Bike to Work Day rescheduled: May 25


Lewes Mayor Ted Becker invites cyclists

to join him on Bike to Work:  May 25


Rain on May 19, National Bike to Work Day, won’t stop Lewes Mayor Ted Becker from upholding a Lewes tradition. He invites cyclists to join him on Friday, May 25 as he makes his ceremonial bicycle ride from his house to Lewes City Hall. Mayor Becker proclaimed May as Bike Month in Lewes at the April City Council meeting and urged citizens to use their bicycles to go to work or school, to run errands and leave their cars in the garage, however Mother Nature had other ideas with torrential rain not suitable or safe for cycling. “I want to keep the Lewes tradition going so I will ride a week later and invite residents, visitors, cyclists of all levels to join me on my annual ride,” he said.


His proclamation also recognized the efforts of the Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee which is organizing the mayor’s bike to work ride and the fact that Lewes has been recognized as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community for a second 4-year term by the League of American Bicyclists.


The mayor invites cyclists to join him Friday morning May 25 at the his house 205 Second Street around 8:00 a.m. for a ceremonial ride through Lewes. Helmets are mandatory and the ride will follow an easy flat route through town to City Hall on Third Street. Every rider will receive a commemorative shirt that recognizes Delaware’s Bike to Work Day.


Mike Tyler, chairman of the Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee said, “Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need without having to find extra time to work out.” For more information contact Tyler at 645-7572.


Here are some tips that will help you enjoy biking to work more:

• Have your bike checked by your local bike shop.

• Always wear a helmet to protect you in the event of a crash.

• Ride in the right-most lane with traffic.

• Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings.

• Look before you change lanes or signal a turn; indicate your

intention, then act.

• Be visible and predictable at all times; wear bright clothing

and signal turns.