Save the Date for August’s Upcoming Events!

Let’s finish out this summer with a bang! August has some exciting events for adults and children to participate in!

Better Block 2015
Monday, August 3rd 4:00-8:00pm. Look for UBP at Better Block Wilmington on the 500-600 block of Union Street.  For this event, West Side Grows Together will temporarily redesign the 500 and 600 blocks of N. Union Street  by transforming a traffic lane with landscaping, outdoor seating, public art, a bike lane and other features. UBP will have activities for kids, including a bike themed door prize, as well as information on our programs.

8th Annual Mike Clark Memorial Ride
Saturday, August 8th 7:00 am
Conquer the Hills Feature Ride: 100 K, 80 mile, 50 mile routes take cyclists through scenic New Castle County, Delaware and Chester County, traversing up some of the most challenging hills in the area.
Ride the Rollers: 50 mile and 25 mile routes on gently rolling terrain. Start and finish at Alexis I. DuPont High School in Greenville, DE. Proceeds benefit the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation (MCLF): Building Kids, Strengthening Our Community
Event and Foundation information at
Kid’s Ride to Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, August 15th 1:30-3:30 pm
Starting at the shop, our group of children and adult volunteers will ride through the Brandywine Park and to the Zoo for a day of fun, animals and riding!
Email us at for questions and sign-up information
Hagley Hike N Bike
Wednesday, August 19th 5:00-8:00 pm
Join UBP’s bicycle repair demonstrations at Hagley Museum, where members and visitors may stroll and cycle the grounds of Hagley on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy our 3 mile walk as you loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back to see spectacular views of the most beautiful mile of the Brandywine. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Café. Rain dates are the following Thursdays. Admission is $2 per person. Free for members and children five and under.
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Bike Ride to the Delaware Art Museum

Last Sunday, UBP had a wonderful group participate in a bike ride to the Delaware Art Museum for Craft Day. Beginning at the shop on North Walnut Street, we made our way through the beautiful Brandywine Park, past the Zoo and the rose garden, over the Brandywine River, and finally to the Delaware Art Museum. The children enjoyed making pictures and crafts, and topped their trip off with ice cream!

Don’t miss out on our next children’s bike ride! Save the date for our next adventure to the Brandywine Zoo on Saturday, August 15th 1:30-3:30pm. Email us at for information or questions on how to sign up!


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Rockwood Park Ice Cream Festival

Our Kids Ride to the Rockwood Park Ice Cream Festival. A great bike ride to a fun event!

Here’s the full schedule of remaining rides this summer (all rides start and end at the shop):
Sunday July 12 12:30 – 3 pm: Delaware Art Museum craft day
Saturday August 15 1:30 – 3:30 pm: Brandywine Zoo


Rockwood Park ice cream festival June 2015

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Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer!

Summer officially begins this Sunday, and as we say goodbye to spring, UBP thanks everyone who volunteered, donated and participated in our programs during spring 2015. We had a busy season with bike drives, Wilmington Grand Prix, guest bar tending and art gallery events. We’re excited for our recent grant awarded from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation and look forward to this summer! We encourage everyone to join our mailing list and follow us on facebook and Twitter for announcements. Stay active and wear your helmets!



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A Successful Bicycle Drive with UBP and Mala Galleria

Thank you Mala Galleria for teaming up with us for the bike drive this weekend! And thank you to everyone who assisted with this event and everyone that donated to help the Wilmington community! It was great to see everyone’s willingness to help and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

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Urban Bike Project Receives Grant from Laffey-McHugh

Urban Bike Project is excited to announce that we’ve received a $15,000 grant from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation! We’re looking forward to growing our organization and the services we offer to the community with help from this grant. Thanks so much to the folks at Laffey-McHugh and everyone who helped make this happen!

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UBP and Mala Galleria team up for a bicycle drive on Saturday, June 20th

Come and donate to our bicycle drive with Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, PA this Saturday, June 20th from 1-4 pm

Drop off your unneeded bicycles and bike accessories at Mala Galleria. Donations will be either given away to adults in need of transportation but unable to afford a bicycle, used for our Earn-A-Bike program, or sold to generate income to support our other programs. Our greatest need is mountain bikes and hybrids of all sizes, but we accept donations of all kinds of bicycles in any condition! Leave your name and email address, and we will mail your tax deductible receipt to you!

Bring your donations to:
Mala Galleria: 206 East State Street
Kennett Square Phone (202) 501-6548

Mala Galleria Storefront

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Urban Bike Project’s 10 year anniversary!

UBP started in 2005, when our original founders began salvaging trashed bicycles in the Trinity Vicinity neighborhood of Wilmington and helping children with bicycle repairs. A couple of relocations, additional staff/volunteers, and a lot of hard work later, we’re now located in the city’s historic police stables, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

We thank our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers for their tremendous work throughout these 10 years!

  Events, Wilmington Grand Prix, May 17, 2008

UBP Tour de Cure

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UBP teams up with Mala Galleria


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Recap of May 2015

National Bike Month comes to an end, and here is a recap of UBP’s busy month of May 2015.

Wilmington Grand Prix 2015 was great! Two second place finishes by UBP youth and our Executive Director, Laura Wilburn placed second last night at the Monkey Hill time trial!


UBP visited Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE


UBP teams up with ABCares and Newark Bike Project to collect unused bikes for National Bike Month


UBP’s Guest Bartender event at Bbc Tavern in Greenville, DE was a success!



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