Monday, May 15, 2017

Alewives Run, We Bike

We had a fine ride in Readfield last Saturday, after a strategic rescheduling to avoid the rain on Sunday. Our gratitude to Lydia for rearranging her ride to suit the weather conditions, and all those who came out on short notice. If the weatherfolks are right, we are in for some sunny, warm (even hot!) weather ahead this week, and what better time to go biking with the alewives this Sunday! An always popular ride, and we hope you can join us!

Sunday, May 21st, EAST VASSALBORO
"Biking with the Alewives" - a tour along the shores of Webber Pond, the Seven Mile Stream, and China Lake for the Spring Alewife Run.
START: 9:00 AM at Vassalboro Elementary School, 1116 Webber Pond Road, East Vassalboro.
DISTANCE: approx. 26 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate, with some hills and flat sections.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic river views and a stop at the dam to view the historic alewife spring run.
LEADER: Jeanine Libby, jjlibby13@roadrunner.com.
LINK TO ROUTE MAP (2016): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6864277
 
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at 293-3784 or hjmerrick@gmail.com, and check out the club's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KennebecValleyBicycleClub.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sunday's Ride in Readfield Switched to Saturday

RIDE ALERT!  Due to the forecast of steady rain on Sunday we will instead shoot for Saturday morning at 9:30 am at the same place, the Maranacook School Superintendent's Office off of Rt. 17 in Readfield.  If you forwarded the earlier ride announcement to friends, please let them know that the ride has been moved up a day to Saturday.  And have a Happy Mother's Day in any case!

Saturday, May 13th - READFIELD
"The Maranacook Meander" - a lakeside tour through Readfield, Winthrop, Wayne and Kents Hill
START: 9:30 am at the Maranacook School Superintendent's Office parking lot, 45 Millard Harrison Drive, off of Rt. 17 about one quarter mile north of Readfield Depot. The Superintendent's Office is the first left on the drive up to the High School.
DISTANCE: about 27 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate to hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: many lakeside and hill top views; optional stop at Tubby's Ice Cream in Wayne.
LEADER: Lydia Leimbach, mrsl330@yahoo.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP: http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6864286

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Mother's Day Meander

 
 
May and Bike Month are upon us, and while it has been a challenge to avoid the raindrops, we did manage to get in a great ride in Skowhegan last Sunday. Many thanks to John Lanoue and everyone who participated. This Sunday is Mother's Day and we will meet at the Maranacook School Superintendent's Office (well, his parking lot, anyway) in Readfield for a 27-mile ride. Please note that this ride has been moved up a week from the original KVBC Ride Calendar listing, and that we will be biking with the alewives in Vassalboro the following Sunday. Meanwhile we will hope for less rain and even fewer blackflies, and another great group of people on Sunday in Readfield! See you then!

Sunday, May 14th - READFIELD
"The Maranacook Meander" - a lakeside tour through Readfield, Winthrop, Wayne and Kents Hill
START: 10:00 am at the Maranacook School Superintendent's Office parking lot, 45 Millard Harrison Drive, off of Rt. 17 about one quarter mile north of Readfield Depot. The Superintendent's Office is the first left on the drive up to the High School.
DISTANCE: about 27 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate to hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: many lakeside and hill top views; optional stop at Tubby's Ice Cream in Wayne.
LEADER: Lydia Leimbach.
LINK to ROUTE MAP: http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6864286
BCM Calendar Link: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-maranacook-meander

Friday, May 5, 2017

Saturday's Ride Rescheduled for Sunday

Saturday's Ride from the Oak Pond Brewery in Skowhegan POSTPONED to SUNDAY instead due to rain.
Message from John Lanoue:
Unfortunately tomorrow’s forecast is for rain, so we’re going to switch the ride to Sunday, 10:00am at the same location, Oak Pond Brewery. I called and they’re closed on Sunday, so it’s unlikely we can get a tour… however, I do need to run in and stock up on beer on Saturday for my annual 500 miler, so please email me off-list if you want me to get a few growlers filled for you and I can bring them with me on Sunday. A few hours in the car won’t hurt the beer.
Oak Pond Brewery: http://www.oakpondbrewery.com/default.asp
Selection: http://www.oakpondbrewery.com/products.asp
Thanks, and see you Sunday!

Sunday, May 7 - SKOWHEGAN
"Acorns, no Ales" - a not-quite Cinco de Mayo ride through Canaan, Skowhegan, Waterville and Hinckley.
START: 10:00 am at the Oak Pond Brewery, 101 Oak Pond Road, near the Skowhegan/Canaan town line. Directions at their website: http://www.oakpondbrewery.com/contact.asp. Please park in the area behind the brewery.
DISTANCE: approx 39 miles
TERRAIN: moderate to hilly
HIGHLIGHTS: some little-traveled back roads and river views.
LEADER: John Lanoue, john.lanoue@avid.com.
LINK TO RIDE MAP (2016): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7061836

Monday, May 1, 2017

From Little Acorns

We had a great ride in China last Sunday with bright sunshine and a fine turnout of 20 riders - thanks to Jeanine for leading, and to Jim Floyd who had some extra maple syrup to hand out to anyone who missed out the week before. May is Bike Month, and we have more great riding in store, starting this Saturday in Skowhegan. Although it isn't exactly Cinco de Mayo, we may still have a tour of the Oak Pond Brewery after the ride. Please note the 10:00 am start. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, May 6 - SKOWHEGAN
"Ales and Acorns" - a not-quite Cinco de Mayo ride through Canaan, Skowhegan, Waterville and Hinckley.
START: 10:00 am at the Oak Pond Brewery, 101 Oak Pond Road, near the Skowhegan/Canaan town line. Directions at their website: http://www.oakpondbrewery.com/contact.asp. Please park in the area behind the brewery.
DISTANCE: approx 39 miles
TERRAIN: moderate to hilly
HIGHLIGHTS: some little-traveled back roads, river views, and an optional brewery tour at the ride's end.
LEADER: John Lanoue, john.lanoue@avid.com.
LINK TO RIDE MAP (2016): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7061836
BCM Calendar Link: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-acorns-and-ales

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fine China

We had a nice "rebound" ride last Sunday after the rains on Saturday, and Jeanine and Jim combined their two rides to "Wake Up the Bare Knees." Jim brought some maple syrup for everyone to symbolize the Spring awakening, and Jeanine had one rider with bare knees - that all counts. Many thanks to them both! This Sunday is looking sunny and dry after all the April showers this week - a pleasant surprise - so Jeanine has offered to lead her "China Surprise" ride from East Vassalboro on Sunday. Hope to see you then!

SUNDAY, April 30th, EAST VASSALBORO
"China Surprise" - a delightful tour over the hills and dells of Vassalboro and China.
START: 9:30 AM at the Vassalboro Historical Society parking lot at 327 Main Street just north of the China Lake boat landing on Rt. 32 in East Vassalboro (not the boat landing in South China).
DISTANCE: 25 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate, with some hills and flat sections.
HIGHLIGHTS: a selection of great, scenic rural Maine roads with great views of China Lake and surroundings, with a surprise thrown in!
LEADER: Jeanine Libby, jjlibby13@roadrunner.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP (2014): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6799647


For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at 293-3784 or hjmerrick@gmail.com, and check out the KVBC Facebook page.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

KVBC Ride This Mornimg in Augusta CANCELED,

Good Morning, everyone.  Due to poor weather this morning, our scheduled KVBC ride in Augusta at 10:00 am is canceled.  Tomorrow's ride in Winslow is still on, and we look forward to seeing you then!  Meanwhile, Happy Earth Day!  (The Weather is always part of the Day.)

April 23rd, Sunday - WINSLOW
"Wake up the Bare Knees, By Gee" - a riverside tour through Winslow, Benton, and Clinton.
START: 9:30 AM at Winslow Elementary School, 285 Benton Avenue, Winslow.
DISTANCE: 25-30 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate.
HIGHLIGHTS: an early Spring ride along the Kennebec and Sebasticook rivers. Optional lunch stop at "Big G's" in Winslow.
LEADER: Jeanine Libby, jjlibby13@roadrunner.com.
LINK TO BCM CALENDAR: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-big-gs-and-bare-knees-2
LINK TO ROUTE MAP (2015): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6799300


For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, check out our Facebook page or our club blog, "Posted Roads" - http://postedroads.blogspot.com.
 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wake Up!


Next weekend is Earth Day, and we have a double-header lined up!  Saturday will be our annual Wake Up The Earth Ride along the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta, a reasonably flat, mostly off-road route that is a perfect warm-up if you haven't been able to get your bike out much - and it falls on Earth Day this year!  It is a fun ride and features a stop at Slate's Bakery in Hallowell.  Sunday we will head up river to Winslow for another popular early ride, Big G's and Bare Knees, intended to warm things up to shed some layers - plus an optional stop at Big G's for lunch.  Hope you can join us on one ride, or both!

April 22nd, Saturday - AUGUSTA
"Wake Up the Earth" - an early Spring/Earth Day ride along the Kennebec River Rail Trail through Augusta, Hallowell, and Gardiner.
START: 10:00 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: EARTH DAY! For many of us, the first ride of the season, a pleasant run along the Kennebec River, with some great natural scenery mixed with some urban vistas, kicking off another great year of cycling. Probable stop at Slate's Bakery in Hallowell!
LEADER: Jim Floyd, jimfloyd@fairpoint.net.
LINK TO BCM CALENDAR: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-wake-up-the-earth-ride-2
LINK TO ROUTE MAP (2016): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6838283
 
 

April 23rd, Sunday - WINSLOW
"Big G's and Bare Knees" - a riverside tour through Winslow, Benton, and Clinton.
START: 9:30 AM at Winslow Elementary School, 285 Benton Avenue, Winslow.
DISTANCE: 25-30 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate.
HIGHLIGHTS: an early Spring ride along the Kennebec and Sebasticook rivers. Optional lunch stop at "Big G's" in Winslow.
LEADER: Jeanine Libby, jjlibby13@roadrunner.com.
LINK TO BCM CALENDAR: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-big-gs-and-bare-knees-2
LINK TO ROUTE MAP (2015): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6799300

For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, check out our Facebook page or our club blog, "Posted Roads" - http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

We Are Fifteen!

 
The KVBC is turning 15, and we have a 15-mile ride planned to start things rolling!  We will meet at the Vassalboro Town Office in North Vassalboro on Rt.32.  If it is raining and below 50 degrees we may cancel, so be looking for last-minute alerts.  Let's hope for some warmer and dryer weather as I, for one, am looking forward to getting my bike out and putting the snow shovel away.  See You Saturday!

Saturday, April 8 - VASSALBORO
"Let's Ride Fifteen" - a 15-mile ride to (hopefully) kick off the Great April Thaw and our club's 15th anniversary.
START: 10:00 am at the Vassalboro Town Office Building, 682 Main Street (Rt. 32) in Vassalboro.
DISTANCE: 15 miles.
TERRAIN: flat to rolling
HIGHLIGHTS: some early Spring-like weather (that's "Spring-like," as in "not-Winter-like") and some fine back roads in Vassalboro.
LEADER: Jeanine Libby.
LINK to BCM CALENDAR: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-lets-ride-fifteen

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Saturday, March 25, Ride in Sidney CANCELED

Winter does not seem to want to call it quits just yet, so due to possibly poor road conditions our planned KVBC ride tomorrow in Sidney will be canceled.  We will shoot for our next scheduled ride, Saturday April 8, in Vassalboro.  Stay warm, and see you in April!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Johnny B. Good(hu)e

According to the calendar, the Vernal Equinox is tomorrow, March 20, and this weekend is Maine Maple Sunday, and (if the weather holds up) we will have a ride on Saturday!  We will meet "Way back up in the woods among the evergreens" at Bacon Farm Maple Products in Sidney for a 20-mile ride. In case of rain (or worse) we may cancel and just "go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track." Hope to see you Saturday!

Saturday, March 25 - SIDNEY
"Johnny B. Good(hu)e, or Maine Maple Sidney" - a sweet ride to mark the alleged arrival of Spring and Maine Maple Sunday with a stop at a Sugar House on Goodhue Road in Sidney.
START: 10:00 AM, at Bacon Farm Maple Products at the corner of Goodhue Road and Rt. 23 (Pond Road) in Sidney. Parking may be limited to streetside, although there may be additional parking available at the New England Music Camp on Rt. 23 just north of the Sugar House.
DISTANCE: about 20 miles
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills
HIGHLIGHTS: Maple syrup! Maple products! Maple Sidney! Go Johnnie Go!
LEADER: John Lanoue
BCM Calendar Link: http://www.bikemaine.org/event2/kvbc-maine-maple-sidney

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 KVBC Ride Calendar

Here is the 2017 Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club Ride Calendar.  Many thanks to our volunteer ride leaders for offering to lead rides this year!  We have some really interesting rides planned for this season - a few of which are still in the planning stages, so some of the ride info will be updated later - and we may have some last-minute changes or additions.  Hopefully we will have some warmer and dryer weather coming up, and we'll need it, as our first ride is scheduled for two weeks from this Saturday, on March 25 in Sidney as part of Maine Maple Sunday weekend.  Note to Ride Leaders: if you notice any corrections to be made in the listings please let me know.  Thank you!  Hope to see you all out on the road this year.  We should have another great year of riding ahead!

Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club 2017 Ride Calendar

March 25, Saturday: SIDNEY - “Maine Maple Sidney.” Start: 10:00 AM, Bacon Farm Maple Products, 415 Goodhue Road, Sidney 04330. 20 mi. Leader: John Lanoue.

April 8, Saturday: VASSALBORO – “Let’s Ride Fifteen (KVBC 15th Anniversary).” Start: 10:00 AM, Vassalboro Town Office, 682 Main Street, Vassalboro 04989. 15 mi. Leader: Jeanine Libby.

April 22, Saturday: AUGUSTA – “Wake Up the Earth Ride.” Start: 10:00 AM, Kennebec River Rail Trail, Augusta 04330. 21 mi. Leader: Jim Floyd.

April 23, Sunday: WINSLOW – “Big Gs and Bare Knees.” Start: 9:30 AM, Winslow Elementary School, 285 Benton Avenue, Winslow 04901. 27 mi. Leader: Jeanine Libby.

May 6, Saturday: SKOWHEGAN – “Ales and Acorns.” Start: 10:00 AM, Oak Pond Brewery, 101 Oak Pond Road, Skowhegan 04976. 38 mi.  Leader: John Lanoue.

May 14, Sunday: VASSALBORO – “Biking with the Alewives.” Start: 9:00 AM, Vassalboro Elementary School, 1116 Webber Pond Road, Vassalboro 04989.  26 mi. Leader: Jeanine Libby.

May 21, Sunday: READFIELD – “Maranacook Meander.” Start: 10:00 AM, Maranacook School Superintendent’s Office, 45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield 04355. 27 mi. Leader: Lydia Leimbach.

May 28, Sunday: VASSALBORO – “Velo Vassalboro.” Start: 9:00 AM, Arrowhead Drive, Vassalboro 04989. 24 mi. Leader: David Lipman.

June 3, Saturday: WATERVILLE – “China sans Green Bean’s.” Start: 9:00 AM, Waterville Junior High School, 100 West River Road, Waterville 04901. Leader: Steve Robe.

June 11, Sunday: BRUNSWICK – “Cundy’s and Sundaes.” Start: 9:30 AM, TBD, Brunswick 04011. 27 mi. Leader: Ken Louis.

June 17, Saturday: FAYETTE – “Kennebec Land Trust Property Pedal.” Start: 9:00 AM, David Pond Woodland Conservation Area, Sandy River Road, Fayette 04349. 14 or 36 mi. Leaders: Jim Floyd and Jim Merrick.

June 23-25, Friday-Sunday: GREENVILLE – “Greenville Hike, Bike, and Boat.” Start: 6 pm (Friday) at Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins in Greenville (fee TBD), 10:30 am (Sunday) at Moosewood Maritime Museum for the Bike & Boat tour (fee: $25), Greenville 04441. Leader: Jeanine Libby.

June 24, Saturday: JEFFERSON – “Down Around Damariscotta.” Start: 9:00 AM, Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road, Jefferson 04348. 26 mi. Leader: Bryan Griffin.

July 1, Saturday: SIDNEY – “Fourth of July Ride.” Start: 9:00 AM, James H. Bean Elementary School, 2896 Middle Road, Sidney 04330. 29 mi. Leader: Jim Putnam.

July 8, Saturday: DAMARISCOTTA – “Drafting Through Damariscotta.” Start: 10:00 AM, Hannaford’s Plaza, 469 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543. 38 mi. Leader: David Lipman.

July 9, Sunday: BOOTHBAY – “Bicycling to Boothbay.” Start: 9:00 AM, Knickerbocker Boat Landing, Boothbay 04357. 22 mi. Leader: David Lipman.

July 16, Sunday: NORRIDGEWOCK – “Ken’s Hot Dog Ride.” Start: 9:00 AM, 434 Frederic Corner Road, Norridgewock 04957. 25 or 60 mi. Leaders: Denise “Ken” Crowell and Brian “Ken” Bowker.

July 22, Saturday: AUGUSTA – “Capitol Breakfast Ride.” Start: 8:30 AM, Lillian Parks Hussey Elementary School, 12 Gedney Street, Augusta 04330. 27 mi. Leader: Jim Merrick.

July 30, Sunday: GARDINER – “Biking to Bowdoinham.” Start: 9:00 AM, Laura Richards Elementary School, 279 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner 04345. 40 mi. Leader: Joe Renda.

August 6, Sunday: MANCHESTER – “Cobbossee Odyssey.” Start: 9:00 AM, Fielder’s Choice Ice Cream, McArdle Street, Manchester 04351. 29 mi. Leader: John Lanoue.

August 13, Sunday: LINCOLNVILLE - “Out through the Cellar Door.” Start: 10:00 AM, Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville 04849. 31 mi. Leader: Tammy Jones.

August 19, Saturday: WHITEFIELD – “Hills and Mills.” Start: 10:00 AM, 184 Hunts Meadow Road, Whitefield 04353. Leader: Bryan Griffin.

August 26, Saturday: BELGRADE LAKES – “Lakes Deep, Grades Steep.” Start: 9:00 AM, Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons, 1 Center Drive Rt 27, Belgrade 04917. Leader: Bud Newell.

September 3, Sunday: OAKLAND – “Barreling Through Oakland.” Start: 9:00 AM, Tree Spirits, 152 Fairfield Street, Oakland 04963. Leader: Tammy Jones.

September 17, Sunday: LIVERMORE – “Boothby’s Apple Ride.” Start: 9:00 AM, Pike’s Corner Oasis, 1247 Park Street, Livermore Falls 04254. 39 mi. Leader: John Lanoue.

September 24, Sunday: WAYNE – “Which Way to Wayne?” Start: 9:00 AM, Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne 04284. 37 mi. Leader: Fritz Onion.

September 30, Saturday: SMITHFIELD – “Route 8 Figure 8.” Start: 9:00 AM, Smithfield Town Office, 926 Village Road, Smithfield 04978. 31 mi. Leader: Larry Childs.

October 8, Sunday: NORRIDGEWOCK – “A Wire Bridge Too Far.” Start: 9:30 AM, 434 Frederic Corner Road, Norridgewock 04957. 65 mi. Leaders: Denise Crowell and Brian Bowker.

October 15, Sunday: FREEPORT – “Freewheeling around Freeport.” Start: 9:30 AM, Amtrak Station, 23 Depot Road, Freeport 04032 (or TBD). 26 or 35 mi. Leader: Ken Louis.

October 22, Sunday: FARMINGTON – “Ups and Downs of Industry.” Start: 9:30 AM, Hannaford’s Plaza, 131 Hannaford Drive, Farmington 04938. 30 mi. Leader: Jim Merrick.

October 29, Sunday: WAYNE – “Wicked Wayne.” Start: 9:30 AM, Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne 04284. 20 mi. Leader: Jim Merrick.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Don't Forget the KVBC Ride Planning Meeting

Don't forget the KVBC Ride Planning Meeting, Monday, February 27, at 6:00 PM, at the Law Offices of Lipman & Katz, 5 Community Drive, Augusta. Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/5+Community+Dr,+Augusta,+ME+04330/@44.3407139,-69.7955117,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cb203da4028afb5:0x5eb06bd00c933dae!8m2!3d44.3407139!4d-69.793323?hl=en-US
The days are getting longer and Mud Season is practically upon us, so it is time for our annual KVBC Ride Planning Meeting! The Agenda: we will order out for pizza, discuss routes, and organize the ride calendar for the year. This is a group volunteer effort. We welcome input, and if you can't make the meeting but still have a ride you would like to lead (or help lead) or an unexplored ride you would like to do, let me know. We will meet at 6 PM Monday in Augusta near the Civic Center at the Law Offices of Lipman & Katz, courtesy of David Lipman, at 5 Community Drive.
 
Don't Forget! (Pants would help, too.)
Jim Merrick, 293-2784, hjmerrick@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Plan Those Rides!

Hi Folks, we will be having our annual KVBC Ride Calendar planning meeting on Monday, February 27, at 6 pm, at the Law Offices of Lipman and Katz, 5 Community Drive, Augusta (thank you to David Lipman!).  We will plan out the 2017 Ride Calendar over pizza, and discuss other possible events as we enter our 15th year.  If you cannot make the meeting but have a ride in mind that you would like to lead, please let me know so I can add it to the calendar.  I will have more details as we get closer to the meeting.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's 2017 Kick-Off Party is coming up Thursday, February 2, in Waterville: http://www.bikemaine.org/events-old/kickoff.  Perhaps I'll see some of you there!  If not, see you in February in any case!
Jim Merrick
hjmerrick@gmail.com
293-3784

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Kick-Off Party in Waterville Feb. 2

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is hosting its annual Kick-Off Party on Thursday, February 2, in Waterville, and we'd love for you to spread the word to all of your bike club members-- everyone's invited, and we'd love to see them there! I've attached an invitation, and the additional info is below.

WHAT: 2017 Bicycle Coalition of Maine Kick Off Party
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 3:30-8pm
WHERE: Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water Street, Waterville
HOW: RSVP's appreciated, but not required-- hope to see you there!

New this year, we're added two educational sessions to the programming, that will each take place from 3:30-4:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to learn about what the Coalition's Legislative Agenda in 2017 (and how we bicyclists can help!) or learn about ongoing advocacy initiatives throughout the state, and get feedback from all of you in Maine's bicycling community! The party will begin at 5:00 with Happy Hour (cash bar), and at 6:00 we'll present the 2016 awards and draw the 2017 Super Raffle winners. At 7:00, we'll announce the 2017 BikeMaine Route!

We hope you all can join us for a night of bicycling fun! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

KVBC Ride Planning Meeting

Hope you are all enjoying the sudden onset of spring-like weather (soon to be followed by another arctic blast, no doubt). Before everything turns to solid ice again, I want to let you know that plans are underway to hold our annual KVBC Ride Planning Pizza Party!  David Lipman has graciously offered once again to let us use his office in Augusta (actually his new office, as he has moved from Water Street to 5 Community Drive).  The best available dates are during the week of February 27 to March 3.  If you would like to attend, please let me know what evening during that week would work best for you, and I will figure out the day that suits most.  The KVBC will turn 15 this year, so we may try to draw up some special rides to reflect on that milestone, or some similar lame excuse.  Ride leaders, be creative!  And meanwhile, mind the ice - I'm hoping my bones heal before the first KVBC ride, and who knows?  That might be close to our ride planning meeting!

Jim Merrick
293-3784

hjmerrick@gmail.com