• Everyone living within a 1/2 mile of a major trail in Delaware should be able to bike to it on a low stress route

    by  • January 23, 2017 • 19 Comments

    Governor Jack Markell‘s last full day in office was last Monday. Under his leadership, Delaware spent $10s of millions on spectacular new trails – and we’re not done. Over the next few years we’re going to spend $10s of millions more. Even in much larger states like Maryland or Pennsylvania, these new trails would represent a...

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    Fear and Gratitude

    by  • November 24, 2016 • 0 Comments

    While we can’t make any guarantees about what 2017 might have in store for us, it is a particular sin to let fear of tomorrow blind us to the blessings of today. So here are some of the coolest things that happened in 2016 (along with some of the amazing people who helped make...

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    Governor Markell Opens Phase I of Lewes-Georgetown Trail

    by  • October 19, 2016 • 14 Comments

    It’s late October but it will nevertheless be 80° (!) today at 2PM in Lewes for the official opening of the first phase of the Lewes-Georgetown Trail. This is the first 1.1-mile section – from Gills Neck Road to Savannah Road in Lewes – of what will eventually be a 10 foot wide paved trail that extends...

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    Bike Delaware 2016 Voter’s Guide

    by  • October 18, 2016 • 3 Comments

    From Claymont in the north to Selbyville in the south, these 62 people are running for election on November 8 to represent us here in Delaware. How important are cycling and walking to these folks? 68% of them took the time to answer a short survey that we sent them. See their answers below in...

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    Governor Jack Markell’s Final Governor’s Ride

    by  • October 7, 2016 • 5 Comments

    Throughout his entire time in office as Governor – and in, fact, even before he became Governor – Jack Markell has led an annual “Tour de Delaware.” Now he is leading his last one as governor. Whether you’ve ridden each of the previous nine Tours with him or this will be your first one,...

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    Delaware Awards Contract to Finish Long-Awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway

    by  • September 23, 2016 • 41 Comments

    Decades after it was first proposed, Delaware has signed a contract with a local construction firm to complete the long-awaited Wilmington-New Castle Greenway. It’s a project of superlatives: It’s the state’s biggest-ever cycling network improvement project. And it will include a football-field long bike bridge spanning the Christina River which will be, by far, the longest bike bridge ever built...

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    More Colorado Cycling Innovation: The US 36 Bikeway is an 18-mile “Highway for Cyclists”

    by  • August 23, 2016 • 4 Comments

    I continue to be impressed with bicycling innovation in and around Boulder, Colorado and – on another recent trip to see the grandkids – I discovered more remarkable infrastructure. It’s called the “US 36 Bikeway.” Imagine a 12-foot bikeway parallel and separate from I-95, connecting Claymont (train station), Wilmington (train station and DART routes) and the...

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    Dover Gets Serious About Cycling: the Senator Bikeway

    by  • August 10, 2016 • 7 Comments

    When it comes to cycling, Delaware has had a lot of great stories to tell, especially over the last five years or so. Newark and Lewes both have been recognized as “bicycle-friendly” communities. The Castle Trail along the C&D Canal and the Gordons Pond Trail near Lewes were both opened and are now packed...

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