Bike Maine 2017

Pathway to the Peaks

Bike Maine Wrap-up

What is Bike Maine?

In its fifth year, the Bike Maine Ride hosts hundreds of bikers from all across the country and the world as they explore a region of the state. This year 415 bikers are taking part in the popular event. This year's 335-mile ride is going through Maine's Western Foothillls. Our team is going along for the journey. 

A Big Announcement

Bike Maine 2018

Organizers made a big announcement Friday night that the event would expand to 450 riders next year for a tour through Aroostook County. Read More

DAY 6

Hartford to Farmington

Bikers woke up at Camp Wakeela in Hartford for day 6 of the tour. Our team took Stormy out on the roads the bikers would travel on beforehand. The cyclists are set to travel 51 miles Friday.

Bike Maine Day 6: Rock Pile In Weld

 

 

 

The tour was all about experience each community cyclists passed through. So our team set our to find the 'farming' in Farmington. Read More

Final day of Bike Maine

DAY 5

Rangeley to Hartford

The town of Rangeley sends its guests off for the longest trek of the week--riders pedaling 65 miles to Hartford. Local volunteers, and even the police chief, came out in full force to say goodbye.

Bike Maine Day 5

 

 

As bikers hit the road, a handful of kids continued to work hard. Students from Katahdin Middle/High School followed the crew from town to town setting up and taking down nearly 80 tents. Read More

Bike Maine: Kids lend a hand

On perhaps the most scenic part of the journey, the NEWS CENTER team stumbled upon a truly unique place just off the tour route Thursday. It's called the 'Rock Pile' and took twenty years for one family to make a reality. Read More

Bike Maine Day 5

 

 

DAY 4

Rest Day in Rangeley

The town of Rangeley rolled out the red carpet for bikers with events, lake cruises and even special performances. Because even a small town, the performing arts are alive and well.

Bike Maine 2017

What better way to spend a 'Rest Day' than on the lake? We met local business owners as they took the visitors out on their lake cruise to learn all about the area's rich history. The locals hope to bring more attention to the western part of the state. Read More

Bike Maine rest day

DAY 3

Kingfield to Rangeley

Before cyclists could hit the roads, they got a unique wake up call from the whistle of the iconic Stanley Steemer. The fully steam-powered car was invented in 1897 by F.O. and F.E. Stanley who were raised in the town of Kingfield. Read more

Bike Maine 2017 sees a Stanley Steamer

DAY 2

Pittsfield to Kingfied

Bikers made the trek 56 miles into the mountains. There they set up camp on Poland Spring's property near downtown. Our NEWS CENTER took our drone up over the town to take in the sights.

Bike Maine - Monday AM

DAY 1

Skowhegan to Pittsfield

415 cyclcists from 35 states, provinces and countries hit the road for the fifth annual Bike Maine Ride Sunday. The riders, 254  men and 146  women, started in Skowhegan and pedaled 57 miles to Pittsfield where they set up their first camp. Bill Green kicked off the week-long trek through Maine's Western Foothills.

The 5th annual Bike Maine tour

 

 

 

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