Advocacy News

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

 

Self-driving cars: killers on the road? Plus, 10 minutes with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bill Nesper, Idaho Stop the insanity, ME Gov. Paul LePage is an avid cyclist, and how to find your perfect ride!


Self-driving cars have been hailed as modern-day saviors for our overcrowded roads, but does the reality live up to the hype? Bicycle Coalition of Maine Podcast hosts Kierie Piccininni and Frank Gallagher look past the tech-bro, hard sell and take … 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

 

We’re Launching Our FREE Where To Ride Tool Tomorrow


Our Free-To-Use Where To Ride Tool Lets You Search Curated On- And Off-Road Routes Throughout Maine To Find Your Perfect Ride The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is launching a new, web-based, search tool called Where To Ride tomorrow that lets … Continue reading

 

May 9 is National Bike to School Day


Hundreds of Maine school children will bike or walk to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Bike to School Day on May 9th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout May, which is … Continue reading

 

Check out the new Bicycle Coalition of Maine podcast!


Welcome to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine podcast! Hosted by Board of Directors member Kierie Piccininni and Communications Director Frank Gallagher, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine Podcast is about all things bike and ped. In the inaugural episode, Frank and Kierie … Continue reading

 

Sell Your Quality Used Bicycle at the Great Maine Bike Swap on April 22!


 The often imitated, never duplicated Great Maine Bike Swap is coming to the University of Southern Maine‘s Portland campus on Sunday, April 22, from 10am-1pm! If you’ve got a bicycle to sell, our Great Maine Bike Swap is the … Continue reading