Tag Archives: cycling

Maine Records Its First Bicycling Fatality of 2018


August 9, 2018 (Portland, ME) –  Maine recorded its first bicycle fatality of 2018, when Laila Al-Matrouk, 15, was hit and killed in a motor vehicle/bicycle crash on Sunday, August 5, in Belfast.  “The Bicycle Coalition of Maine extends its … Continue reading

 

How Do We Get More Women to Ride Bicycles? Plus, US Bike Route One, Some Changes at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the Maine Lobster Ride and #BikeJoy


In this free-flowing episode, Frank and Kierie talk about the most fun they had on a bicycle this week, explore the notion of how – and why – to encourage women to get into cycling, contemplate riding the length of … Continue reading

 

Bicycle Coalition of Maine Names 2018 BikeMaine Grant Recipients


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine today announced Main Street Skowhegan, Mahoosuc Pathways, and Kingfield Trail Builders as the recipients of this year’s BikeMaine Grants, funded by the proceeds from the organization’s annual cycling tour, BikeMaine. “BikeMaine was conceived as an … Continue reading

 

2018 Maine Women’s Ride – Sunday, June 10, 2018 – Freeport, Maine


On Sunday, June 10, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine hosted the 2018 Maine Women’s Ride. The weather was fantastic. The rides were amazing. The food was great, and the power of nearly 600 women and girls riding en masse was … Continue reading

 

Self-driving cars: killers on the road? Plus, 10 minutes with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bill Nesper, Idaho Stop the insanity, ME Gov. Paul LePage is an avid cyclist, and how to find your perfect ride!


Self-driving cars have been hailed as modern-day saviors for our overcrowded roads, but does the reality live up to the hype? Bicycle Coalition of Maine Podcast hosts Kierie Piccininni and Frank Gallagher look past the tech-bro, hard sell and take … Continue reading

 

This will be the last year the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will host the Maine Women’s Ride and the Maine Lobster Ride


Perhaps you’ve heard that this is the last year that the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will hold the women’s ride. That is true. When we founded the Maine Women’s Ride 17 years ago, there were relatively few opportunities to participate … Continue reading

 

Friday, May 18, Is National Bike To Work Day


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Portland Gear Hub Will Be Out to Welcome Bicycle Commuters with Snacks, Coupons for Free Coffee, Mechanics Stands and Tools for Quick Adjustments, and More! Bicycle commuters in Portland will find a warm … Continue reading

 

We’re Launching Our FREE Where To Ride Tool Tomorrow


Our Free-To-Use Where To Ride Tool Lets You Search Curated On- And Off-Road Routes Throughout Maine To Find Your Perfect Ride The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is launching a new, web-based, search tool called Where To Ride tomorrow that lets … 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

 

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