The Wilmington Bicycle Advisory Committee (WBAC) was created to advise and coordinate bike-related initiatives in the city as well as advocate for bicycle transportation and recreation opportunities. WBAC welcomes bike enthusiasts of all skill levels to get involved. Committee members actively participate in events like the Wilmington Grand Prix, Bike-to-Work Day, bike surveys, bike infrastructure installation, and the Bike Summit, as well as supporting various local bike charity and non-profit organizations.
The strength of our committee comes from strong citizen participation. The committee also has the support of numerous City departments including Parks and Recreation, Planning, Police, Public Works, and the Office of the Mayor. Additionally, we have representation from WILMAPCO, Bike Delaware, the Delaware Bike Council, DART and DNREC – all of whom we see as partners in advancing bike initiatives.
Please contact Leah Kacanda at bikewilmington@WilmingtonDE.gov for more information on getting involved and/or to receive meeting notices.
Wilmington Bike Advisory Committee Meetings
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon.
The next scheduled meeting are:
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The November meeting is being rescheduled. The date, location and agenda will be announced soon.
2014 Bike Wilmington Event & Ride Schedule
Bike Wilmington hosts multiple rides for every rider – from beginners thru advanced. Rides are a great way to get comfortable riding in the City and meet bike enthusiasts from the Wilmington area.
All rides are one hour long. Email us at bikewilmington@WilmingtonDE.gov for more information.
Friday, October 3 - Art Loop (start point/locations TBD). Start time: 5:30 p.m.
The Wilmington Bicycle Advisory Committee, also known as Bike Wilmington conducts outreach regularly, especially at bike related events in and around the Wilmington area. If you are hosting a community event and would like Bike Wilmington to attend, please contact Leah Kacanda at lvkacanda@WilmingtonDE.gov.
Transportation Enhancement Grant:
WBAC/Bike Wilmington has successfully attained a $200,000 DelDOT Transportation Enhancement grant to implement bike infrastructure improvements within the City of Wilmington. The effort will address four (4) primary corridors that will serve to connect the City’s neighborhoods to the downtown commercial district. Additionally, the Committee will be working with its consultant McCormick Taylor, DART, Wilmington Initiatives and the Challenge Program to develop a cutting edge, multi-modal bus shelter prototype that will serve the needs of transit riders and bicyclists.
Bike Parking and Sharrows:
WBAC/Bike Wilmington has been coordinating and assisting the Department of Public Works to determine logical and safe locations for bike parking (racks) throughout the City. Phase I of a City-wide rack install effort is complete; phase II is under research and development; and a final phase is set to occur next Spring. Sharrows have been installed on Market Street with more sharrows to follow in the near future. If you are aware of a location that is in need of bike parking, please contact Leah Kacanda at lvkacanda@WilmingtonDE.gov.
Brandywine to Christina Trail Connector:
DNREC Secretary Collin O'Mara has declared that connecting the Brandywine and Christina waterfront trail systems is a priority. The WBAC/Bike Wilmington concept has a multi-use trail following the Brandywine Creek down from the Brandywine Park and around the 7th Street peninsula and connecting with the Christina River waterfront trail. WBAC/Bike Wilmington is on board coordinating with WILMAPCO, DNREC, DELDOT and Bike Delaware to support planning and development.
Contact Bike Wilmington
Phone: (302) 576-3104