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- 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.
Wednesday Webinar- Winter Biking
Dec 14, 2022
Embrace the cold, dark, Maine winter with gusto! We’ll cover it all in this webinar: winter commuting & recreating, equipment selection & maintenance, hot clothing trends, and how to keep the fun mojo rolling strong. Also bike-storage best practices. Also also, indoor riding, like how to get yer Zwift on!
Giving the Gift of Biking: A Conversation with the Portland Wheelers
Nov 20, 2021
The Portland Wheelers know all about the simple pleasures and sheer joy bicycles can provide—and they want to share that gift with folks who cannot ride a bike by themselves but still want to go for a spin. Using adaptive tricycles, the Portland Wheelers help folks get outdoors to feel the sun on their faces and the wind in their hair as they connect with their community on a sweet set of wheels. Not only do these rides provide a chance for recreation, but therapeutic riding can help break down isolation, lift spirits, and improve quality of life.
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land – Exploring Maine’s Privately Owned Forests by Bike
Oct 20, 2021
94% of Maine’s forest land is privately owned, and more than half of that land is open to the public. This access is an incredible gift, and in order to preserve it, everyone who ventures outdoors needs to understand the contribution that landowners make. Join the BCM and the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to discuss adventure bicycling across Maine’s beautiful private lands.
Everything You Need to Know About E-Bikes
Jun 16, 2021
Electric-assist bikes are the fastest growing segment in the bicycle industry. People are using them both on and off roads to commute, to exercise, and to have fun! Whether you want to go faster, give your body a boost, or just travel more confidently in traffic, special guest Steve Gerhartz of Seacoast E-Bikes is here to answer all your questions. He’ll be discussing the types of electric bicycles available, how they can enhance one’s riding experience, e-bike laws, proper etiquette, and advice for maintenance.
Improve Your Rides with a Handy Guide to Upper Extremity Ailments
Jun 02, 2021
Special guest Emily Odermann (occupational therapist & certified hand therapist) lends us a hand to discuss common arm and hand injuries related to cycling. This will include a review of basic anatomy, causes of pain and tingling in the arm and hand, and the most common traumatic injuries from cycling accidents. Emily will arm you with strategies for prevention, treatment, and recovery, and show you the reasons why your legs shouldn’t get all the attention!
Almost Every Crash Report You Read is Wrong—and Why that Matters
May 19, 2021
Nearly every article you read about car crashes involving cyclists or pedestrians contains biased, victim-blaming language. Although journalism is supposed to be objective and accurate, we will present a report that shows most crash reports are neither—whether they come from local, state, or national outlets. We will also discuss the real-life consequences and legal repercussions of crash language, and compare good and bad crash reporting with actual examples.
Stretching + Strength-Training Tips to Maximize Your Rides, Reps, and Recovery
May 05, 2021
Whether you’re breaking into a new active lifestyle, recovering from illness or injury, or are a seasoned cyclist getting ready for the riding season, you won’t want to miss this webinar! The experts at Anytime Fitness will be joining us to explore some essential stretching routines to help you get ready to ride (or walk, or hike, or lift!). We will also discuss strength-training exercises, hydration tips, and post-workout stretching and foam-rolling techniques to help you achieve more, avoid injury, wind down, and recover better.
Riders, Riders, Everywhere—But Not a Bike to Buy – Buying & Selling Used Bikes in a Pandemic
Apr 21, 2021
Have you been fruitlessly searching for a used bicycle during the ongoing pandemic’s “Bike Boom”? Do you have a bike that you’d like to sell to get it into the hands of someone who really needs it? If you fit either of these categories (or are just looking to get enlightened), then this is the webinar for you. Special guest Fred Thomas of Frame & Wheel lends his expertise for this informative webinar.
7,222 Miles from Maine – Bicycling in Tanzania
Apr 07, 2021
Come along on a virtual voyage to Tanzania as we discuss the importance of the bicycle to Tanzanians with special guest Cary Huggins. We’ll discuss everyday use, community bicycle centers, bike safety, and bicycle tourism in the nation of 58 million residents…and what Mainers can learn from this culture!
Brain Injuries & Bike/Ped – Surviving and Thriving
Mar 24, 2021
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! Join us and the Maine chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America as we discuss how brain injuries are tied to bicycle and pedestrian crashes, and how brain injury survivors have overcome challenges by getting their feet back on the pedals and pavement. Creating safe environments for pedestrians and people on bicycles plus the proper use of helmets are vital to healthy living!
No Cyclist Left Behind: Hot Tips on Forming or Finding Chill Rides
Mar 10, 2021
If you’ve been wanting to get more into cycling but feel group rides are too fast, too advanced, or otherwise too intimidating, this is the webinar for YOU! We want to help you find a ride that fits your speed, style, age, and ability—or help you create one with useful tips on planning and marketing events that are safe and successful.