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Check out the Coalition's Bike Rodeo at the Celebrate Portland Festival this weekend!

By | Coalition News, Events, Featured Posts, Speak up for Biking, Stay Safe

Grab your bikes and join us for the final stop of The 2012 Community Tour at the Celebrate Portland Festival in Payson Park on July 7, 10am-2pm as we say thank you to those who give their hearts, time and skills to strengthen communities. Admission is free.

You’ll find lots of great on-your-feet activities for the whole family, including a Bike Rodeo for Kids, where they’ll have a blast and learn some bike safety tips, too! 

Be there to welcome our riders as they conclude the 2012 Community Tour to hear about all the twists and turns of the entire 2,300 mile trek, with a thrilling recap of the Tour’s highlights.

Prefer to join rather than watch the riders as they enter their final event?  Grab you bikes and join part of the final ride.  Choose from 3 ride options, including a family friendly Miles of Smiles Ride.  Meet at the corner of Baxter Blvd and Bates Road at 11:15am for a ¼ mile Grand Entrance with our Tour Riders into Payson Park.  Ride options include:

  • ¼ mile Miles with Smiles ride into the grand finale. Meet at the corner of Baxter Blvd and Bates Road at 11:15am
  • 7-miles roundtrip to Payson Park.  Meet at Ocean Gateway Terminal, approx 11:00-11:15 am
  • 15-miles roundtrip to Payson Park.  Meet at Wainwright Sports Complex, approx. 10:15 am
  • 49.9 miles roundtrip, beginning at the Maine Bike Rally in Biddeford, 8:30 am

The "Celebrate Portland Festival" includes a Bike Rodeo!

By | Events, Stay Safe
The Celebrate Portland Festival, on Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Payson Park, will include a Bike Rodeo!
Designed to teach and encourage kids from age 4-10 to ride bikes safely, the bike safety rodeo will include a helmet check, a bike mechanical check, and the chance to ride in a closed traffic skills course that teaches the basic rules of the road.  Additional activities like the “slow race”, bike balancing, and straight line riding practice will be included.  
The Rodeo will run from 11-2 pm.  It will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Kids interested in participating must bring a parent, (who can sigh a waiver form), a bicycle and a helmet to the event!
Rodeo Course 
 The bike rodeo will be run by Bicycle Coalition of Maine staff and volunteers.