The Wilmington Bicycle Advisory Committee (WBAC), also known as Bike Wilmington, was created to advise and coordinate bike-related initiatives in the city as well as advocate for bicycle transportation and recreation opportunities.
Bike Wilmington 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, the Bike Summit as well as supporting various local bike charities and non-profit organizations.
The strength of the committee comes from strong citizen participation. The committee also has the support of numerous City departments including Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development, Police, Public Works, and the Office of the Mayor. Additionally, the committee has representation from the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), Bike Delaware, the Delaware Bike Council, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Delaware Transit Corporation (DART), and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) – all of whom are seen as partners in advancing bike initiatives.
"The downtown Wilmington nonprofit restores old and broken bikes and resells them for next to nothing. They put campers to work teaching them about bike safety and mechanics and take them out for spins on the bikes they help fix. At the camp’s conclusion, junior campers get to keep the bikes they make."