Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Celebration in Newark

Fri., May 15, 2020, 7:45–9:00 a.m. at Mentors’ Circle

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Whether you come as part of one of six “bike trains” or not (see Find Your Bike Train below), come and enjoy the food, hear brief messages from UD and government officials, celebrate with the biking community gathered, and register your attendance when you arrive to be eligible for random-prize drawings.

Event Partners

Bike to Work Day partner logos: UD, City of Newark, DelDOT, and Newark Bike Project

Lead Sponsor

Bloom Energy logo

Other Sponsors

other sponsors: City Dept. of Parks & Rec., Trek Bicycle Newark, STAR Health, and WILMAPCO

Get Involved

On event day, 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 7:25 a.m. and depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. (see map)

A. Downes Elementary School (front parking lot)
Ride Leader: Christine Schultz

map of suggested routes for six bike trains to Bike to Work DayB. Fairfield Shopping Center
Ride Leader: Mike Shay

C. Newark Reservoir Park
Ride Leader: Brian Bahnson

D. Wyoming Rd. at Hall Trail trailhead
Ride Leader: Paul Moser

E. Tower at STAR on Discovery Blvd.
Ride Leader: Bryan Horsey

F. Chrysler Avenue at Elkton Road
Ride Leader: Barb Hughes

Speakers

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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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