Monday, March 10, 2014
Not everyone is comfortable with pedaling a bike around the Portland area's busy roadways during the summer months. Some would rather not break a sweat while they're outside seeing the sites the city and its surrounding towns have to offer.
If you fall into both of those categories, maybe an e-bike is the answer for you.
E-bikes looks much like people-powered cycles but they have an extra bonus - a small, quiet motor that allows the rider to choose whether to pedal or just ride along, propelled by the motor while enjoys the views.
Summer Feet Cycling of Kennebunk offers a five-hour tour on its e-bikes that offers tourists and Mainers alike the chance to see five nearby lighthouses while traveling on two wheels. The tour has a price tag of $125 and includes the use of a bike and helmet, shuttle van transportation if needed, two guides and Portland's best lobster roll for lunch.
If you want to get out and cruise, keep in mind the lighthouse tour will be offered daily at 10 a.m. through October 31. For those averse to exercise, it's the perfect solution.
If you do want to up that heart rate, Summer Feet also offers several other pedaling tour opportunities, includes routes from Boothbay to Bar Harbor, through Camden and through Kennebunk. All are beautiful destinations for summer riding. And as soon as you start pedaling you'll realize that on two wheels is the best way to see Maine's coast.
Karen Beaudoin lives in Portland and is the web editor for PressHerald.com.
Her Pedal On blog offers info, events and advice for people who love their bikes more than, well ... almost anything.
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