Welcome and thank you for visiting the Web site of the Delaware Bicycle Council. On this site, you will find resources and information about bicycling in Delaware.

Because I am a cyclist myself, I can say that Delaware is an extraordinary state in which to ride a bicycle. At least once a year, I join some friends and ride my bike the length of the state.
Governor Jack Markell
It is not by chance that Delaware is ranked 10th in the nation as a bicycle-friendly state by the League of American Bicyclists. I believe strongly that we must embrace new ideas that will get more cars off the road. As Delawareans, we made our home the jewel it is by seeing problems not as barriers, but as challenges that we can overcome. Together, we must pursue a series of policies and programs that accelerate our efforts to end our dependence on fossil fuels. While we mitigate and adapt to climate change, bicycles can be a part of those efforts.

We must lead by example and show governments, residents, and businesses around the nation a path to follow. In Delaware, we know how to work together. Through programs and policies such as Rails-to-Trails and Complete Streets, Delaware will continue to embrace the cycling community and encourage cycling as a valuable means of transportation…for commuting as well as recreationally.

We will continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Bicycle Council and the cycling community to increase bicycle usage in Delaware. Now, I encourage you to get on your bikes and enjoy the ride!

Governor Jack Markell