Adventure Cyclist covers BikeMaine
Originally posted by the Adventure Cycling Association
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH MAINERS
In September 2013, the 5,000-member Bicycle Coalition of Maine will premiere BikeMaine, weeklong, 400-mile group bicycle ride around the Pine Tree State. Designed as a rolling celebration of Maine and taking a cue from other popular cross-state rides, like RAGBRAI and Cycle Oregon, the fully-supported event ride will utilize a different route every year, with riders camping in a designated host community on each of the seven nights.
In order to spread the joy and the economic impact, which is expected to be considerable, the route will alternate between popular tourist destinations like Bar Harbor and Camden, and less-frequented, rural communities. Set to run September 7 through 14, the 2013 ride will accept a maximum of 350 cyclists. “Given the state’s continuously rolling hills, the ride is best suited for experienced, fit cyclists,” stated an advance release about the ride. Learn more at this link: http://www.bikemaine.org/events/bikemaine