National Bike to Work Day Celebration in Newark
Fri., May 19, 2023, 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Mentors’ Circle
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Bike into work, but first, stop off 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. We expect to hear an important announcement from the City of Newark about the results of its recent application for “Bicycle Friendly Community” status through the League of American Bicyclists. In addition, with the City of Newark we will be co-presenting the 2023 Bicycle Friendly Community Leader Award to a very deserving individual.
Join a Bike Train to Ride in with Others
“Bike trains” will be leaving for the event from six locations around Newark. Please join in and ride to the event with one of the groups. Make sure you arrive at one of these locations by 7:15 a.m. that morning. Otherwise, you’re likely to be biking in solo.
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- Location A: John R. Downes Elementary School on Casho Mill Road (bike captain: Christine Schultz)
- Location B: Fairfield Shopping Center on New London Road (bike captain: Mark Deshon)
- Location C: Curtis Mill Park off Paper Mill Road (bike captain: Brian Bahnson)
- Location D: James F. Hall Trailhead on Wyoming Road (just east of Library Avenue, bike captain: Corinth Ford)
- Location E: STAR Tower front entrance on the UD STAR Campus (bike captain: Paul Moser)
- Location F: Chrysler Avenue at the service road adjacent to Elkton Road (bike captain: Barb Hughes)
- Keynote: DelDOT Planning Director Pamela Steinebach
- Newark Mayor Stu Markham
- Newark City Manager Tom Coleman
- University of Delaware Dean of Graduate Studies Lou Rossi
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.