We at the SunriseGuide just love our bicycles and never miss a chance to promote one of our favorite outdoor activities. Exercise, fresh air, green transportation, and just a general great time – what could be better? Whether your pleasure is mountain or road biking, and whether you’re a competitive cyclist or a leisurely rider, there’s something here for you. Here are some great resources for bike lovers of all kind:
Ride your bike AND meet new people! Check out this extensive list of weekly group bike rides in towns all over Maine.
Looking for a new place to ride? This great resource list gives you information about bike trails, guides, bike events, cycling clubs to join, bike touring companies, and more!
Slow ride, take it easy…and take in some art while you’re at it! On the first Friday or every month in Portland, you can find a large group of cyclers, slowly strolling around the downtown Art Walk. Portland Slow Riders is open to anyone who would like to take a casual ride through the city (and maybe wear a costume or show off a unique velocipede in process). Meet in Monument Square at 7pm, or just join in as you see the Slow Riders pass by. Click here for more info.
Riding your bike + Raising money for a great local cause = WIN-WIN! Charity races are a great way to get exercise, have fun, and support the important work of organizations in your community. There are a bunch of races in Maine this summer and fall: The Dempsey Challenge, the Trek Across Maine, the Lobster Ride & Roll, and the Annual Ride for Autism, just to name a few!
Let a tour guide show you the state while you enjoy the ride! Summer Feet Cycling offers 13 different bike tours in Maine, ranging from day trips to a whole week and from Kennebunk to Acadia.
Grab your SunriseGuide and make your cycling experience even better this summer! Inside your Guide, find coupons for $10 off a bike tune-up from both Gorham Bike & Ski and Ernie’s Cycle Shop, 15% off your purchase of bike commuter accessories at Back Bay Bicycle, and a buy one membership get one free offer from Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Four great reasons to pick up your copy of the SunriseGuide, if you haven’t done so already!