Wednesday Webinar Archives

Do you have a question about different kinds of biking – mountain, gravel, road? Maybe you need some safety tips for biking and walking at night or in urban settings? Are you looking for guidance in planning your next outdoor adventure? Or are you interested in just learning more about the world of biking?

If you answered yes, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Wednesday Webinar series is for you! Sponsored by our friends at Tandem Coffee Roasters, our webinar topics range from bike safety and seasonal riding tips to mechanics courses and bike-packing trips. Check out our past webinars here, or click the link below to discover this season’s guests and topics.

You can also listen to our webinars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

See our Event Calendar for upcoming webinars.

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.

Safe Cycling: the Do’s, the Don’ts, and the Downright Dangerous

Feb 24, 2021

Bring your kids, your spouse, and even the family dog to this safe cycling webinar! We’ll be talking where and how to ride safely with the whole flock, the best way to pick the best gear for your outing, and even some tips for drivers and rules to remember.

Biking After Dark: Winter Edition

Feb 10, 2021

Shorter days don’t have to shorten your riding season! In addition to covering some basic bike/ped safety education, this course will elaborate on lights and reflective materials, clothing, must-have equipment, selecting routes, and maintaining your steed in the snow and sleet.

Bicycle Coalition of Maine