Shorefire Century

Saturday, August 10

Middletown High School — Middletown DE

Ride beautiful, scenic routes (35, 65 and 100 miles) taking you through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware as the route follows lesser traveled roads from Middletown to Clayton, Hartly, points south, and back. All routes will be marked with route arrows and have Support & Gear (SAG) until 5:00 pm. There are rest stops along the routes at regular intervals, five on the Century route!  

Because of the flat, gently rolling terrain that the route follows, this event has become a “right-of-passage” for many cyclists as they take on the challenge of their “First Century Ride“.

Event Info/Schedule

DATESaturday, August 10, 2024
Rider Check-in: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Routes & Support Closure: 5:00 pm
ADDRESSMiddletown High School
120 Silver Lake Road
Middletown DE 19709
Parking on the High School parking lot
CHECK-INRegistrants must pass through Rider Check-in to get wristbands for use of rest stops & SAG
REST STOPSMultiple rest stops with food, drink and facilities along routes
EMAILBill Ebbott, Shorefire Event Director at


  • Registration is limited to a certain number of participants, so don’t delay in signing up
  • Event registration is ONLY by online registration 
  • Register online at BikeReg
  • Early Registration (March 1 – July 10, 2024):  $30 per Club member; $40 per non-member
  • Standard Registration (July 11 – August 6, 2024): $40 per Club member; $50 per non-member
  • Late/Event Day Registration (August 7 – August 10, 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

Cue Sheets & GPS Files

  • Cue sheets will be available at Rider Check-in
  • GPS-type Files: On 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 step is necessary in our procedure.

Start Location Directions

Middletown High School — 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown DE 19709

  • From New Jersey and northeast PA: I-95 into DE. Exit 4A, Rt.1 south (toll road) for approximately 17 miles to exit 136. Right at light on to Rt. 299, go 1 mile to left on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.
  • From Baltimore and points west: I-95 into DE. Exit 1, Rt. 896 south, joins with Rt.71 south. Follow Rt.71 south to left on Rt.299 east, go 1 mile to right on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.
  • From points south and west: Rt.301 to Rt.299 into Middletown, follow as above. Or, follow Rt.1 to exit 136 or Rt.13 into Odessa. Left on Rt.299 to left on Silver Lake Rd. School entrance on left.

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