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Delmarva Power Cosponsors 10th Annual Ride to the Tide

NEWARK, Del. (April 5, 2016) - Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1 will hold their 10th annual Ride to the Tide on Sunday, April 17. (Rain date is Sunday, April 24).

Delmarva Power is cosponsoring this fundraising event which involves hundreds of motorcyclists taking part in a police-escorted ride from Smyrna to Rehoboth, Del., in support of Special Olympics Delaware. The event is limited to the first 1,000 motorcyclists.

Bikers will depart from Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 per rider, $15 per passenger (Day-of registration: $30 - rider; $20 - passenger). 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 or lismith@udel.edu.

"We salute Special Olympics Delaware for all the outstanding work it has done in Delaware for over 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."

Over 950 bikers and more than 350 passengers raised $43,000 in last year's ride and more than $183,500 has been raised in the event's nine-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, Delmarva Broadcasting Company, WBOC-16 and Fox 21 Delmarva.

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