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.
"A centenarian French cyclist whose exploits garnered fans worldwide is retiring, ready for more leisurely rides after racing into the record books, his friends told AFP. But Robert Marchand, 106, is still eating up miles on the stationary bike at his modest studio apartment northeast of Paris.
Last January, Marchand pedalled for 14 miles in an hour at the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines west of Paris. It was a new record for his age group—though the category had to be created specially for him, and he had no competition."