Motorcycles_aboard_the_Cape_May_Lewes_Ferry

Get Your Motor Running

Motorcyclists Rev It Up Year-Round!

The Ferry welcomes motorcyclists year-round—even during harsh weather conditions—as a way to escape, relieve stress and enjoy the freedom that riding a motorcycle offers. The most popular months for motorcyclists tend to be from May through September when the Ferry welcomes hundreds of motorcycle passengers aboard the vessel. Whether you’re a novice or a die-hard rider, the Ferry is an experience in and of itself!

Get your Motor Running on Rt 9

A little-known fact is that the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is one of two Ferry systems nationwide that connects a U.S. Highway—U.S. Route 9, a beloved scenic north-south route from New York to Delaware. The infamous highway is even mentioned in Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” Riders can’t claim to have traveled all of Route 9 until they have taken the Ferry!

Ramp Up Ride Season

Ride season traditionally kicks off in May with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” demonstration in Washington D.C. The Ferry offers special promotions for motorcyclists traveling to the region for Rolling Thunder weekend, and during September’s Ocean City, MD BikeFest and Delmarva’s Bike Week where the Ferry celebrates with a motorcycle-only boat excursion.

National Motorcycle Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in October as a day designated to get all motorcyclists out and on their motorcycles for a united day of riding as the season comes to an end. The Ferry chooses to celebrate all month long with promotions and a percentage of fares donated to charity throughout the month of October. 

Year-Round Excursions

When the weather cools off, that doesn’t mean the trips have to as well. Some of the most beautiful scenery around the Delaware and New Jersey coasts occur in the Fall months when the foliage changes colors. Wintertime is prime season for bird watching from the Ferry as the Delaware Bay is home to a variety of birds. 

From rides throughout the summer season to year-round excursions, the Ferry is sure to amplify any motorcycle trip throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.