Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day Celebration in Newark

Mon., May 21, 7:45–9:00 a.m. at Mentors’ Circle

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

Register on-site the morning of the event to be eligible for random prizes, including the grand prize of a Trek commuter bicycle (must be present to win)! 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 be present for the random-prize drawings.

Event Partners

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

Event Sponsors

BikeNewark thanks the following Bike to Work Day 2018 sponsors:

Sponsors: City of Newark Department of Parks & Recreation (Mayor’s Fun Ride), Little Goat Coffee Roasters, Bloom Energy, Trek Bicycle Newark, University of Delaware STAR Health™, Wilmington Area Planning Council

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 Contact: Christine Schultz

B. 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. UD Field House
Ride Leader: Steve Hegedus

F. Chrysler Avenue at Elkton Road
Ride Leader: Diane Kukich


  • UD Vice Provost Matt Kinservik
  • Newark Mayor Polly Sierer
  • 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