7 miles and Cherry Hill Middle School will be on your right.

Event Parking

Primary Parking – Limited parking is provided at start location (Cherry Hill Middle School, 2535 Singerly Road, Elkton MD 21921)

Overflow Parking – Because of its continued involvement and support of the cycling community, Gore has offered event parking at its Gore Cherry Hill facility—about 1,000 feet to south of starting location. Please follow parking signs and park in designated areas.

Starting Location and Overflow Parking at Gore
Starting Location and Overflow Parking at Gore

List of Routes, Suggested Combinations, and links to download GPS-type files

GPS-type Files: On Thursday prior to 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 step is necessary in our procedure.

Suggested Route Combinations (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • GPS-type files will be provided to pre-registrants via a BikeReg.com message on the Thursday prior to the event.  
  • Green Loop: 12.9 miles – 792 ft of climbing 
  • Yellow Loop: 23.6 miles – 1,298 ft of climbing 
  • Red Loop: 31 miles – 1,786 ft of climbing 
  • Green/Yellow Combo: 36.5 miles – 2,090 ft of climbing
  • Green/Red Combo: 43.9 miles – 2,578 ft of climbing
  • Yellow/Red Combo: 54.6 miles – 3,084 ft of climbing
  • Red/Yellow/Green Combo: 67.5 miles – 3,865 ft of climbing 

 Helpful information for all participants

  • Ride loops in any order, but only one direction for each route is marked and described on cue sheet. 
  • In addition to cue sheets, routes are marked with “Route Arrows” applied to the roads. The color of arrows are appropriate for the route (Red, Yellow and Green).
  • Since participants can be on any route at any time, all routes—Green, Yellow and Red—have SAG during the event. See the cue sheet for SAG contact number.
  • Take Note! SAG along the routes ends at 3:00 pm. SAG drivers will finish their final sweeps of routes and return to the starting point at that time. If you are on the route after 3:00 pm, you will be without support.
  • Rest stops close at 4:00 pm, so please consider that before you head on a leg of combination routes.

Refund Policy

No refunds are offered for this event.