Advocacy News

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

 

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

 

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

 

Valet Volunteers Needed! Beach to Beacon 10k Race – Saturday, August 6!


Valet Volunteers Needed! Beach to Beacon 10k Race – Saturday, August 6! Beach to Beacon is the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s largest Valet Bike Parking event of the year and is a fantastic opportunity to get folks out of their … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Maine Police Roll Out New Enforcement Resource and Campaign


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Maine – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Law Enforcement Collaborative is announcing the distribution of its Law Enforcement Reference Guide, as well as a coordinated bicycle, pedestrian and motorist law enforcement detail dedicated to improving safety for vulnerable users. … Continue reading