*** UPDATE: Congratulations to Nancy Mikkelsen for guessing the correct answer. We'll publish her answer tomorrow! *** Every journey, no matter how long, begins with a single step. Just a few years ago, Delaware was ranked in the 30s for bicycle-friendliness among other states by the League of American Bicyclists. Over the last five years, […]

*** UPDATE: Congratulations to Nancy Mikkelsen for guessing the correct answer. We'll publish her answer tomorrow! *** Every journey, no matter how long, begins with a single step.

Just a few years ago, Delaware was ranked in the 30s for bicycle-friendliness among other states by the League of American Bicyclists. Over the last five years, however, we have advanced farther and faster than any other state ever in the League's rankings, to #18, then to #10, then to #5, then to #4 and, this year, to #3, behind only two other states in America.

But to paraphrase Governor Jack Markell, Delaware is not the Third State. We're the First State. We're proud to be the #3 most Bicycle Friendly State in America. But that's not good enough for us. We want Delaware to be he #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America (with all the cycling awesomeness that that entails).

How do we make Delaware the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America? It's not going to  happen overnight. It's going to take a lot of hard work. It's probably going to be harder to get from #3 to #1 than it was to go from the 30s to #3. But one thing is for sure. If we are going to have any chance, we'll need a lot of  help.

Do you want to help? The first step in helping to make Delaware literally the most Bicycle Friendly State in America is both  easy and simple. Have you already done this? Do you know what it is?

What is

completely free, takes less than 5 minutes to do and is the single most important first step that most Delawareans can do to help make Delaware the most Bicycle Friendly State In America? Reluctantly, we will  give one hint. The answer involves finding out – and remembering – four words. (These words will generally be different for different people in Delaware.)

Be the first person to answer this question and we'll send you a Bike Delaware jersey (or windbreaker) because you are awesome.

Give your answer below or on Facebook!

What is the most important first step that most Delawareans can do to make Delaware the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America? No, the answer is not “join Bike Delaware“! (Though that is something that would also really help!)