May is National Bike Month. BikeNewark is involved in several events to help celebrate Bike Month locally. Take a look at the following events and see how you can participate and show your support for bicycling in Newark.
UD Bike Days events occur all week, as a partnership with UD’s Student Government Association.
The second spring Bike Central on The Green will be held from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
This month’s First Friday Ride will be a critical mass event in conjunction with UD Bike Days. Gather on The Green at Delaware Avenue at 5:15 p.m.
City Council reads resolution proclaiming National Bike Month in Newark during its event meeting.
Bike to School Week at John R. Downes School will encourage bicycle participation and emphasize bicycle safety throughout the week.
Newark celebrates National Bike to Work Day at Mentors’ Circle on the UD campus from 7:30–9:00 a.m.
BikeNewark thanks Bike Month event sponsors:
- Barnes & Noble UD Bookstore
- Bike Line
- Fusion Fitness
- Main Street Movies
- Newark Deli and Bagels
- The Ski Bum
- UD College of Health Sciences – STAR Health
- Wooden Wheels
In addition to the above local events, check out the following:
The annual Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit will take place all day in Dover.
The annual Delaware Legislators Ride—a 58-mile ride from Pike Creek Valley that will end on the Legislative Mall in Dover—will be led by Newark’s own Sen. Dave Sokola beginning at 7 a.m.
The annual memorial Ride of Silence will take place in Wilmington at 7:00 p.m., hosted by the White Clay Bicycle Club and Bike Wilmington.
Wilmington will hold its Bike to Work Day festivities downtown at H.B. du Pont plaza from 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Bike Month will again see the three-day event known as the Wilmington Grand Prix, which features the Monkey Hill Time Trial, Criterium Races & Festival, and the Governor’s Ride and Gran Fondo.