Cycling

Bikes & Brews #3

Bikes & Brews #3 ~ Saturday, October 29th

Check in is 10:15 - 10:45am

Course - Cape Elizabeth trail network

Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill, 448 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Please feel free to come in costime for this event! 

Proceeds go to Greater Portland NEMBA!

FMI: www.facebook.com

To register: www.bikereg.com/bikesandbrewselsmere

Date: 
Sat, Oct 29th,
11:00am to 2:00pm
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

2016 Downeast Cyclocross

2016 Downeast Cyclocross 

October 22, 2016

Come learn about 'cross at this exciting, annual event! Please feel free to contact organizer, John Grenier, Rainbow Bike - john@rainbowbike.com

Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine 

https://www.usacycling.org/clubs/index.php?club=7632

 

Date: 
Sat, Oct 22nd (All day)
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Bradbury Twelve - 10th Annual

Gear Works Productions - a Division of Casco Bay Sports - Presents the 10th Annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain! 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mountain bike relay race and festival focusing on cozy team oriented competition while enjoying an 7 plus mile race course of incredible singletrack Be part of the event during this milestone year! 

http://cascobayevents.com/bradburytwelve

Date: 
Sat, Sep 17th (All day)
Sport: 
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes

Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival

The First Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival is September 22nd
With guided rides, free bike demos, skills clinics, great food, and even live music, it’s shaping up to be a seriously awesome weekend. There are still some fun volunteer opportunities available:

When you volunteer for four hours, you get:

  • Free access to the event for the entire weekend, including all rides, clinics, demos, and music.
  • Free meal during your shift
  • Free event t-shirt

For more information, click here.

Date: 
Thu, Sep 22nd (All day) to Sun, Sep 25th (All day)
Venue: 
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
Photos: 

Tour de Lovell

The 11th Annual Tour de Lovell will start at 8am Saturday the 13th of August. BikeReg is open until the 5th of August, after that is paper registration. Day of registration and picking up race numbers will be at 7am to 7:30am on the 13th. The 21+ mile course is the same as last years. All volunteers will be entered in a raffle for a quart of local maple syrup. There is also a raffle for a day's use of a pontoon boat, courtesy of Kezar Lake Marina. The Tour de Lovell benefits the Lovell Recreation Department which is used by children and adults of Lovell, Stoneham, Sweden, Stow, and Chatham-New Hampshire.
 
The Tour de Lovell has registration at BikeReg: https://www.bikereg.com/11th-annual-tour-de-lovell
until August 5th and then it will go to day of and paper registration.
 
 
I have a Facebook page for Tour de Lovell Maine:
Date: 
Sat, Aug 13th (All day)
Sport: 
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
Photos: 

7th Annual EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge


 EMMC Champion the Cure Challenge offers something for everyone! Choose from: a 1K, 5K or 10K walk/run, a 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike ride or a 38 mile motorcycle ride. You can even choose to be a virtual participant! People of all ages are invited to participate. In order to help reach our goal, participants are asked to meet minimum fundraising goals. And remember, every penny raised stays right here in our community to support local cancer research!

FMI - http://ctcc.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1149609

Date: 
Sat, Aug 20th (All day)
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
Photos: 

Gritty's Triple G3 Ride

The Gritty's Triple G3 is an annual bicycle ride event designated to raise money to support the Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing. Here is the OFFICIAL route map, it is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3111292. The route is well marked and pretty simple.

This event is for experienced riders.  We ride from Gritty's in Freeport, to Gritty's in Portland, to Gritty's in Auburn, back to Gritty's in Freeport.  The stretch to and from Auburn is hilly.  We ask riders who can average over 15mph over 75 miles to participate.  This is not because slower riders are not welcome, it is because in August, it gets HOT. And we want riders back to Freeport between noon and 2pm so that they can enjoy the festivities and rehydrate. 

Registration starts at 6:30am at the Freeport Gritty’s parking lot, but don't park there. Park in the LLBean lot that is adjacent to Grittys

Date: 
Sun, Aug 21st (All day)
Sport: 
City: 
Annual Event: 
Yes
Photos: 

Three Day Exploring Acadia Bike Trip

Escape to Maine and let us show you the best of Acadia National Park. Experience the dramatic beauty of Maine’s rock bound coast, enjoy car-free cycling on tree-lined carriage roads. Bask in the sun on a scenic ferry ride, and eat a lobster within spitting distance of the boat that caught it. Let us show you Acadia as only the locals can. Our Exploring Acadia weekend is great for cyclists of all levels and features the only 4 diamond water front property in Bar Harbor.

Day 1 – Park Loop Road

We meet Friday afternoon at 2:00 pm in Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park. Today we will cycle the famous Park Loop Road as it winds its way along the coast and through the Park. After cycling we enjoy a wine and cheese reception before dinner at a favorite restaurant.

Cycling Options: 21 or 28 miles
Meals: Dinner
Lodging: First of 2 Nights at The Manor House Inn

Day 2 – The Schoodic Peninsula

Today we enjoy a unique ferry ride across Frenchman Bay to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. We experience the dramatic power of the open ocean as it crashes along the Schoodic’s rugged shore before we cycle to a true lobstering community. In the evening we enjoy fresh Maine lobster.

 

Cycling Options: 15, 29, or 35 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Second of 2 Nights at The Manor House Inn

Day 3 – Acadia’s Carriage Roads

Picture breathtaking scenery, gentle grades, and car free cycling, and you have Acadia’s famous carriage roads. A gift of John D. Rockefeller to help the people of America enjoy Acadia’s beauty the carriage roads offer the opportunity to cycle through stately forests of pine and birch and to enjoy panoramic views of Mount Desert Island. Note: the tour generally concludes between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Cycling Options: 12, 20, or 35 miles
Meals: Breakfast

FMI: www.summerfeet.net

Date: 
Fri, Aug 26th (All day) to Sun, Aug 28th (All day)
Sport: 
City: 
Annual Event: 
No
Photos: 

Sailboats and Summer Folk Bike Trip

Nestled amongst verdant hills, with stately old houses, a picturesque harbor, and a charming main street, it is no wonder Camden has been voted the prettiest town in Maine. Our 3-day bike tour of this classic Maine town begins with a bike ride along a tree-lined ocean preserve and through lush farmland ringed with ancient rock walls. We continue by cycling one of Maine’s most beautiful islands in the heart of Penobscot Bay with ocean views around every corner. We conclude our tour cycling to the town of Rockland and to my favorite lighthouse, the majestic Owls Head Light. Along the way take time to explore the areas’ many galleries, and relax aboard the deck of an antique wooden sailboat as we enjoy a sunset cruise on Penobscot Bay.

Day 1 – Cycling the Prettiest Six Miles in Maine*

We meet at 2pm Friday afternoon for an afternoon of cycling through the charming coastal village of Rockport. A delightful mix of tranquil farm lands and ocean views highlight our ride. In the evening we gather for a wine and cheese reception before dinner at one of Camden’s finest restaurants.

Cycling Options: 7 or 15 miles
Meals: Dinner
Lodging: First of 2 Nights at the Inns at Blackberry Common

Day 2 – Cycling the Pristine Island of Islesboro and a Sunset Sail

The early morning ferry carries us to Islesboro where stately pines and 40 room cottages serve as a backdrop for our ride around one of Maine’s prettiest islands. Tonight we explore Penobscot Bay from the deck of a classic wooden schooner before a casual dinner.

 

Cycling Options: 26, 36, or 46 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Lodging: Final Night at the Inns at Blackberry Common

Day 3 – Exploring Rockland, Owl’s Head, and Birch Point

Just south of Camden, Rockland is rapidly becoming a summer destination in its own right. Today’s ride will carry us to Rockland and the Owls Head Light. Spend the afternoon wandering the Farnsworth Museum of Art or choose to cycle the rural beauty of the St George Peninsula and around Rackliff Island. Note: The tour generally concludes between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Cycling Options: 10, 32, or 41 miles
Meals: Breakfast

FMI: www.summerfeet.net

Date: 
Fri, Aug 19th (All day) to Sun, Aug 21st (All day)
Sport: 
City: 
Annual Event: 
No
Photos: 

Beaches and Backroads Bike Trip

History buffs – salty dogs – those who cycle for the scenery … this weekend cycling tour is for you. The seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Arundel, and Cape Porpoise – collectively known as The Kennebunks – are saturated in maritime history, from times of salty sea captains, to a thriving ship building industry during which time as many as 100 ships were built and floated down the river a year, to the fisherman who for centuries have made a living off the coast’s rich marine resources. Today, the stately homes of the sea captains are welcoming B&Bs; boat building is still present, including a boat building school just four miles from town; and many a local make their living on the sea as lobstermen and fishermen.

Day 1 – Cruising the Coast

Why save the best for last? This afternoon you’ll meander along some of Kennebunkport’s loveliest roads and shorelines. We’ll start by going inland where we’ll be likely to see sheep and alpacas and even a llama grazing at the Ewe and I Farm. If you stop, they’ll visit – they’re quite friendly animals. We’ll take a short cut through the woods along the Gravelly Brook Road, home of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and some of the Trust’s many local trails. About a mile further along the route, you’ll find yourself surrounded by salt marsh, marking your close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Hang a left once you arrive in the quaint lobstering village of Cape Porpoise and you’ll see the same sight that made me first fall in love with Maine. A quiet cove, beautiful homes, a safe harbor full of working lobster boats, and of course the magical islands of Cape Porpoise Harbor and the Goat Island Lighthouse. The view simply can’t get any better. We’ll finish our afternoon jaunt as we pass Walker’s Point – home of George and Barbara Bush – and then hug the coast the entire way back into town. Tonight’s dinner? Lobstah!

Cycling Options: 14 miles
Meals: Dinner
Lodging: First of 2 Nights at The Nonantum Resort

Day 2 – Let’s Cover Some Distance

Goose Rocks Beach, Fortunes Rocks, the craggy shore of Biddeford Pool and the East Point Sanctuary, Wood Island Light, Hills Beach – these are some of the places we can adventure to when we head northeast of Kennebunkport. You may recognize a few roads in and out of town from yesterday’s ride, but most of the journey will be uncharted territory for our group. We’ll take a well-deserved break once we get to Biddeford Pool – there are great trails to walk, with crashing waves right at your side. Finding a perfect picnic spot is hardly a challenge and once you’ve had your fill it’ll be time to get back to town and our evening treat! Ride your bike, or finish the route in the van – it’s your vacation, do what feels good. Our goal is to be back to the inn with plenty of time to get showered up and grab an extra layer. Our evening chariot awaits a very short walk from the inn – it’s the Schooner Eleanor, an impressive vessel hand-crafted by its owner and captain, Rich Woodman. Rich and his crew will skillfully maneuver the Eleanor and our group out the river and into the open ocean where we’ll set the sails and enjoy an entirely different view of the coastlines you’ve been seeing. Relax, enjoy a glass of wine and keep an eye open for the diving Gannets or the occasional Minke Whale. Once back on shore, it’s a short walk to dinner at one of Kennebunkport’s finest and most fun, and the conclusion of an impressive day.

 

Cycling Options: 13 or 32 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 – Kennebunk and its Beaches

After another impressive breakfast at our inn, we’ll once again hop onto our bikes and this time explore what is west of the Kennebunk River. We’ll follow the rural River Road north and west to the first place where we can cross the river, Durrell’s Bridge. From there be prepared to have your cycling socks knocked off as we ride past some of Kennebunk’s stateliest homes, including the Wedding Cake House on your right. Continue through Kennebunk’s downtown, taking time to stop for ice cream at The Daily Scoop – if that’s your flavor. Then it’s time to travel back towards the sea, this time along the Mousam River. If conditions allow, we’ll take the Kennebunk Bridal Path along the river’s edge, watching for marsh birds and forest creatures along the way. Once back on the roads, it’s time to saunter along Kennebunk’s many beaches. Take your time, watch the surfers, watch the waves, get off your bike and put your feet in the sand – so luxurious. Pass back to the “other side of the bridge” and take your time through Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and back to the inn.

Cycling Options: 15 miles
Meals: Breakfast

FMI: http://www.summerfeet.net/bicycle-trips/maine-bicycle-tours/maine-bike-tours/beaches-and-backroads-a-kennebunk-bike-tour/

Date: 
Fri, Aug 12th (All day) to Sun, Aug 14th (All day)
Fri, Sep 9th (All day) to Sun, Sep 11th (All day)
Sport: 
Annual Event: 
No
Photos: 

Pages