Monday, June 10, 2019

Those Looping Lupines

The weather is finally heating up!  We had a great turnout for the ride in Norridgewock last Sunday - again, many thanks to Brian and Denise for another great ride!  This Saturday we will start in Jefferson for a very pretty ride (even without lupines, which are anticipated to be in full bloom) as we explore the back roads around Damaricotta Lake.  See you Saturday, and for those of you doing the Trek, Bon Route!

Saturday, June 15 - JEFFERSON
"Lupine Damariscotta Lake" - a most colorful circumnavigation of Damariscotta Lake.
START: 9:00 am at the Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road, Jefferson.
DISTANCE: 27 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic back roads in full flower with a stop at the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder and the Bunker Hill Church overlook of the lake.
LEADER: Bryan Griffin, bjgriffin@roadrunner.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP (2018): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7254743

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.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Old Colby Loop

We had a wonderful ride last Saturday from Vassalboro to kick off the month of June. Still rather cool - the long-sleeved club jerseys and arm warmers came in handy - but we had a great turnout, and a great post-ride lunch. Many thanks to David and Laura! This Sunday we will head back up to Norridgewock for a popular training ride over the old Trek Colby Loop. See you Sunday!

Sunday, June 9th - NORRIDGEWOCK
"Over the Colby Loop" - a seemingly impossible yet surely accomplished tour of Norridgewock, Fairfield, Waterville, Oakland and Smithfield.
START: 9:00 AM at 434 Fredericks Corner Road, about two miles from the junction of Rt.2 in Norridgewock.
DISTANCE: approx 40 miles
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills
HIGHLIGHTS: the old Colby Loop from the Trek Across Maine, and perhaps some of the ride leader's famous cookies!
LEADERS: Brian Bowker, bbowk321@yahoo.com; and Denise Crowell, denisemcrowell@gmail.com.

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.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Round About Vassalboro

We had a fine ride last Saturday in Jay, with warm weather and some splendid scenery. Some of the roads could've been smoother, or dryer, but we had a great turn-out and a fun ride. This Saturday we will return to Vassalboro for a ride around one of our club's favorite areas. Please note that there will be a post-ride luncheon at the ride leaders' so an RSVP (as detailed below) to let them get a head count would be much appreciated. Hope you can join us!

Saturday, June 1st- VASSALBORO
"Velo Vassalboro" - a scenic tour around the China Lake region
START:  9am  at the home of David and Laura Lipman.  Condo is after Natanis Golf Course on ARROWHEAD DRIVE off of Webber Pond Road heading north. (Not to be confused with Fairway Drive. Use Barrows Road on your GPS and we are the next road on the  left after that)  Please park after the garages in the large dirt parking lot after the condo buildings.
DISTANCE: approx. 19 or 31 miles
TERRAIN:  Moderate to Hilly
HIGHLIGHTS: Views of China Lake and Webber Pond,  gentleman farms and country homes along the Neck Road.   Stay afterwards for a light lunch and to socialize with fellow bikers.  Please RVSP to laura.lipman@roadrunner.com so Laura can get an idea of how many will be staying for lunch.
LEADER:  David Lipman, dlipman@lipmankatz.com



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, May 23, 2019

UPDATE: Sunday's Ride in Jay Moved to Saturday

The KVBC ride in Jay scheduled for Sunday has been moved up to Saturday at 9:30 am, due to forecasts of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.  Sorry for the late notice - the weather for Saturday is looking very nice, and hopefully we can get a good ride in.  See you Saturday!

Saturday, May 25th - JAY
"May in Jay" - a scenic river ramble up and down the Androscoggin.
START: 9:30 am, Jay Plaza on Rt.4 near the junction of Rt.140. Park along the north end of the parking lot away from Hannaford's.
DISTANCE: 27 or 47 miles.
TERRAIN: mostly flat with a few hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic roads and farmland along the Androscoggin River, Norlands Living History Center, and an adventurous option.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784.
LINK to ROUTE MAP (Long Ride): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7340593
LINK to ROUTE MAP (Short Ride): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7347142

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Jay in May

We had a great ride last Saturday from Norridgewock, and we had a great turnout with another group of riders joining up with us for a ride through Norridgewock and Skowhegan. Our thanks to Denise and Brian - especially for the post-ride cookies - and to John and his group that came in from New Hampshire. It's hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is upon us already. We will finish off the month of May with an all-new ride from Jay that will explore some little-traveled roads along the Androscoggin River. We'll look forward to seeing you; otherwise, have a great holiday weekend!

Sunday, May 26th - JAY
"May in Jay" - a scenic river ramble up and down the Androscoggin.
START: 9:30 am, Jay Plaza on Rt.4 near the junction of Rt.140. Park along the north end of the parking lot away from Hannaford's.
DISTANCE: 27 or 47 miles.
TERRAIN: mostly flat with a few hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: scenic roads and farmland along the Androscoggin River, Norlands Living History Center, and an adventurous option.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, hjmerrick@gmail.com, 293-3784.
LINK to ROUTE MAP (Long Ride): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7340593
LINK to ROUTE MAP (Short Ride): https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7347142

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Run for your Lives - Alewives!

"Fish on a Bicycle" by Steven Gregory, 2005
"See the Alewives" - David Lipman has offered to lead a ride on Sunday afternoon, May 19 at 1:30 pm, from the Red Barn Restaurant, 455 Riverside Drive in Augusta. The ride will venture out to the Webber Pond Dam and fish ladder to view the spring run of the alewives, approx. 20 miles round trip. There will be opportunities for ice cream and other food at the ride's end. For more info, contact David at dlipman@lipmankatz.com. Thanks David!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Bigelow Big or Low

We had a terrific ride last Saturday in Readfield, despite the cooler than expected "Spring" weather. We had a really fine turnout, with some new faces - Welcome! Thanks again to Lydia for leading and sweeping the ride. This Saturday we head north to Norridgewock for a route that runs along both banks of the Kennebec, crossing the river twice, and adds a possible stop at Bigelow Brewery on the way back. Due to insurance reasons, we ask that riders not consume any alcoholic beverages enroute, but you can still purchase some for later if you wish - we will have a vehicle to shuttle purchases from the brewery back to the ride start. Hope you can join us!

Saturday, May 18th - NORRIDGEWOCK
"Bigelow by Bike" - an early Spring tour through Norridgewock, Madison, and Skowhegan.
START: 10:00 AM at 434 Fredericks Corner Road, about two miles from the junction of Rt.2 in Norridgewock.
DISTANCE: approx 38 miles, with some shorter options available
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills
HIGHLIGHTS: some great riding along country roads, river crossings in Norridgewock and Skowhegan, and a possible stop at the Bigelow Brewery.
LEADER: John Lanoue, john.lanoue@avid.com

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.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Meandering in Maranacook

The weather is finally starting to warm up, breaking into the 60s last Sunday in time for the KVBC Ride out of Gardiner. We had a fine turn-out and some great roads with new pavement and little traffic. This Saturday we have another classic ride in Readfield (one that is featured on BCM's "Where to Ride in Maine" webpage). Here's hoping the weather continues to warm up and that you can join us! See you Saturday!

Saturday, May 11th - 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 (if they're open).
LEADER: Lydia Leimbach, mrsl330@yahoo.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP: http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6864286

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sanka de Mayo

We had a wonderful "Wake Up the Earth Ride" out of Belgrade on Sunday - thanks to Jim Floyd, who set out a splendid new route for us. Now we will head into May - May is "Bike Month" - and the weather had better start to look like May. Sunday is Sanka de Mayo, but you don't have to settle for any decaffeinated ride - we are going to head out over a classic route around Gardiner and West Gardiner - and we may even stop at Frosty's Donuts near the ride's end. Guaranteed to be good to the last drop - for a no-drop ride. Hope you can join us!

Sunday, May 5th - GARDINER
"Coffee Grindstone Crank" - a tour south of the Capitol district through Gardiner and Litchfield.
START:  10:00 AM, at the Laura Richards School, Rt. 201 in Gardiner, 1.5 miles south of the junction of Rt. 201 and Rt.s 126/9 (the junction near the A-1 Diner).  The school is a modern brick building with a "spiked ball" sculpture, on the west side of Rt. 201, on the left past the Gardiner Armory (just as you enter the "thickly settled" area).  Park in the lot on the north side of the school.
DISTANCE:  28 or 30 miles.
TERRAIN:  Moderately hilly.
HIGHLIGHTS:  quiet back roads along streams and farmland in West Gardiner and Richmond; possible stop at Frosty's Donuts in Gardiner.
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.  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, follow us on Facebook or check out "Posted Roads" - our club blog at http://postedroads.blogspot.com.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

May is Bike Month!

Here is the KVBC Ride Schedule for May! May is Bike Month, and hopefully we will have warmer weather for some fine riding ahead!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Wake Up the Earth Ride Rescheduled to SUNDAY

A student rides across the campus of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Me., on an early Spring morning.
UPDATE: we have rescheduled the Wake Up the Earth Ride from Saturday to SUNDAY, in hopes of dryer weather.  Hopefully the rains will finally give us a break!

It's Earth Week!  And what better way to cap it off than with the KVBC "Wake Up The Earth Ride" in Belgrade Lakes!  We will explore a brand new route this year, meeting at the Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons at 10 am on Sunday.  After a long, drawn out Winter with still some residual snow in spots, it will be a pleasure to welcome in Spring.  Hope you can join us - Wake Up the Earth!

April 28th, Sunday:  BELGRADE LAKES
"Wake Up The Earth Ride" - celebrate Earth Week and the arrival of Spring with a ride through Belgrade, Mount Vernon, and Wings Mills.
START:  10:00 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:  26 miles with a shorter 17-mile option.
TERRAIN:  rolling to "moderately" hilly (translation: there are hills on this ride).
HIGHLIGHTS: views of the Belgrade Lakes, some roller coaster hills, Wings Mills - possible post-ride stop at Hello Good Pie bakery in Belgrade Lakes Village.
LEADER:  Jim Floyd, jimfloyd@fairpoint.net..
LINK to ROUTE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7359714
 
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.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Wake Up The Earth!

It's Earth Week!  And what better way to cap it off than with the KVBC "Wake Up The Earth Ride" in Belgrade Lakes!  We will explore a brand new route this year, meeting at the Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons at 10 am on Saturday (Rain Date, Sunday).  After a long, drawn out Winter with still some residual snow in spots, it will be a pleasure to welcome in Spring.  Hope you can join us - Wake Up the Earth!

April 27th, Saturday:  BELGRADE LAKES
"Wake Up The Earth Ride" - celebrate Earth Week and the arrival of Spring with a ride through Belgrade, Mount Vernon, and Wings Mills.
START:  10:00 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:  26 miles.
TERRAIN:  rolling to "moderately" hilly (translation: there are hills on this ride).
HIGHLIGHTS: views of the Belgrade Lakes, some roller coaster hills, Wings Mills - possible post-ride stop at Hello Good Pie bakery in Belgrade Lakes Village.
LEADER:  Jim Floyd, jimfloyd@fairpoint.net..
LINK to ROUTE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7359714
 
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.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday's Ride Rescheduled One Week

Due to poor weekend weather forecast, the KVBC Wake Up the Earth Ride scheduled for this Saturday, April 20, has been rescheduled for the following Saturday, April 27, in Belgrade Lakes. In the meantime, stay dry and enjoy this Easter - Earth Day weekend, and we'll see you in a week's time!

Monday, April 15, 2019

KVBC 2019 Ride Calendar

Here is the revised KVBC 2019 Ride Calendar!  Our thanks, once again, to all of our volunteer ride leaders, without whom we would be lost (or at least on our own).  There are still a few dates in the calendar to fill in, and there may be some revisions along the way.  In fact, we are looking at some potential wet weather for the ride scheduled for this Saturday, so watch for alerts!  Meanwhile lets hope that these April showers will flower into some great riding in May and beyond.  Hope to see you all out on the road!

KVBC 2019 Ride Calendar

March 24 – Sunday, OAKLAND: Maine Maple Sidney (Jim Merrick)

April 20 – Saturday, BELGRADE: Wake Up the Earth Ride (Jim Floyd)

May 5 – Sunday, GARDINER: Coffee Grindstone Crank (Jim Merrick)
May 11 – Saturday, READFIELD: Maranacook Meander (Lydia Leimbach)
May 18 – Saturday, NORRIDGEWOCK: Bigelow by Bike (Brian Bowker & Denise Crowell)
May 26 – Sunday, JAY: May in Jay (Jim Merrick)

June 1 – Saturday, VASSALBORO: Velo Vassalboro (David Lipman)
June 9 – Sunday, NORRIDGEWOCK: Over the Colby Loop (Brian Bowker & Denise Crowell)
June 15 – Saturday, JEFFERSON: Around Damariscotta Lake (Bryan & Holly Griffin)
June 22 – Saturday, TBD, WAYNE?: Property Pedal Tour (Jean-Luc Theriault and Jim Floyd)

July 6 – Saturday, SIDNEY: Independence Day Ride (Jim Putman)
July 13 – Saturday, DAMARISCOTTA: Drafting through Damariscotta (David Lipman)
July 20 – Saturday, TBD, KENTS’ HILL
July 28 – Sunday, GARDINER: Biking to Bowdoinham (Joe Renda)

August 3 – Saturday, RICHMOND: Wheeling to Wiscasset (David Lipman)
August 10 – Saturday, WHITEFIELD: Tour de Whitefield (Bryan & Holly Griffin)
August 17 – Saturday, WAYNE: Which Way to Wayne? (Fritz Onion)
August 25 – Sunday, LINCOLNVILLE: Out through the Cellar Door (Tammy Jones)
August 31 – Saturday, SMITHFIELD: Looping the Lakes (Larry Childs)

September 14 – Saturday, PITTSTON: Benedictine Pathways (Joe Renda) 
September 21 – Saturday, LIVERMORE: Boothby’s Orchard Ride (John Lanoue)
September 28 – Saturday, WINTHROP: Monmouth a la Mode (Jim Merrick)

October 13 – Sunday, CHESTERVILLE: Three Peaks and a Pontoon (John Lanoue)
October 19 – Saturday, EAST WINTHROP: Bicycle Repairman (Brian Bowker & Denise Crowell)
October 27 – Sunday, WAYNE: Wicked Wayne (Jim Merrick)

November 3 – Sunday, WATERVILLE: (Camille Chamberland)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Hie Onto Hussey's




Sorry for the late notice - checking the weather closely for optimum weekend riding conditions, and with temperatures into the 60s forecast for Saturday, Saturday it is!  We'll meet at Cony High School in Augusta and head out to Windsor past Hussey's General Store and the Windsor Fairgrounds and return through Chelsea.  We might make a late breakfast (brunch?) stop at Rebecca's Cafe.  Hope to see you tomorrow - Spring may actually be coming!

Saturday, April 13 - AUGUSTA
"Hie onto Hussey's" - a precursor of Spring rides to come, out through Augusta, Windsor, and Chelsea.
START: 10 am at Cony High School, 60 Pierce Street off of Rt.105 in Augusta.
DISTANCE: 24 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate.
HIGHLIGHTS: back roads past melting ponds and lakes, Hussey's General Store, 60-degree weather, and a possible stop at Rebecca's Cafe.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com.
LINK TO ROUTE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7354718

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April in Hallowell

Yes, it's April, and yes, it's still snowing - but hey, Sunday is supposed to be sunny and maybe in the 50s, so lets try for another early season ride, starting in Hallowell at the Hall Dale School.  We'll head out toward Litchfield and West Gardiner and return via the Kennebec Rail Trail with a potential stop at Slate's Bakery!  See you Sunday!

Sunday, April 7 - HALLOWELL
"Over Hill and Hall-Dale" - an early Spring ride through Hallowell, Litchfield, and West Gardiner.
START: 10:00 am at the Hall-Dale Elementary School at 26 Garden Lane off of Winthrop Street in Hallowell.
DISTANCE: 23 miles.
TERRAIN: rolling with some good climbs; flat along the rail trail.
HIGHLIGHTS: a bike ride in April; the Kennebec Rail Trail; possible stop at Slate's Bakery.
LEADER: Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com.
LINK TO RIDE MAP: http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6763231

Monday, April 1, 2019

Cars of the Future

Errol McCarthy in CARtoons Magazine, circa 1973.
It was 1973. Geopolitical turmoil and fossil fuel dependency had led to a world-wide fuel shortage. In response some forward-thinking inventors and visionaries proposed that future cars should be human-powered or run on passive energy systems. Politicians, world leaders, and industry pace-setters quickly adopted these designs with unbridled enthusiasm, and the planet was saved!
And that's how we got to where we are today.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Maine Maple Sidney

The weather forecast this week is for more spring thaw, and it is looking good for Maine Maple Sunday this weekend!  We will hope to get out before we enter full Mud Season with an early ride from Oakland to the Bacon Maple Farm in Sidney.  The ride season is shaping up nicely, although we still have some open dates in the calendar, so if you have a ride you'd like to lead, let Jim know.  Many thanks to all of our ride leaders who have volunteered to lead rides!  We could not do it without you!  Hope everyone can join us on Sunday, and on the warmer days ahead!

Sunday, March 24 - OAKLAND
"Maine Maple Sidney" - a sweet, spring ride from Oakland to Sidney.
START: 10:00 am at the Oakland Post Office at the corner of Water Street (Rt.11) and East School Street.
DISTANCE: about 20 miles.
TERRAIN: moderate with some hills.
HIGHLIGHTS: fine back roads with lakeside views and a stop at a Maple Sugar shack on Maine Maple Sunday..
LEADER: Jim Merrick, 293-3784, hjmerrick@gmail.com.
LINK to ROUTE MAP: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6813910

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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Preliminary KVBC 2019 Ride Calendar

Biking on the Frozen Swan Boat Pond, Boston Public Garden, circa 1940s (Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection)
With the first day of Spring just a week away, it looks like there is finally some melting in progress, so we may yet have some rides to come in 2019!  Here is a very preliminary ride calendar, with a number of dates to be confirmed and others to be filled in.  We have a couple of interesting new rides in the works, and we may even mix in a few gravel rides in among our regular road rides for a change of pace.  Our first ride is tentatively scheduled for March 24 - Maine Maple Sunday - about a week and half away, depending on conditions.  Our thanks to all of the ride leaders who have volunteered rides, and to those who are still scheduling theirs.  Please send me your ride info when you have it! Think Spring!

KVBC Ride Calendar 2019 Preliminary

March 24 – Sunday, OAKLAND: Maine Maple Sidney (Jim Merrick)

April 20 – Saturday, BELGRADE: Wake Up the Earth Ride (Jim Floyd)

May 11 – Saturday, READFIELD: Maranacook Meander (Lydia Leimbach)
May 26 – Sunday, JAY: May in Jay (Jim Merrick)

June 1 – Saturday, VASSALBORO: Velo Vassalboro (David Lipman)
June 9 – Sunday, NORRIDGEWOCK: Over the Colby Loop (Brian Bowker & Denise Crowell)
June 22 or 23 – (TBD, WAYNE?): Property Pedal Tour (Jean-Luc Theriault and Jim Floyd)

July 6 – Saturday, SIDNEY: Independence Day Ride (Jim Putman)
July 13 – Saturday, DAMARISCOTTA: Drafting through Damariscotta (David Lipman)
July 28 – Sunday: GARDINER: Biking to Bowdoinham (Joe Renda)

August 3 – Saturday, RICHMOND: Wheeling to Wiscasset (David Lipman)
August 17 – Saturday, KENTS HILL: (TBD)
August 25 – Sunday, LINCOLNVILLE: Out through the Cellar Door (Tammy Jones)
August 31 – Saturday, SMITHFIELD: Looping the Lakes (Larry Childs)

September 21 – Saturday, LIVERMORE: Boothby’s Orchard Ride (John Lanoue)
September 28 – Saturday, WINTHROP: Monmouth a la Mode (Jim Merrick)

October 13 – Sunday, CHESTERVILLE: Three Peaks and a Pontoon (John Lanoue)
October 19 – Saturday, EAST WINTHROP: Bicycle Repairman (Brian Bowker and Denise Crowell)
October 20 – Sunday, WATERVILLE: (Camille Chamberland)
October 27 – Sunday, WAYNE: Wicked Wayne (Jim Merrick)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

KVBC Ride Planning Meeting Postponed Again

The Winter weather is not being kind or cooperative, and with another storm heading in on Thursday and a number of people saying they cannot make the scheduled meeting that night, we are once again postponing the KVBC Ride Planning Meeting.  Our meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27, at the same time and place, 6:00 pm, Miller Library Room 208, at Colby College.  Sorry for the shifting of dates - let's hope that "third time's the charm" and hopefully we'll see you on Wednesday the 27th.  Meanwhile here is a very tentative, preliminary ride calendar of 2019 events, from what we know (or think we know):

2019 Potential Rides and Other Club’s Events

March 23/24: Maine Maple Sunday, Oakland/Sidney

April 14: BCM Bike Swap, Portland
April 21: Wake Up the Earth Ride, Belgrade (tentative)

May 11: Maranacook Meander, Readfield (tentative)

June 1: Velo Vassalboro, Vassalboro (tentative)
June 8: Millinocket 100, Millinocket
June 9: Colby Loop, Norridgewock
June 14-16: TREK Across Maine
June 15: Jefferson Jaunt, Jefferson (tentative)
June 22/23: Property Pedal Tour (joint ride with Kennebec Land Trust)
June 29/30: Greenville Bike and Boat

July 6: Independence Ride, Sidney
July 13: Drafting Through Damariscotta, Damariscotta (tentative)
July 20: Tour de Whitefield, Whitefield (tentative)

August 10: Which Way to Wayne?, Wayne (tentative)
August 10/11: Bike MS

September 7: Maine Lighthouse Ride
September 8: Pedal Penobscot
September 7-14: Bike Maine
September 14/15: Boothby’s Apple Ride, Livermore Falls (tentative)
September 20-22: Seacoast Century
September 28: Share the Road with Carol, Windsor (tentative)
September 28/29: Dempsey Challenge

October 6: Cadillac Challenge
October 12: Three Peaks and a Pontoon, Chesterville
October 19: Bicycle Repairman (TBD)
October 27: Wicked Wayne, Wayne