We had a great ride last Sunday from Gardiner to Bowdoinham that was wonderfully marked and ably led by Joe Renda (Thanks, Joe!). We had a good group turn out, no one got lost, and we even encountered another large group of cyclists passing in the opposite direction, leading to a spirited exchange of greetings. Those of you who were disappointed in the cancellation of the Lobster Ride and looking for another challenge may find this Saturday's KVBC ride from Wayne much to your liking. We have a challenging but doable metric century that will venture out to Paris by way of Buckfield and return through Hebron, Turner, and Leeds. Lots of beautiful countryside, and if you haven't done Streaked Mountain you can soon cross it off your list. There is a shorter route of 40 miles with a turn-around in Buckfield, and both rides are fully arrowed. See you Saturday!
Saturday, August 4th - WAYNE
"We'll Always Have Paris" - an all-new, fully-arrowed metric century out to Paris and Buckfield.
START: 9:00 am at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road in Wayne.
DISTANCE(S): 40 or 63 miles
TERRAIN: Challenging, with numerous hills and distance.
HIGHLIGHTS: Streaked Mountain, Paris Hill, Hebron Academy, lots of scenic back roads, and a possible stop at the Nezinscott Farm Cafe in Turner.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, email@example.com, 293-3784.
LINK to LONG RIDE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.
LINK to SHORT RIDE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.