Bicycle racer; bicycling is the official state sport of Delaware. Photo by John Holderness/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution).
Official State Sport of Delaware
Delaware designated bicycling as the official state sport in 2014. All State Sports
CHAPTER 253, FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 235
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF A STATE SPORT.
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.
NOW, THEREFORE: 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.