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Maine Records Its First Bicycling Fatality of 2018


August 9, 2018 (Portland, ME) –  Maine recorded its first bicycle fatality of 2018, when Laila Al-Matrouk, 15, was hit and killed in a motor vehicle/bicycle crash on Sunday, August 5, in Belfast.  “The Bicycle Coalition of Maine extends its … Continue reading

 

Citing Concerns For Rider Safety, Bicycle Coalition of Maine Cancels 2018 Maine Lobster Ride


Forecasts Calling for Heavy Rains, High Winds, Low Visibility and an Increasing Chance of Lightning Forced the Difficult Decision July 20, 2018 – (PORTLAND, Maine) – Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the riders … Continue reading

 

Alternative Bike Route for Route 1 Yarmouth During Bridge Construction


As construction continues on the replacement of the Route 1 bridge that spans Main Street in Yarmouth, MaineDOT and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine are recommending an alternative route that takes bicyclists away from construction directly under the bridge. Bicyclists … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Names 2018 BikeMaine Grant Recipients


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine today announced Main Street Skowhegan, Mahoosuc Pathways, and Kingfield Trail Builders as the recipients of this year’s BikeMaine Grants, funded by the proceeds from the organization’s annual cycling tour, BikeMaine. “BikeMaine was conceived as an … Continue reading

 

2018 Maine Women’s Ride – Sunday, June 10, 2018 – Freeport, Maine


On Sunday, June 10, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine hosted the 2018 Maine Women’s Ride. The weather was fantastic. The rides were amazing. The food was great, and the power of nearly 600 women and girls riding en masse was … Continue reading

 

Maine Police to Target Drivers Who Put Cyclists, Pedestrians At Risk


WHO: Southern Maine Law Enforcement Agencies and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine WHAT: 2018 Vulnerable User Enforcement Day targeting drivers who put others at risk WHEN: Wednesday, June 13 WHERE: Various locations throughout southern Maine WHY: 2017 was a deadly year for pedestrians in Maine. … Continue reading

 

This will be the last year the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will host the Maine Women’s Ride and the Maine Lobster Ride


Perhaps you’ve heard that this is the last year that the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will hold the women’s ride. That is true. When we founded the Maine Women’s Ride 17 years ago, there were relatively few opportunities to participate … Continue reading

 

On Bike to Work Day, News Breaks That Maine Gov. Paul LePage Was Hit By a Car While Biking in Florida


When the news broke this morning that Gov. Paul LePage would need shoulder surgery because he’d been hit by a car while bicycling in Florida, our entire staff was out celebrating National Bike to Work Day, encouraging and supporting people … Continue reading

 

Friday, May 18, Is National Bike To Work Day


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Portland Gear Hub Will Be Out to Welcome Bicycle Commuters with Snacks, Coupons for Free Coffee, Mechanics Stands and Tools for Quick Adjustments, and More! Bicycle commuters in Portland will find a warm … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Podcast: National Bike Month, East Coast Greenway, Maine Women’s Ride, and the New England BikeWalk Summit


The long-anticipated second episode of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine Podcast is now available. In this episode, hosts Kierie Piccininni and Frank Gallagher talk Maine Women’s Ride, National Bike Month, the New England Bike/Walk Summit, the East Coast Greenway and the Maine … Continue reading