Category Archives: Stay Safe

Proper Helmet Use Keeps Kids Safe – VIDEO (WCSH6)

This piece originally appeared on wcsh6.com Proper Helmet Use Keeps Kids Safe Tim Goff, WCSH4:58 p.m. EDT July 7, 2014 (Photo: NEWS CENTER) PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — While more people are using helmets when biking and skating than ever, many … Continue reading

 

Memorial Bridge helps fuel bicycling boom (Seacoast Online)

By Deborah McDermott dmcdermott@seacoastonline.com May 04, 2014 2:00 AM KITTERY, Maine — Memorial Bridge is open to bicyclists for the first full season this year, and its well-marked bike lanes mean riders are already surging into Kittery to take advantage of … Continue reading

 

Queen City Cyclists Call for Safety (WABI)

  This article originally appeared on WABI.tv   Bangor bikers want to make the city a safer place to cycle. Locals gathered to discuss that at a meeting downtown Thursday. Representatives from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Penquis … Continue reading

 

Bike Brightly Campaign Launches with Light Giveaway and Night Ride

  For more information on the Bike Brightly program, please visit: Website: http://www.bikemaine.org/lights  Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560236257358583/     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian AllenbyCommunication DirectorBicycle Coalition of Maine207.252.8688brian@bikemaine.orgbikemaine.org   Bike Brightly Campaign Launches with Light Giveaway and Night Ride  Tuesday, October 29, … Continue reading

 

Deirdre Fleming: Law can provide a yardstick to gauge safety for Maine cyclists

  This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Deirdre Fleming: Law can provide a yardstick to gauge safety for Maine cyclists The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) touts our state as having some of the nation’s most bike-friendly … Continue reading

 

ALLEN AFIELD: Give cyclists room (Morning Sentinel)

This article originally appeared in the Morning Sentinel   July 12  ALLEN AFIELD: Give cyclists room  BY KEN ALLEN In June, a truck hit and killed a Massachusetts bicyclist during the Trek Across Maine, making an enormous impression on me … Continue reading

 

Maine cyclist’s death shows risks of draft from big vehicles (PPH)

This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald. Maine cyclist’s death shows risks of draft from big vehicles A preliminary report says turbulence from a passing truck probably caused the Trek Across Maine rider to lose his balance. By David … Continue reading

 

Cyclists say there’s a pro-motorist bias when tragedy strikes (BDN)

This article originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News. Cyclists say there’s a pro-motorist bias when tragedy strikes By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted June 25, 2013, at 4:46 p.m. Last modified June 25, 2013, at 7:15 p.m.   BELFAST, Maine — Two weeks … Continue reading

 

Portland legislator’s bicycle ‘rights’ bill becomes Maine law (The Forecaster)

This article originally appeared in the Forecaster. Portland legislator’s bicycle ‘rights’ bill becomes Maine law   William Hall Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:30 am   PORTLAND — Bicyclists in Maine are now better protected under the law, thanks to … Continue reading

 

New law places more responsibility for cyclists’ safety on motorists (BDN)

This article originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News.   New law places more responsibility for cyclists’ safety on motorists Walter Griffin | BDN Cyclists race up Belfast’s Main Street as part of the annual Maine Bike Rally in July 2005. Buy … Continue reading