Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Celebration in Newark

Fri., May 18, 7:45–9:00 a.m. at Mentors’ Circle

National Bike to Work Day in Newark logoBike to Work Day - what will happen

View/download event flyer (PDF) | View/download agenda (PDF)

photo of two bicycle commuters (courtesy of the University of Delaware)

Event Partners

logos of UD, City of Newark, DelDOT Bicycle Program, and Newark Bike Project

Get Involved

On May 18, several “bike captain”-led rides will depart throughout Newark and meet up at Mentors’ Circle to partake in Bike to Work Day festivities. Meet-up locations, ride leaders, and meet-up times are listed below.

Find Your Bike Train

All “trains” meet at 7:15 a.m. and depart promptly at 7:20 a.m. (see map)

A. Downes Elementary School (front parking lot)
Ride Leader Contact: TBD

bike train mapB. Fairfield Shopping Center
Ride Leader: TBD

C. Curtis Mill Park
Ride Leader: TBD

D. Wyoming Road at Hall Trail trailhead
Ride Leader: TBD

E. UD Field House
Ride Leader: TBD

F. Chrysler Avenue at Elkton Road
Ride Leader: TBD

Sponsors

BikeNewark thanks the following Bike to Work Day 2018 sponsors:

  • City of Newark Department of Parks & Recreation (Mayor’s Fun Ride)

Speakers

  • UD Representative (TBD)
  • Newark Acting City Manager Tom Coleman
  • New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer

Good Reasons to Bike

  • Get Fit: According to the International Bicycle Fund, commuters who begin to ride their bicycles to and from work instead of driving lose an average of 13 pounds during their first year of bike commuting.
  • Save Money: According to the Sierra Club, riding a bike to work is 300 times cheaper than driving.
  • Improve Your Immune System: A recent study by Dutch economic think tank TNO found people who commuted to work by bike were less likely to call in sick.

photo of 2016 Bike to Work Day group

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