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VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L August 2000

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Fw: Member Benefit, Roads, Bridges, Races, & More

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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George Plumb <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 20 Aug 2000 20:39:15 -0400

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----- Original Message -----
From: "BCM" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 11:30 AM
Subject: Member Benefit, Roads, Bridges, Races, & More


> ***********************************************************************
> Advocating bicycling safety, education, and access in Maine, the Bicycle
> Coalition of Maine is working to make Maine accessible and safe for all
> residents and visitors so they may comfortably and responsibly bicycle.
> The BCM also promotes bicycling for transportation, health, recreation,
> and fun to enhance our communities, environment, and economy.
> ***********************************************************************
>
> Dear Cyber Cyclists,
>
> Back in the beginning of July I bragged that we were about to launch a
> brand new and exciting member benefit.  Actually all bicyclists can
> benefit from it too.  It was due to the suggestions of several members
> that we have created a couple of BULLETIN BOARD SERVICES on the
> BikeMaine.org website.  And after several months we are ready to
> officially launch them!  Immediately below is an introduction by the
> moderator.  Thanks Patrick & Elizabeth for your help!
>
> There are also several other new and cool additions to the BikeMaine
> WEBSITE.  The BCM's new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are on the
> site, can be downloaded and viewed at your leisure.  I've also submitted
> several new photos from the Maine Bike RALLY to our masterful webmaster
> so if they are not up just yet, check again soon.
>
> This next Tuesday there is an all important public hearing in WARREN
> about the fate of Route 1 and whether paved shoulders will be added or
> not.  The BCM's main concern is that a minimum of 4 foot paved shoulders
> be added to this arterial route.  We need as many bicyclists from the
> region to show up at the hearing Tuesday night (8/22, 7pm, Warren Masonic
> Hall) to make this road bicycle friendly.  See below for the DOT's
> listing and more info.
>
> We are proposing to the Maine DOT to experiment with bicyclist activated,
> flashing warning signs at the entrance of narrow BRIDGES.  Two examples
> are the Hancock Waldo Bridge (Bucksport) and the Deer Isle Bridge.  The
> concept is that these long, narrow, and highly arched bridges can be very
> intimidating to bicyclists and having a way to notify cars that a bicycle
> is ahead will improve motorist patience and awareness.  If you have
> another long and narrow bridge that would be a good candidate please
> contact Jeff at 288-3028 or [log in to unmask]
>
> And THIS SUNDAY is the 3rd Annual Hinckley Time Trail sponsored by sappi
> & Skowhegan Savings Bank.  If you have never done a Time Trial, it is a
> great time for all. Racers start 1 minute apart (no drafting allowed) and
> pedal like crazy for 16 miles round trip.  The route is arguably the best
> in the state.  Registration info is on the website and I'm including a
> few bits of info below.  We also still need a few VOLUNTEERS to help out
> with the race.  A couple other cool events coming up in the next couple
> weeks - see below.
>
> Hope to see you on your bike soon!
>
> Jeff
>
> Time Trial Volunteers Needed this Sunday in Hinckley
> Registration - 2 people to check folks in
> 1. _____________________
> 2. _____________________
>
> Start Line - 3 people to count down, stabilize racers, and record time
> 1. _____________________
> 2. _____________________
> 3. _____________________
>
> Turn Around - 2 people to record turn-around time
> 1. _____________________
> 2. _____________________
>
> Finish Line - 3 people to call out numbers, time, and record
> 1. _____________________
> 2. _____________________
>
> ______________________________
>
> BCM BULLETIN BOARD SERVICE
>
> It is my great pleasure to welcome cyclists of all ages and interests to
> visit and use the new BCM Bulletin Board Service (BBS).  This is your
> forum: for finding others to join on a ride or post a ride; to sell or
> buy equipment; for sharing safety tips; to discuss legal issues facing
> Maine cyclists; to report road conditions to fellow riders;  to ask
> questions related to cycling health and fitness; to get tune-up tips from
> the pros; basically anything that you can imagine that relates to cycling
> in the state of Maine!  As an open forum to the membership and to the
> public, the BCM BBS can help educate and enlighten with the shared
> collective wisdom of so many diverse and talented individuals all working
> toward the common goal of promoting cycling in our fair state.
>
> As the moderator of the BBS, I want to make sure that the users are fair
> to one another, and sensitive to the fact that many visitors may be young
> people.  Keeping the posts clean and non-effacing is key to a good,
> healthy exchange of information.  Personal attacks against other users,
> businesses or private individuals will not be tolerated and any such
> posts will guarantee the author being banned from future use of the
> service.  Let's be respectful of each other and leave the rest of that
> nasty business to other places.  In short use the BBS often and above all
> else, have fun!
>
> Patrick Rowling,  Moderator BCM BBS
>
> ______________________________
>
> Public Meeting in WARREN regarding improvements to ROUTE 1
> TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2000, 7:00 p.m. AT THE MASONIC HALL
>
> The Maine Department of Transportation has developed preliminary plans
> for the proposed highway improvements to Route 1 beginning at the
> intersection of Route 90 proceeding east 1.6 miles  (2.6 km).  The
> project consists of improvements to the vertical and horizontal
> alignment, improvements to the existing shoulder conditions, and improved
> drainage capabilities.
>     A plan of the proposed project is available for public inspection at
> the Warren Town Office one week prior to the public meeting.
>     Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be
> present on Tuesday evening, August 22, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. to explain
> proposed details, listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer
> questions about the project from all interested parties prior to
> proceeding with final design.
>      Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the
> attention of
> Ralph Webster, Project Manager, Maine Department of Transportation, Urban
> and
> Arterial Highway Program, Child Street, 16 State House Station, Augusta,
> Maine
> 04333-0016.  Telephone (207) 287-8336.
> ______________________________
>
> Public Hearing in HANCOCK / SULLIVAN regarding proposed improvements to
> ROUTE 1
> TUESDAY, AUGUST 29,7:00 p.m. AT THE SULLIVAN-SORRENTO Recreation Center
>     Maine DOT is seeking public input prior to beginning any of the
> engineering work necessary to develop preliminary plans for the proposed
> future highway improvements to Route 1 beginning in Hancock near the
> Point Road and heading east to Sullivan near the Pumpkinville Road.
> Inquiries may be directed to Dawn Coffin, Project Manager, Maine
> DOT667-5556.
> ______________________________
>
> Public Meeting in CANTON regarding replacement of GILBERTVILLE BRIDGE on
> Route 140
> Wednesday, August 30th, 7pm, Canton Community Building.
>
> A 31' width is being proposed on this bridge which translates to about 5'
> shoulders. Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the
> attention of Wayne L. Frankhauser, Jr., Project Manager, Maine DOT (207)
> 287-2742.
> _______________________
>
> Help needed for SACO BAY CRITERIUM
>
> Over 300 racers are expected from throughout New England. Help is needed
> in the following areas:
>
> Set-up-Friday 8/25 at 6PM-meet at Bicycle Habitat, Main St in Saco -
> 10-12 people
>
> Set-up-Saturday 8/26 at 5AM-meet at Bicycle Habitat, Main St in Saco
> 10-12 people
>
> Marshalling-Saturday 8/26-We have two shifts: 1ST shift-7AM-11AM, 2ND
> shift-11AM-finish of last
> race(approx 3PM), 16-18 people
>
> Floaters-We need a few people to give breaks tmarshalls etc- 4 people
>
> Clean-up-from the end of the last race until we are done10-12 people
>
> As you can see we need a significant number of volunteers to make this a
> successful event. If you
> have any time at all to give on AUGUST 26TH it will be greatly
> appreciated. Also, if you have friends and or significant others that may
> be interested please talk to them about this.
>
> Each volunteer will receive a race t-shirt and refreshments will be
> provided throughout the day!!!!  Please contact Joe at [log in to unmask]
> or call 985-3800.
> ______________________________
>
> SCARBOROUGH Road Race Volunteers Needed for August 27th!
>
> from the race organizers -
>
> We still need a lot of help!  Without being able to cover all corners and
> pace positions, we can't put a race on.  This course has several high
> risk corners, and without marshals, the course will be too unsafe to
> allow racers the right-of-way.  Contact Al Zullo by phone at 283-1189 or
> e-mail [log in to unmask]
>
> Helpers needed for:
>
> Corner Marshals - 12 helpers needed 7:15-10:00am
> 7 helpers needed  9:45am -12:00pm
>                                 10 needed 11:45am to end of day (between
> 3 & 4)
> and Take-Down (end of day)
> __________________________
>
> Five Points of Life
> BONE MARROW  / BLOOD DRIVES
> Bone Marrow/Blood Drives
> Celebrate Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride
> AMERICAN RED CROSS 1-800-482-0743
>
> A coast-to-coast bike ride will provide lifesaving education and
> spotlight donor needs for the five points of life: whole blood donation,
> apheresis donation, bone marrow donation, umbilical cord blood donation,
> and organ and tissue donation.  A group of ten cyclists, all of whom have
> been a donor or recipient of one or more of the five points of life, will
> travel from Bar Harbor, Maine beginning on Sunday, August 27, 2000 to Key
> West, Florida arriving October 14, 2000.
>
> The American Red Cross, in association with the New England Marrow Donor
> Program, and other corporate sponsors are participating in five special
> whole blood and bone marrow testing drives.  Donors may donate whole
> blood, participate in a bone marrow testing, or do both.
>
> To donate whole blood, you must be 17 years or older weighing at least
> 110 pounds, have not donated blood within the past 56 days, and feeling
> well. There is no upper age limit for whole blood donation and most
> medications are acceptable.
>
> Joining the National Marrow Donor Registry puts you on a list of national
> volunteers who are willing to donate a small portion of bone marrow to
> others, if the need arises. To be listed on the registry, a small sample
> of blood is donated for HLA tissue typing. Most of the volunteers who
> join the registry will never be asked to donate marrow.  A lucky few are
> called because their tissue type matches that of a patient in need.
> Needed are people between the ages of 18 and 60, in good general health
> with no back or hip problems and who meet maximum weight requirements.
> This is an opportunity to possible help one of 3,000 patients searching
> for a bone marrow donor to cure them of one of 60 fatal blood diseases.
>
> The HLA tissue typing costs are being funded from a grant from the Marrow
> Foundation.  However, any monetary donation would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Come at meet the Five Points of Life cyclists at one of the five special
> bone marrow testing/blood drives in Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Portland
> or Kennebunk.
> Saturday, August 26, Penobscot Job Corps Center, 1375 Union Street,
> Bangor, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
> Sunday, August 27, Troy Howard Middle School, Route 52, Lincolnville
> Avenue, Belfast, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
> Monday, August 28, Saturn of Brunswick,118 Pleasant Street (Route 1),
> Brunswick, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
> Tuesday, August 29, American Red Cross Donor Center, 524 Forest Avenue,
> Portland, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
> St. Martha's Catholic Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk, 1:00 p.m. -
> 7:00 p.m.
> ___________________________
>
> CALENDAR
>
> AUGUST
> 19 Annual Bike & Boat Benefit Ride, 11:00 a.m., Greenville Municipal
> Parking near near the Katahdin Cruiseboat, 18 mile, tour, www.cadean.org,
> Mary Marin Lyon, [log in to unmask], 695-5237
> 19 Mt Washington Hill Climb, 7am, Auto Road Gate, 7mi up, www.tinmtn.org,
>  [log in to unmask], (603) 447-6991
> 20 Hinckley Time Trial, 9am, Good Will-Hinckley School, Hinckley, 16mi
> Race, Jim Mathieu, [log in to unmask], 465-7564
> 20 Le Tour de la Vallee, Aroostook County, 15-60mi Tours, Roger Legasse,
> 834-3155 ext 181
> 25-27 2nd Annual Farewell to Summer Mtn Bike Encampment w/ Back Country
> Excursions, Parsonsfield, Mtn Bike, www.wowpages.com/backcountry, Cliff
> Krolick, [log in to unmask], 625-8189
> 26 Dan R. Michaud Century w/ Merrymeeting Wheelers, 7am, Brunswick
> Gazebo, 50-100mi Tour, Bob Bruce, [log in to unmask], 882-7206
> 26 Saco Bay Criterium - Maine Championship, 8am, Downtown Saco, 20min + 2
> laps to 1 hour plus 5 laps, USCF Race, Al Zullo, [log in to unmask],
> 294-7393
> 27 Scarborough Road Race 8am, 15-60mi USCF Races, www.gorhambike.com, Al
> Zullo, [log in to unmask], 294-7393
> 27 CeMMBA Mtn Bike Ride, www.CeMMBA.org, Glenn & Laurie Fenlason,
> [log in to unmask], 877-9844
>
> *****************************
> Please pass along BCM e-mail updates to help spread the word.  Also
> encourage other bicyclists you know to join the BCM if they haven't done
> so already.  If you have comments or submissions for the BCM e-mail
> updates or wish to stop receiving them, please contact us at
> [log in to unmask]
> *****************************
>
>
> Jeffrey Miller, Executive Director
> Bicycle Coalition of Maine
> P.O. Box 5275
> Augusta, ME 04332
> (207) 288-3028
> [log in to unmask]
> http://www.BikeMaine.org/
>
>

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