Sunday, May 11, 2014

Biking with the Alewives

We had a beautiful day, at long last, for a splendid Mother's Day ride in China on Sunday.  It was a great ride with lots of rolling farmland and scenic lakeside runs, some historic cemetery stops, and some great tailwinds!  Many thanks to Jeanine for putting the ride together and offering to shift the ride date at the last minute to take advantage of the weather.  Jeanine is doing double duty this week, as she will also be leading our ride Saturday in Clinton to the Benton Alewife Festival:  The alewives, a vital resource going back to prehistoric times, have made a remarkable comeback, and here's your chance to see the spring run in action.  As always, hope you can join us!
Saturday, May 17th, CLINTON
"Biking with the Alewives" - a tour along the banks of the Sebasticook River to the Benton Alewife Festival.
START: 9:30 AM at the Old Mill Park off Rt.s 100 and 11 in Clinton.
DISTANCE: 25 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate, with some hills and flat sections.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic river views and a stop at the Benton Alewife Festival celebrating the return of the historic alewife spring run.
LEADER: Jeanine Libby.
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at, and check out the club's Facebook page at
Alewife Harvest in Benton, Maine

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