2014 Self Reliance Workshop Series

Join G.A.L.A. and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School on the second Wednesday of every month for hands-on learning about everything from bow drills to beer brewing to basic sewing and beyond! Learn more here.

Host a Sustain-A-Raiser!

Ready for your complete sustainable home & yard makeover?  G.A.L.A. will help you design and  install your favorite backyard eco-assets like compost bins, rain barrels, clotheslines, and solar hot water! Learn how here.

Become a Member!

Membership is a meaningful way to support G.A.L.A. and stay connected to the community.  Members also get an exclusive member decal and discounts on select G.A.L.A. events.  Learn more.

Participate in Bike & Walk Day for a FREE Pedal-Powered Smoothie!

 

This Friday, May 14th, G.A.L.A. encourages people to participate in Wolfeboro’s Bike & Walk Day. This event is organized by the Wolfeboro Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Wolfeboro Pathways Committee and the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The Bike and Walk Day Competition challenges local businesses and schools to encourage all of their employees and students to bike and walk to work and school on May 14th. Businesses and schools with the highest rate of participation will receive community recognition and prizes. If a business with 10 total employees has 3 people bike to work on May 14th, they will achieve a 30% participation rate. A school with 100 total students that has 40 students ride to school on May 14th, will achieve a 40% rate. You can register your business or school by visiting our website or contacting the Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation Department at 603-569-5639.

 

New for this year will be an outdoor Bike and Walk Breakfast Celebration from 6:30am to 9:30am on Friday, May 14th at the Railroad Depot in downtown Wolfeboro. This will be a free event for anyone who happens to be walking or biking to work or school on May 14th. We’ll have food, coffee and goodies from local businesses and you can stop by to help celebrate the day!  You will also have a chance to enjoy a pedal-powered smoothie from G.A.L.A.’s Fender Blender Booth!

 

Staff from the Wolfeboro Department of Parks and Recreation will be around town all day catching bikers and walkers. Prizes will be given out to folks seen biking to work and to school on Friday. We may reward your employees, customers or guests!

 

Please remember the following tips from cycling experts can lead to safer biking:

Wear a helmet – it prevents serious head injuries.
Ride on the right side of the road, with the traffic, not against it.
Wear reflectors and have reflectors on spokes for dawn or at dusk time of day.
Do not use radios, CD players or taper players with earphones, while riding, because you cannot hear traffic or are not aware of dangers.
If riding alone, let others know where you will be and how long you will be, on the ride.
Beware of intersections for cars, traffic, other cyclists, walkers or rollerbladers.  At least 85 percent of all bicycle accidents happen at intersections.
Follow road signs.
Ride in control.
HELMET SAFETY  (Source: Safe Kids World Wide)
  • To make sure a bicycle helmet fits correctly, use the “eyes, ears, and mouth” test:
  • EYES:  when you look up, you should see the bottom rim of the helmet.  This should be one or two finger-widths above the eyebrows.
  • EARS:  The straps should form a V under the earlobes, and should be snug but comfortable.
  • MOUTH:  When you open your mouth as wide as you can, you should feel the helmet hug your head.  If not, tighten the straps.

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