Bike, Hike and Brews at Hagley
Jun 15, 2016 09:12AM
● By J. Chambless
Get your craft beer cravings satisfied at Hagley. Visitors are invited to come out for some exercise and a cold Dogfish Head beer at the first of four Bike, Hike and Brews events at Hagley Museum and Library on Wednesday, June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants can stroll, jog, or cycle a three-mile loop from Hagley’s Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back, exploring parts of the picturesque, 235-acre property not usually open to visitors.
Hagley’s Bike, Hike and Brews events are part of the museum’s larger Bike and Hike series, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through August 31. This summer marks the first time Hagley is expanding the Bike and Hike series with nights centered around locally made craft beers, beginning with the kick-off event on June 22, and also taking place July 13, August 3, and August 24. The opening Bike, Hike and Brews event features music from WSTW.
Dogfish Head beers and a special menu from Chef Roy at the Belin House Organic Café will be available for purchase at all Bike, Hike and Brews. The star of the special menu will be sliders, of chicken or pork, with the style changing each time. Participants can also keep their beers cold with koozies available for $1 each. Bike, Hike and Brews nights are sponsored by Dogfish Head’s Beer & Benevolence Program.
All Bike and Hike participants can pack their own food, order a Picnic Tote in advance from the café, or choose something to eat when they arrive. The complete Belin House Organic Café menu is available for every Bike and Hike. Picnic totes (sandwiches, sides, dessert, and soft drinks) are $20, and orders are due by 3 p.m. each Tuesday at 302-658-2400, ext. 271. Plates, napkins, and utensils are included. The totes are handmade by a local artisan and are a keepsake for participants.
All Bike and Hikes are weather-permitting, with updates posted on www.hagley.org.
Admission to all Bike and Hikes is $2; members and children under 5 are free. There is free admission to Special Olympics of Delaware athletes and their families. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Del.