If you are staying in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, there are plenty of bike routes to enjoy. From the Avenue Inn & Spa, you are just minutes from 3 of our favorite bicycle routes.
Junction & Breakwater Trail
This route starts just West of the Avenue Inn & Spa.
Head West on Rehoboth Avenue and go through the round about. Then at the Church Street light, make a right. Next, make a left on Canal Crossing Road and a right onto Hebron Road. You’ll come out to Holland Glad road where you will see signs to continue on the Junction and Breakwater trail. Finally, follow it to the end. You’ll end up in Lewes. For the most current directions, map it on Google or check out Deldot.gov’s map here.
Rehoboth Beach/ Rehoboth Avenue Route
If you’d like a slightly shorter route than Junction & Breakwater Trail, you can always head East on Rehoboth Avenue and then make a right on 2nd Street or South 1st Street (slightly wider, easier road to traverse). Next, South 1st Street becomes Kings Street and if you follow it around to the right (Lake Drive), around Silver Lake, you’ll come to a stop sign. This is Bayard Avenue. Make a left and head South across the bridge. Finally, you’ll end up in Dewey in .5 to 1 mile. You’ll know it when you come to the traffic light. During the popular Summer season, it can become crowded with pedestrians and traffic, so be careful cycling. For the most current directions, map it on Google or check out Deldot.gov’s map here.
Gordon’s Pond Trail
This is another route that heads North from Rehoboth Beach and ends in Lewes. From Rehoboth Avenue you’ll head East towards the Atlantic Ocean and then North through Henlopen Acres. Next, look for Henlopen Avenue and then Ocean Drive. Then, look for signs for Gordon’s Pond State Park area. You can even drive, park and then bike from Gordon’s Pond State Park area if you don’t want to bike through Rehoboth Beach. Finally, head North and you will come out on Dune Road and Cape Henlopen State Park. For the most current directions, map it on Google or check out Deldot.gov’s map here.
More information on these trails, safety rules and much more can be found online at deldot.gov
You’ll want to plan ahead, especially if you have anyone under 18 years of age with you. Please heed the helmet law. Children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet while bicycling or in a trailer or bike seat. The helmet law also led to the formation of a bicycle helmet bank to provide free helmets to children who cannot afford to buy them. Helmets are available through the public schools, or you can contact the DelDOT bicycle coordinator at 302-760-2260.
5 Good Rules to Bike by:
- 1 – Get There Safely. Know Your Responsibilities.
- 2 – Share the road. Don’t assume motorists can see you.
- 3 – Never ride against traffic.
- 4 – Remember the 3C’s: Courtesy, Caution, Common sense.
- 5 – Follow signs and signals.
We hope you have enjoyed learning about our favorite bicycle routes. Do you have another favorite route in the area? Please share it with us by commenting below.