• Rendering of a proposed two-way cycle track on Delaware Avenue in downtown Newark.

    Giving thanks in Newark—a definite hint of “silver”

    by  • November 24, 2015 • 69 Comments

    by Mark Deshon, Newark Bicycle Committee Chair This is the week we all get together with families and loved ones to reflect on how blessed we are in this country. Eighteen months ago during National Bike-to-Work Day, we celebrated the retention of the city’s “bronze” status as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), as judged...

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    Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (video)

    by  • November 21, 2015 • 10 Comments

    WHYY talks with the Delaware State Police, the Office of Highway Safety, DelDOT and Bike Delaware about why Delaware is America’s deadliest state for pedestrians. RELATED: • Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (WHYY) • Stupidity Is the Reason that Delaware Pedestrians Die So Frequently. But It’s Not the Stupidity You Think....

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    To Judge Rocanelli

    by  • November 15, 2015 • 4 Comments

    Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. On this day especially, the tragic death of my son Phillip last year in Hockessin reminds me of the vulnerability of cyclists when motorists drive recklessly. As with other vulnerable members of society, cyclists therefore depend on the protection of the police and...

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    In Delaware, "Share The Road" is, fortunately, no more.

    New Study Confirms: “Share The Road” Is a Problem

    by  • August 29, 2015 • 23 Comments

    “Comprehension of the familiar “Share the Road” signage as a statement of bicyclists’ roadway rights has been challenged, based on arguments that it is ambiguous, imprecise, frequently misinterpreted, and not designed for that purpose…In fact, the US state of Delaware discontinued use of the “Share the Road” plaque in November, 2013.” – From “Bicycles...

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    Delaware General Assembly Adjourns Without Vote on Bicycle-Friendly Transit-Oriented Development Bill

    by  • July 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The Delaware General Assembly ended its 2015 session early Wednesday morning. Bicycle-friendly economic development legislation, introduced by State Senators Harris McDowell and Colin Bonini and State Representatives Ed Osienski and Helene Keeley, did not receive a vote in the Delaware Senate. Senator McDowell’s innovative bill defines criteria for “Complete Community Enterprise Districts” that would help local...

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    Who Is a “Cyclist”?

    by  • May 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    By James Wilson Executive Director, Bike Delaware Did you know that most people in Delaware are cyclists? Are you a cyclist? If you cycle on weekends, then you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike on vacation last summer, you’re a cyclist. If you rode a bike when you were a kid, then you were...

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    How To Make Cycling Work for Half a Million People in Delaware

    by  • April 28, 2015 • 5 Comments

    5 years ago, Bike Delaware went through a long and arduous strategic planning process. One of the most important results of all that effort was our organizational “vision“. Bike Delaware has both a “mission” and a “vision”. Both are critical. They are our compass, our lodestar, our flashlight shining into the future. They keep us on...

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    Stupidity Is the Reason that Delaware Pedestrians Die So Frequently. But It’s Not the Stupidity You Think.

    by  • October 19, 2015 • 15 Comments


    A recent News Journal front page story caught the attention of thousands of Delawareans: “Delaware is America’s Deadliest State for Pedestrians“ On the News Journal’s Facebook page, the post associated with the article prompted dozens of emphatic comments like these: David Knisley wrote: “Deadliest state or dumbest state? Well if you don’t try playing frogger...

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    The Savage

    by  • October 3, 2015 • 10 Comments

    Savage Road Marking logo

    ***White Clay Bicycle Club’s Savage Century ride is Saturday, Oct. 10.*** Hurricane Joaquin brought high winds, rain and flooded roads to Delaware. Both the River Towns Ride and Governor Markell’s Tour de Delaware were rescheduled. But now Joaquin is gone and The Savage is here. The Savage Century – now in its 37th (!) year – is one of the...

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    Separated by 10 Miles, Two Delaware Towns Will Host One Festival Connected By Bicycle on October 31st (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

    by  • September 24, 2015 • 2 Comments


    Two Delaware towns on the Delaware River separated by 10 miles will host the third annual River Towns Ride & Festival on October 31* from 11:30am to 5pm. FESTIVAL (Live music, 16 craft breweries and pony rides) Festivals will be held in the main squares of both Historic New Castle (the Green) and Historic Delaware City (Battery Park)....

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    Laurel’s 8-Hour Bike Shop

    by  • September 18, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Outdoor Food…Beer from 3rd Wave Brewing…Kayaking on the Broad Creek…Music…Ice cream from Vanderwende Farm Creamery…How can you top all that? How about an opportunity to buy a refurbished bike, pick up some cheap gear and swap stories with other cyclists? The Laurel Ramble is a one day celebration and event on Saturday, September 26 to highlight a...

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    Remembering Phillip Bishop

    by  • September 12, 2015 • 5 Comments


    By Sophia, Lili and Michael Bishop One year ago our brother Phillip Bishop was struck and killed by a motorist while cycling home from work. He was wearing all the recommended safety gear including a helmet, reflectors and lights, and was cycling lawfully and following the rules of the road. Losing Phillip has created...

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    DelDOT Hires Bike Delaware Intern

    by  • September 5, 2015 • 7 Comments


    Recently the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hired Bike Delaware’s Bicycle Network Planning Intern Paul Moser. Paul is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in civil engineering. He now works full-time for DelDOT’s Planning Division. Though we were sad to lose Paul as our intern, we are even more pleased that...

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    Governor Jack Markell’s 9th Annual “Tour de Delaware”

    by  • September 3, 2015 • 1 Comment


    Dear Fellow riders: It’s that time again! Mark your calendar for Governor Jack Markell’s 9th Annual “Tour de Delaware” on Sunday, November 8, 2015 starting at 8:00 a.m. (Note date change due to Hurricane Joaquin.) This year the route will be a ~50ish mile loop, with the start/end and exact route still being considered. If...

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    Bike Lessons for Delaware Straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam

    by  • August 14, 2015 • 3 Comments

    LESSON #2: CYCLING-SPECIFIC SIGNALS AT INTERSECTIONS. Busy intersections have bike traffic signals timed separately from car traffic, helping everyone to get through intersections safely, comfortably and quickly.

    By Kirsten Jones Check out the slide show below for some lesson for Delaware straight from Copenhagen and Amsterdam:   RELATED: • UD Grad Student’s Video Highlights Need for Cycle Track in Newark • 725 Students. 850 Bike Parking Spots. • Cycling for Everyone • How the Dutch Handle the Right Turn Only Lane Problem • “Build it and...

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    Markell Opens Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View

    by  • August 11, 2015 • 2 Comments


    On Wednesday, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small, Senator Gerald Hocker and Mary Ridgeway of the Federal Highway Administration officially opened the brand new Assawoman Canal Trail in Ocean View. It’s a mile-long trail that runs from Town Road, adjacent to Route 26, and runs northwest along the canal towards Whites Creek. In...

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    WCBC’s Classic Shorefire Century Ride Is Saturday, August 15

    by  • August 7, 2015 • 3 Comments


    One of Delaware’s signature rides – the Shorefire Century – is just a week away on Saturday, August 15. The Shorefire takes riders through flat to gently rolling farmland in central Delaware ride and has three different scenic routes of 35, 65, and 100 miles. All routes will be marked and provided with sag support (until 5 pm.)....

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