New events & opportunities with QC Bike

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Small Business Saturday

Come visit QC Bike Collective this weekend in honor of Small Business Saturday!

As Manchester’s community bike shop, we keep the community rolling in more ways than one. Many of the bikes we sell are for basic transportation, which are designed to be safe and affordable. But that’s not all we do — we also sell bicycles for folks who can afford to invest in high-end bikes for recreation and sport. Some of our top-of-the-line models include a gorgeous Indie Fab and an ultra-lightweight Orbea road bike. Come try them out yourself on Saturday the 27th from 12PM-4PM!

We also will have new merch for sale, including an exclusive QC Bike 2022 Calendar, short and long-sleeve t-shirts, and onesies available for pre-order!


Giving Tuesday (11/30)

Join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday, the global day of generosity, on November 30th!  From becoming a monthly sustaining donor to the gift of your time, all support is welcome and appreciated. Our doors will be open from 1PM to 8PM on Giving Tuesday, so come down and give what you can! Here are some ideas on what you can give to QC Bike:

  • Awareness of QC Bike’s mission, by sharing with your friends about why you believe in the collective. Check out our toolkit for some sample messages!
  • Your time, by signing up to volunteer with us at qcbike.org/volunteer.
  • Money, to help keep our costs accessible to people who rely on the services we provide.
  • Supplies such as:  Rags, toothbrushes, WD-40, vinegar, snacks/drinks/goodies Paper towels, printer paper, hand soap, toilet paper, sharpies, zip tiesAny bike tool or metric wrenches
  • A bike or gently used parts: We will give a new life to your old bikes/parts by putting them to good use! 

Wrench-a-Thon is BACK!

From 11AM-5PM on Sunday, December 5th, QC Bike will be hosting a day of service that has opportunities for every skill level!

Sign up for a shift to reserve a work stand, or just roll by to write a thank-you note and grab a slice of pizza.

From 3-5PM, families are welcome to join in on kid-friendly activities. Masks are encouraged.


New Fix-It Stations Installed Soon!

We’re excited to announce that there will soon be nine Dero Fix-It Stations installed around Manchester! 

The two new locations at West High School and on the Rockingham Trail will be installed soon. 

Check out the map on the left (or click here for a larger version) to see where the current stations are located, and stay tuned to our social media to see the updated map upon installation!

Community Events & Meetings

Community Meeting: December 6th, 2021 at 6PM. Meet to discuss improving Derryfield Park at Hillside Middle

Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire, invites BWANH supporters old and new, plus all members of the general public (everyone!) to attend our annual meeting via Zoom on Monday Dec 13th at 6pm. Learn about roadways that are “dangerous by design” and how we can make roads safer for all users. The event is free, but you must register via EventBrite to receive the ZOOM dial in information. 

QC Bike represents cyclists at 2021 GACIT hearing

Last night, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) held a hearing in Manchester for the Draft 2023-2032 Ten Year Plan. QC Bike Collective joined the Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire and others to speak up for safer streets.

Tammy Zamoyski, Communications & Support Co-Manager spoke during the public comment period. She stated: “Transportation plays such a huge role in our daily lives. We all have places to go- work, school, medical appointments, shopping trips and social functions. However, not everyone has the same access to transportation. Many people in Manchester do not drive, whether for financial reasons, physical or mental limitations, environmental concerns or other reasons. As we look to attract a younger workforce and create livable communities for those wishing to age in place, we must design our streets to prioritize the safety of our most vulnerable road users. We need more funding for alternative forms of transportation, prioritizing low income areas where car ownership is disproportionately low.”

We encourage YOU to share your comments and let NHDOT know that bicycle and pedestrian safety is ESSENTIAL.

Send written comments to:
William E. Watson, P.E. Administrator
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
7 Hazen Drive P.O. Box 483 Concord, NH 03302-0483

or bill.watson@dot.nh.gov no later than Novemeber 8th, 2021

Please complete this survey to share your priorities over the next 10 years.

Bike Talk: Cycling in Solidarity: Inclusivity in the Bike Community

Find out how Queen City Bike Collective is breaking down barriers to make the world of cycling more available to everyone.

Cycling is for everyone, but it doesn’t always feel that way. Gatekeeping. Stigma. Transportation inequity. Queen City Bike Collective believes a more equitable future is possible for all cyclists. Find out how QC Bike is working to make this future a reality! In this Bike-Walk Talk, we will explore ways that organizations, businesses and individuals can break down barriers and make the world of cycling more inclusive in New Hampshire.

Presenter Marlee Townsend from the QC Bike Collective is a communications specialist with a background in human rights research and advocacy. She believes in community-centric solutions rooted in sustainability and justice. Co-presenter Tammy Zamoyski, also with QC Bikes, has a background in urban planning and has been an active transportation advocate over the past ten years. She is an avid bike commuter, mountain biker and roadie.

Watch it here:

Register for Free Classes!

We’re offering several free classes in upcoming weeks, and you are invited to join. Read the descriptions and sign up below.


Safe Cycling 101 – Tue, September 21, 2021

Taught by League Cycling Instructor Bernie Fournier, this free course will cover bike handling basics,  rules of the road, parts of a bicycle and shifting gears. We will also discuss how to ride on the streets of Manchester and the basics of group riding. Learn more and register for free here.

Women & Cycling 101 – Wednesday, October 6th 7-8pm

Taught by League Cycling Instructor Judy Burakowski, this free class is open to all women, trans and nonbinary people who want to feel more confident riding on the road. Learn more and register for free here


Bicycle Friendly Driver Course – Thursday, October 14th 12-1:15pm

Taught by David Sky, this course will help you gain an understanding of how and why bicyclists travel the roadways in the ways they do. Learn more and register for free here.
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