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Spring 2016 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 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 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.

Mayor’s Fun Ridemayorsride

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