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Great Maine Bike Swap held at UMaine Loading (WLBZ 2 – Video)

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ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Cyclists trying to bike on a budget this spring could trade their old bike for a new one in Orono.
The 16th annual Great Maine Bike Swap came to the University of Maine’s campus this year.
More than 400 bikes were up for grabs. Prices ranged from the hundreds to just $40.
The event is put on annually by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, who says the goal of the event is to promote bike and pedestrian safety, along with getting more bikes into the community.
“The mission really is to get affordable bikes into the hands of Mainers. Our mission at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is to make Maine better for bicycling and walking and a part of that is definitely making sure that people who don’t usually have access to bikes have access to them and so this event is just one way in which we’re able to drive that mission forward,” said Bridgette Kelly, outreach and education specialist for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.
Another bike swap event will be held May 1st in Portland.