BikeNewark organized the local National Bike-to Work-Day event on May 19, 2017, in partnership with the City of Newark, UD, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and the Newark Bike Project. Bicycle commuters rode in teams with captain-led “bike trains” that departed from six locations and culminated with a celebration at UD's Mentors' Circle. The event drew attention to bicycling as clean transportation, a healthy lifestyle choice, and source of economic development.
The 2017 event included a team “challenge” through Motivate the First State, a campaign designed to inspire Delawareans to get active and make their activities count toward charity. Participants were encouraged to download and use the Plus3 Fitness App to compete with other teams for points. IPA, in collaboration with DelDOT, tested the App as a source of “crowdsourced” data for active transportation planning in Delaware.