May
19
to May 20

10th Annual Community Bike Swap

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The Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition (CNHBC) is holding the 10th Annual Concord Area Bicycle Swap with the goal of raising thousands of dollars to support bicycle programs and projects in Concord and the surrounding communities. The Bicycle Swap will be held at S&W Sports and is a fun event for families and for bicycle riders of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or donate a bike, you don't want to miss this event!

Drop off for consignment: anytime between 11am-6pm Wednesday, May 16th, or 11am-7pm Thursday, May 17th or Friday before the swap.

Drop off for donation: anytime between now and May 18

Sale: May 19th 9am-5pm and May 20th 9am-1pm

Pick up: by Tuesday following the event, bikes and checks not picked up at this time will be donated.

Additional information can be found on the CNHBC webpage.

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May
18
to May 20

Become a League Certified Cycling Instructor

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League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally. LCIs are members of the League and have completed an intense 3-day seminar training. Certified instructors are active within the bicycling community, are covered by the League of American Bicyclist’s liability insurance. For more information, click here. 

Registration price: $350
Late registration: $425.00 beginning April 20, 2018
Registration closes: April 27, 2018

Traffic Skills 101 Class is a pre-requisite for this course.

Email Shannon Belt with questions/concerns.

 

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May
18
7:00 AM07:00

National Bike to Work Day

Join in and celebrate the two-wheeled commute on this National Bike to Work Day!

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Nationally, the country celebrates “Bike to Work Week” in May. The week celebrates and draws attention to the difference a bicycle can make as a mode of transportation.  Locally, we will be launching a new way to celebrate, and it includes you!

In Keene, 74% of our workforce lives in the city, and about 2.1% use a bicycle as the primary mode of transportation creating a wonderful opportunity for active commuting. Chances are, you know some of them by name as they walk through the front doors of your business. These folks are making a huge difference both in their personal and professional lives

Studies show that folks who commute by bike are happier at both ends of their day, making a more joyful difference in the lives of their families and coworkers. They save parking spaces for other staff to utilize, freeing up room in the inevitable rush home at the end of the day and the frantic parking search that begins the moment they arrive on site. Your staff who commute by bike are also more likely to be on time.  And they demonstrate a dedication to their health and fitness goals, that can, according to one study, make them six times healthier than regular commuters. This contribution offsets the cost of insurance that affects your bottom line. The people who choose to take two wheels to work are also likely to be less stressed and have improved work performance. Their great difference has one day a year, specific to celebrating them, on National “Bike to Work Day.” This year, that will be celebrated on Friday, May 18th.  

Locally, we are asking you to say “thank you” to your staff.  One way of showing support is by buying them breakfast.  For $13, you can have a box delivered to their place of business on National “Bike to Work Day.”  The box will have pastry, fruit juice, yogurt and fresh fruit. Help create a culture of cycling support here in the Monadnock Region for the folks that are setting an example of joy, health, punctuality and environmental awareness and pick up the tab for breakfast! It’s a perfect way to start the day, appreciated and recognized, nationally and locally.

If you want to pick up the tab, simply click here to visit the Bicycle Mayor of Keene website. You can sign up in a few easy clicks. And thank you. You are making a huge difference to the region. 

Orders must be received before Friday, May 11th at end of day. 

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Kool Wheels Family Fun & Safety Day

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Bring your children and their bikes for a few hours of fun designed to get the smaller members of our community riding safe.  Receive a free safety inspection on your child's bike and tune-up and learn some riding skills on the bike safety course.  

With healthful snacks and free helmets (while supplies last), join the fun and enter to win one of two free bikes!  

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Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Traffic Skills 101

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Offered in conjunction with the Keene Parks and Recreation Department, the TS 101 is a Smart Cycling Education Program from the League of American Bicyclists. The course is designed to build a community of strong, confident riders that are fluent in bicycle safety, maintenance, and legality.  Reviewing and introducing riding techniques, this course offers cyclists the opportunity to further develop their skills on a bicycle.  

You: must be over 14 years old | must pass the online component before class | must bring a working bicycle and helmet on the day of class | pedals cannot be clip-in

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Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

MAST Annual Meeting

Celebrate accomplishments in the region | Learn about the MAST’s focus for the upcoming year | Connect with organizations and individuals working to implement sustainable transportation solutions in the Monadnock Region

This year, the event will feature two guest speakers:

Phil Goff is a Senior Planning Associate with Alta Planning + Design.  He brings 18 years of urban design and pedestrian and bicycle facility planning experience to his work. Since 2009, he has managed Alta’s Cambridge office and has overseen planning and design projects throughout the Northeast. These projects include managing pedestrian and bicycle master planning projects in communities large and small, greenway corridor studies,  complete streets plans, streetscape design projects, and bike share system master plans.  His sincere passion for making cities and towns more lively, walkable, bike-friendly, and sustainable places represents a common theme in his work.

Tiffany Mannion is the Bicycle Mayor of Keene, New Hampshire and the first Bicycle Mayor in the United States. She is a LAB Certified Cycling Instructor and a passionate two-wheeled commuter and explorer. In the world of cycling and social media, she is perhaps better known as bellecycle. She has ridden over 5600 miles since 2016 in eight different countries. Her two-year term as Bicycle Mayor will focus on three community-wide goals established with the support of MAST: Education, Connection, and Creation.  She has been featured in Rails to Trails Magazine and was an Ibex Advocate in the spring of 2017.  Follow Tiffany online at bicyclemayorofkeene.com.

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