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THANK YOU for choosing Rehoboth Beach area for your work/travel program.
You are sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

The bike program offered by the Delaware Department of Transportation will offer many free bikes and free repairs to students this summer. Please request a bike by filling out the form after viewing the safety video. You will be contacted via email to schedule your bike pick up. If DelDOT runs out of bikes, you will get an email telling you there are no more bikes.

We are very sorry that our volunteers will not be able to provide you with free dinners, bus trips or assistance this summer. We were hoping the pandemic would be completely under control by summer 2021 but that is unlikely.


Please watch the above safety video then complete this registration/bike request form and submit.


Housing


Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes are very popular vacation destinations. Because of this, affordable, convenient housing is extremely difficult to find. You must arrange your housing before arriving in the U.S. Do not plan to find housing once you arrive.

Your sponsor organization will require you to give them your Rehoboth area address before you leave your home country. Ask your sponsor for housing help, ask your employer for help, check Facebook Work and Travel Rehoboth groups, check craigslist.com, the local paper (Cape Gazette) or contact a realtor.

Beware of housing scams. Check with your sponsor about housing you find on your own. Also, Bethany is 20 km from Rehoboth and you cannot live there and work here.

Orientation


Transportation from the Airport to Rehoboth

Each of these companies provides shuttle service from the airports to Rehoboth.

Contact them to make arrangements.


BG Island: http://bgisland.net/Airport-Shuttle


E Point Student Travel Center: http://ocstudentcenter.com/airport-pick/


Resort Express: http://www.resortexpress.org/

Local Transportation in Rehoboth

The DART bus system goes from Lewes to Rehoboth to Dewey and surrounding areas.
Website: https://dartfirststate.com/index.shtml

Click on the tab for Sussex County. Route 206 and 215 will be convenient for most students.
Check the DART website often for updates to their seasonal beach bus service, which has increased hours and service in our area.
The bus is a safe, convenient alternative to biking on Coastal Highway. At this time, we are trying to arrange a reduced fare seasonal bus pass for students. If we are able to accomplish this, we will contact all sponsors and ask them to share the bus information with you.
Buses have racks on the front for bicycles.

Bike Program

FINDING A BIKE:
  • The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has many free bikes with proper lighting to loan students.

  • Sign up to request a bicycle by filling out the Registration/Bike Request Form at the top of the website.

  • Please understand that we may have more students than bikes.

  • If DelDOT is not able to provide you with a bike, we recommend shopping for one at WalMart, asking your landlord or employer if they have a bike for you, or contacting the local thrift shops to see if they have any bikes for sale. Also, consider using the bus.

REPAIRS:
  • Free repairs are available to all J1 students, even if you are not riding a DelDOT bike.

  • Mechanics will be available to make repairs on Mondays and Fridays from 9 AM to 11 AM and Wednesdays from 3 PM to 5 PM.

  • All repairs will be made at the DelDOT Bicycle Garage which is located in the Rehoboth Park and Ride lot, located off Shuttle Road near the intersection of Coastal Highway and Rehoboth Avenue. Put Horizon Drive into your map app. Look for the DelDOT Bicycle Garage sign on the white barn in the corner. There is an entrance to the Park and Ride lot off Shuttle Road for cars/bikes and entrances for pedestrians/bikes around the lot, including directly behind Fresh Market.

  • If you cannot ride your bike, you can take it with you on the DART bus. DART buses go to the Rehoboth Park and Ride lot.

  • If you cannot be at the repair garage when mechanics are working, you can lock your bike to the rack outside the DelDOT Bicycle Garage and send an email to bicycles4students@gmail.com Give us the combination to your lock, a description of the bike, and tell us what's wrong with it.

  • All bikes left must have a combination lock (not a key). We will email you when your bike is fixed and ready to be picked up.

LOCKS:

Every year dozens of bikes are stolen. You will need to keep your bike locked at all times.

SAFETY:

Helmets are highly recommended and will be given to everyone who gets a bike from DelDOT. If you need a helmet, you can get a free one at the DelDOT Bicycle Garage during repair hours. We cannot over emphasize the need to wear a helmet. Coastal Highway has a lot of traffic and a lot of drivers who are on vacation and not familiar with the area. Serious accidents happen every summer and a helmet could save your life.

BICYCLE LAWS:

A bicycle is a vehicle and bicyclists must obey the same laws as drivers of other vehicles. Delaware State law requires the following of all bicyclists: Bicyclists must obey all traffic laws including stopping at red lights and stop signs, as well as yielding at yield signs and to pedestrians; A bicycle must have a headlight in front and rear red reflector or rear light if ridden in low light conditions. DelDOT bikes come with lights, and free lights will be given out at the DelDOT Bicycle Garage during repair hours. If you are stopped for riding a bike at night without lights, you will have to pay a fine. If you are riding on the street, you must ride on the right side of the street, in the same direction as traffic, not facing traffic. Bicycles are allowed to ride on the sidewalks on either side of Coastal Highway in the same direction as traffic (we do not recommend this), but bikes are not allowed on the sidewalks in the town of Rehoboth.