Shorefire Century

Saturday, August 5th

Middletown High School, Middletown, DE 19709

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 SAG support until 5 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 & Start

DATESaturday, August 05, 2023
(Rider check-in from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Rest stops and SAG support close at 5 pm)
ADDRESSMiddletown High School
120 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
Parking on the High School parking lot
CHECK-INRegistrants must pass thru check-in to get a wristband for use of rest stops & SAG
REST STOPSMultiple rest stops with food, drink, and facilities along the route
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 by online registration 
  • Take advantage of Early Registration Discounts (ending a month prior to event)
  • Register online at BikeReg
  • Early Registration $25 per person 01/01/23 thru 07/08/23
  • Registration $35 per person 07/09/23 thru 08/02/23
  • Late/Day-Of Event Registration is $45 per person 08/03/23 thru 08/05/23 

Day-Of Registration

  • Day-Of Registration is offered for this event
  • Registration on the 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 – Registration by only
  • Register online at
  • Registration Day-Of event is $45 per person

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.

Directions to Start

  • All routes begin at 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.

Refund Policy

No refunds are offered for this event.