Central New Hampshire Region

Events happening in the towns of Allenstown, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Deering, Dunbarton, Epsom, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, Loudon, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury, Sutton, Warner, and Webster are being organized by the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission.

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Group Rides

Whether you’ve never bicycle commuted or you're a veteran, there will be a Group Commute Bike Ride for you. There are locations around the region where bicyclists of all ages and abilities will be meeting up. Check back often to find the new rides listed.

Riders must wear helmets and follow road rules. You can go here for a list of safety and commuting tips.  What are you waiting for? Time to get on your bike.

Canterbury to Concord Ride:

Leader, Matt Bowser - , 491-5448
May 16 and 20, starting at 6:30am at the Canterbury Country Store (Town Center) to the State House. Contact Matt if you have any questions.

 

Bow to Concord Ride:

Leader, Jim Jensen - , 731-7342
May 20, starting at 6:45am at the Bow fire station, then to Clinton St Park & Ride (I-89 exit 2) at 7:00am, then to the State House.  If others are interested in riding Tuesday-Thursday, contact Jim to set up rides for those days.

 

Henniker to Concord Ride:

Leader, Beth Allen - , 731-1545
May 18 and 20, starting at 6am at the Henniker Dunkin Donuts following Route 202/9 to Cracker Barrel in Hopkinton for 6:45am departure and meeting up with Mark Vernon's ride from Warner.  Route then continues 202/9 to the State House for 7:15am arrival. 

 

Warner to Concord Ride:

Leader, Mark Vernon - ,
748-2072 May 16 and May 18: Staring at 6:20am from I89 Exit 9 Park and Ride 0620; Route 103 south to Davisville (exit 7); Kearsarge Road south to Contoocook; rejoin Route 103 south to Hopkinton; Routes 9/202 east towards Concord; Currier Road; rejoin Routes 9/202 (Pleasant St) to downtown Concord. Can arrange rendezvous points along the way for any that don’t want to do the full Monty; suggest Cracker Barrel in Hopkinton at 7am. Contact Mark with any questions.

 

Showers Available at Concord YMCA for Green Commuters!

Commuters wishing to get fresh and clean before going to work can take a shower after their bicycling or walking (or running) commute during the week. The Concord YMCA is making their showers available for use. If you would like to make use of this generous offer, all you need to do is present a valid photo identification at the front desk and tell the desk staff that you biked/walked to work for Commute Green New Hampshire.

Events for Concord Area Green Commuters


 

Saturday, May 14, 9am-5pm and Sunday, May 15, 9am-12pm <<Back to Event List>>
What: 3rd Annual Concord Area Bicycle Swap
Where: S&W Sports
Details: Have an old bike you want to donate? Looking for a vintage road bike or barely used mountain bike? Come to the 3rd Annual Concord Area Bicycle Swap. Here's some more info and here's a flyer! Donations and consignments will be accepted until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at S&W Sports.

All proceeds go to the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition to support bicycle programs and projects in the Greater Concord area.

Monday, May 16, 7-9am <<Back to Event List>>
What: Commute Green New Hampshire Kickoff Breakfast with Governor and Dr. Lynch
Where: City Plaza
Details: Concord City Engineer Jeff Warner will be leading a closed ride with Governor John Lynch, Doctor Susan Lynch and other dignitaries from Hopkinton to the State House. Governor Lynch will read the Commute Green New Hampshire State Proclamation at 7:40am.

The event is focused on highlighting bicycling as a healthy, safe and cost-effective means of transportation that can be done by anyone. Even the governor!

Free food and beverages for the event are being provided by Boloco, Café Indigo, Works Bakery Café, Red Blazer and Stonyfield. There will be great live music from the GrassDawgs Bluegrass band. The mood is always festive for this event, so stick around and meet fellow green commuters, trade stories about your bike rides and participate in the annual pin-map exercise.

Want to learn how to fix a flat and have a bike check up? Done. Eastern Mountain Sports will be available to check bikes out, show people how to fix their flat tires and talk to people about getting ready for the Spring and Summer riding seasons.

You could win sweet giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet cam!

Tuesday, May 17, 6-8pm <<Back to Event List>>
What: Green Drinks/Bike Away from Work
Where: Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
Details: Get out of work and forget the day! After your car-free commute, come party with the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition crew! There will be great live music, too.

Recharge after a great cycle-centric day with some great food and drinks and bike talk with friends new and old. Learn about the latest news on the Merrimack River Greenway Trail, Bikes for Refugees project among others.


You could win sweet giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet
cam.

Did we mention how good the garlic nachos are?!

Wednesday, May 18, 11am-1pm <<Back to Event List>>
What: Lunch and Bike Safety Check
Where: Concord Hospital
Details: Carpool, bike, walk or use the bus/trolley to get to work and get a free sandwich and drink courtesy of Concord Hospital. Sweet! While you’re there you can pick up a new bike help on deep discount from the Hospital’s gift shop and enjoy great live music.

Want to learn how to fix a flat and have a bike check up? Check. Goodale’s Bike Shop will be available to check bikes out, show people how to fix their flat tires and talk to people about getting ready for the Spring and Summer riding seasons. Bicycle instructor Paula Bedard will also be available to talk to people about bicycle safety tips and course. You could win sweet giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet cam.

Yes, there really is such a thing as free lunch!

Thursday, May 19, 4pm-8pm <<Back to Event List>>
What: Rock ‘N Race Bike Valet
Where: Merrimack County Savings Bank Parking Lot (School Street)
Details: Ever met someone who likes traffic and parking? Didn’t think so. Due to the excitement and popularity of Rock ‘N Race, parking can be a real challenge for the event, especially with Main Street closed. Why not ride your bike?

A FREE bike valet service will be available for you during the race. Drop your bike off, get a tag and we'll keep it safe while you participate in the race. Save on gas and use one less car! Arrive and leave the event easily. Pass by everyone stuck in traffic while you’re on your way to the front of the line or home to relax!

When you leave or pick up your bike, you’ll also be treated with delicious treats from Café Indigo. And, don’t forget to save your bike tag: It’s good for one free ride anytime on a Concord Area Transit bus or trolley just by showing it to the driver!

You could win sweet giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet cam!

Friday, May 20, 7-9am <<Back to Event List>>
What: National Bike/Walk to Work Day
Where: Eagle Square
Details: This is the main event! Ride a bike, ride transit, walk or carpool, and stop by the free commuter breakfast for the biggest commuting event of the year, National Bike/Walk to Work Day. More than 300 people are expected to arrive and get to enjoy delicious breakfast, coffee and live music.

Free food and beverages for the event are being provided by Works Bakery Café, Red Blazer and Stonyfield. The mood is always festive for this event, so stick around and meet fellow green commuters, trade stories about your commutes.

Want to learn how to fix a flat and have a bike check up? Done. Eastern Mountain Sports will be available to check bikes out, show people how to fix their flat tires and talk to people about getting ready for the Spring and Summer riding seasons.

You could win sweet giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet cam!

 
Friday, May 20, 7-9am <<Back to Event List>>
What: National Bike/Walk to Work Day
Where: NH DOT (7 Hazen Drive in front of plow) and NH DES/NH DHHS (29 Hazen Drive in front of building)
Details: NH DOT, NH DES and NH DHHS employees are encouraged to bike, walk, carpool or use the bus to get to work.  Stop by these “energizer stations” for free breakfast and drinks to celebrate and reward you for your efforts!  There’s always a great time to be had.  Stick around and meet new and old commuting buddies after a great ride or walk.  And, don’t forget: You could win great giveaways just by checking in at the event, including a new Go Pro Hero HD helmet cam!




 

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For more information about events happening in this region, or to volunteer, please contact Nik Coates, Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission -

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