May 4: Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit
May 6: Trap Pond State Park Bike Rally
The 14th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 with a Sunday, May 7 Rain date. Features a wetlands celebration with boat tours, wetland walks, food, vendors, hands-on exhibits and more!
May 10: Delaware's Legislators Bike Ride
Supported by the Department of Transportation and Delaware Bicycle Council, Delaware's Legislators Bike Ride begins at Newark's Polly Drummond Hill Shopping Center at 7:00 AM (approx. 56 miles) and ends the Legislative Mall in Dover. Riders can also start at Middletown Square to pick up the group (approx. 30 miles).
May 1 - 5: UD Bike Days
BikeNewark and the University of Delaware Student Government Association (SGA) are hosting UD Bike Days to promote safety and civility on UD and Newark’s roads and paths. UD Bike Days will feature a First Friday Critical Mass Ride on May 5 at 5:15 p.m.
May 6: Mayor's Fun Ride
May 8 - 12: Downes Bike to School Week
Downes Elementary School Bike to School Week features a Bike Train on May 8 where groups of students, accompanied by adults, bicycle to school. Community members may provide survey and GIS Story Map feedback on a pop-up buffered bike lane demonstration project on Casho Mill Rd.
May 19: Newark Bike to Work Day
May 6: Creek to Tap Heritage Bike Ride
Join the City of Wilmington, City Preservation Planners, the City Public Works Department, and event sponsor, Urban Bike Project of Wilmington on the Creek to Tap Heritage Bike Ride Ride. The ten-mile loop, stopping at eight locations around the city to learn about Wilmington history and how water travels.
May 17: National Ride of Silence
The annual memorial Ride of Silence is hosted by the White Clay Bicycle Club and Bike Wilmington. Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 10 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Ride departs IN SILENCE at 7:00 pm from University of DE Goodstay & Arsht Hall *NEW Start Location* (follow the signs to upper parking lot).
May 19: Wilmington Bike to Work Day
Join Wilmington Bike to Work Day! Beginning at 7:45 a.m., there are three guided rides into the city, terminating at H.B. DuPont Plaza for the Bike to Work Reception. All registered participants will receive free refreshments and a free t-shirt PLUS a complementary drink ticket to be redeemed at the Wilmington Grand Prix Monkey Hill Time Trial in Brandywine Park after work.
May 19 - 21: Wilmington Grand Prix
Wilmington Grand Prix starts Friday evening, May 19, with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2-mile race against the clock through Wilmington’s Brandywine Park. On Saturday, May 20, bike races and a street festival take over Market Street. Amateur races are in the morning, while the Women’s and Men’s Pro races are in the afternoon. Sunday, May 21, features the 7th Annual Governor’s Ride and the 6th Annual Delaware Gran Fondo. Last year’s Gran Fondo attracted cyclists from 15 states.
Low-Stress Cycling (LSC) refers to the idea that a network may be established to ensure that there are ways in which cyclist can easily access areas throughout a city, without being an extremely confident rider.