WHEREAS, Delaware was ranked the 5th most bicycle friendly state in the United States in 2013; and
WHEREAS, bicycling is an accessible sport to people of all ages; and
WHEREAS, Delaware hosts the Wilmington Grand Prix, which draws over 400 bicycle riders and 16,000 spectators each year, generating over $1.7 million in economic impact since 2012; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Cycling Association named the Wilmington Grand Prix a Tier 1 race, making it one of the top 10 criterium races in the country; and
WHEREAS, the Delaware General Assembly has made a commitment to encouraging bicycling through investment in the First State Trails and Pathways Plan.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Title 29 of the Delaware Code by making insertions as shown by underline as follows:
§ 324. State sport.
Bicycling is the official sport of the State.
Approved June 14, 2014