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15th annual Maine Lobster ride rolls into Camden (Video)

By July 25, 2016Coalition News, Events

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Justin Shrair, WCSH 9:59 PM. EST July 24, 2016

CAMDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Bikers have geared up for the the 15th annual Maine Lobster Ride.The ride raises money for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine – a non-profit organization that looks to protect both riders and pedestrians throughout the state. The ride is taking place Sunday in Camden.The new location of the bike ride – the Camden Snow Bowl where riders will be starting and finishing on Sunday.This year the ride features six different distance options from 15 miles all the way to 103 miles, all along the roads of Maine.According to Executive Director Nancy Grant this is their largest fundraiser.“This lobster ride which is in its 15th year, is our biggest fundraising event and so it’s a great opportunity for us to check in with our members, try to recruit more members, and also celebrate how beautiful it is to bicycle in this part of the state” said Grant.Some new additions to the ride this year include mountain biking, swimming live music and changed bike routes. About 900 riders are taking part. Copyright 2016 WCSH