Events for February 8, 2023 - March 15, 2023
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!
The BCM is excited to host Maine’s own Clara Brown! After sustaining a spinal cord injury at the age of 12, Clara has become a Multi-time World Champion Road and Track racer, a member of US National Cycling Team, and Paralympian. She is also an active member of the cycling community and a BCM Community Spoke. Join BCM as we talk about Clara's Journey, what inspires her, and what the future holds.
With the publication of Maine’s first Active Transportation Plan, bicycling, walking, and rolling have assumed a new significance and priority for the Department. We chat with Dakota Hewlett, the MaineDOT’s Active Transportation Planner, to learn about how he and the MDOT will support people who use the transportation system without cars.
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.
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 […]
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!
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.