With everything going on in the world, we wanted to provide a positive, informative, and supportive place for resources and activities related to biking and walking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biking and walking is an ideal way of getting around while maintaining social distancing, combating cabin fever, reducing stress and increasing your health.
Please remain safe and make smart decisions for both you and others. You should follow your local government’s guidelines at all times, which supersedes any guidance or recommendations provided here.
Bingo! Try to win Bingo on one of our various Bingo boards below. Be sure to share on social media if you win @commutesmartnh! We’d love to see what you did!
#HomeHikeChallenge Participate in Governor Sununu’s Home Hike Challenge by practicing social distancing while getting outside, sharing a picture using the #HomeHikeChallenge tag!
Color Your Commute Draw a picture of your smart commute or being active outside! Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share it on our social media. We will also choose a few lucky few to send a CommuteSmart NH water bottle. Open to all ages, though with parental permission if you are underage.
Self-Guided Walking/Biking Tours Check out one of these local tours to find a new place to explore or to see a familiar place through new eyes. Experience by yourself or with the people you live with. All these tours can be done in full or in smaller sections. Be sure to share with us what you find!
- Historic Downtown Concord
- Suncook Village
- Hopkinton Village Greenway Map & Station Signs
- Sutton Muster Field Farm Museum & the Matthew Harvey Homestead
Hiking Trails & State Parks
- State Park Trail Maps
- NH Audubon Sanctuaries and Trails
- Northern Rail Trail & the Hannah Duston Memorial Historic Site
- Concord – Lake Sunapee Rail Trail
- Merrimack River Greenway Trail
- Goffstown Rail Trail
- Salem Bike-Ped Corridor
- Windham Rail Trail
- Derry Rail Trail
- Londonderry Trailways
- South Manchester Rail Trail
- Piscataquog Rail Trail
- New Boston Rail Trail
- Head’s Pond Trail
- Be sure to check out your municipality’s website for local trail and recreation information
Bike-Walk Alliance of NH Learn more about biking and walking in New Hampshire as well as related events occurring around the Granite State! They have several “Social Distancing Virtual Cycling Events” happening, including a Bikes & Beers Social Distancing Ride! They also have a webpage with tips for bicycling and walking during the pandemic. Check out more at https://bwanh.org/
Local Bike Advocacy Groups There are several bike advocacy groups throughout New Hampshire that have a vast array of resources for biking. Check one out in your area below:
- Bike Manchester
- Central New Hampshire Bike Coalition
- Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor
- NH Rail Trails Coalition
Bike Back to Work https://bikesmakelifebetter.com/bike-back-to-work-how-to-motivate-employees-to-ride-now-and-when-offices-re-open/ Targeted for employers, this free resource can be used to create a plan to encourage employees to ride now and to give bike commuting a try when offices start to reopen.
Ride Healthy www.ride-healthy.com This site focuses on getting more people biking to help us all get through the Coronavirus Era and beyond. Topics include:
- Guide to riding while social distancing
- Resources for new to riding
- Health benefits of riding
National Bike Month! Celebrate Bike Month in May! Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and is promoted by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn more at bikeleasgue.org/bikemonth.
Using Strava Strava is a popular method of tracking your bicycling and running activities. There are many resources available to assist in using strava and some are listed below.
- Strava Support Center (via support.strava.com)
- Strava – The Ultimate Guide (via trainingwithdata.com)
- How to Start Using Strava (via runnersworld.com)
Resources for telecommuting are permanently available on our telecommuting page.