Wednesday Webinar Archives

Do you have a question about biking that you’ve always wanted to know but have been afraid to ask? Maybe you need some safety tips on biking? Or perhaps guidance planning your next outdoor adventure?

If so, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s webinar series is for you! Topics range from bike safety and seasonal riding tips to mechanics courses and bike-packing trips. See our Event Calendar for information on future webinars.

Wednesday Webinar – Legislative Update

Apr 26, 2023

The 131st Legislature has been packed with bills relating to bike & pedestrian infrastructure, access, and safety, and the team at the BCM has been hard at work staying on top of it all and working with partners and legislators to advocate for you! We discuss the status of current bills and how you can help enact policy that supports making Maine better for bicycling and walking.

Wednesday Webinar – BCM Instructor Program

Mar 29, 2023

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!

Wednesday Webinar: Bicycle Rodeos – Fun and Functional Safety Education

Mar 22, 2023

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: Bikerafting – Pedaling and Paddling Your Bike to Good Times

Mar 15, 2023

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: Rob Lavoie & the Gorham Trails

Mar 08, 2023

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!

Wednesday Webinar: BCM 2023 Legislative Review

Feb 22, 2023

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 Webinar: Meet the Maine State Active Transportation Planner!

Feb 15, 2023

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.

Wednesday Webinar –Clara Brown: Paralympian, Team USA, World Champion, & Community Spoke

Feb 08, 2023

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.

Wednesday Webinar – Micromobility!

Feb 01, 2023

Broadly, micromobility is defined as using any small low speed device–including bikes, skateboards, scooters and the plethora of new electric assist gadgets–to fulfill transportation needs. At this webinar, we’ll explore what micromobility is, what the issues around use of new (old devices) are, and highlight some of the policy initiatives BCM is leading to understand and manage these users of the transportation system.

Wednesday Webinar- Bikes, snow, & yeehaw!

Jan 25, 2023

When the snow flies, get those trails packed and prepare for some of the smoothest trails you’ve ever met. The Maine winter presents terrific riding options ranging from fat biking with 4.5 inch wide tires to bikejoring with your furry friends. Or how about an ice-cruise on the local lake, oh ya! 

Webinar: State Active Transition Plan Overview

Jan 18, 2023

For the first time ever, the Maine Department of Transportation is creating a Statewide Active Transportation Plan (SATP) and the draft plan is now open for public comment. This is an exciting opportunity to shape Maine’s bicycle and pedestrian future.

aJoin the BCM for a webinar on January 18 from 12-1pm that will go over how the plan was created, what’s in it, and how you can provide comments.

Wednesday Webinar- w/ special guest Georgena Terry

Jan 11, 2023

Polio survivor, American bicycle designer, and businesswoman, Georgena Terry blazed her own trail in the 1980s and began the world’s first women-specific bicycle company. Please join us for a chat with this remarkable person and staple of bicycling history.