April 21, 2013

Bicycle coalition organizes 400-mile ride in Maine

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is launching a weeklong ride that will cover 400 miles through inland and coastal communities.

The event, called BikeMaine, will start and end in Orono and include overnight stops in Dover-Foxcroft, Belfast, Castine, Bar Harbor and Ellsworth. Riders will pedal 60 to 75 miles a day.

The inaugural ride from Sept. 7-14 will be limited to 350 riders, but the organization hopes to increase it in time to 2,000 participants.

The cost is $875, which includes meals, beverages and snacks along the route, baggage transport, mechanical and medical support, and campsites that include hot showers and restrooms.

More information is available on the coalition's website, www.bikemaine.org.

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