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Maine DOT Renews Bicycle Coalition of Maine Contract for Statewide Pedestrian Safety Forums, Education Efforts


The Maine Department of Transportation has renewed the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s contract to facilitate the Head’s Up Pedestrian Safety Planning effort. Our role in this effort emerged out of, and continues to build on, the strong working relationship between … Continue reading

 

Bold Support for BikeMaine


Cyclists and coffee have a long and storied history together because, for a cyclist, coffee is critical. We get that, and when we were planning BikeMaine 2016: Discover the Bold Coast, we knew we needed a source for coffee, preferably … Continue reading

 

Presenting Your 2018 Bicycle Coalition of Maine Award Winners!


At our Kickoff Party on Saturday, Feb. 3, we announced the winners of our 2018 Annual Awards, honoring nine Maine individuals and organizations for their commitment to making the state a better place for cyclists and pedestrians in 2017. “The … Continue reading

 

It’s Official – BikeMaine 2018 Is Coming to Presque Isle, Caribou, Madawaska, Fort Kent, and St. Agatha


  For months, people have been asking: where, exactly, is BikeMaine 2018 going this year? Now, it can be told. BikeMaine 2018 is going to Aroostook County, with stops at Host Communities in Presque Isle, Caribou, Madawaska, Fort Kent, and … Continue reading

 

Everything You Need To Know About Bike Share In Maine


Bike Share programs are growing worldwide, nationwide, and are even in Maine! Norway and Machias, Maine have modest bike share programs compared to big cities. For this reason, they are models for Maine to show that bike sharing is possible … Continue reading

 

National Walk to School Day is Oct. 4th!


Hundreds of Maine school children will walk or bike to school with family members, school staff and volunteers in celebration of National Walk to School Day on October 4th. Organized events are planned at schools across the state throughout October, … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Names New Executive Director


John S. Williams, a Seasoned Executive and an Avid Cyclist, Is Expected to Take the Reins on Sept. 25 August 23, 2017 – (PORTLAND, Maine) – After an extensive, nationwide search, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has selected John S. … Continue reading

 

May 10 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 10th. Organized events were planned at schools across the state throughout May, which is … Continue reading

 

Thanks To Everyone Who Made The 2017 Great Maine Bike Swap A Huge Success!


Another Great Maine Bike Swap is in the books. We’re crunching the numbers now, and we’ll have some statistics to share shortly, but as we work our way through the receipts, one thing is clear: the event was an enormous … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Members, Allies to Engage Legislators In Support of Traffic Safety Education Bill


Proposed Legislation Would Help Reduce Pedestrian and Cyclist Traffic Deaths By Providing One Hour of Traffic Safety Education to Students Each Year April 7, 2017 – (AUGUSTA, Maine) The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is organizing Traffic Safety Day in Augusta … Continue reading