The 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. This year’s event will be held on Saturday October 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The festival was originally planned for October 1, but severe rain postponed the event.)
The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS.
While cyclists traverse between the two towns, festivals will be held in each town’s main square: The Green in Historic New Castle and Battery Park in Historic Delaware City. There will also be a free shuttle service between the two festival locations.
Activities include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, pony rides, hayrides, vendors, food, and drink.
A highlight of the event will be a Craft Beer Festival held in each town from 12-5 p.m. More than a dozen craft breweries will be participating on The Green (New Castle) and in Battery Park (Delaware City).
There will also be live music to entertain the crowds.
Live Music in Historic New Castle:
DJ Paul Freeberry 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Jimmy Pritchard Band 1:45-5 p.m.
Special Delivery 2:45-5 p.m.
Live Music in Historic Delaware City:
Betty & The Bullet 12:30-2 p.m.
The Bullets 3-5 p.m.
This is a rain or shine event. Please refer to the website for all details on the day.