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March 2021

Portsmouth Bike Riders – WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP! Speak your mind at the city council meeting!

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the council meeting on March 8th, Councilors Huda and Kennedy will make a motion to remove a ¼ mile stretch of bike lane and return parked cars to the curb. This in spite of the unanimous objections of the Planning Dept, Parking & Traffic Safety committee, New Hampshire DOT, Seacoast Area Bicycle Riders, and foremost national expert of safe bike lane design, Toole Design group. Everyone agrees: removing this stretch of lane makes Middle Street less safe. At the…

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April 2021

A Short Ride in Support of Complete Streets

April 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Portsmouth is fortunate to have a Complete Streets Policy which commits to “create safer, more accessible streets for all users,” including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. After years of delay, one key connection in the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Peverly Hill Road, was moving toward final design and construction this week. Unexpectedly the city council voted to throw out the preliminary designs, which included a wide multi-use path and sidewalk, and consider a…

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May 2021

Slow Roll (Portsmouth and Surrounding Communities)

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a short, VERY casual ride around the outskirts of Portsmouth. We'll show off some fun riding route options and you'll get a chance to see what SABR is up to! Special thanks to our hosts at Port City Makerspace for kicking off this series for the summer! They'll be our starting/ending point and they'll be happy to show off their bike (and other) resources while we're there. Show up early if you have questions! Meet up at…

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June 2021

LET’S RIDE AGAIN!!! 🚲SLOW ROLL🚲 in Kittery, Maine

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
7 school lane in kittery point maine, 7 school lane
Kittery, me
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LET’S RIDE AGAIN!!! 🚲SLOW ROLL🚲Hosted by SABR volunteersSaturday, June 26: – meet at 3 pm, start riding at 3:15 pm.Meeting place: start and end at Kittery Point's Mitchell Elementary school (7 School Ln, Kittery Point, ME 03905), park in school parking lot. No public restroom.We will ride from Kittery Point to York (and back) slow roll style, under 10 miles an hour. We will stop in York Village for ice cream.The ride is close to 12 miles, and it starts…

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July 2021

SABR’s Third Annual THROWBACK RIDE on July 10, 2021

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Throwback Brewery 7 Hobbs Rd North Hampton, NH 03862, 7 Hobbs Rd North Hampton + Google Map

SABR's Third THROWBACK RIDE on July 10, 2021Hosted by SABR volunteers SABR will host its 3rd “Throwback Ride” loop on Saturday July 10th, at 8 am (arrive at 7:45) starting at Throwback Brewery in North Hampton. Three different length rides will be available, 15 miles, 30 miles and 60 miles. The 15-mile loop is a flat loop that runs through the back roads of North Hampton and Rye and will be fully marked. The 30-mile ride includes some hills and…

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Portsmouth Public Art Slow Roll

July 25 @ 8:45 am - 10:30 am

Public Art Slow Roll in Portsmouth on Sunday, July 25-- meet at 8:45 a.m. Lafayette playground (Monroe Street) 9:00 a.m. intro to Portsmouth public art + basic safety rules We start riding at 9:15 am! Start from Lafayette playground, on Monroe Street, and follow our volunteer leads for a Portsmouth slow roll with a public art theme. We will make several stops along the way! We will end the ride at Goodwin Park (Islington Street) and give the option of…

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September 2021

Portsmouth Public Art slow roll

September 26 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am

Portsmouth Public Art slow roll is back by popular demand! Sunday, September 26, 2021, meet at 8:45 am at Lafayette PlaygroundOur first “Portsmouth Public Art Slow Roll” was a big hit, with great conversation and learning about some of the many murals and sculptures in town. Most moving was the African Burying Ground and the brand new mural of Ruth Blay, the last woman hanged in New Hampshire. Old favorites included the Prescott Park Whale and “Shark/Dove” mural, and new favorites…

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October 2021

Bike & Sail with the Gundalow Company Friday October 1st -Portsmouth>Durham

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25

Presented by The Gundalow Company ONE-WAY Sail October 1st. Tickets are $25 per person per trip. Reservations are required. The 65 ft wooden Gundalow will be sailing a ONE-WAY trip between Prescott Park in Portsmouth and Adams Point in Durham on Friday October 1, 2021. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a sail up the Piscataqua River, under the (infamous) General Sullivan and Little Bay Bridges, and into Great Bay. After docking in Durham, you can set off by bike as…

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***SOLD OUT***Bike & Sail with the Gundalow Company Sunday, October 3th -Durham > Portsmouth

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
$25

Presented by The Gundalow Company ONE-WAY Sail October 1st. Tickets are $25 per person per trip. Reservations are required. The 65 ft wooden Gundalow will be sailing a ONE-WAY trip between Adams Point in Durham and Prescott Park in Portsmouth on Sunday October 3, 2021. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a sail up the Piscataqua River, under the (infamous) General Sullivan and Little Bay Bridges, and into Great Bay. After docking in Portsmouth, you can set off by bike as…

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Peverly Hill Road project: Public Use and Necessity Hearing

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Portsmouth City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
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The next step for the Peverly Hill road project (sidewalk plus multi-use path) is a “Public Use & Necessity Hearing” held at 5pm on October 14th at City Hall-- https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/peverly-hill-road-complete-streets-project Please consider attending this public meeting, your support can make a difference. The meeting will convene in City Hall Council Chambers at 5 pm, move immediately  to a site walk on Peverly Hill Road (meet at New Hope Baptist Church, 263 Peverly Hill Road) and then recess and reconvene in…

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Guided Tour of Portsmouth Bike Lanes

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

From the Lafayette Playground, SABR volunteers will take you on a tour of Portsmouth's bike lanes, sharrows and bike paths (you might even discover a few shortcuts!). The ride will end at Loaded Question Brewery with the opportunity to meet with Portsmouth City Council candidates and discuss the future of bike and pedestrian infrastructure in our city. The ride is free; we ask that all participants come with their bike in good functioning order and their helmet. You will be…

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December 2021

Bike the Portsmouth Holiday Parade with SABR on Saturday, December 4th (rain date is Sunday the 5th)

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have been waiting for two years to do it again: It's time to ride with SABR in the Portsmouth Holiday Parade! Dress warmly and drape your bike and yourself in lots of battery operated lights. The fun happens when you get creative and really light up your bike. One of the easiest ways to do so is to purchase 2-3 sets of battery operated lights to wrap around your frame. You can find these at most CVS, Walgreens, and…

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