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

newark bike training 2016Welcome spring with Bicycle Training in Newark

Bicycle Mechanics Classes – Getting your bike ready to ride
Newark Bike Project will offer classes for beginners, or anyone wanting to learn more, about fixing your bike. Classes are $10/class and held Wednesdays, April 6 – 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at Newark Bike Project. Learn more at newarkbikeproject.org/events/classes.

Smart Cycling Course – Building your confidence to ride
Join League of American Bicyclists (LAB) instructors on Saturday, April 16, 2016
8 a.m.—5 p.m., at WILMAPCO, 850 Library Ave., Newark, DE 19711 for training to
cycle safely and confidently. Participants will receive the LAB Traffic Skills 101 booklet, lunch, and classroom & road instruction. The cost is $30.00 for WCBC Members and $50.00 for non-members (which includes individual membership).  Contact Paul Hess by April 9 to register.

Mayor’s Fun Ride

Apmayorsrideril 30, 2016 – Download Flyer and registration form or register online. Bring the whole family out to Newark’s second annual Mayor’s Fun Ride. This event will feature live music, educational and safety information, raffles and door prizes, children activities and either a 2.5 or 8.5 mile bike ride. Free t-shirts will be given to everyone who pre-registers, and to onsite registration participants while supplies last. Please wear bike helmets for the ride. Cost, is $5 per adult, and funds will benefit bicycling programs in Newark. REGISTRATION WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON SITE.

Bike to School Day in Newark

More details coming soon.

Bike to Work Day in Newark

May 20, 2016 – more details coming soon.

bike safety checkpoint

DelDOT, UD Public Safety, Newark Police and the NBC partner to make cycling safer

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.