Promoting bicycling and education and helping improve roads, safety and parking in New Hampshire & surrounding communities.
It's Time to Start Thinking About the Bike Swap!
- What is the Bike Swap?
It's YOUR chance to get rid of that beautiful (but dusty) machine that's been sitting in your basement for the last 15 years OR to pick up a great, used bargaincycle that's already been looked over by an experienced mechanic. Whether you're looking to sell a bike or buy a bike, it's the best opportunity around to do both or either!
-When and Where is it?
It'll be on a beautiful spring weekend (the 18th and 19th of May) at S&W Sports in Concord. Sunshine is gauranteed... probably.
-How can I sell or donate my bike?
Bicycle donations are accepted at S&W Sports anytime that the store is open.
Consignment sales require slightly more rigamarole. Bring it to S&W on the 16th or 17th from 11am to 7pm, and NAME YOUR PRICE! 75% of the sale price will go to you and 25% goes to CNHBC. Be careful not to get too greedy, though! Bike swap shoppers are looking for deals, and they know a rip-off when they see one. There will be a few bike mechanics on hand to look over bikes to make sure they are safe (not to give it a full tune up). Unsold bikes need to be picked up on May 19th, from 1-5pm. CNHBC is not responsible for abandoned bikes.
-Where does the money go?
GREAT question. CNHBC is an entirely volunteer organization, and all of the proceeds are put to community engagement activities. Check out some of our activities below, and if you feel inspired get involved with some of them! It's a great group.
-How can I help?
Well, for starters you can print and distribute some posters, or post-cards to get the word out. Or even easier, post something on Facebook or Twitter to generate some buzz. If you're really dedicated, you can volunteer. Shoot an e-mail to
if you are interested in helping out.
We have been working on some exciting projects, and 100% of our proceeds are returned to the community!
Bike safety classes are being taught at S&W Sports!
Reserve your spot today! S&W will be holding Bicycle Safety Courses on Saturday mornings from 9-12. Learn about your bicycle, equipment, and attire to keep you safe. Rules of the road, how to handle debris and other road hazzards, and riding skills will be covered as well. Cost is $20, pre-registration is encouraged. Call the shop - 228-1441 - or stop by S&W Sports at 286 South Main Street, Concord, NH to sign up. Upcoming classes are July 28th and August 2nd.
Bike racks are coming to Concord!
Looking for a place to stash your bike?! Stay tuned as bike racks are built in various parking garages throughout Concord! The bike racks were donated to the City of Concord by CNHBC, and the City is helping to install them in a safe and secure manner.
Join the 2012 Green Commute NH Statewide Challenge.
This year, CNHBC is helping to promote the 2012 Green Commute NH Statewide Challenge, which runs from May 14th to December 31st. There are also lots of great events being held over this time period. To register a team and/or yourself for the challenge, and to learn more information, check out Green Commute NH's website at www.commutegreennh.org.
Bikes for Refugees Program
Do you have an adult or children's bike that you no longer need? Please consider donating it to CNHBC for our Bikes for Refugee program.
Merrimack River Greenway Trail (MRGT)
Imagine someday biking on a 15 mile paved bike path along the Merrimack River. Help turn the dream into a reality! Check out the MRGT's new website at www.MRGT.org
City of Concord's Bicycle Master Plan
The City of Concord received the bronze status as a Bike Friendly Community. More plans are on the way to get us to gold!
Wondering what else is going on?
Take a tour of our website. We have lots of information about CNHBC projects, upcoming events, weekly rides and races, and other resources in our community! Our website is still new and is being developed, so check back soon for even more information!
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a form under "contact us" or send us an email at