• Senator Coons Announces the National Discovery Trails Act of 2014

    by  • April 19, 2014 • 1 Comment


    WHAT: Event Announcing National Discovery Trails Act & the American Discovery Trail WHEN: Earth Day, Tuesday 4/22, 2:00pm WHERE: Cape Henlopen State Park, specific location TBD Senator Chris Coons is hosting an event to announce the introduction of the “National Discovery Trails Act of 2014″ at Cape Henlopen on Tuesday 4/22 at 2:00pm.  The National...

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    Thank you, Governor Markell

    by  • April 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell, the most bicycle-friendly governor in America.

      The Honorable Jack Markell Governor of Delaware Tatnall Building William Penn St., 2nd Floor Dover, Delaware 19901 April 10, 2014 Dear Governor Markell, On behalf of the American Heart Association, Bike Delaware, Delaware Greenways, the Delaware Bicycle Council, the Delaware Nature Society, the Historic New Castle Alliance, the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors...

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    Instant Protected Bike Lane? Just Add Armadillos

    by  • April 4, 2014 • 1 Comment


    How do you make an instant protected bike lane? Just add “armadillos”. “Armadillos” – named after the little road kill critter – are recycled plastic dividers that create a protected space for cycling. It’s just a small, gentle bump that reminds motorists to stay out of a protected bike lane. “They’re not very high,...

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    Blue Hen Veterans and the “Face of America” Ride

    by  • March 27, 2014 • 2 Comments


    By Jennifer Barnes This April 25-27 the State of Delaware will be well represented at the 2014 Face of America ride by the Blue Hen Veterans and Friends Cycling Team. The ride is a 2-day, 110 mile, cycling event organized by World Team Sports to honor disabled military veterans and first responders.  It is...

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    Ride the WCBC Icicle Metric Century

    by  • March 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Icicle Graphic

      Saturday! The snow and ice will be gone, temperatures are on a warming trend, spring is bursting out on all fronts, and it’s time for the White Clay Bicycle Club’s annual Icicle Metric Century ride. White Clay Bicycle Club is, and always has been, Bike Delaware’s biggest sponsor. So you can enjoy the...

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    Broad Creek Byway Bike and Brew Tour

    by  • March 25, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Bike the cool back roads of Sussex County.

    A bike ride on scenic back roads in Sussex County? Check! A bike on scenic back roads in Sussex County PLUS 16 Mile Beer? Double-check! Sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, check out the Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour – Bike and Brew 2014 Saturday, June 07, 2014 Included with Registration Fee Choice...

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    May 1: Get This Prescription Filled

    by  • March 19, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Let's get this prescription filled.

    Thank you Mississippi and West Virginia! Delaware is the “First State” because we were the first to ratify the United States Constitution. But it’s only thanks to our sister states Mississippi and West Virginia that (according to a recent Gallup survey) we are not the “First State in Obesity.” But Mississippi and West Virginia...

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    May 1: The Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • March 18, 2014 • 2 Comments


    REGISTER HERE FOR THE 2014 WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE SUMMIT At last year’s Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, DelDOT Secretary Bhatt and DNREC Secretary O’Mara jointly announced Delaware’s new #5 Bicycle Friendly State ranking; Civil Engineering Professor Peter Furth described how Delaware could make simple and cost-effective investments in a “low traffic stress” network to grow...

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    WILMAPCO Votes Funding to Complete Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • March 14, 2014 • 2 Comments

    The Wilmington - New Castle Greenway. Credit: News Journal

    Yesterday, the Wilmington – New Castle Greenway - a safe, flat, direct and paved 7 mile long and 10 foot wide “bicycle highway” between downtown Wilmington and downtown New Castle - took a giant step forward. The Wilmington Area Planning Council (“WILMAPCO”, the federally created metropolitan planning organization that covers New Castle County) voted to approve...

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    USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx: “Bicycling to opportunity…in safety”

    by  • March 11, 2014 • 0 Comments


    By Anthony Foxx Secretary United States Department of Transportation When I was mayor of Charlotte, NC, I helped oversee development of a Complete Streets approach to transportation that included motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users, transit passengers, and the businesses that lined the city’s streets. I also was mayor when the Charlotte Center City Partners...

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    Senator Coons and Representative Carney Will Co-Sponsor the Bicycle and Pedestrian Road Safety Act

    by  • March 7, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Washington, DC – Senator Chris Coons and Representative John Carney will be co-sponsors of the “Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act” in the United States Congress. Last year, overall traffic fatalities fell in Delaware to their lowest level in 50 years. But this decline has been entirely driven by a decline in motor vehicle occupant fatalities. Pedestrian and...

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    Longhurst Cycling Delegation Heads to Washington DC

    by  • March 5, 2014 • 0 Comments


    A delegation of Delaware cycling advocates led by Delaware House Majority Leader Representative Valerie Longhurst is on their way to Washington DC this morning. Check out our delegation below! To read more about what they will talking to Sens. Carper and Coons and Representative Carney today, click HERE. Representative Longhurst was first elected to...

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    To Improve Road Safety in Delaware, the Federal “Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act” Is Important

    by  • March 4, 2014 • 4 Comments


    I am in Washington, DC today where I will be speaking at the National Bike Summit about how advocates can be effective in fighting for improved road safety. Tomorrow (Wednesday) Delaware’s cycling delegation, led by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, will head to Capitol Hill to deliver a similar road safety message directly to...

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    Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit set for May 1 in Dover

    by  • February 28, 2014 • 7 Comments


    The American Heart Association, Bike Delaware, the Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Greenways and Sussex Outdoors will together host the 2014 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit in Dover on May 1. The summit will bring together Robert Burchfield, the City Traffic Engineer for the Portland Bureau of Transportation; Tracy Winfree, the Director of Public Works...

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    House Majority Leader Will Lead Delaware’s Cycling Delegation to Washington DC

    by  • February 25, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Delaware House Majority Leader Representative Valerie Longhurst will lead Delaware’s cycling delegation to Washington DC next week as part of the National Bike Summit. Now in its 14th year, the National Bike Summit unites the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Cycling advocates from all across the country will have an opportunity...

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    Protected Intersections for Bicyclists

    by  • February 21, 2014 • 5 Comments


    For both cyclists and engineers, we highly recommend this short (6 minute) video about how to protect cyclists at intersections: RELATED: • Video on how the Dutch engineer bike lanes at intersections has over 100,000 views on YouTube • Cycle tracks can be built easily and quickly

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    Learn how to win more biking with Bikemore in Baltimore

    by  • February 20, 2014 • 0 Comments


    by Chris Merriam Executive Director Bikemore Baltimore is on the cusp of a cycling revolution. Like in most American cities, after World War II Baltimore planners and engineers tried to prioritize automotive traffic in a city that was once a haven for walking, bicycling, and public transit. Now, the tide is turning once again,...

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    WCBC’s Icicle Metric Ride Approaching – March 29

    by  • February 15, 2014 • 0 Comments


    The annual Icicle Metric ride sponsored by the White Clay Bicycle Club is planned for Saturday, March 29 leaving from Newark, DE.  Stretch your legs on a 35, 50 or 100 K  route (22, 31 or 62 mile) covering moderately hilly terrain west and north of Newark.  Snacks will be available at the start...

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    Delaware and the National Bike Summit

    by  • February 15, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Now in its 14th year, the National Bike Summit unites the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Cycling advocates from all across the country will have an opportunity to hear from their peers and colleagues about what does – and doesn’t – work to create lasting pro-bicycling change in our communities;...

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    #WEBiketoDC (for the National Bike Summit!)

    by  • February 14, 2014 • 1 Comment


    More than 700 participants from all 50 states will gather in Washington DC for the 2014 National Bike Summit held March 3-5 to unite the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to advance bicycle safety, funding and equity: To encourage more women to participate in this year’s summit, an intrepid band of 10 women from...

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    3rd Annual Delaware Gran Fondo in Wilmington is May18

    by  • February 13, 2014 • 3 Comments


    3rd Annual Delaware Gran Fondo WHEN: Sunday, May 18, 2014 START LOCATION: Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806 START TIME: Mass start at 8am A bucket-list ride through world-class attractions. A scenic and challenging 100-kilometer ride featuring 13 Brandywine Valley attractions. Unique opportunity to ride through the spectacular grounds of Hagley...

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    Delaware Rx

    by  • February 8, 2014 • 0 Comments


    With our much-appreciated coalition partners, Bike Delaware will announce the 2014 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit within a few weeks. Keep an eye out for our announcement! You are not going to believe the program for this year’s summit. To see the program for the 2013 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit, click HERE.

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    This Bridge Over The Susquehanna River, Built in 1906, Is Being Replaced. If We Miss The Opportunity Now For A Bike Crossing Here, We’ll Have To Wait Another 100 Years. So Sign This Petition.

    by  • February 6, 2014 • 2 Comments


    A replacement for a 108 year old bridge over the Susquehanna River in Maryland has been funded and will be built in the next few years by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Will the new bridge permit cyclists and pedestrians to cross the Susquehanna River? The nearest crossing for cyclists is in Pennsylvania….42...

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    Road Safety in Delaware: How We Can Reduce the Number of Dead Pedestrians (Part 1)

    by  • February 4, 2014 • 7 Comments


    “I’m sorry, Officer! He came out of nowhere!“ “Sorry, mate, I didn’t see you!” Every cyclist has, at one time or another, had the feeling of being “invisible” to motorists. Bike Delaware has written about this phenomenon - called “inattentional blindness” - which has been extensively studied by psychologists. But while we have grown to understand why...

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    After Expert Testimony, House Committee Unanimously Votes to Release Bill to Make Cycling the Official State Sport of Delaware

    by  • January 30, 2014 • 1 Comment


      DOVER – January 30 Expert witnesses from Wilbur Elementary School in Bear testified yesterday afternoon to the Administration Committee of the Delaware House of Representatives in favor of House Bill 235 – a bill to make cycling the Official State Sport of Delaware. After hearing the testimony of the experts from the Wilbur...

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    Markell: “Across Delaware, new and improved bike paths are improving our quality of life”

    by  • January 24, 2014 • 1 Comment


    Delaware Governor Jack Markell delivered his 2014 State of the State address yesterday to a packed legislative chamber in Dover. The speech’s highlights included proposals to spend an additional $500 million dollars on infrastructure over the next 5 years and $7 million for a “Downtown Development Districts” grant program. After giving a shout-out to...

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    TODAY: Extending the Junction and Breakwater Trail to Downtown Rehoboth (DelDOT Workshop)

    by  • January 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Rehoboth Concept Plan Display_900

    TODAY – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is holding a Public Workshop to obtain comments from surrounding residents, businesses and the general public for the proposed extension of the Junction and Breakwater Trail to Rehoboth Avenue. The project proposes to construct a 10 foot wide multi-use path from the termination of the existing...

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