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BikeMaine announces 2016 route and host communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Allenby Bicycle Coalition of Maine Communications Director 207.252-8688  BikeMaine announces 2016 route and host communities Bicycle tour has brought over $1.0 million to Maine Portland, ME, February 4, 2016 – On Thursday night, the … Continue reading


BikeMaine to tour beaches, towns and mountains in September (KeepMECurrent)

By Adam | 0 comments BikeMaine – the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s fully supported, weeklong cycling tour through some of the state’s most idyllic locales – returns in mid-September for its third annual go-round. Riders of all skill levels are signing … Continue reading


BikeMaine expected to draw 350 cyclists for weeklong ride (BDN)

This article originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News.   By Aislinn Sarnacki, BDN Staff  Follow on Twitter  Find on Facebook Posted Aug. 26, 2015, at 12:48 p.m. The third annual BikeMaine, a weeklong ride organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, is set for Sept. 12-19, and … Continue reading


Bicycling in Maine (MPBN – Audio)

This article originally appeared on Where are the best places to bike ride in Maine?  Are towns and communities seeing an economic impact from the number of bikers drawn to the state each summer?  We talk pedal power on … Continue reading


BikeMaine 2014 generated $395,000 for local communities (Lewiston Sun Journal)

This article originally appeared on  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 PORTLAND —  The second annual BikeMaine seven-day bicycle ride contributed an estimated $395,000 in direct economic benefits to the communities along its route. The ride, produced by the Bicycle Coalition … Continue reading


For many travelers, eco-tourism is giving way to ‘altru-tourism’

By Jon Marcus GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  NOVEMBER 01, 2014 GARDINER, Maine — Paul Guthrie had spent some previous vacations on a medical mission to Africa and providing relief in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. So before he joined a seven-day, 410-mile bike … Continue reading


Be our guest – Westbrook welcomes BikeMaine with park festivities (Westbrook American Journal)

This article originally appeared on Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 By Andrew Rice WESTBROOK – For Westbrook, chosen as this year’s host city for BikeMaine 2014, a weeklong trek around the state, the event is another chance to … Continue reading


BikeMaine returns to pedal the state’s waterways (

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:49 am By Adam Birt @CurrentSportsME BikeMaine 2014 – a weeklong tour that’ll take riders roughly 350 miles – kicks off on Sept. 6 in Westbrook, heading northwest. The 275-strong group will cover 59 … Continue reading


BikeMaine Scholarship Winners Announced

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is proud to announce that Coalition members Victor Langelo and Nicole Anderson have each won a half-week BikeMaine Scholarship.  We’re looking forward to riding with you both! Victor loves riding in Maine and is a tremendous … Continue reading


Ride director turns BikeMaine into economic tour de force (PPH)

This article originally appeared on Kim True says last year’s weeklong tour left $235,000 in the communities it passed through. BY EDWARD D. MURPHY STAFF WRITER | 207-791-6465 Kim True took a sharp career turn about three years ago, trading in a … Continue reading