Advocacy News

BikeMaine 2017 is Sold Out!

The “Pathway to the Peaks” Tour Through Western and Central Maine, Limited to 400 Riders, Has Reached Capacity but Volunteers Are Still Welcome March 21, 2017 – (PORTLAND, Maine) – The fifth annual BikeMaine ride has sold out and is … Continue reading


Bike/Ped Sign Project a Step Closer to Permanence in Bangor

A Demonstration Project Put Together by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Other Bangor Bike/Ped Advocacy Groups Moves Forward at City Hall February 24, 2016 – (BANGOR, MAINE) A temporary project that showed the powerful impact clear signage can have … Continue reading


Bicycle Coalition of Maine Announces Annual Award Winners

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has announced the winners of its 2017 Annual Awards, honoring eight Maine individuals and organizations for their commitment to making Maine better for biking and walking in 2016. “Each of these winners exemplifies what is … Continue reading


Acadia National Park Transportation Concepts Position

Acadia National Park (ANP) is one of Maine’s BEST places to bicycle, featuring Carriage Paths, the Park Loop Road and many other attractions. The park is facing some extreme transportation challenges, namely, very large numbers of motor vehicles and buses on roads … Continue reading


2016 Annual Appeal

CLICK HERE TO GIVE THE GIFT OF SAFER BICYCLING Dear Friend: What steps do you take to keep yourself safe when riding? Perhaps you’re someone who wears hi-visibility clothing, or always uses hand signals when turning? Maybe you use lights … Continue reading


A Successful National Walk to School Day!

Hundreds of Maine school children walked or biked to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 5th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout October, which is … Continue reading


Bicycling Advocates Warn of Rise in Bike and Pedestrian Accidents

This article originally appeared on BANGOR, Maine – A Maine group that promotes bicycling says it’s noticed an uptick in the number of fatal crashes between automobiles and bicyclists and pedestrians in recent weeks. Three people have been killed in separate incidents … Continue reading


Safety gets spruced up for a day in streets of Waterville

This article originally appeared on BY MADELINE ST. AMOUR WATERVILLE — What looked like colorful fall decor popped up Wednesday morning near busy intersections on Main and Front streets here. The hay bales, pumpkins and flowers weren’t just to … Continue reading


The future is in good hands

This article originally appeared in the Ellsworth American Dear Editor: People like to complain about young folks. But during and after BikeMaine’s visit to Lubec I received a lovely surprise. We had youngsters from the Lubec Consolidated School, the Campobello … Continue reading


Waterville to Install Temporary Curb Extensions to Increase Pedestrian Safety (Video)

This article originally appeared on WABI.TV BRANDON DOYEN Click here to watch the video Downtown Waterville will soon feature temporary curb extensions to shorten pedestrian crossings. It’s part of a two-part safety demonstration project organized by the city and the … Continue reading