Events for February 22 - April 22
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!
Wednesday Webinar: BCM 2023 Legislative Reviewvirtual
The 131st Legislature is just getting started! BCM worked with legislators and partners all summer and fall to field bills that promote access, safety, and convenience for vulnerable users of the transportation system in Maine. Learn about the bills, and how you can help enact policy that supports making Maine better for bicycling and walking.
Wednesday Winter Walking Series
WHERE: Back Cove Trail walk. Meet at the BCM office, 38 Diamond St. WHEN: Walk leaves promptly at 5:30 pm. We know it can be difficult to get outside when […]
E-bikes in Maine: Policy, Programs, and Possibilities93 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 […]
Wednesday Webinar: Rob Lavoie & the Gorham Trailsvirtual
Rob is the former President of the Greater Portland NEMBA Chapter, a trail builder and now Gorham City Council Member. He was also one of the minds behind building the Gorham trail system and the pump track namesake (not his choice). We talk with Rob about what inspired him and others to make trails in their town, and what it took to make it happen!
Coffee & Climate: Complete Streets
Join us Friday, March 10th from 9am - 10am for this month’s Coffee & Climate on Complete Streets! Jean Sideris of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will be joining us […]
Wednesday Webinar: Bikerafting – Pedaling and Paddling Your Bike to Good Timesvirtual
Bicycling + Packrafting = Bikerafting! Packrafts are ultraportable inflatable rafts that enable one to go on fun hybrid pedal / paddle adventures. We visit special guest Alejandro Strong of Packraft Maine to learn more about bikerafting equipment, how it all comes together, and how best to get started. We even highlight some beginner bikerafting routes right here in Maine!
Wednesday Webinar: Bicycle Rodeos – Fun and Functional Safety Educationvirtual
Learn how to create an active & engaging event to teach safe biking practices to community youth. We’ll share planning logistics, how to build a continuous-flow mock traffic course, and tips to ensure a successful event. Bicycle rodeos are one of our favorite safe cycling teaching tools!
Wednesday Webinar – BCM Instructor Programvirtual
BCM's Instructor Program is a new opportunity to be trained and certified to teach bike skills, give safety presentations, and set up bike rodeos with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Have you wanted to become a bike/ped leader and be able to address the educational needs in your community? Ever thought it would be fun to lead road or mountain bike skills clinics, but don’t know where to start? Become a certified BCM Instructor!
Used Bike + Gear Sale
50+ excellent used bikes and gear from CG Bikes and Sidecountry Sports. Taking place on the lot between CG Bikes and Traci's Diner, visible from the Main Street sidewalk in […]
Fix-a-Bike – Bar Harbor, MECollege of the Atlantic Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME, United States
Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for Teens and Adults. Are you curious about bicycle mechanics? Would you like to maintain your bike better, do repairs yourself, or get […]
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.