PORTLAND — The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has opened registration for the 2022 BikeMaine Weekend ride, scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Lincoln.
The three-day event will feature two different routes each day, short (30-35 miles) and long (50-55 miles), as well as four catered meals, fully stocked rest stops, and route support that includes maps, signage, SAG vehicles, and mechanical and medical assistance.
The “BikeMaine Village” will make its return in 2022, complete with on-site camping, nightly entertainment, and a Maine Beer Company beer garden. The Village will encompass both Cobb Field (the waterfront greenspace belonging to Mattanawcook Junior High School) and nearby Prince Thomas Park.
“We are excited to welcome riders to the Katahdin Region this summer,” said BCM Event Manager Emily Lozeau. “Katahdin means ‘Greatest Mountain’ in the Penobscot language, and based on the breathtaking beauty of the area, we believe this description applies to more than just Maine’s highest peak.”
BikeMaine was previously a weeklong event, but a truncated version was introduced in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic.
“We also hope a shorter, more accessible, and more affordable event will appeal to a wider ridership,” Lozeau says. “It’s one example of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Registration is $350 per rider, and includes all three days. Single-day registrations may be available at a later date, pending availability.
All riders, guests, volunteers, and staff at the BikeMaine Weekend must show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, with a matching photo ID, according to the Coalition’s current COVID-19 policy.
Visit bikemaine.org/the-bikemaine-weekend to register now.