Avid University of Delaware cyclists, as well as those interested in learning more about cycling, can explore their options at several events in May.

Cycling options

UD community invited to celebrate National Bike Month in May

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(Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a change in the date for Bike to Work Day. Originally scheduled Friday, May 16, it has been moved to Monday, May 19, because of inclement weather anticipated Friday.)

7:55 a.m., May 6, 2014--Avid University of Delaware cyclists, as well as those interested in learning more about cycling, can explore their options at several events in May, which is National Bike Month. 

The League of American Bicyclists announced May 1 that Delaware is ranked fourth nationally as a Bicycle Friendly State, and tops in the East. Nationally, Delaware ranks just behind Washington, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

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Local and campus events include:

  • Bike to Work Day, Monday, May 19. Cyclists commuting to Newark are invited to drop by the patio outside the Trabant University Center from 7:30-9 a.m. for light refreshments, bicycle safety information and giveaways. UD Provost Domenico Grasso will provide opening remarks and welcome state and local officials and cyclists in attendance.
  • UD Employee Benefits Fair, Monday, May 19. UD faculty and staff may obtain bicycle route maps, information about bicycle repair stations on campus and procedures to register their bicycles with UD Police.
  • Cycling class for beginner riders, Wednesday, May 28. Bicycle safety instructors with the White Clay Bicycle Club will conduct a free clinic for individuals wishing to learn more about bicycle safety and practice their cycling skills from 6-8:30 p.m. at the WILMAPCO building on Library Avenue. Participants should bring their bikes and helmets to the clinic. Participants must register by Friday, May 23. Contact safety@whiteclaybicycleclub.org or call 302-528-1773 for more information.

For more information about bicycle commuting initiatives on campus, contact HealthyU Employee Wellness.

Photo by Doug Baker

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