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Green Commute 2010

Green Commute Week Events:

May 7: Free Public Bike Safety Class

May 17: Downtown - Bicycling Event

May 17: Free Public Bike Safety Class

May 18: Downtown - Public Transportation Event

May 19: Downtown - Walk to Work Event

May 20: Downtown - Carpooling Event

May 21: Downtown - Bike/Walk to Work Day

May 21-23: 2nd Annual Concord Bike Swap

Friday, May 7 – Free Public Bike Safety Class



Time: 12-1 p.m.Location: NH Department of Environmental Services

Details: DES is kicking off Commute Green 2010 activities early with a great event at its office on 29
Hazen Dr., Concord.



The agency is partnering with Bike-Walk Alliance of NH for a lunch-time bike education class that is free
and open to the public. Spaces are first come, first serve. Attendees should be prepared to show photo
identification inside the main entrance lobby. The following topics will be covered by League of
American Bicyclists Certified Instructor Dave Topham:



•Bike selection, sizing and mechanical checks

•Proper helmet use

•Rules of the roads including cyclist-to-cyclists signaling

•Clothing suitable for cycling and personal “protection”

•Bike commuting tips, gear to carry, and lighting
•Q&A period as time allows

For more information, contact Sue Lang.



Monday, May 17 – Bicyling Day – Downtown Concord Event



Time: 7-9 a.m.Location: City Plaza Details: Bicyclists of all ages and abilities and all green commuters are
encouraged to bike to work for the day. But all “alternative” modes are welcome! On your way, stop by
and pick up free yogurt from Stonyfield, fresh baked goods from the Red Blazer and coffee and bagels
from the Works Bakery Café and In A Pinch Café and Bakery. Mayor Bouley has been invited to read a
Mayoral Proclamation and issue a Commute Green 2010 Challenge to all Concord residents. Want to
learn how to fix a flat and check your bike for safety issues? Now you can. Goodales Bike Shop will be
available to show people how to do all of these things.



Whether you’ve never commuted by bike before or are a seasoned veteran, there will be a commuter
bike ride for you. There are 20+ locations around the region where bicyclists of all ages and abilities will
be meeting up and converging at the event site. Just go to our Group Commuting Bike Rides page to
find a ride location near you. Ask your friends to come and you will get a chance to win a prize from a
local bike shop. The six-week Commute Green 2010 promotion runs from May 15-June 25. Just log your
trip for your chance to win great prizes, including an overnight trip for two at the Omni Mount
Washington Resort. Anyone who stops by the event after green commuting will also have the chance to
win prizes from Stonyfield, Goodales Bike Shop, S&W Sports, Green Concord, Boloco and W.S. Badger.




Monday, May 17 – Free Public Bike Safety Class



Time: 12-1 p.m.Location: Concord Hospital, Conference Room A

Details: Concord Hospital is helping you get into the Spring bike commuting season with a great event at
its main building in Conference Room A. The Hospital is partnering with Bike-Walk Alliance of NH for a
lunch-time bike education class that is free and open to the public. Spaces are first come, first serve.
The Hospital will also be providing in limited quantities free reflective vests for bicyclists and prizes at
the event and downtown Concord events. The following topics will be covered by a League of American
Bicyclists Certified Instructor:



•Bike selection, sizing and mechanical checks

•Proper helmet use
•Rules of the roads including cyclist-to-cyclists signaling

•Clothing suitable for cycling and personal “protection”

•Bike commuting tips, gear to carry, and lighting

•Q&A period as time allows

 For more information, contact Jason Aziz.

				
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