BikeMaine Weekend Rider July Newsletter
This is the fifth edition of your monthly BikeMaine Weekend Rider Newsletter with updates, reminders, and stories to get you in the spirit! Routes & check-in info is coming soon!
Get Refreshed!
There are times when a cold beer or glass of wine is in order, like after spending four or five hours in the saddle. For those who care to indulge, our friends at Maine Beer Company will be at the BikeMaine Weekend Village Thursday through Saturday evenings.

We'll also have wine available by donation from Cycles Gladiator! Please note that alcohol consumption in the BikeMaine Weekend Village is restricted to the Beer & Wine Garden (no BYOB).

Riders can pre-purchase beer cards for $25, each of which are good for five pours of Maine Beer Company beer. That's $1 off each beer, with no need to carry cash!

Purchase yours between now and August 18 to have it ready for you during check-in.
Activities Preview! (We'll Rest on Monday...)
Make sure to pace yourself on the routes to keep your stamina up for all the afternoon fun!

We're working on an exciting and varied lineup of post-ride activities—here's a preview!

Some activities require pre-registration. You may do so by clicking on the links below, or you can sign-up for these and learn more by visiting the Information Tent (if room is still available):

A Reminder from Our Mechanics
A friendly reminder from our staff and volunteer mechanics: please make sure that the bike you bring is in good working order. Our mechanics are on site and on the routes all Weekend to help with minor repairs. Please understand that they are not able to do major repairs on 400 bikes!

Mechanics are able to help with flats & tire issues, brakes, shifting, and minor adjustments. For those bringing e-bikes, remember that we have electricity, but you are responsible for charging your bikes and knowing how many miles one charge will last. Due to weight, we also cannot guarantee that our support vehicles will be able to transport all disabled e-bikes, but we will do our best to assist you.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation! Additionally, we will be holding several Fix-A-Bike workshops throughout the Weekend, where you can gain first-hand experience in fixing minor bicycle issues!
Bring a friend! Registration Open Until August 18
Spread the word: Some spots are still available for three-day and single-day registrations! They're filling up fast, and registration closes on August 18, so don't wait!
Thank You to Our Presenting Sponsors
About the BCM
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine supports better walking, biking, and rolling in Maine through education, advocacy, outreach, and events. As a membership-based organization, the BCM is powered by individual and business donors.

Please consider joining as a member or giving an additional donation. Together, we can make Maine better for pedestrians and people with bikes!
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is committing to advancing our equity and inclusion efforts. The Coalition is prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in three main categories of our organization: self-education, community engagement/outreach, and event structure for 2022-2023. We welcome community members and visitors of Maine—Wabanaki Territory—from all backgrounds to join the Coalition. Our most outstanding achievement will be that everyone who joins the Coalition or attends our events will feel respected and valued.

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