Newark Bicycle Committee

Events and Meetings

Regular Newark Bicycle Committee meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, 4 p.m. at WILMAPCO (850 Library Ave, Newark, DE. We encourage participation and all meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Special Events

  • Bike to School Day in Newark

    Bike (and Walk) to School Day, May 10 The Downes Elementary School Safe Routes to School Program is excited to announce the kick-off of the Downes Biking Tuesdays program with a celebration of National Bike (and Walk) to School Day. City of Newark Mayor Sierer will be on hand to greet students and distribute fun giveaways to those who bike (or walk) to school on Tuesday, May 10, as well as read the National Bike to School Day Proclamation. The Biking Tuesdays program is intended to encourage more children to bike (and walk) to school and make conditions safer for those who already do. This effort builds on our strong Walking Wednesdays program and is aimed at increasing healthy lifestyles among children and improving the transportation and natural environment around our school.

    Bike to School Day May 10, 2016

    Bike to Work Day in Newark

    Bike to Work, Newark! Friday, May 20, 7:30–9:00 AM at Mentors’ Circle on the UD campus (just off South College Avenue at Kent Way). Join others as Newark celebrates this national cycling event, featuring: » FREE T-SHIRTS » FREE BREAKFAST » SPEAKERS, AWARDS » PRIZES

    May 20 Bike to Work Day

    Bicycle Mechanics Classes 

    Get your bike ready to ride
    Learn more at newarkbikeproject.org/events/classes. Whether you’re brand-new to caring for your bike or just want to improve your skills, we can help you learn! The Wednesday classes start at 6:30 p.m. and cost $10 per class.

    • May 4: Bicycle basics, safety and how to fix a flat
    • May 11: Wheels, brakes and cabling
    • May 18: Drivetrain (gears, chains, shifters)
    • May 25: Bearings and cranks (cranksets, bottom brackets, headsets, hubs)

    Email info@newarkbikeproject.org with “Mechanic Class Sign Up” in the subject line to sign up, and be sure to include your name and which classes you’re interested in.mayorsride

    Mayor’s Fun Ride

    Thanks to everyone who came out on April 30, 2016.

Bicycling Resources

Committee Documents and Reports

Local Bicycling Links

Past Events

  • Celebrate 2015 National Bike Month Events in Newark!
    Three special events! Free!

    Bike to Work Day in Newark

    Friday, May 15,
    7:30 – 9 a.m.
    Mentors’ CirclebtwphotoLearn more,
    Ride with others on the Bike Train

    Mayor’s Fun Ride

    Saturday May 16,
    10:30 a.m. (ride @ 11)
    Rittenhouse StationmayorsrideLearn more and preregister

    Bicycling for Beginners

    Wednesday, May 27
    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    WILMAPCOWCBCRegistration required.

    Volunteers are appreciated for all events and committee work. Meetings are held monthly at WILMAPCO on the 3rd Thursday, 4 p.m., click here for directions. Send us an email to be added to the committee email list.

    Celebrate 2015 National Bike Month Events in Newark!

    • 2015 Bike-to-Work Day Celebration in Newark: Friday, May 15, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Mentors’ Circle on the UD Campus (just of S. College Ave by Kent Way). Learn more.
    • Mayor’s Fun Ride: Saturday, May 16, fun family-oriented ride with Mayor Sierer

    Event begins at 10:30am, Ride starts at 11:30am  at Rittenhouse Station, 250 S Main Street. Parking available at the City of Newark Municipal Building Parking Lot.

    Bring the whole family out to Newark’s first annual Mayor’s Fun Ride.  This free event will feature educational and safety information, raffles and door prizes, children activities and a 5 mile bike ride.  After the ride enjoy lunch at the Green Turtle. Free t-shirts will be given to everyone who pre-registers. T-shirts will be available for onsite registration while supplies last.

    The Mayor’s Fun Ride benefits the bike community of Newark.  Organizers and Sponsors of this event include The Newark Bike Project, Newark Bicycle Committee, The Green Turtle, Rittenhouse Station and Newark Parks and Recreation.  Donations of bikes, parts, new helmets and canned goods are encouraged.  Learn more and preregister. To register online visit http://cityofnewarkde.us/play, click on the register now button and find details under the Events menu.

    • Cycling Class for Beginning Riders: Free training offered by White Clay Bicycle Club on May 27, 6 p.m., WILMAPCO, preregistration email safety@whiteclaybicycleclub.org or call 302/593-3492.
  • Bicycle Safety Checkpoints: Event promotes safe bicycling through bike safety check, free bike lights and other information. Sponsored by DelDOT in partnership with Newark Bike Project, Newark Bicycle Committee and City of Newark. Fall 2014 checkpoints where held Wednesday,  September 3 2014, noon to 3 p.m., Delaware Ave at The Green and Monday, September 15, 2014, 4 – 7  p.m.,  Delaware Ave at The Green.
  • SMART CYCLING COURSE: Traffic Skills 101: Presentations & skills training, followed by a group ride, will make you a more confident cyclist.  Lunch is included. Class was held Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., WILMAPCO, Newark, DE. COST: $30.00 for White Clay Bicycle Club Members (WCBC), $50.00 for non-members
  • 2014 Bike-to-Work Day Celebration in Newark: Monday, May 19, 2014, 7:30–9:00 a.m. at the Trabant University Center patio.
  • Cycling Class for Beginning Riders: Free training offered by White Clay Bicycle Club on May 28, 2014, 6 p.m., WILMAPCO.
  • InsideLine Bike Expo, March 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware Sportsplex, 326 Ruthar Drive
  • Bicycle Safety Checkpoints: Event promotes safe bicycling through bike safety check, free bike lights and other information. Sponsored by DelDOT in partnership with Newark Bike Project, Newark Bicycle Committee and City of Newark. Upcoming Spring 2015 checkpoints will be:
    • Tuesday, April 7 at the Green/Delaware Avenue, 4 – 7 p.m.
    • Monday, April 13 on the Perkin Student Center patio, 4 – 7 p.m.