Advocacy News

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

 

Here’s How to Make Your Community Better for Biking and Walking


Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill was famous for saying that all politics is local. The same can be said of meaningful change, particularly when it comes to making Maine better for biking and walking. That’s why we created … Continue reading

 

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