Lewes Mayor Ted Becker invites commutersto bicycle to work on Bike to Work Day
May is National Bike Month in the United States and the City of Lewes will be joining cities and towns all over the country when car lovers ditch their four-wheeled gas guzzlers for two-wheeled transportation machines of a cleaner variety. At the April City Council meeting, Mayor Ted Becker proclaimed May as Bike Month in Lewes and noted that May 18 is Bike to Work Day. He urged citizens to use their bicycles to go to work or school, to run errands and leave their cars in the garage.
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 18 on National Bike to Work Day. Cyclists are asked to arrive at the Mayor’s 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.