Monthly Archives: March 2012

BCM Education Training Schedule 2012


The Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education (BPSE) Program, a partnership of the Maine DOT and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, is pleased to announce its schedule of trainings for Summer, 2012 Some trainings are available on demand—FMI, jim@bikemaine.org April … Continue reading

 

Maine Bicycle Delegation Takes Washington DC by Storm


Guest poster Jim Fisher is a regional planner for Hancock County, serving 37 towns and attended his first National Bike Summit this year. A delegation led by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine descended on Washington, DC for the 2012 National … Continue reading

 

First-Ever National Bike to School Day is May 9! Plan to Bicycle to School with Your Child!


New this spring is the first-ever National Bike to School Day Celebration, Wednesday, May 9th – part of 2012 National Bike Month and a wonderful addition to Maine’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Month!   A newly designed national website,  www.walkbiketoschool.org  will be … Continue reading

 

Snowe Receives Award from League of American Bicyclists


Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) received an award Thursday at the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. in recognition of her longtime support of bicycling legislation and her many years as co-chair of the Senate Bike Caucus.  … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Announceds 2012 Super Raffle Winners


Rich Cromwell’s wife convinced him to buy a ticket in the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s 2012 Super Raffle because of the grand prize – a cycling vacation in Tuscany donated by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.  Valued at as much … Continue reading

 

Bike-Pedestrian Funding Opportunity Soon to be Announced by MaineDOT!


If you think improvements such as sidewalks, crossing improvements, traffic calming, improved signage, bike lanes, etc. would increase safety and get more students walking and biking to school or after school activities in your community, please contact Maine Safe Routes … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition’s Great Maine Bike Swap Comes to Portland, Orono


Augusta – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will hold the Great Maine Bike Swap on April 22 at the University of Maine’s Student Recreation and Fitness Center in Orono and on April 29 at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan … Continue reading

 

A Rant on Risk


I am what I suppose you could call a low level extreme athlete. I like to do sports that involve risk, because I believe that danger is a delicious gravy to life. I paddle whitewater kayaks in ocean surf, I … Continue reading

 

Crashes with Cars: Before the Crash


This article is adapted from the Winter 2012 “Ask the Experts” column of BCM’s newsletter, “Maine Cyclist”. In this first part of a two-part series about crashes with cars, we discuss preventative measures, both to avoid having a crash at … Continue reading