A Deal Island tradition

Launched on Saturday September 11, 2008, the Skipjack Bike Tour is a premier event for every cyclist. From the casual family rider to serious bike groups,  the gently sloping Deal Island Bridge greets you as you leave and then return to the harbor as you set out on a 15, 30, or 64 mile ride through the wildlife refuge and marshes that boarder Deal Island Road (Rt. 363).

The race offers an amazingly opportunity to see the largest gathering of Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks. A  fleet that graces the harbor at the start line, they are the last commercial sail powered fleet still dredging for oysters. Along the ride you might catch a glimpse of the Osprey in the nests that dot the roadway.

This year we are making sign -up quick and easy with our online registration system. Visit https://skipjackbt.dealislandchancevfd.com/  to register today!