Upper Valley

Events happening in the towns of Acworth, Canaan, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Dorchester, Enfield, Goshen, Grafton, Grantham, Hanover, Langdon, Lebanon, Lempster, Lyme, New London, Newbury, Newport, Orange, Orford, Piermont, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, Unity, Washington, and Wilmot are being organized by Upper Valley Rideshare, Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission.

Friday, May 18th, 2012 is the Upper Valley s 8th annual celebration of National Bike/Walk to Work Day. This year Upper Valley residents have more ways than ever to join the healthy, dollar-saving, congestion-reducing, breeze-in-your-face fun.

UVRS is again partnering with UVTA and the UV-LS regional planning commission, Advance Transit, DHMC, local bike shops and other businesses to co-sponsor six free "alternative commuter" breakfasts in the core communities on Friday May 18th. Commuters who leave their cars at home can enter a drawing, have their bike inspected by professional bike technicians at some locations and enjoy a great free breakfast donated by local businesses at:

  • Lebanon at the Downtown Colburn Park
  • Hanover at the Richard W Black Center
  • Hartford at the Hartford Municipal Building Lawn (Bridge St)
  • Etna Road at Hypertherm
  • Rte 120 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Cafeteria
  • Rte 5, Norwich at King Arthur Flour
  • Claremont downtown

Get more details about these events and others around the state on the Events page.

"Biking or walking are great ways to get where you need to go especially when gas is going to be in the $4.00/gallon range this summer, so leaving your car at home will save you a lot of money. You'll also be fitting a workout into a busy day, reducing your pollution footprint, and avoiding looking for parking spaces," said Susan Berry, Marketing / Program Manager of UVRS. "Here in the Upper Valley, we're lucky to have some great bike/walk trails such as the Northern Rail Trail. That connects with Advance Transit at many points. We also have stunning routes running along lakes, rivers and green forest, making car-free commuting a refreshing experience."

2012 marks the 3rd year of the Commute Green New Hampshire Statewide Challenge, a statewide event that is kicking off with Bike/Walk to Work Day. The CGNH event challenges commuters commute green by bike, walk, carpool, transit or telecommute, and to log your trips at the site. You can join a team or go solo. Team up with employees to compete with other companies to see who can have the most employees ride or walk to work. This year the challenge begins on May 14th and runs through December 31, 2012. The statewide goal: save 4,000 trips from our roads.

If you'd like to get your company involved for 2012 please contact Sue Berry by e-mail or go to the Commute Green New Hampshire website. Additional Upper Valley information can be found at www.bike2work-day.com. We'll support your company challenge with all the necessary support materials (flyers, posters, fact-sheets) you need to promote the event at your company!

This Summer Have More Fun on Your Commute!

Help Get Your Friends & Coworkers Involved!

Many Thanks to our food, prize and service sponsors each year including: King Arthur Flour, Stone Hearth Bakery, Panera Breads, Eastern Mountain Sports, The Bike Hub, Mason Racing, Omer & Bob s, Ibex Sportswear, Cycle Depot, Carter Community Sports Center, River Valley Club, Fore-U Golf, The Blue Sky Group, Harpoon Brewery, Salt Hill Pub, Bagel Basement, Shaw s, The Co-op Food Stores, The Bakers The Point Radio, WGXL, Systems Plus Computers, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission and more.