Rivertowns Ride and Festival

10/06/2018 - 12:00 PM
Location: The Green
Address: 200 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720

The sixth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. There is no admission fee in either town and a complimentary shuttle bus can transport you between towns. This year’s event will be held from noon-5pm on Saturday, October 6th. The traditional River Towns Bike Ride begins at 11am.

Festival activities include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink.

The Festival

  • Family Festival – Noon-5pm

In Historic Delaware City’s Battery Park And On The Green In Historic New Castle. Featuring Live Music, Food, Craft Beer and Wine, Free Family Games & Activities, Vendors, Exhibits And More. Free Shuttle Bus Service Between The Two Towns!

  • Live Music In Historic New Castle
    • The Stone Shakers – 12:15pm-2:30pm
    • Special Delivery – 2:45pm-5pm
  • Live Music In Historic Delaware City
    • Brad Newsom Trio – 12:15pm-2:30pm
    • The Bullets – 2:45pm-5pm


The Recreational Ride

Registration – 10am
Ride Staging – 10:45am
Ride Starts – 11amNEW FOR 2018: Visit Three Historic River Towns! This year you have the option to ride the new Markell Trail (open to bikes & pedestrians only), which connects the Wilmington Riverfront to Historic New Castle and Historic Delaware City.COURSE DESCRIPTION: Multiple route options on a course that is predominately flat between Historic Delaware City, Historic New Castle and the Wilmington Riverfront. Two Official Starting Points: Downtown Historic New Castle or Downtown Historic Delaware City. (Riders based in Wilmington can start at the Wilmington Riverfront).

    • Bronze Medal: Complete 20-mile circuit between Delaware City and New Castle.
    • Silver Medal: Option One: Complete two circuits (40 miles) between Delaware City and New Castle. Option Two: Visit all three Riverfront towns (34 miles). Start at either of the three towns.
    • Gold Medal: Visit all three Riverfront towns twice (68 miles). Start at either of the three towns.