Maine Bike Rally – July 10 – 12, 2009
The 21st Annual Maine Bike Rally is July 10-12, 2009. This is a fun and affordable event. The $110 nonmember registration fee for 3 days includes tenting, meals and 1 Tee Shirt if you register by June 25th. I am planning to be there and hope you will be there also.
The Bike Rally will be in Fryeburg, Maine again this year. That is great bicycling country and near the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Fryeburg is out of the hustle and traffic of North Conway, NH but close enough if you want to hit the restaurants or outlets (no sales tax in NH).
The rally is sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, visit their site for more information.
Here is some of their information about the Rally:
The Maine Bike Rally is a much-beloved tradition that brings together hundreds of bicyclists from throughout the United States and Canada. The 2009 rally offers three days of road and off-road bike rides in beautiful western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire for all levels of cyclists, plus a full weekend of family entertainment.
Rides from five to 100 miles showcase covered bridges, woodland trails, historic sites, local swimming holes and the historic Fryeburg Fairgrounds. There will be a Time Trail (where each bicyclist races against the clock), two century rides, several metric centuries, sunrise rides and stargazing night rides. The rally also will appeal to the non-cyclists in your family with canoeing, hiking, shopping and other attractions nearby.
Now in its 21st year, the rally features a colorful bike parade, ice cream social, music and other entertainment. Camping, food (including big breakfasts, picnic lunches and all-you-can-eat dinner), all rides, entertainment and a bike rally T-shirt are included in the affordable, weekend price if you preregister by June 25th.
An adult bike driving class (Smart Cycling-Traffic Skills 101) and a League Cycling Instructor training course will be offered in Fryeburg during the week before the rally