Community Bike Days

Save the Dates, Sept. 3-7, 2019, for Community Bike Days

The Basic Info on the Sept. 3–7 Event

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Community Bike Days is a weeklong event to promote bicycling health, safety, and encouragement in Newark. It involves late-weekday activities at area outdoor venues and culminates with a Saturday morning event called the Community Fun Ride. The Community Fun Ride comprises two separate rides—the Family Fun Ride and the Newark Loop Ride.

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Community Fun Ride

On Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:15 a.m., the Family Fun Ride heads south on a 2.25-mile out-and-back course along the Pomeroy and Hall Trails and is meant to get parents and children out bicycling together. The Newark Loop Ride begins at 11:00 a.m. by heading north along the Pomeroy and is a fun, yet more challenging, 8.25-mile course on trails and through quiet neighborhoods. It is limited to participants 11 years of age and older.

Vendors, food, and music all make the Community Fun Ride a nice way to cap off a week of community-oriented fun that centers on bicycle education, civility, and safety, as well as promoting bicycling as a healthy lifestyle choice.

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2019 Community Bike Days Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Handloff Park

FREE
Ride to the park for the CBD kickoff event at Norma B. Handloff Park on Barksdale Road, west of the city center.

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 4:30–6:00 p.m., UD Mentors’ Circle

FREE
Round out your day on campus by attending the 2nd CBD weekday event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at Mentors’ Circle on the University of Delaware’s central campus, near the intersection of South College Avenue and Kent Way.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Thomas Park

FREE
Ride to the park for the 3rd CBD event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at Olan Thomas Park along the Pomeroy Trail near the Cleveland Avenue–Paper Mill Road intersection.

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Friday, Sept. 6, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Kells Park

FREE
Ride to the park for the 4th CBD event, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at Kells Park, between Kells Avenue and the James F. Hall Trail.

Saturday, Sept. 7, 9:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.,
Newark Shopping Center,
Community Fun Ride

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$5 per person 18 and over, under 18 FREE (pre-register online by Sept. 6), Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m., Family Fun Ride begins at 10:15 a.m., Newark Loop Ride begins at 11:00 a.m.
Rides begin and end at the Newark Shopping Center on East Main Street. For your safety and everyone else’s, please make sure you wear a bike helmet and that your bicycle is in good working order. Stick around after the ride and enjoy the fun. This is a rain-or-shine event.

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Event Sponsors

To be announced

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