Cruise Virginia's Eastern Shore tucked between the Bay & Sea, and discover the longest stretch of natural coastline remaining on the east coast.  Starting at the seaside village of Wachapreague, pedal along golden fields and through historic, bayside hamlets. For hobbyists to uber cyclists with choice of 4 Routes: 100 miles - 60 - 40 - 25.  NO WALK-INS!  SOLD OUT                                         

 Limited to 1,000 Riders

Over 2 decades of bike tours under our wheels, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore(CBES) provides all you need for an unforgettable cycling adventure Saturday, October 22nd  

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100-mile English Century - 7:00 a.m.

60-mile Metric Century - 8:00 a.m.

40-mile - 9:00 a.m.

25-mile - 10:00 a.m.


 25 Mile Route - 3 stops 7 to 8 miles apart.  You drive your car to the lunch site.

40 Mile Route - 4 stops 7 to 10 miles apart with lunch at approximately 25 miles

60 Mile Route - 6 stops 7 to 17 miles apart with lunch at approximately 35 miles

100 Mile Route - 6 stops 7 to 22 miles apart with lunch at approximately 48 miles.

*Approximate distances, routes being finalized

Bike Tour Held: RAIN OR SHINE ________________________________

CBES pledges water views on both sides of the Delmarva peninsula through the hospitality of private homeowners who open their properties for rest stops. Rest stops have beverages, light snacks, toilet. Stops open on published schedule found on your cue sheet. If you reach a stop before or after its scheduled operating time, service may not be available.Picnic lunch all routes.

Eastern Shore is flat- NO hills. All public roads paved, with good bit of mileage being asphault and the remaining mileage [60+ percent] being tar and chip.Asphalt rolls very smoothly, the tar and chips rolls a bit more rough. Our county roads have little traffic- we don't usually ride  US Rte. 13. 


Professional service from Salisbury Cycle & Fitness available at the start/finish area and lunch stop. Several marked vehicles ride routes & available all day to assist riders. Most rest stops can contact them. 

  • Police/Rescue Squads are aware of Tour and routes.
  • If you have medical or police emergency, call 911 ASAP.
  • If you need service or other assistance from the Tour, contact host personnel at any stop.


                Adults $65

Children (6 to 12 years) -- $20

Under 6 FREE with adult 


[The Bike Tour enables our small, grassroots nonprofit to continue to operate.  Please understand we cannot do refunds.]


For More Information:

Sally Richardson, Bike Tour Coordinator


If you prefer to send registration via US Mail              [1 form needed for each rider]                    CLICK & PRINT FORM 

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Boutique bike tour limited to 1,000 Riders. CBES 24th Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour begins in the waterfront village of Wachapreague, centrally located on 70-mile pennisula. Route is designed for your cycling pleasure. Includes scenic rests stops that overlook the waters of the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay. Flat terrain, no traffic make for a serene spin.Bike Tour is CBES major fundraiser. Never been to our shores? Watch "A Day on Virginia's Eastern Shore."  

 Start/Finish: Wachapreague Firehouse, 1 High St., Wachapreague, VA  


              Wachapreague Morning by Michael c. Mitchell                                            Wachapreague Morning by Michael C. Mitchell              

Parking attendants direct you to parking areas. Proceed to Start/Finish Location to sign-in, pick up cue sheets, and T-shirt [If you ordered Tee]



Bike Tour is on public roads except for driveways leading to rest stops/lunch. Directional arrows are painted on right edge of pavement at all public road intersections. Mileage on cue sheets are "car miles." Your bike miles may vary a bit.


  • Free T-Shirt [If you order when registering]
  • Free Friday Fun Ride [Info below] 
  • Well Marked Scenic Route, Map/Cue Sheet 
  • Full Picnic Lunch
  • Rest Stops Stocked with Snacks & Beverages
  • SAG Service
  • Our Heartfelt Thanks for "Pedaling to Protect VA's Eastern Shore!"

Authentic Eastern Shore Oyster Roast, Sat. 6 p.m.

Historic Cherry Grove Farm, Eastville   

Perennial favorite: CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour Oyster Roast. Under the stars oysters are roasted and served up inside a century-old barn on long tables .Foot stoopin' blue grass music by talented Shore Musicians. Event begins 6pm Oysters Madness starts around 6:30 pm -all plucked fresh from local waters-till the last one is gone. Brownie Bar open till we bid a sweet good night by 8:30 p.m.Soft drinks, limited amount beer/wine available.Can't send guests on road tipsy! Bring oyster knives (few available) and glove. Plan to arrive @ 6:15 p.m at the latest so you don't miss out. DIRECTIONS: WWW.CBES.ORG   


CBES offers our Bike Tour Riders a  FREE Friday afternoon guided fun ride that has 12 and/or 20 mile routes at discretion of volunteer bike guides.Always awesome location- different route from Sat.'s ride. Announced by summer's end. Check Friday Ride box on registration form if plan to participate. DIRECTIONS: WWW.CBES.ORG