Events for April 6 - April 30
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.
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!
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The next MaineDOT virtual public forum to discuss the Statewide Active Transportation Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 at 1 p.m.This session will feature shorter presentations from the MaineDOT, a summary of previous comments, and more time for attendees to give feedback.Whether you missed the previous public meeting or just want to continue participating in the SATP process, be sure to sign up for the Zoom meeting via this link.This is our chance to determine the future of biking…Find out more »
On Thursday, April 7 from 1 - 2 p.m., you can learn how to give the BCM bicycle & pedestrian safety presentation, some teaching tips, and how to differentiate content for older and younger audiences. Click here to register for this FREE training.Find out more »
On Thursday, April 7 from 3:30 - 4:40 p.m., we'll explain how to coordinate a bicycle rodeo event, give equipment & materials suggestions, and show you how to set up the course! Click here to register for this FREE training.Find out more »
The Electric Cargo Bike Revolution – How families, households & businesses are ditching the car and transforming communities
The electric cargo bike is rapidly on the rise globally. Come learn about the fascinating history of cargo bikes starting with amazing models dating back to the 1880’s. Along the way we’ll explore the latest innovative designs and e-assist technologies enabling parents to move their kids and loads around like never before (and as if climate change & our communities really mattered) as well as a range of exciting commercial applications transforming delivery options in cities and towns. We’ll also…Find out more »
Do you have a bike you want to donate to one of the BCM’s Great Maine Bike Swaps? Maine Beer Company can help—and reward you along the way!Drop your bike off at Maine Beer Company in Freeport on Sunday, April 10, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the BCM will transport and sell the bike for you, and use the proceeds to support our education, advocacy, and outreach efforts! To thank you for your generosity, Maine Beer Company will give you a token good…Find out more »
The Greendrinks gathering on April 12 will feature & benefit the Bicycle Coalition of Maine!Portland Greendrinks is a networking happy hour that benefits a different environmental non-profit each month. The BCM will be there mingling and giving fix-a-bike demos while hanging with our friends from Maine Beer Company and Orono Brewing Company, who will be pouring suds alongside a few other awesome local breweries.This Greendrinks event will take place outside of Fork Food Lab (72 Parris Street in Portland) on…Find out more »
*THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL.* The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Fix-A-Bike program will be at PML for a workshop that covers routine maintenance, roadside repairs, how to perform a basic tuneup, and any other bicycle-related questions you may have. Bring your own bicycle to learn and work on. The BCM provides all the tools, materials, and instruction. Six people (or six pairs, i.e. parent/teen or couple) will be accommodated. Email Kelly to express your interest in participating in the future: firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
The Great Maine Bike Swap returns, and this year we have TWO Swaps in TWO new locations! The first 2022 Swap will be held on the University of Southern Maine campus in Lewiston on Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The second Swap will be held on the USM campus in Gorham on Sunday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Great Maine Bike Swap is a consignment-style bike sale hosted by the BCM and…Find out more »
Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for teens and alike! Curious about bicycle mechanics? Looking to maintain your faithful steed or conduct long overdue TLC? Want to perform a roadside repair and keep that bicycle mojo elevated? This “Fix-A-Bike Workshop” will cover all the above, and answer any other bicycle-related questions you bring along for the ride. This FREE hands-on workshop is open to teens and adults. In a two-hour session, we will cover routine maintenance, roadside repairs, and…Find out more »
Bring your kiddos and their bikes for a FREE bike safety rodeo—yeehaw! Designed to teach and encourage kids to ride bikes safely, the rodeo will include a helmet check, a bike mechanical check, and the opportunity to ride in a closed traffic skills course that teaches the rules of the road. Families are welcome to join the event at any time—you need not be there at the start or stay until the end. Date: Saturday, April 30 Time: Noon -…Find out more »
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is committing to advancing our equity and inclusion efforts. The Coalition is prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in three focus areas: self-education, community engagement/outreach, and event structure for 2022-2023. 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.