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December 2012

Bicycles: A short documentary made by Maine student Eliot Grigo featuring the Coalition Board Member Jane Self

By | Coalition News, Featured Posts


Check out this short documentary about bicycles that reveals the role that they play in four people’s lives: Mac Ferris, an independent bicycle racer; Jane Self, an avid bicycle commuter (and Coalition Board member); Wayne Jewett, a life-long bicycle commuter and artist; and Cade Patten, a teenage mountain bike racer.

Bicycles from Eliot Grigo on Vimeo.


BCM getting ready to announce 1st BikeMaine route

By | BikeMaine, Coalition News, Events, Featured Posts


This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald

BCM getting ready to announce 1st BikeMaine route

Thursday December 20, 2012 | 02:52 PM

Back during the summer days of riding in riding in short-sleeved jerseys past blooming fields and lush green trees, I wrote a column about the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s new ride, BikeMaine. In July, the inaugural event seemed a long way off. That’s no longer the case.

BikeMaine’s Ride Committee recently announced that the route for this cross-Maine ride will be announced on Feb. 6, 2013. Registration starts Feb. 13 (Coalition members will get early access on Feb. 12) and the plan is to limit the debut event to 350 riders. Half of those slots will be reserved for riders from out of state.

All that said, if you want in, be sure to mark Feb. 13 on every calendar you can find. Or make a New Year’s resolution to join the BCM’s Yellow Jersey Club, then commit to riding in BikeMaine by Feb. 6, and you’re guaranteed a slot in the historic first ride.

2013 Super Raffle!

By | Coalition News, Featured Posts
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We know you have many holiday gift options this time of year, but in our humble opinion, none is quite as exciting as the annual Coalition Super Raffle. We can’t think of a better way to share your generosity with your family and friends than to enter them for a chance to win some amazing prizes while supporting the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
This year’s prizes are better than ever and include a fabulous bike trip to the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria as well as a brand new Trek road bike, Thule bike rack of your choice, Specialized Body Geometry bike fitting and a trainer from CycleOps (for those days when it’s just a little too snowy to ride outside).
We are incredibly grateful to our generous sponsors who have donated the awesome prizes to this year’s raffle. Thank you to Vermont Bicycle Tours, Cyclemania, Rainbow Bicycle, Bar Harbor Bike Shop and Mathieu’s Cycle & Fitness.