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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Cosponsors Annual Ride to the Tide

NEWARK, Del. - Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1 will hold their annual Ride to the Tide on Sunday, April 27. (Rain date is Sunday, May 4).

Delmarva Power is cosponsoring this fundraising event which involves hundreds of motorcyclists taking part in a police-escorted ride from Newark or Dover, to Rehoboth Beach, in support of Special Olympics Delaware.

Bikers will depart from the University of Delaware athletic complex in Newark at 10:30 a.m. or the DelDOT Administrative Building in Dover at noon. Pre-registration is $20 per rider, $15 per passenger ($25, $20 day-of). The ride will end around 1 p.m. at Jake's Seafood House in Rehoboth, where bikers and passengers will receive a complimentary lunch.

For more information, participants should contact Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482

"We salute Special Olympics Delaware for all the outstanding work it has done in Delaware for 40 years," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "Special Olympics Delaware has helped more than 3,700 athletes with intellectual disabilities prove that, given the opportunity, no disability is too great to overcome. We are honored to cosponsor this event."

Nearly 600 bikers and 200 passengers raised $27,000 in last year's ride and more than $108,000 has been raised in the event's seven-year history.

Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1 promote the sport of motorcycling as well as all safety aspects involved with it. The organization's annual fundraising activities benefit local charities.

Other supporters of Ride to the Tide include Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, WBOC-TV and Gettier Security and Investigative Services.

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