• Upcoming Events and Rides

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    Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011
    Intro to Mountain Biking
    The TrailSpinners’ next ‘Intro To Mountainbiking’ session will be Sunday, August 14th, 1pm at White Clay Creek State Park’s Nine Ft Road area and sponsored by Henry’s Bike Shop. We’ll work on some basic skills in a friendly environment (on grass!) then head out to ride some of the sweetest trails in the Mid-Atlantic area. If you’re new to trail riding, want to brush up on some skills, or just want a guided trail ride, we’d love to have you join us. To help us plan, please register via email to: karllehman@verizon.net.

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

    Take Action! Wilmington to New Castle Bikeway

    Our major opportunity to show our support for completing the Wilmington-to-New Castle bikeway (aka the Industrial Track) to public officials and decision makers from all over New Castle County and from the state is the WILMAPCO Technical Advisory Committee meeting on August 18 at 10AM in Newark. This meeting will take place during a weekday morning, so the presence of bicyclists – taking off work to be present and all wearing bicycle pins (or something suggestive of bicycling) – will send an enormously powerful message to the WILMAPCO Council and other decision makers. Email to confirm: wbd@bikede.org

    Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
    Smart Cycling Courses
    Many of us have questions about cycling and a lot of “how to’s”. WCBC is sponsoring a League of American Bicycling basic skills course taught by our newly minted League Cycling Instructors: Cindy & Tom Mannis, John and Ceci McCormick. and Paul Hess. The course will cover everything (bike fit, what to wear, how to brake, how to ride, traffic skills, avoidance techniques, and emergency techniques, etc). [full details…]

    Saturday, Sept 17, 2011
    Conference Workshop on Biking in Newark
    Two 45-min workshops that begin with a Bicycling 101 (i.e. rules of the road, safety, etc.) and followed up with a basic maintenance tutorial (i.e. brakes, fit, changing flat, etc.). Participants can get more out of all the workshops and not have to choose only one workshop in order to attend. Townsend Hall (South Campus). Session 1: 9:45-10:30am, Session 2: 10:45-11:30am. Email Chris Richard for details: crichard@UDel.Edu

    Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

    Register early for Governor Jack’s Tour of Delaware!
    Gov. Jack Markell will be holding his annual bike tour on Friday, September 23rd. Cyclists from across the state are welcome to ride with the governor. The tour will be starting somewhere in northern NCC and ending up in Dover. The route is being determined now and will be confirmed in late August. To participate in the ride, please contact Kirsten Louis by email or phone: kirsten.louis1@gmail.com office: (302) 322-8800, cell: (302) 650-8777

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