Sunday, February 2, 2014

Blueberries, Alewives, Hot Dogs & Apple Pie (and maybe some Moxie)

We have a great-looking line up of rides planned for the year!  We've managed to design a schedule to take advantage of a variety of local events, including the Benton Alewife Festival, the Wilton Blueberry Festival, and the Monmouth Apple Festival.  A couple of changes: Ken's Hot Dog Ride has been moved up to June 22, leaving the weekend of July 12-13 open - however, we've learned that there is a half-century bike tour (and a shorter option) planned to coincide with the Livermore Falls Moxie Festival on the 12th, so we may work that into our schedule.  We are planning to offer at least one metric century this year, running out of Wilton during the blueberry festival.  And Steve Robe has suggested we might revive the 100-mile Tour de Kennebec from Jackman to Waterville, perhaps during one of the open dates below.  If you are interested in the Century ride, or in any of the other rides or open dates, please let me know.  Hope to see you all on some or all of our rides this year!
Here's the updated KVBC ride calendar:
April 19, Saturday, 10 am: Augusta "Wake Up the Earth Ride" - Jim Floyd
April 26, Saturday, 10 am: Wayne "The Wayne Way" - Jim Merrick
May 3, Saturday, 10 am: Livermore "The Oasis Loop" - John Lanoue
May 10, Saturday, 9:30 am: East Vassalboro "China Surprise" - Jeanine Libby
May 17, Saturday, 9:30 am: Clinton "Biking with the Alewives" [Benton Alewife Festival] - Jeanine Libby
May 24, Saturday, 9 am: Manchester "Cobbossee Odyssey" - John Lanoue
May 31, Saturday, 9 am: Vassalboro "Velo Vassalboro" - David Lipman
June 7, Saturday, 9 am: Windsor "Tour of the Back 40" - Leanne Moll
June 15, Sunday, 9 am: Mount Vernon "Eleven Ponds Ride" - Jim Merrick
June 22, Sunday, 9 am: Wings Mills (Mt. Vernon) "Ken's Hot Dog Ride" - Ken Louis
June 29, Sunday, 9 am: Damariscotta "A Pedaling Purview of Pemaquid Point" - David Lipman
July 5, Saturday, 9 am: Sidney "Independence Day Ride" - Jim Putnam
July 12 or 13: OPEN (possible Moxie Ride in Livermore Falls on the 12th)
July 19, Saturday, 8 am: Augusta "Capitol Breakfast Ride" - Jim Merrick
July 26, Saturday, 9 am: Gardiner "Back Roads to Bowdoinham" - Roger Rocque
August 2, Saturday, 8 am: Wilton "Blueberry Metric" [Wilton Blueberry Festival] - Jim Merrick
August 9 or 10: OPEN
August 16, Saturday, 8 am: Waterville "The Colby Loop" - Jeanine Libby
August 24, Sunday, 9 am: Vassalboro "Hills and Beans" - David Lipman
August 30 or 31: OPEN
September 6 or 7: OPEN (although we may opt to field a team at Pedal Penobscot in Bangor on the 7th)
September 14, Sunday, 9 am: Farmington "The Ups and Downs of Industry" - Larry Childs
September 20 or 21: OPEN
September 27, Saturday, 9 am: Winthrop "Monmouth a la Mode" [Monmouth Apple Festival] - Jim Merrick
October 11, Saturday, 9 am: East Winthrop "The Big Lakes Tour" - Denise Crowell
Many, many THANKS to all our volunteer Ride Leaders!

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