The fourth annual Delaware Bike Summit rolled through Dover on Friday at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. We had more than 200 people sign up for the summit and the event overflowed with great information from our speakers about how Delaware is becoming a more bicycle-friendly state, rights and responsibilities of riders, the importance of getting youth to bicycle more, and safety. Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Shailen P. Bhatt announced a new safety campaign set to start this spring, called See It Both Ways, which will educate bicyclists and drivers alike about the rules and responsibilities they have while on the road. Sgt. Bud Heberling from the Delaware State Police showed a presentation, that, courtesy of the Delaware Bicycle Council, will be part of driver education courses in Delaware schools. DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara outlined the projects included in the $13 million State Trails and Pathways Initiative, which will create trails for biking and walking in all three Delaware counties. After a day packed with information, many attendees blew off some steam and capped the day with a ride around Dover Downs’ Monster Mile race track. [Full story, including photo album …]
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Above: Niki Suto and Jim Ennis of Newark and Urban Bike Projects presents “Beyond Spandex”, a discussion focused on encouraging youth and non-traditional populations.