Newark Bicycle Committee
- About the Newark Bicycle Committee
- E-mail us with your ideas and concerns or call 302.737.6205.
- Newark Bike Map
- Newark Bicycle Plan (approved 2/24/14 by Newark City Council) and Appendix with public outreach .
- Agendas and minutes
Events and Meetings
Our regular Newark Bicycle Committee meeting will be a bit different this month. On Thursday, August 20, at 3 p.m., we’ll be meeting in the Collins Room of the Perkins Student Center for a light-on-normal-business meeting, followed by a presentation by committee member and UD grad student Kirsten Jones on her summer in Copenhagen and Amsterdam (bikes!). There will be pizza and beverages, courtesy of the City of Newark. We’ll be using this special meeting to help celebrate the progress we and our partner organizations (City of Newark, DelDOT, WILMAPCO, Bike Delaware, UD, Newark Bike Project) have made over the past year in helping make Newark a more bicycle-friendly community.
Please email Heather Dunigan if you are coming, so we can get a head count. Thanks. Hope you can make it.
- Report a problem such as a traffic signal malfunction, pothole, or debris in the bike lane: along city streets or on state roads
- Get–or fix–a bike, or help others do so. The Newark Bike Project offers “learn to do-it-yourself” repair facilities, bicycle recycling, and educational programs for the Newark, Delaware, community. www.newarkbikeproject.org
- Download a bicycle map.
- Learn about bicycle commuting and tax benefits, sign up for the Emergency Ride Home program or find a Bicycle Buddy commuting partner. www.ridesharedelaware.org/bike_walk
- Try biking and transit. All DART buses have bike racks and many Park and Rides have secure bike lockers. dartfirststate.com/information/getting_there/bike
- Request a bike map, report a road problem or learn about Delaware bicycling laws. www.deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/bike
- Get out and ride. Area clubs have rides throughout the year, including ones for beginners. www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org and http://www.trailspinners.org.
Committee Documents and Reports
- Newark Bicycle Plan, 2014
- Past plans: 2002, 1996, 1973
- Bicycle Friendly Community Program:
- Delaware Avenue striping proposal
- 2011 Bike-to-Work Day Proclamation
- Delaware Complete Streets Policy, 2010
Local Bicycling Links
- Newark Bike Project www.newarkbikeproject.org
- Bike Delaware www.bikede.org
- White Clay Bicycle Club www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org
- Delaware Bicycle Council www.bike.deldot.gov (302) 760-BIKE
- Delaware Greenways www.delawaregreenways.org
- Delaware Trailspinners www.trailspinners.org
- WILMAPCO www.wilmapco.org
- DART First State www.dartfirststate.com
- University of Delaware Public Safety Bicycle Registration www.udel.edu/PublicSafety/polserv_propertybike.html
- 1st State Bikes blog www.1stbikes.org
Celebrate 2015 National Bike Month Events in Newark!
Three special events! Free!
Bike to Work Day in Newark
Mayor’s Fun Ride
Bicycling for Beginners
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 email@example.com 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.