Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May everyone have a great year of cycling ahead!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Old Jerseys


Still watching the weekend weather for a ride opening free of ice and snow. Meanwhile, as a follow-up for ordering the "old-style" KVBC jersey (if you missed out the first few go-rounds, or want a different size, or color, or sleeve-length, or whatever) Champion System is offering us a 20% discount for a club order before the end of the year. Thus the less-expensive Tech Lite jersey (normally $44) would be $35.20, and the more-expensive Tech Pro jersey (normally $54) would be $43.20 [unless my math is wrong]. Here's a link to their current sizing charts: https://champ-sys.com/sizing-guide. They also claim to have a 3-week turn-around, and they offer crash replacement jerseys - they even offer to send you a smaller size if your increased cycling boosts your fitness level so that your jersey no longer fits. (They don't offer to send you a larger size if your increased cycling range causes you to stop at more pastry shops, alas.) So let me know if you are interested, and we may also arrange for another round of ordering the new-style jerseys as well.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Eleven of 'em

The weather forecasters have been throwing the S-word around this week (and we're not talking "sunny").  Haven't seen anything yet, but it sure feels like it.  This weekend still looks pretty good, with conditions a bit warmer on Sunday, so we'll try for another November ride, this time in Mount Vernon and Chesterville - 29 miles with a shorter 14 mile option.  Plus a potential stop at the cafe in Mount Vernon at the ride's end.  Once again, I'll bring along the new KVBC jerseys for those of you still waiting for yours.  And if you are hankering for one of the original KVBC jerseys (as someone asked about), let me know, and if there's enough interest I'll see about placing another order.  Stay warm, and see you Sunday!

Sunday, November 10th - MOUNT VERNON
"Eleven Ponds" - a tour past many of the hidden ponds and lakes in Mount Vernon, Fayette, Chesterville, and Vienna.
START:  10:00 AM, Mount Vernon Post Office, just off Rt. 41 on Main Street in Mount Vernon.
DISTANCE:  14 and 29 miles.
TERRAIN:  Rolling with a few good hills (and one memorable one).
HIGHLIGHTS:  rural back roads winding through many small ponds and lakes, and across the top of the Chesterville Esker.  Possible post-ride get-together at the cafe in Mt. Vernon village.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784.
 
Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club rides are open to members and to the cycling public.  Helmets are required of all riders at KVBC events.  In case of severe weather, scheduled rides may be postponed or designated as "show & go" rides at the discretion of the ride leader.  For ride updates and reports, check out the KVBC blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com or follow us on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Industry Up or Down

Has this dreary, drizzly, wet weather got you down? We may have the antidote - an early November ride in bright sunshine! The weather looks great for this weekend, so let's meet in Farmington on Saturday for a ride out to Industry and Clearwater Pond. We'll even throw in a possible stop at Java Joe's in Farmington. And if you haven't collected your new KVBC jersey yet, I'll have them with me at the start. See you Saturday!

Saturday, November 2nd:  FARMINGTON
"The Ups and Downs of Industry":  a ride through the picturesque hills and hollows of Farmington, New Sharon, and Industry.
START:  10:00 A.M., at the Hannaford Plaza on Rt. 4 in Farmington, about a mile south from the junction of Rt. 4 and Rt. 27, towards Wilton.  Park near the entrance to the shopping plaza.
DISTANCE:  25-30 miles.
TERRAIN:  rolling to hilly; approx. one mile of gravel along the Sandy River, and 3 miles of cinder on the Rail Trail (optional)
HIGHLIGHTS:  quiet back roads along the Sandy River, spectacular panoramic views from the ridgetops of New Sharon & Industry, Clearwater Pond at Allens Mills, a possible stop at Java Joe's in Farmington, and an optional run along the Whistlestop Rail Trail.
LEADER:  Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com.
 
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club and its rides contact Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, or check out the KVBC blog, "Posted Roads" at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Wayne is Wicked But Only on Saturday

Due to the forecast for rain and cold, wet conditions on Sunday, we will move up the KVBC ride in Wayne to SATURDAY, October 26, at 10:00 am as we close out October with our semi-traditional Halloween tour of the cemeteries around Wayne.  We will also have the new KVBC jerseys and caps to hand out! Meet at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road.  Costumes optional - do remember helmets and avoid any loose, chain-catching accessories.  And dress warmly!  See you Saturday!

Saturday, October 26th - WAYNE
"Wicked Wayne" - a Halloween ride featuring some historic cemeteries along some quiet back roads (maybe too quiet). 
START: 10:00 AM at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne.
DISTANCE: about 20 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate, creepy in spots.
HIGHLIGHTS: at least five local cemeteries, including the circular Wing family cemetery and the Kent family cemetery; the Apple Shed on Kents Hill, a notorious, unsolved historic crime scene, and other local haunts. 
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784.

For more information about the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club contact Jim Merrick at hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784, or check out the club blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cemeteries Shaped Like Wheels

We had a great late Fall ride from Tom's Bike Boutique in East Winthrop last Saturday - a beautiful, sunny day on fine roads and an excellent turn out searching for Bicycle Repairman! Our thanks to Denise and Brian for leading and the post-ride brownies (!), and to Tom, for providing bottled water and opening up his shop for us. This weekend we close out October with our semi-traditional ride around Halloween in Wayne (and if luck holds out, we may have the new KVBC jerseys to hand out - keep your fingers crossed). Meet at the Wayne Elementary School on Pond Road.  Costumes optional - do remember helmets and avoid any loose, chain-catching accessories.  And dress warmly!  See you Sunday!

Sunday, October 27th - WAYNE
"Wicked Wayne" - a Halloween ride featuring some historic cemeteries along some quiet back roads (maybe too quiet). 
START: 10:00 AM at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne.
DISTANCE: about 20 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate, creepy in spots.
HIGHLIGHTS: at least five local cemeteries, including the circular Wing family cemetery and the Kent family cemetery; the Apple Shed on Kents Hill, a notorious, unsolved historic crime scene, and other local haunts. 
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784.

For more information about the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club contact Jim Merrick at hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784, or check out the club blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Bicycle Repairman! But How?

We had a rather cold, dark, and drizzly day for the Belgrade Lakes Harvest Festival ride last Saturday, but the Fall colors brightened the day (and the hot food at the many vendors in the village also hit the spot). Thanks to Ellen Wells for helping set up the ride and getting us outside! This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the classic Monty Python sketch, "Bicycle Repairman," and if you missed it 50 years ago, here it is again: https://dai.ly/x2howud.  See you Saturday!

Saturday, October 19th - EAST WINTHROP
"Bicycle Repairman" - If only we knew where to find him! Or her. A ride along the shorelines of Lakes Maranacook, Annabessacook, and Cobbosseecontee, in search of some Monty Pythonesque heroes.
START: 10:00 AM at the parking lot of Tom's Bike Boutique, 2208 Rt.202 in East Winthrop, across from D.R Struck's Nursery.
DISTANCE: 25-30 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monty Python's "Bicycle Repairman" with some nice lakeside runs along back-roads in near peak Fall foliage through Winthrop, Monmouth, and Manchester, and ending (where else?) at a bicycle repair shop.
LEADER: Brian Bowker, 485-6793, bbowk321@yahoo.com; and Denise Crowell, 213-8336, denisemcrowell@gmail.com.
 
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook or check out the KVBC blog at: http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Belgrade Bikes!

We had a fine ride to Boothby's Apple Orchard from Livermore last Saturday on a rather frosty morning. Many thanks to John Lanoue for leading and providing an "apple shuttle" to carry purchased apples back to the start, and a tip of the helmet to all of his weary friends who ventured out and rode with us. This Saturday we will return to Belgrade Lakes for a joint ride with the Friends of Belgrade Lakes Village to celebrate the town's new official 'Park & Bike' locations, as well as a stop of the many activities and venues of the Belgrade lakes Harvest Festival, including Winterberry Farms and Hello Good Pie! Note: since it has turned rather chilly in the mornings (and to time our arrival at the festival) we will start this Saturday at 10:00 am. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, October 12 - BELGRADE LAKES
"Belgrade Bikes!" - a tour in and around the Belgrade Lakes bicycle 'Park & Bikes' with a stop at the Belgrade Lakes Harvest Festival
START: the 'Park & Bike' at the Belgrade Town Office, 990 Augusta Road, Rt. 27
DISTANCES: 10 or 30 miles
TERRAIN: flat to hilly
HIGHLIGHTS: a stop at Winterberry Farm and the Belgrade Lakes Harvest Festival, arts & crafts, cider pressing and other samplings, Blueberry Hill and some fall foliage.
LEADERS: Jim Merrick (for KVBC), 293-3784. hjmerrick@gmail.com, and Ellen Wells (for Friends of Belgrade Lakes Village)
LINK to ROUTE MAP (long): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7416124

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On to October

Here is the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club Ride Calendar for October! Autumn is here, and for some, the preceding months were just a warm up!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Biking by the Bushel

We had a great ride last Saturday from Readfield to the Monmouth Apple Festival. Great weather, great turnout, and great apple pie!
This Saturday we will return to another apple-themed ride as we head out from Livermore to Boothby's Apple Orchard, and kick off the month of October! And a number of us plan to venture up to Bar Harbor on Sunday for the annual Cadillac Challenge. A great weekend of riding ahead!
We have added a short ride to this Saturday's KVBC ride in Livermore Falls, and the links to both of the route maps are added below. See you Saturday!

Saturday, October 5th - LIVERMORE FALLS
"Boothby's Apple Ride" - a tour of the ponds and ridges around Livermore and Chesterville, with an apple orchard stop.
START: 9:00 am at the store formerly known as Pike's Corner Oasis (now Mallard Mart) at the junction of Rt.s 106, 133, and Campground Road in Livermore.
DISTANCE: 27 or 39 miles.
TERRAIN: moderately hilly with several good hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: great back roads with numerous scenic views, and a stop at Boothby's Orchard, a family-owned farm for seven generations going back to 1865. We plan to have a vehicle at the orchard to transport any apples you buy back to the start!
LEADER: John Lanoue, john.lanoue@avid.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP (long): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6799282
LINK to ROUTE MAP (short): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7415978

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

Or a Slice of Cheddar

The weather is looking very good for tomorrow's ride from Readfield to the Monmouth Apple Festival.  To mix things up a bit and avoid some road construction I have modified the route of the long ride and added about six miles so it is now about 39 miles long (and if you stop for pie at the festival you'll probably need the extra miles).  I know some of you like to download the route maps prior to the ride so I have updated the online route map below.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Saturday, September 28th - READFIELD
"Monmouth a la Mode" - a tour through Readfield and Winthrop to the Monmouth Apple Festival.
START: 9:00 AM at the Readfield Elementary School, 84 South Road, Readfield.
DISTANCE: 29 or 39 Miles.
TERRAIN: Rolling, with a few stiff hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: Back roads beside rolling orchards, lakeside summer camps, small hidden hamlets... and the Monmouth Apple Festival: a great little small town festival devoted to celebrating all things pomological in one of Maine’s classic apple towns. The festival features lots of hot, baked apple pies and other apple treats, yard sales and open houses, fun and games, and self-guided tours of the Monmouth Historical Society’s many unique museum buildings and shops.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com.

LINK to ROUTE MAP (long)https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7414674
LINK to ROUTE MAP (short): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7413905

For more information about the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at hjmerrick@gmail.com, and check out the KVBC blog, Posted Roads, at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Monday, September 23, 2019

A La Mode

We had a great ride on the last day of Summer from Waterville last Sunday.  It was a bit foggy at first, but turned out to be a fine day as the long ride ventured out to Canaan, and the shorter ride out to Benton and Fairfield.  Our thanks to Camille who arranged the ride on short notice and put together a memorable route.  This Saturday we head out from Readfield to the Monmouth Apple Festival for the first ride for Fall.  Hope you can join us!

Saturday, September 28th - READFIELD
"Monmouth a la Mode" - a tour through Readfield and Winthrop to the Monmouth Apple Festival.
START: 9:00 AM at the Readfield Elementary School, 84 South Road, Readfield.
DISTANCE: 29 or 33.5 Miles.
TERRAIN: Rolling, with a few stiff hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: Back roads beside rolling orchards, lakeside summer camps, small hidden hamlets... and the Monmouth Apple Festival: a great little small town festival devoted to celebrating all things pomological in one of Maine’s classic apple towns. The festival features lots of hot, baked apple pies and other apple treats, yard sales and open houses, fun and games, and self-guided tours of the Monmouth Historical Society’s many unique museum buildings and shops.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com.

LINK to ROUTE MAP (long): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7411865
LINK to ROUTE MAP (short): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7413905

For more information about the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at hjmerrick@gmail.com, and check out the KVBC blog, Posted Roads, at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Summer Sets

We had a great pair of rides last weekend. Joe Renda led the KVBC ride on Saturday over some adventurous mixed road surfaces in Pittston and Dresden, which we all proudly survived - and we would've even beaten the rains had it not been for one slow rider riding sweep. Many thanks to Joe! On Sunday a group of us took part in the 3rd annual Share the Road with Carol commemorative ride, which took place in Windsor and Whitefield in near perfect weather with a near record turnout. Our thanks to all the ride organizers and volunteers! This weekend looks to have more summer-like weather as we head out on a new end-of-Summer ride from Waterville to Canaan, and welcome in the start of Autumn. Hope to see you Sunday!

Sunday, September 22 - WATERVILLE
"A Somerset Sortie" - a tour through Somerset County on the last full day of Summer.
START: 9:00am at Colby College, visitor parking at the Lower Athletic Center Parking Lot, corner of Mayflower Hill and Campus Drive, beside the Alfond Athletic Center and across from the baseball fields. DISTANCES: 29 or 39 miles. TERRAIN: moderate with some hills. HIGHLIGHTS: country roads up and down the Kennebec and inland from Canaan to Benton, ushering the Fall season. LEADER: Camille Chamberland, camillec@gwi.net. LINK to ROUTE MAP (Long):https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/27657814 LINK to ROUTE MAP (Short):https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/28033074

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Share the Road with Carol


This Sunday, Sept. 15, is the annual "Share the Road with Carol" ride in Windsor and Whitefield, and we like to have as many KVBC folks turn out that can. Tomorrow, Sept. 12, is the last day for pre-registration: https://www.bikereg.com/43246  (there will be day-of-the-event registration available, too).

Also a reminder: if you are interested in ordering a new KVBC jersey (and/or cycling cap) you have one week left to get your order in: https://teamstore.ascendsportswear.com/…/kennebec-valley-b…/. So far, about half of you who expressed interest have submitted orders, so don't miss out!

Gravel Benedict

We had an outstanding turn-out for a fine ride and an exceptional post-ride gathering on Sunday, as one of our club ride leaders and faithful ride attendees, Jim Floyd, is relocating northward. Many thanks to the Mitchells for both ride leading and offering their lakeside cottage for the post-ride festivities, and to all who turned out and brought great food to the potluck to share.  This Saturday we will tackle an all-new ride from Pittston that includes some mixed road riding over gravel and pavement, so bikes with wide tires are recommended.  If there is heavy rain on Saturday the ride may be postponed to Sunday - we will have updates later in the week.  See you then!

Saturday, September 14 - PITTSTON
"Benedictine Pathways" - an introduction to mixed road riding, both pavement and gravel, along scenic back roads in Pittston and Dresden.
START: 9:00 AM at the Pittston Consolidated School, 1023 Pittston School Street off of Rt.126 in Pittston.
DISTANCE: about 33 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate; includes approx. 7 or 8 sections of gravel roads, averaging a mile or so (more or less) in length; bikes with low gearing and 28c or 32c tires recommended.
HIGHLIGHTS: an expedition over scenic, mostly paved back roads with well-maintained gravel sections; the route passes by the historic Reuben Colburn House, once Benedict Arnold's HQ.
LEADER: Joe Renda, geologyjoe@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New Jerseys! And Caps!


The new Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club jerseys - and caps! - are available for ordering online, now through September 17.  Here is the link to the KVBC store: https://teamstore.ascendsportswear.com/store/kennebec-valley-bicycle-club/

The jerseys are available in what they call the "Elevate" style, in a full range of sizes and in both a "Club" and "Sport" fit, in long-sleeve, short-sleeve, and sleeveless jersey styles.  Check their sizing and style charts carefully before ordering.

The store will also carry KVBC cycling caps as an accessory.  The caps are apparently made from the same material as the jerseys, rated at a UPF factor of 25+.  We may have additional accessories offered at some future date, but for now, the "store" has only jerseys and caps.


Ordering from the store is said to be similar to ordering from Amazon.  There are options of having your purchases sent directly to you (at an additional shipping charge) or to the club (and we will distribute them when they come in).  The "store" is open for ordering for two weeks, so if you plan to order a jersey, get your order in by September 16 to be on the safe side.  Any questions, send them along and we'll try to get answers for you promptly.  Many thanks to Jake for working on the design and ordering details!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Fare-Thee-Well Floyd

We have a special treat in store for the ride this Sunday at the Belgrade Community Center. One of our club ride leaders, Jim Floyd, is moving to Pembroke, down Eastport way. While we try to figure out a way to get him back down here to lead the annual "Wake Up the Earth" ride to start our season every spring as he's done for many years, we're planning a send off ride and party for him this Sunday just a few miles away at the ride leader's house. More details from Lynn Mitchell: "Social at Lynn's house will follow the ride. We'll throw some chicken on the grill. Bring your favorite dish to share and feel free to bring your favorite water toys....kayaks, paddle boards & swimsuits. And spouses! I live a short distance from the start at 316 Timberpoint, on Long Pond. From the BCC after the ride turn left on Rt 27, take first right onto Castle Island road, take first left onto West road, go approximately 1 mile then turn right onto Timberpoint. Timberpoint is a dirt camp road. 316 is approximately 1.4 miles down on the left." See you all Sunday!

September 8th, Sunday:  BELGRADE LAKES
"Jim's Send Off Spin and Social" - a tour through Belgrade Lakes, Readfield, and Wings Mills.
START:  9:00 A.M., at the Belgrade Community Center on Rt. 27, a half mile south of the Village of Belgrade Lakes, on the right (northbound) just past the Great Pond Marina.  Park in the community center parking lot nearest the street (just as you turn in).
DISTANCE:  29 miles.
TERRAIN:  rolling to hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: views of the Belgrade Lakes, some roller coaster hills, quiet back roads through Wings Mills - and a post-ride gathering at the ride leader's.
LEADER:  Lynn Mitchell, mitchell.lynn222@gmail.com
LINK to ROUTE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7407151
 
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim at 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, find us on Facebook, or check out our blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

More September Rides!

Here is a revised KVBC ride schedule for September, just in time for, well, September!
Also, Bike Maine starts this weekend from Waterville (always gratifying to see them pass through our stomping grounds) and we are told they can use some volunteers for flagging duties on Sunday. If available and interested, contact the BikeMaine office at BCM.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

September Rides! September Rides!

Here is the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club ride line-up for September! Lots of great Fall riding ahead!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Lakes in a Field of Smiths

We've had some beautiful, fall-like cycling weather of late, and we're still not out of August!  We had a great ride from Lincolnville on Sunday - thanks to Tammy - and this weekend is looking good, too.  This Saturday's ride is in Smithfield, another classic tour with very pretty back roads.  We hope you can join us as we close out August and head into Fall.  If not, have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Saturday, August 31st - SMITHFIELD 
"Looping the Lakes" - a scenic tour through Smithfield, Belgrade, Rome, and Mercer.
START: 9:00 AM, at Tri-Pond Variety (formerly Sweet Dreams) on Rt. 8 in Smithfield, at the junction of Rt. 8 and Rt. 137. Please park in the back of the lot away from the store entrance..
DISTANCES: approx. 10, 17 or 30 miles. 
TERRAIN: moderate to moderately hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS: many scenic lake views, summer camps, and back roads with new pavement!
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784 

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

Door to the Cellar

We had another splendid ride from Wayne on Saturday, and we had a fine turnout despite some rather cool, cloudy conditions that looked rather unsettled but turned out to be fine. We explored some great back roads, including some new gravel options that really took some of us off the beaten path. Many thanks to Fritz and Susan for leading, and for all who came out! This Sunday we will head out to the coast for a tour around the Camden hills that will feature a stop post-ride at the Cellar Door Winery. Please note the 10 o'clock start, and see you then!

August 25th, Sunday: LINCOLNVILLE 
“Out Through the Cellar Door” – a circuit of Megunticook Lake, including Camden and the Cellardoor Winery and vineyard in Youngtown (Lincolnville).  
START: 10:00 A.M., at the Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Rd, one mile east of Route 52. Please park along the winery driveway leading up the hill across from the store, and not in the customer parking lot behind the winery store.The folks at the winery have in the past graciously allowed us access to restrooms and water before the ride, but please NO CLEATS in the building. Thank you.
DIRECTIONS: From Camden, take Rt. 52 north for 5 miles and turn right onto the Youngtown Rd for one mile. See the Cellardoor Winery website for map and detailed directions: http://mainewine.com.
DISTANCE: 25-30 miles.
HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the winery store and take a walk through the vineyards. Numerous lake views during the ride. Camden (& Rockport). Part of the route is the official East Coast Greenway interim on-road coastal route.
LUNCH: The winery has tables outdoors on the deck overlooking the vineyard. They sell food & beverages, local cheeses, breads, and other goodies. And of course, they sell wine and have wine tasting.
LEADER: Tammy Jones, tjjones@colby.edu.   
LINK to RIDE MAP (2015): http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6800276

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

Sunday, August 11, 2019

What? Wayne?

We had a fine ride last Saturday on the Tour de Whitefield. The weather held up very nicely despite some dubious forecasts, and we had a great post-ride lunch at the ride leaders' - many thanks to the Griffins! This Saturday we will work our way over to Wayne for another fine route with an all new gravel option for the adventurous. For the not-so-adventurous, skinny-tire folks, there will be a fully paved option, too. See you Saturday!

Saturday, August 17th - WAYNE
"Which Way to Wayne?" - a high summer ramble from Wayne to Fayette, Livermore, Leeds, and Winthrop.
START: 9 am at the Wayne Elementary School, 48 Pond Road, Wayne
DISTANCE: 37 or 24 miles.
TERRAIN: flat to moderately hilly; an optional route with some gravel riding.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic back roads with some great views, and a possible post-ride stop at Tubby's Ice Cream in Wayne
LEADER: Fritz Onion, fritz@pluralsight.com.
LINKS to ROUTE MAPS:
For more information on the Kennebec Valley Bicycle Club, contact Jim Merrick at 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com, or check out our club blog, "Posted Roads" at http://postedroads.blogspot.com, or keep up to date via our Facebook page.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Whitefield Start Correction

Please note that Saturday's ride start is at 184 NORTH Hunts Meadow Road in Whitefield - not to be confused (hopefully) with plain Hunts Meadow Road or South Hunts Meadow Road - the linked map route below has it marked as the ride's "END".  See you Saturday!

Saturday, August 10 - WHITEFIELD
"Tour de Whitefield" - a rural tour through the rolling hills and farms of Whitefield, Pittston, Jefferson and Windsor.
START: 9:00 am, at 184 NORTH Hunts Meadow Road in Whitefield, about 2 miles south of the junction of Rt. 17 and North Hunts Meadow Road. Park near the garage or on the grass along the driveway.
DISTANCE: about 32 miles.
TERRAIN: rolling hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: lots of scenic rural roads around the Sheepscot River Valley, and a post-ride gathering at the ride leaders'; if you plan to stay for a while after the ride, please RSVP to the ride leader below - thanks!
LEADER: Bryan Griffin, bjgriffin@roadrunner.com, 207-332-1775 (cell).
LINK to ROUTE MAP (2018): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7270666

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