by Janice Creamer
The Lewes Weekend 2016 was a blast! It was my first weekend trip with PPTC, and it exceeded all expectations! We set up basecamp at the Beacon Motel in Lewes, Delaware. There was even a bike shop under the motel. The Beacon’s staff was kind enough to let us take over the common areas of the facility for food, fun, and organizing.
There were plenty of bikers inviting newly found friends to join their group to ride 24, 30, 40, or 64 miles. There were routes for everyone with clear cue sheets. I went with new and old friends on the Toure de Lewes. It took us through the historic parts of Lewes, through Cape Henlopen State Park, and over to Rehoboth. We had a picnic on the route with the awesome lunch fixings provided. Then we had Thrashers on the Boardwalk at Rehoboth to make our beach trip bonafide. We saw lots of Potomac Pedalers having fun on the route. I heard raves about the Dogfish Brewery tour.
The trails were beautiful. Food was good and the company was hilarious! Thanks to organizers Lorraine McCall, Cindy Marisch and participants for making a great weekend.
I am ready to continue my love affair with Lewes, Delaware and biking, next time!