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Preparing for the 2022 Ride?

We ride Saturday, October 29th promptly at 8 AM. Plan on arriving at City Hall at 7 for check-in, group photo, and bike safety check. It is always a blast to see what everyone comes up with.

Here are some helpful links:


2022 Route Map




Witch Ride Registration is Now Open

Hello My Pretties,

I’m excited to announce registration is now open for the following events: 11th Annual Witches of Delray Charity Bike Ride – Saturday, October 29, 2022.  7:30 AM at Delray Beach City Hall. Witches Brew Friday, October 21, 2022, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub To register for these events, please click HERE.

You can also register from the Achievement Center website at https://www.achievementcentersfl.org/witches-of-delray-2022/

I’m so excited to see you this year for these great charity events benefitting the Achievement Centers for Children & Families.

Check back on this page for the latest updates leading up to this year’s events. If you haven’t done so, sign up for our mailing list, and don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WitchesOfDelray/

Let the magic begin!

We Did It

What an absolutely magical day in Delray!! Our 10th annual flight benefitting Achievement Centers for Children & Families was an amazing success! The costumes were outstanding! The brooms were brilliant! And the cackles were clear as quartz crystals! Thanks to all our beautiful witches we raised over $23,000!!
What a coven!!! 💜✨🖤

🔮THE CONTEST WINNERS🔮 2021 was the year to go all out! There were so many amazingly creative outfits and brooms!

We would like to take the time to thank our 2021 sponsors who helped us reach a fundraising record of $23,812 for Achievement Centers for Children & Families! Can’t wait to see what we do next year!

Northern Trust Corporation • Charities Angels IncDelray Dermatology + Cosmetic CenterJohnnie Browns

Beta and I want to thank every single one of you that came out to participate, help or cheer us on! One witch is never enough it takes every single one of us to weave this kind of magic! It takes a coven!
Happy Halloween witches!!! See you next year!
Come FLY with the Witches of Delray

This is it, Witches. Tomorrow We FLY!

The forecast is calling for a high of 81 and a low of 64 with a 20% chance of rain and winds out of the west at 17 MPH. You will need to tie those witch hats down! See this video for instructions on how to “Tie it Down”.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you know how to ride with a Police Escort. View the safety video HERE.

Click HERE for a map of the takeoff from City Hall so you know where to go.

Bring your signed waiver to check-in. Download it HERE if you are 18 or older. Download HERE if you are a parent signing for a child 14 to 17.

  • Check-in at Delray Beach City Hall begins at 7 am but feel free to arrive early to avoid the rush.
  • Visit the registration table when you arrive at check-in. (Stop #1 on the City Hall map)
  • After you check-in, visit the Bicycle Safety Check station to make sure your bike is secure for the flight. (Stop #2 on the City Hall map)
  • BICYCLES ONLY No scooters, golf carts, or roller blades are permitted.
  • Bathrooms will be available at Takeoff (City Hall) Water stop (Sandoway park) and Landing (Old School Square)
  • View the route map: – click HERE for a PDF file.

The timeline at a glance:

  • Check-in at 7:00 AM
  • The ride starts promptly at 8:00 AM
  • Water stop at 8:30ish.
  • Landing at Old School Square at 9:30ish.

Contests and awards to follow.

Let the magic begin!!!!

Ride Countdown T-4

Four days till flight witches!! Here are the important deets!

  • We are sold out! No registration on the day of the ride.
  • Bring your signed waiver to check-in.  Download it HERE if you are 18 or older.  Download HERE if you are a parent signing for a child 14 to 17.
  • Check-in at Delray Beach City Hall begins at 7 am.
  • Visit the registration table when you arrive at check-in.
  • If you plan on participating in any of our post-ride contests at Old School Square please respond to this survey and let our staff know at check-in. 
  • After you check-in, visit the Bicycle Safety Check Station to make sure your bike is secure for flight. 
  • **BICYCLES ONLY** No scooters, golf carts, or roller blades are permitted.
  • Mingle, magic and shenanigans but make sure you are lined up and ready for flight with take off promptly at 8 am
  • Bathrooms will be available at Takeoff (City Hall) Water stop (Sandoway park) and Landing (Old School Square)
  • Review our safety video on How to Ride With a Police Escort.  There is a strategic procedure to our flight. Learn how to do your part to keep our ride safe and fun for everyone!
  • While you’re at it, review the other three safety videos “Don’t Be That Witch“, “Be That WItch” and “Tie it Down“.
  • View the route map: – click HERE for a PDF file.

The timeline at a glance:

  • Check-in at 7:00 AM
  • The ride starts promptly at 8:00 AM
  • Water stop at 8:30ish.
  • Landing at Old School Square at 9:30ish.
  • Contests and awards to follow.

Let the magic begin!!!! 

Ride Details – Saftey Video Series

Greetings my Pretties!

Our 10th Annual Witch Ride benefiting Achievement Centers for Children and Families is only 6 days away!

Safety Video Series
Witches of Delray are safe, smart, secure, and stylish! Here you’ll find examples of what not to do, what to do, how to secure your hat, and how to safely participate in a police-escorted group ride. We’ve set you up and given you all the info to make sure when you FLY with the Witches of Delray you are 100% “That Witch!”

Ride Details

Sold Out

Our 10th Annual flight has had Delray Beach in such a buzz and is officially SOLD OUT!! For safety and liability reasons we are limited to 300 riders so there will be NO last-minute registration available on the day of the ride.  If you missed out you can still come to Old School Square for our post-flight contests and to cheer us on.

  • Check-in at Delray Beach City Hall begins at 7 am. 
  • Visit the registration table when you arrive to check-in.
  • Bring your signed waiver with you or sign one at check-in. 
  • If you plan on participating in any of our post-ride contests at Old School Square please let our staff know at check-in. 
  • After you check-in, visit the Bicycle Safety Check Station to make sure your bike is secure for flight. 
  • **BICYCLES ONLY** No scooters, golf carts, or roller blades are permitted.
  • Mingle, magic and shenanigans but make sure you are lined up and ready for flight with take off promptly at 8 am. 
  • Bathrooms will be available at Takeoff (Community Center next to City Hall), the water stop (Sandoway park) and Landing (Old School Square)

Beta and I are so excited and can’t wait to see all of you and your glorious brooms.  More ride details are coming at you every day so keep your eyes on your emails.

Come FLY with the Witches of Delray!

It’s Brew Time Witches!

That’s right! It’s time for our annual Witches Brew happy hour kickoff party at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub tomorrow, Friday 22nd from 6 to 9 (and beyond).

One of my favorite nights of the witchy season! Shivery libations, crafty cocktails, games, prizes raffles, and best of all…Quality time with our favorite ghoulfriends! We have so much in store for you! Here’s the shortlist.

  • We have a limited number of yard signs and custom 10-year anniversary Tervis Tumblers which can be yours for a donation.
  • Beta Witch has outdone herself with the auction this year! Wait till you see all the fantastic things she’s put together for your bidding pleasure.
  • John Brewer, “South Florida’s Restaurant Guy” and founder of the Socially Distanced Supper Club will be “spinnin” disks and providing the spooky tunes.

  • Our second annual Toil and Trouble table decorating contest! Sip your cocktails in spooktacular style and see whose flare delivers the most scare!  **All decorations for toil and trouble tables must be temporary. No permanent inks, paints, or glues can be used**
  • We’ll announce the 2021 Golden Broom award recipient.

  • Get grommets set in your hat for a $5 donation so you can “tie it down”.  NOTE: There will be no grommet services on the day of the ride.  Fear not though, it is a do-it-yourself task so check out our “how-to” video HERE.
  • NEW: We have pre-grommeted hats for a $10 donation at the Witches Brew.
  • Register to win a 26” Beach Cruiser broom, And so much more!

Master “Brewtender” Lisa Wash and her fabulous staff know a thing or two about treating witches! They never disappoint so come out to Tim Finnegan’s Friday, October 22nd from 6 to 9 pm and get swept up in all the fun!

All your donations benefit the Achievement Center for Children & Families so your donation stays right in our community.

Ride details flying at you this weekend so stay tuned!

We Fly Tomorrow

Ride Details

We’re organizing at City Hall (100 NW 1st Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444) and taking flight from there. Please arrive at City Hall, between 7:30 and 8 AM. (Earlier is better). Even though you might have registered online you’ll need to get your wrist band and get a bike safety check. The official start time for the ride is 9 AM but with any luck we’ll leave at 8:45. There will be a catch up break at Anchor Park before our arrival at the Green Market. Don’t worry about how to get there, just follow the Alpha and Beta Witches.

2018 Fundraiser Results

In case you missed the fundraiser hosted by Tim Finnegans Irish Pub, (shame on you if you did) it was its usual success. We surpassed our previous year by raising over $5,000 in the fundraiser alone. Combined with rider registration, we’ve already beat last year’s total and we’re still registering riders until Friday. Well done witches! Join us at the ride to see the final total.

Rider Tips

  • Review the rider rules HERE.
  • View the Route Map HERE.
  • Test drive your bike fully decorated. Are the decorations safe and do not interfere with safe bicycle operation? (Are they waterproof in case of rain?)
  • Is your costume bicycle friendly? Wind could blow your costume into moving parts. Make sure nothing can get caught in the spokes, chain and otherwise interfere with safe operation of the bike. (again, waterproof?)
  • Is your hat tied down? It’s hard to keep both hands on the handlebars if you’re holding your hat down. If you missed our hat grommet station at the fundraiser, you can cut small holes in your hat right above your ears. Take a 36 inch length of string (ribbon, shoe lace, etc), loop it around the top front of the hat and drop both ends through the holes. This gives you a way to “tie it down”. Better yet, mount your hat to a bicycle helmet and let the helmet strap keep you safe and hold it down. Alpha witch secures a small hat to her bicycle helmet with small zip-ties.

Pre-Ride Bicycle Safety Check

The witches set good examples and we’re all about safety of ourselves and others around us. Prior to the ride, you’ll receive a free safety check. They’ll check your tires adding air if needed and make sure you’ve “tied it down”. The bicycle safety check is provided by Richwagen’s Bike and Sport and the Delray Beach Bicycle Club. You will not be permitted to ride until your bike is safe.

Post-Ride Contest

What are you feeling this year witches? Is your broom tricked out with all the bells and whistles? Is your costume a show stopping spell caster? Can you raise the dead with the best cackle of the coven? Maybe you’ve gotten together with several of your best “ghoulfriends” tricked out your brooms and you’re going to take the streets of Delray by storm with our new Best Group category.

Whatever your poison, show your spirit at the Delray Beach Green Market after our ride and compete for hand- made trophy’s made by our very own and very talented Beta Witch Tricia McFadden, and the best bling you’ll wear all season!

The contests are held after the ride at the Delray Beach Green Market. Even if you don’t plan on entering this year’s contests for Best Broom (bike), best Costume, best Group or best Witch Cackle, it is a fun event to watch and you’ll get to vote and cheer for your favorite witches.

We’ve brought in Delray’s highest authorities of witch style and spirit and we are proud to announce this year’s panel of judges. Joining us this year:

  • Returning Judge Amanda Perna Strul of the The House of Perna.
  • Returning judge Jestena Boughton of the Colony Hotel & Cabaña Club.
  • First time judge Jill Brown– Manager at Arts Warehouse

Emceeing our event again this year will be Robert Geller of Atlantic Commercial Group, Inc. These community members know style…they know class….and they know shenanigans! So, pull out your “witchy” best, see what kind of bedlam we can create, and find out if you’re a good witch or a bad ass witch! Proceeds from this event benefit Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

Witches Brew Fundraiser Friday October 19th, 2018

Next week is all about the ride but are you ready for this Friday’s “Witches Brew” Fundraiser at Tim Finnegans Irish Pub? Dress up in your “witchy” best and mingle with the coven. Register to ride and bid to win some of the fabulous silent auction items. The Fundraiser is from 5 to 9 PM, Friday October 19th.

Here is some of the excitement you can expect…

What’s more fun than the coven getting together to share a brew? Adding Karaoke to the cauldron that’s what! That’s right, this Friday night Dan Renken will be on hand to stir the pot with his spooky tunes and smooth sounds. So, come out practice your cackle and add your voice to mix. You’ll be channeling your inner rock star in no time!

Once again, our Wordsmith Witch is reciting her newly penned Witches of Delray poem! For the past five years Jane Ratcliffe has written a poem dedicated to our flight. This year is no exception and we are honored and thrilled to have gotten a sneak peek!
The rest of you HAVE to come out Friday to Finnegans to be witness to the brilliance under the hat. Our Wordsmith Witch is pure magic and will be unveiling this year’s 2018 Witches of Delray poem. I dare you not to fall under her spell!

 

One of my favorite things to do post-brew is log on and look at all the fantastic pictures from the night before. You can relive the moments and get swept up in excitement all over again. We are thrilled to announce Photo Witch Joanne Ryan will be on hand again to capture all the magic moments! She has a way with that camera…and she never gets a witch’s bad side! Come out to play this Friday and stop and flash an extra smile for Joanne. Her pictures always capture your true essence…No spells required.

Witches put a lot of effort and magic into finding the perfect hat. It must be stylish, functional and by all means stay on your head in flight. Well don’t worry my pretties! Our flying monkeys have your back (and hat). Bring you hat to the brew and for a $5 donation one of our flying monkeys will set grommets in it so you can secure it safely during flight. The Witches of Delray fly safe! And we don’t stop for wardrobe malfunctions.

Check out this sweet broom! A 26″ Huffy beach cruiser which is ride ready or add your own flair! Tickets are available now at Tim Finnegans Irish Pub. Get yours today or at the Witches Brew Fundraiser.

 

Show your coven pride with a double-sided yard sign. Available for the first time this year for a $15 donation to the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. These will be available exclusively at our Witches Brew fundraiser while supplies last.

 

 

As for the fundraiser itself, here is a list of some of the fabulous fundraiser items you can win in our silent auction:

 

Here are a few of the sponsors who donated items…

Beta and I along with the fantastic staff at the Achievement Center foundation are looking forward to mingling with the coven. We hope you can join us.

2018 Route Map

Hello again my Pretties…

The 2018 route map is set. Click the image below to view/print a PDF of the route…