CNHBC Programs and Events
The Annual CNHBC Bike Swap is held on the third weekend in May every year. The Swap provides a chance for the community to get rid of that beautiful (but dusty) machine that’s been sitting in their basement for the last 15 years OR to pick up a great, used bargain cycle that’s already been evaluated by an experienced mechanic. All of the proceeds support other CNHBC programs and events.
CNHBC provides complimentary bicycle valet service at Concord’s annual Rock ‘N Race in May, as well as other community events. The valet service offers individuals and families the opportunity to enjoy the day without having to worry about finding a parking spot or their car and the chance to get in a little family riding.
Every eighteen months, CNHBC holds a bicycle-related film festival (Bikes of March and Biketoberfest) as a way to engage a wide range of cyclists in a city planning process. The short films are funny, clever and thought-provoking, and appropriate for all ages. The film festival also provides information about efforts to make the capital region more bike-friendly and explains how individuals can help.
Each year, CNHBC offers grants to other community organizations that want to provide recreational and transportation value to their communities and help people to get out and be active in their communities.
The Earn-a-Bike program, currently in the developmental stage, gives people who cannot otherwise afford safe, reliable bicycles an opportunity to earn a bicycle of their own through community service and participation in a mandatory bicycle safety class
The Gotcha! The program is a collaboration with the Concord Police Department. Each year, CNHBC provides gift certificates to be distributed by the Police Department to youth who demonstrate safe riding practices.
“Recycled Cycles” is a collaboration between Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (Goodwill) and CNHBC.
The two organizations have teamed up to recycle bicycles that provide low-cost transportation to the Concord community – and a job training solution for individuals who face barriers in New Hampshire. All proceeds from the sale of the Recycled Cycles at the annual Bicycle Swap go to support the program.