Abby King, the advocacy coordinator for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the organization behind BikeMaine and the open-streets event, said Saturday afternoon during a lull in activity that the idea proved a success for families taking advantage of the Main Street closure.
“We were definitely really busy,” she said, adding that a lot of kids used the “rodeo course,” decorated their bikes, and participated in dance and yoga classes.
While King said it was hard to say how many people came through, she was confident that it was least a couple hundred.
“For this being the first year, I think we had a great turnout,” she said. “I talked to a lot of people who were really excited to be able to walk and bike through the streets on a Saturday.”