Rockingham / Strafford

Events happening in the towns of Atkinson, Barrington, Brentwood, Danville, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Farmington, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Madbury, Middleton,Milton, New Castle, New Durham, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rochester, Rollinsford, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, Somersworth, South Hampton, Strafford, Stratham, Wakefield, and Windham are being organized by the Rockingham Planning Commission and the Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes

The Seacoast’s 10th annual Bike/Walk to Work Day is coming up May 18th, 2012, This year Seacoast residents have more ways than ever to join the healthy, dollar-saving, congestion-reducing, breeze-in-your-face fun.

SABR is again partnering with two regional planning commissions, COAST, UNH, local bike shops and other businesses to co-sponsor ten free “alternative commuter” breakfasts in communities all around the Seacoast on Friday May 18th. Commuters who leave their cars at home can enjoy a great free breakfast donated by local businesses at:

 

  • Dover at the Downtown Transportation Center
  • Durham/UNH at the Whittemore Center
  • Exeter at the Bandstand
  • Lee at Stevens Field
  • Newmarket at the Bike Factory
  • North Hampton at Gus’ International Bike Shop
  • Pease TradePort at TradeWings
  • Portsmouth Downtown at Popovers
  • Rye at Rye Public Library
  • Stratham Industrial Park at Timberland

 

“Biking or walking are great ways to get where you need to go – gas is going to clear $4.00/gallon this summer, so leaving your car at home will save you a lot of money. You’re also fitting a workout into a busy day, reducing your pollution footprint, and avoiding traffic jams.” said Josh Pierce, president of SABR. “Here on the Seacoast, we’re blessed with relatively flat terrain, stunning scenery, and several great public transportation options, making car-free commuting a great idea.”

2011 marked the 5th Annual Seacoast Corporate Commuter Challenge event, adding some friendly competition to Bike/Walk to Work Day. The event challenges Seacoast employers to compete to see who can have the most employees ride or walk to work – this year it’s the week of 14th and May 18th.

Winners of the 2011 Commute Challenge included UNH in the major institution division (1000+ employees); Timberland Company in the Large Employer division (200-999 employees); Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) Portsmouth Store in the medium sized workplace division (16-199 employees); and Papa Wheelies Bicycle Shop for small workplaces (up to 15 employees). Congratulations!

If you’d like to get your company involved please contact us, we’ll tell you all about the Corporate Challenge event and get you all the support materials you need (flyers, posters, fact-sheets) to promote the event at your company!

Then join us Friday night May 18th for the BWWD Celebration at Portsmouth Brewery. Enjoy complimentary snacks courtesy of the Brewery, and a great craft beer at the cash bar. We’ll announce the winners of the Commuter Challenge and raffle, and celebrate active transportation!

This Summer Have More Fun on Your Commute!

Help Get Your Friends & Coworkers Involved

More Information on the Corporate Commuter Challenge

Many Thanks to our food, prize and service sponsors including: Papa Wheelies Bike Shop, Exeter Cycles, Gus’ International Bike Shop, Timberland Company, BaileyWorks, Independent Fabrications, Popovers, Adelle’s Bakery, St. Anthony’s Bakery, Billingsgate Deli & Market, The Old Salt Restaurant, Rye Public Library, the Big Bean, Crackskulls Coffee Shop, the Green Bean at Pease, Lonza Pharmaceuticals, and Fast Girl Productions.