On Monday evening, May 9th, at the Newark City Council meeting, Councilman David Athey read a proclamation (below) on behalf of Newark Mayor Vance Funk III, declaring May 20th Bike-to-Work Day in Newark. Newark Bicycle Committee president Jeff Riegner and committee member Mike Fortner were on hand for the reading of the proclamation.
Part of National Bike Month (May), a celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day, will be held on Friday, May 20th at the corner of Delaware Ave and South College Ave on the University of Delaware campus from 7:30-8:00 a.m.
The event will be a time for commuters to get some exercise while giving the atmosphere and their budgets a break. Light refreshments will be served, and it’ll be a great opportunity to meet other bicycle commuters while showing support for bicycling in Newark and in Delaware. Planned speakers include Tom Apple (University of Delaware Provost), Cleon Cauley (Interim Delaware Secretary of Transportation), and Newark Mayor Vance Funk.
This is an official League of American Bicyclists event and is being sponsored by the Newark Bicycle Committee, with acknowledgment to the University of Delaware Cycling Club for securing the event space. Event partners (so far) include DelDOT, WILMAPCO, the University of Delaware, Bike Delaware, and the City of Newark.
For more information, contact Newark Bicycle Committee representative Mark Deshon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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