It is official! Bike Delaware, Inc. is officially incorporated in the state of Delaware as a non-profit organization, effective February 2nd. The purpose of the organization as stated on the certificate of incorporation is:
1) To identify, prioritize and communicate local bicycle issues with the local bicycling community and with other local and governmental organizations;
2) To educate the bicycling community of bicycling laws and the legal status of bicyclists;
3) To promote safe, defensive bicycling throughout Delaware.
Bike Delaware, Inc. shall be a membership organization and will elect its Board of Directors in accordance with established Bylaws.
We are pursuing filing the required governmental form to the IRS for Section 501(c)(3) status so that donations to our organization can be tax deductible as allowed by law. It is our intent to acquire this status by mid-year. Special thanks to Sally Humphrey, Delaware Greenways, for her facilitation and Glen Trudel with the law firm, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, for his legal counsel.