May is National Bike Month! Join others in your community to have fun, get outside, enjoy biking’s health benefits, and reduce your vehicle use and carbon footprint.
Did you know that in 2017, Lebanon was certified as a bronze-level Bike Friendly Community? Our goal is to keep getting people out on the City’s ever-increasing miles of dedicated routes and paths for safe and enjoyable experiences.
What are some related activities you can participate in as an individual or business?
In addition to these event planning ideas, and sharing your plans with others, such as on Twitter (#bikemonth) or Instagram (#bikemonth), the City’s Pedestrian and Bicyclist Advisory Committee recommends the following events:
Vermont Walk Bike Summit
Date: Friday, May 4th
Location: White River Junction
Details: Vermont Walk Bike Summit
National Bike to School Day
Date: Wednesday, May 9th
Details: National Bike to School Day
Ride of Silence
Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Location: Omer & Bob's, 20 Hanover St. (Lebanon Mall), Lebanon
Details: Lebanon Recreation and Park Department’s tribute to a national event that raises awareness about cycling safety. See Ride of Silence.
National Bike to Work Day (& Week)
Date: Friday, May 18th (May 14th-18th)
Location: Nationwide, wherever you are!
Details: See National Bike to Work Day and also "10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready"
Upper Valley Curb the Car Day
Date: Friday, May 18th
Location: Various locations throughout Upper Valley
Details: Curb the Car Day
Public Concerns Meeting (Layaye Dr. - Rt. 120)
Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 4pm-6pm
Location: Auditoriums A&B of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Dr, Lebanon, NH 03766
Details: Public concerns meeting for Lahaye Drive-Rt. 120 TAP Grant Multi-Use Path Pre-Design at the intersection between Centerra and DHMC
Lebanon's Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair
Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 10am-2pm
Location: CCBA, just behind City Hall
Details: for kids and their families. See Lebanon’s Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair
Reminder volunteers still needed! Please email us if you can put in 1-3 hours to oversee a simple activity that comes with instructions—or if you want to donate a raffle item!
Mascoma River Greenway Grand Opening
Date: Tentative grand opening date of Saturday, July 21st
Details: Mascoma River Greenway
Northern Rail Trail Resources
For some of the many trails/routes that one can explore, the resources found on the Northern Rail Trail website provide a good starting point. Their Northern Rail Trail color brochure and 23 Mile Recreational Trail brochure are particularly useful.
We look forward to seeing you out there this May and beyond!