Ride Or Walk With Maine State Legislators And Talk Transportation Infrastructure

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, from 7:30-9 am

WHERE: Plaza between the Statehouse and Cross Office Building in Augusta.

Join the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and fellow bicycling and walking advocates for coffee, breakfast treats, and a short, easy ride or walk along the Kennebec River.

The Legislators Riding and Walking Tour is a chance to get some fresh air and chat with legislators and transportation professionals about how to make biking and walking in Maine better and safer.

Riders will take an easy, four-mile tour that starts along the Kennebec River Rail Trail and returns along Route 202. Walkers will enjoy a one-mile walk along the trail. The event starts with a brief press conference, and the biking and walking tours will depart at 8 am, returning to the Statehouse by 9 am.

We’d like to get as many legislators as possible to participate, and a quick call or email from you asking them to come along would be a big help. You can find your legislator’s contact information here*. (We can provide bicycles and helmets for your legislators.)

*Enter your street address and town, and click “Go.” At the next page, click on the “Elected Officials” tab and scroll down past the Governor’s name.