National Bike Month
Bike Month is back in full force! Bike to Work Week 2022 will take place May 16-22, 2022, and Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 20. Whether you are a beginning cyclist or a seasoned rider, plenty of events are scheduled!
- April 23 –Cycle for Cecil: Event benefits the Cecil Land Trust, cecillandtrust.org
- May 3 – Everyone Gets Home Summit: An event to bring together elected leaders, engineers, public health professionals, agency staff and citizens from all over Delaware. bikede.org/summit
- May 4 – Bike to School Day, Downes Elementary School
- May 6—First Friday Ride: Casual, social ride through downtown Newark, bikenewark.org/firstfridayrides
- May 13-15 – Wilmington Grand Prix: Competitive pro cyclist races and group rides, visit wilmgrandprix.com
- May 16-22– Bike-to-Work Week, bikeleague.org/bikemonth
- May 18– National Ride of Silence: Visit rideofsilence.org to learn about the event which honors those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Details about the Wilmington ride are at https://www.huntcal.com/cal/eventview/WCBC/WCBC?vm=r&yr=2022&id=650503054&d=18&m=5
- May 20 – Bike to Work Day in Wilmington: Join other commuters and show your support for bicycling in Wilmington. 7:45 a.m. rides start / 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. reception. https://www.wilmingtonde.gov/government/city-departments/planning-and-development/bike-wilmington/bike-wilmington-events
- May 20– Bike to Work Day in Newark: Join other commuters and show your support for bicycling in Newark, from 7:45-9 a.m., at Mentors’ Circle (University of Delaware at South College/Kent Way), bikenewark.org
- Maryland cycling events throughout the month are listed at ohbike.org/events
- New Castle County and Cecil County cycling events throughout the month are listed at whiteclaybicycleclub.org and www.trailspinners.org.
Other Bicycling Info
- Urban Bike Project of Wilmington offers refurbished bikes, assisted repairs, and classes. Learn more at www.urbanbikeproject.com.
- Newark Bike Project offers refurbished bikes, assisted repairs, and classes. Vsit www.newarkbikeproject.org.
- Register with Rideshare Delaware to be matched with a bicycle commuting partner at www.ridesharedelaware.org/.
- Join Bike Delaware, a bicycling advocacy group, www.bikede.org.
- Take your bike on the bus. All Cecil County and DART fixed route buses are equipped with bike racks. Learn more at www.dartfirststate.com/information/getting_there/bike.
Learn even more from the League of American Bicyclists at www.bikeleague.org/.