Silver Status

Newark, Delaware was recently received a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award by the League of American Bicyclists. Newark was selected for its efforts to create a better, safer place for people to bicycle. 

Newark is the first city in the state to be recognized at the silver level and joins 115 communities across the country that have achieved this same level of excellence in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. 

Sharing the news of the award, Bike Newark Treasurer Karl Hassler said he would be remiss if not acknowledging White Clay Bicycle Club “in celebration of our collective achievement in attaining Silver Bike Friendly Community status from the League of American Bicyclists!”

Karl added, “WCBC has been instrumental in keeping the fire lit during relatively dark times and personally I’m excited about future prospects for our collaborations toward cycling advocacy in Delaware.”

The silver-award recognizes Newark for its commitment over the past 12 years to improving conditions for all people who bike through investments in bike education programs, regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies, and bike infrastructure.