Every woman. Any bike. One ride.
Click here to register now! The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride is a celebration of women and bicycling. The event offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere geared toward girls and women of all ages and abilities. The routes (ten, 25, 50 or 75 mile options) follow quiet roads, offering beautiful views of the Maine coast and countryside.
All rides begin and end at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center. There are rest stops, healthy snacks and support vehicles along the way. We will be offering pre and post-ride massage and upon your return, you’ll be welcomed with music, yoga and a party! We’ll have free munchies, discounted beer, music and LOTS of door prizes–including a bike from Gorham Bike and Ski, biking apparel, gift certificates for massage and facials, and other items to pamper you and enhance your biking life.
As a bonus, every first-time rider who is not a member of the Coalition will receive a FREE six-month trial membership!
New this year is the “Bike Ambassador” program. We’re giving new participants the option of riding with experienced Women’s Ride cyclists. Think of an ambassador as someone who will keep you company for the whole ride, knows the route, is confident about riding anywhere and can help you no matter what happens. Also new this year is Saturday evening registration and packet pickup from 3-5pm. Skip the lines and register/check-in early!
Costs for the Women’s Rides are:
- Bicycle Coalition of Maine Members (18-64) - $45*
- Bicycle Coalition of Maine Seniors (65 plus) - $35*
(*To get the BCM member discount, you will need to submit your BCM member coupon code when you register. You should have received that in a January email from us. Please contact the office if you don’t know what it is.)
- Adult (18-64) - $55
- Senior (65 plus) - $45
- Youth (12-17) - $35
- 10 Mile Ride (Registration for both a Parent & Child to ride) – $35
- Kids (11 & younger) - $0
As the lead sponsor of the Women’s ride, Gorham Bike and Ski is providing not only mechanical support at rest stops, but also a great deal for anyone who wants to take part in the ride. Here’s how it works: stop by any Gorham Bike and Ski location in the next month, spend more than $30, and they’ll give you a coupon for $10 off your Women’s Ride registration! This coupon is good whether you’ve already registered AND can be used with other coupon codes!
Times for the ride are:
- Registration Opens - 7:00AM
- 75 mile - 7:30AM
- 50 mile - 8:30AM
- 25 mile - 9:00AM
- 10 mile - 9:30AM
- 10 mile – Route Cue Sheet & Map
- 25 mile - Route Cue Sheet & Map
- 50 mile - Route Cue Sheet & Map
- 75 mile (New this year!) - Route Cue Sheet & Map
Enjoy the day as an individual or as part of a team. As with most things, the more the merrier! So encourage your mom, daughters, sisters, co-workers, and friends to ride together. Create a name for yourselves and we’ll do the rest! If you already ride with a team or club, it may already be listed on the registration page. Make this ride your ‘Start of the Summer’ tradition!
All rides begin and end at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center. There are rest stops, healthy snacks and support vehicles along the way.
A note from one of our riders:
“Simply being signed up for the 50-mile ride had some great benefits for me: I went on long training rides, alone and with dear friends, that took me to some beautiful new places in Southern Maine and showed me what I’m capable of…I’m looking forward to a great summer (and lifetime) of longer rides now that I know what I can do.” – Kerri