What: The City of Newark, in partnership with BikeNewark, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and University of Delaware will recognize National Bike to Work Day as part of National Bike Week (May 15-19). Newark, first named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community in 2010, is one of just two ranked communities in Delaware. This event serves to draw attention to the benefits of bicycling, both in terms of transportation and recreation, as well as a source of economic development for the community. As part of the event, the BikeNewark will present the Bicycle Friendly Community Leader Award to former Governor Jack Markell, for his efforts to make Newark, as well as the entire state of Delaware, a more bicycle-friendly place during his term in office. As a result of Markell’s initiatives and investments, Delaware is currently ranked the third most bicycle-friendly state in the country. Local businesses will provide light breakfast food for participants to enjoy before completing their commutes to work.
Who: Carol Houck, City Manager, City of Newark Dr. Domenico Grasso, Provost, University of Delaware David Sokola, State Senator Paul Baumbach, State Representative Ed Osienski, State Representative Mark Deshon, Chairman, Newark Bicycle Committee
When: Friday, May 19th at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Mentors Circle on the UD Campus at the corner of S. College Ave. and Kent Way
Note: Bicycle commuters are encouraged to ride with others to the event and take advantage of one of six captain-led "bike trains," which will depart from the following locations promptly at 7:20 a.m.