Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Coastal Cool

We've had some hot weather lately, but it was no deterrent to a wonderful ride last Sunday from Sidney.  We had some great roads with new pavement and a fine group out - many thanks to Jim Putman for leading this ride for 16 straight years! This Saturday we will try to beat the heat with a cool ride along the coast from Damariscotta to Pemaquid Point.  The scheduled follow-up ride on Sunday from Boothbay will be a leaderless show-and-go ride for anyone staying over in the area who is looking for a ride to do on Sunday.  See you Saturday, and have a Happy Fourth!

Saturday, July 7th; DAMARISCOTTA
"Drafting Through Damariscotta" - a tour through Bristol, Bremen, Pemaquid and Damariscotta.
START10:00 AM at Hannaford's supermarket, 469 Main Street (Business Rt. 1) in Damariscotta.
DISTANCE:  approx. 38 miles.
TERRAIN:  Moderate to rolling with no major hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic roads within the Pemaquid Peninsula, fresh and salt water views abound.
LEADER:  David Lipman,  dlipman@lipmankatz.com.
LINK TO RIDE MAP (2015): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6791021

Sunday, July 8th: BOOTHBAY
"Bicycling Through Boothbay" - a seaside tour around Boothbay, Barter, Sawyer, and Southport.
START: 9:00 AM or at your convenience at the Knickerbocker Boat Landing, off of Knickerbocker Road just north of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
DISTANCE: 22 miles.
TERRAIN: easy to moderate.
HIGHLIGHTS: more ocean views and seaside villas, plus a potential stop for lobster rolls at the Trevitt General Store.
LEADER:  No leader - this will be a show and go, leaderless YOYO ride (You're On Your Own)
LINK TO RIDE MAP (2015): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6802082
Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club rides are open to members and to the cycling public.  Helmets are required of all riders at KVBC events.  It is also recommended that you bring with you on KVBC rides:  a map of the area in case you stray off route; tools for simple roadside repairs, especially a tire pump, spare tube and/or patch kit; water bottles or hydration systems; personal ID and a small first aid kit; and money for purchasing snacks & drinks en-route.  In case of severe weather, scheduled rides may be postponed or designated as "show & go" rides at the discretion of the ride leader.
We welcome suggestions for improving our rides and encourage active participation of all members.  For more information, contact Jim Merrick at 293-3784 or hjmerrick@gmail.com or check out the KVBC Facebook page, or visit the KVBC blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

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