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Neighborhoods near the planned Lewes-Georgetown bike path

We are excited about the plans to extend the Lewes-Georgetown bike path!

Bike enthusiasts, one of the best places to stay up to date is on the Bike Delaware web site.

Early in December, all of us received the best Christmas present for cyclists when contracts were awarded to begin Phase 1 of the Lewes-Georgetown Trail.

Many of our clients relocate to Coastal Delaware for the outdoor lifestyle and extensions of the bike trail network will certainly enhance that. Delaware is rather flat so that means we can continue to bike for miles and miles even with our aging knees! One of my clients told me that biking in Delaware wasnt challenging enough; he was used to mountain biking! Told Rick, no mountain biking in Delaware!

Now I am being asked Which neighborhoods will have the easiest access to the extended bike trails? Great Question Ron!

Gills Neck Road area

Senators: Senators is the newest community on Gills Neck Road in Lewes, Delaware. Built by Schell Brothers, this is your opportunity to own a Schell home East of Route 1, with easy access to the town of Lewes, the Cape Henlopen State Park, and the Junction and Breakwater Bike Trail that borders the community.

Wolfe Runne: East of town is the prestigious community of Wolfe Runne. Developed in the 1980s the homes sit on 106 acres of Delaware farmland. Close to town, the community is private surrounded by woodlands and wetlands. The creek and wetlands separate Wolfe Runne from the Wolfe Pointe Neighborhood.

Wolfe Pointe: Wolfe Pointe is a neighborhood, East of Route 1, off of Gills Neck Road that backs up to Wolfe Glade and the Delaware State Park. There are single family homes in Wolfe Pointe, a community pool, and tennis courts. The Junction and Breakwater Bike Trail connecting Lewes and Rehoboth borders the southern side of the community separating it from the new community of Hawkseye.

Hawkseye: Hawkseye is a perfect retreat for those in search of a little peace, quiet, and a hint of nature with easy access to Lewes. Nestled between Lewes Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park and Rehoboth Beach, Hawkseye provides easy access to beaches and outdoor sports, as well as, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Governors:Governors is new subdivision to be built on Gills Neck Road in Lewes, near Senators. Plans for the project include a mix of 423 units 287 single-family homes and 136 townhouse units.

Showfield: Located between Gills Neck Road and King's Highway and lays behind Breakwater, Showfield is in the planning stages and will be a 166-lot subdivision along the roadway.

All of the communities and neighborhoods along Gills Neck Road have easy access to the Junction and Breakwater Trail and the Gordons Pond Trail which will all ultimately connect to the new Lewes-Georgetown Trail.

Five Points area

Village of Five Points East & West: Conceived with ease of living and a variety of living choices, the Villages of Five Points residents enjoy well-lit sidewalk paths running throughout the charming downtown with restaurants, shops, and professional services. The neighborhood is walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and just a short bicycle or car ride to Lewes 2nd Street and the beaches. All Town Center and community recreational amenities are within walking distance of the East and West Villages.

Nassau Station:Nassau Station is a private residential community in Lewes, close to Route One in Nassau. Located near beaches, attractions and parks along the beautiful Delaware seashore the community borders Old Orchard Road on the East and New Road on the North end.

There are other mature communities in the vicinity of New Road and Old Orchard Road. Email us.

Route 9 Corridor, West of Rt. 1

Nassau Grove: Located just northwest of the town of Lewes, Delaware, Nassau Grove is a gated community of 244 homes single family homes. Nassau Grove is an all-ages community with special appeal for Baby Boomers who want to be close to everything that the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area has to offer. As part of a condominium association, the master insurance policy that covers your home's structure is included in the one condo fee. The irrigation system, grass cutting, mulching and street maintenance is covered as well. On the rare occasions we have snow, the streets will be shoveled.

Villages at Red Mill Pond: The Villages at Red Mill Pond is located on one of the largest fresh water lakes in Delaware - Red Mill Pond. Residents will enjoy water access with a gazebo and kayak/boat launch. There are numerous Walking trails along the waters edge and throughout the community as well as a Community Center with an Outdoor Pool. This is a prime location, right off Route 9, minutes from the charm and culture Historic Lewes has to offer.

What other neighborhoods will have direct access to the Bike Trail or the ability to connect without crossing a major roadway like Route 1? That remains to be seen but the commitment to making Delaware even more bikeable is strong at all levels so we are optimistic and well provide updates on our Blog as we hear details or even rumors.

Download a PDF Map of Cape Henlopen State Park. Download a PDF of Cape Henlopen State Park Trail Descriptions.

Did you know that AAA Offers Bicycle Roadside Assistance?

Everyone knows that AAA offers 24-hour roadside assistance for your vehicle, but now AAA covers your bicycle, too! AAA Bicycle Service is free and has been available to all membership levels. There is no sign up or enrollment. AAA Members can use any of their yearly service calls for bicycle roadside assistance. If your bicycle breaks down while youre out for a ride, siply call the road service number on your AAA card (1-800-222-4357). For more information and benefits, visit

Get to Know the Biking Trails in Delaware's State Parks

Delaware State Parks are ready for you and your bike! Whether you are looking for a leisurely, family-friendly ride or a more challenging workout, you will find it in one of these Delaware State Parks...

Alapocas Run, Bellevue, Brandywine Creek, Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, Fox Point, Holts Landing , Killens Pond, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, White Clay Creek and Wilmington-Brandywine Park Visit for more detailed information.

Top 8 Reasons Delaware Is The #3 Most Bicycle Friendly State in America

The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its new Bicycle Friendly State rankings. For the 4th year in a row, Delaware advanced in the national rankings. We are now ranked #3 in the United States! The big question is, how did that happen? Check out the slide show below for the 8most important reasons that Delaware is now ranked as the most bicycle friendly state east of the Mississippi River. Link to Slide Show on BikeDE at

REASON #8: CYCLISTS. We're united. We're smart. And we know what we want. Being organized is the first requirement for any community to be effective. And in Delaware, cyclists are.

REASON #7: THE BIG TENT. In Delaware cycling is a big tent. Making strong partnerships is the second requirement for any community to be effective

REASON #6: THE WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE SUMMIT. This annual gathering brings together everyone and anyone interested in improving cycling (and walking) in Delaware. It has helped set Delaware's cycling agenda since 2012.

REASON #5: POLICY. Thanks to strong leadership in the Delaware General Assembly, including former Senator Robert Venables, Representative Deborah Hudson, Senator Cloutier and Representative Wilson, Delaware has had a strong pro-cycling policy (Senate Concurrent Resolution #13) since 2011.

REASON #4: THE FIRST STATE TRAILS AND PATHWAYS INITIATIVE. "A Bold Challenge: Create a world-class statewide network of pathways and trails for Delawares citizens and visitors, to promote biking, hiking, walking and active living." How awesome is that?

REASON #3: THE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM. Since the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution #13, Delaware has had dedicated state funding for cycling (and walking) in each of its annual capital budgets. In particular, DelDOT established a new - and critically important - Bike and Pedestrian Improvements program. In our Bicycle Friendly Report Card, the League of American Bicyclists highlights this program.

REASON #2: DELDOT. Yep: DelDOT. A lot of the changes are invisible to the public. But from its commitment to major projects like the Castle Trail and the Wilmington-New Castle Greenway to its sophisticated engagement with the issue of traffic control devices for cyclists to its recognition by the League as a Bicycle Friendly Organization to its more recent engagement with a new project to create Delaware's first protected bike lane, DelDOT is a different agency than it was in 2010.

REASON #1: THE MOST BICYCLE FRIENDLY GOVERNOR IN AMERICA said "we are going to help make Delaware the most bicycle friendly state in America." And he has.

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