In spite of some threatening weather last Saturday, three of us did the Belgrade Lakes ride. The conditions were much better than expected, and we timed the 15 mile loop just right to avoid any serious rain. As much as we would prefer sunny, warm and dry conditions, sometimes riding in less than ideal weather with good friends can be just as much fun, and we were glad to get the ride in. This Sunday's ride will be much flatter - and hopefully dryer - as we explore the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta. This will be a great ride for new cyclists and for those who have not gotten out much as yet this year. You can't find a route much flatter than this one in Central Maine.
May 16th, Sunday - AUGUSTA
"KVBC on the KRRT" - the Kennebec River Rail Trail through Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardiner.
START: 9:30 AM at the Augusta trail head of the rail trail - the municipal parking lot off of Water Street adjacent to the Maine State Housing Authority (353 Water St.) in the shadow of Memorial Bridge.DISTANCE: 20 miles
TERRAIN: flat (and we mean flat)
HIGHLIGHTS: a pleasant run along the Kennebec River, with some great natural scenery mixed with some urban vistas, "the way cities are supposed to be."
LEADER: David Auclair.