Upcoming Events › Advocacy Events

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine stays busy with events all year round to connect with as many pedestrians and people on bikes as possible in a variety of ways. We seek to educate adults and children about bike/ped safety through presentations and courses, host interactive demonstrations that advocate for improvements to bike/ped infrastructure, provide valet bike parking at local events, and organize gatherings and group rides to raise awareness and enthusiasm about our mission.

To see what the BCM is up to this year, check out our 2024 Event & Program Guide!

The event calendar below lists our upcoming events and those hosted by our partners and supporters. Check it out, and join us as we strive to make Maine better for biking and walking!

Want to add your event to our calendar? Submit it here.

Webinar: State Active Transition Plan Overview

virtual

For the first time ever, the Maine Department of Transportation is creating a Statewide Active Transportation Plan (SATP) and the draft plan is now open for public comment. This is an exciting opportunity to shape Maine’s bicycle and pedestrian future.

aJoin the BCM for a webinar on January 18 from 12-1pm that will go over how the plan was created, what’s in it, and how you can provide comments.

Free

Community Spokes Training

online Online, Online, NY, United States

The Community Spokes Program is the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s effort to create a statewide network of bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the local level. We empower residents to become champions—or “Community Spokes”—of better biking and walking in their cities and towns. Through training, education, and ongoing technical support, you too can become part of […]

Event Series Community Spokes Training

Community Spokes Training

online Online, Online, NY, United States

The Community Spokes Program is the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s effort to create a statewide network of bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the local level. We empower residents to become champions—or “Community Spokes”—of better biking and walking in their cities and towns. Through training, education, and ongoing technical support, you too can become part of […]

E-bikes in Maine: Policy, Programs, and Possibilities

93 Main E-Bike Cafe 93 Main, South Portland, ME

Want to know about what's happening locally and statewide on e-bikes? Join Jean Sideris, executive director the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to learn more about exciting opportunities in Maine to promote and incentivize e-bikes for recreation and transportation, including a new policy for a statewide e-bike rebate program, e-bike test ride program, and the rise […]

$10

Portland’s Earth Day Celebration

Payson Park, Portland ME Triangle-shaped green bordered by Inlet Rd, Catafalque Dr, and Baxter Blvd, Portland, ME, United States

The City of Portland is hosting a free, family-friendly Earth Day Celebration in Payson Park on Saturday, April 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM! City departments are teaming up with local green organizations to host a festival of fun: music, food trucks, e-bikes and electric lawn equipment to try out, outdoor activities, and more. Don't […]

Free

Bike Day at the Capitol

Maine State House Augusta, ME, United States

We’re kicking off National Bike Month, with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Bike Day at the Capitol Thursday May 4! Try out an e-bike, join us on a walk audit of the neighborhood, hear members of the BCM, Maine DOT, and legislators talk about important bills related to bike/ped safety and infrastructure here in Maine. […]

Ride of Silence – Bath

Bath City Hall 55 Front Street,, Bath, ME, United States

This ride is one of many across the state, and the world, and is considered part of Global Safety Week. The International Ride of Silence honors vulnerable road users who have been injured or killed by traffic violence while bicycling, raises awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to use the road, and reminds motorists […]

Event Series Community Spokes Training

Community Spokes Training

online Online, Online, NY, United States

The Community Spokes Program is the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s effort to create a statewide network of bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the local level. We empower residents to become champions—or “Community Spokes”—of better biking and walking in their cities and towns. Through training, education, and ongoing technical support, you too can become part of […]

The 2024 Trek Across Maine

THE 40th ANNUAL TREK ACROSS MAINE:Join the American Lung Association for the 39th annual Trek Across Maine on Father’s Day Weekend – June 14-16, 2024. Choose our traditional 3-day, 180-mile option, or do it on your own virtually! The ride will start and end at Thomas Point Beach & Campground in Brunswick. Overnight stops at […]

RIDE TO END ALS – ALS TDI’s Tri-State Trek

The Tri-State Trek, a dynamic weekend biking event dedicated to advancing ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Get ready for an extraordinary experience, with picturesque routes weaving through the stunning landscapes of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Your participation ensures more than just a memorable journey — it's a vital step […]

DEI Statement:

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is committed to advancing our equity and inclusion efforts. The Coalition is prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in these focus areas: self-education, community engagement, advocacy, and events. We welcome community members and visitors of Maine—Wabanaki Territory—from all backgrounds to join the Coalition. Our most outstanding achievement will be that everyone who joins the Coalition or attends our events will feel respected and valued.

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