We’ve grown quite a bit from our humble beginnings, as the inaugural BikeMaine event held in 2013 attracted 251 riders from 37 states and Canadian provinces, and generated an estimated $235,000 in direct economic impact. In 2019, BikeMaine’s total direct economic impact from the event to-date surpassed $4.1 million, with 450 riders from 41 states and provinces joining us.
In 2016, following the completion of BikeMaine’s three-year start-up phase, BikeMaine awarded its first Community Grant in support of biking infrastructure to the city of Gardiner (a 2014 Host Community), and has continued to support bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects every year since then. As of 2020, the Community Grant Fund has given $56,780 to communities throughout the state to fund cycling and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
Click here for a complete list of Community Grant recipients, and to learn more about how you can contribute to supporting these communities.