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Women’s Ride Draws Cyclists of All Ages

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FREEPORT – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride begins on June 13 in Freeport.  Bringing together cyclists of all ages and fitness levels: mothers and daughters out for a leisurely Sunday ride, women training for triathlons and long distance events, hard-charging bicycle racers and those who are returning to bicycling after a long hiatus.

Participants in the Women’s Ride can choose from four distance options: five miles, 15 miles, 25 miles or 50 miles. All four routes have beautiful views of the coast, rest stops and support vehicles. The rides start at 9 a.m. at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center on Casco Street. Participants can enjoy refreshments, yoga and massage in a festive atmosphere at the ride’s conclusion.

Registration costs $25 for coalition members and $35 for non-members, with a $10 discount for girls 12 to 17 years old and seniors (over 65). Girls 11 and under ride free. All proceeds benefit the coalition’s work to make Maine a better place to bicycle.

For more information and to register, please visit www.BikeMaine.org or call (207) 623-4511. Volunteers are needed and they can register online or by e-mailing Cecelia@BikeMaine.org. Rides sponsors are Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, L.L. Bean, WomanTours, Comfort Suites Freeport and the Well Woman Clinic.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has been working since 1992 to make Maine a better place to bicycle. The coalition advocates for Maine cyclists at the Legislature and in Washington, D.C., teaches bicycle safety to thousands of Maine schoolchildren each year, partners with state agencies on a Share the Road media campaign and serves as a resource on local bicycling issues.

For More Information:

Contact Name: cecelia@BikeMaine.org

Telephone Number: (207) 623-4511

Website: http://www.bikemaine.org/events/womensrideindex

Email: cecelia@BikeMaine.org