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George
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From: "BCM" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 12:37 PM
Subject: Bikes & Boats, Trail Care Crew, Time Trial, etc.


> ***********************************************************************
> 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.
> ***********************************************************************
>
> With fairly minimal marketing and a complete oversight by the mainstream
> media, we still managed to have 500 bicyclists take advantage of the
> VALET BIKE PARKING at OPSail last weekend.  A tall of surveys indicate
> that collectively these folks biked just over 5,000 miles making a great
> dent in relieving traffic congestion during this one-time event.  Many
> many more bicyclists were at OPSail choosing to park elsewhere or just
> cruising through the massive crowds.  Major thanks to all the excellent
> volunteers who helped out with an extra tip of the hat to Fred Robie for
> all his energy and organizing, and Bruce Hyman and Maggie Guthrie for an
> amazing amount of work over several days!  Others who helped include
> Ellen Brown, Catherine Harman, Bruce Wakefield, John Hoy, Charley
> LaFlamme, Ken O'Brien, Elizabeth Patten, and Maggie Warren -- thank you
> all!  And thanks too to Portland Yacht Services for lending us the space
> which worked out beautifully.
>
> The Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are all out to the Television
> Stations and Cable Providers.  In a few weeks we hope to also have the
> PSAs available on our website (www. BikeMaine.org) for downloading.
> Copies of all four PSAs are now available on VHS cassette for $5.  If you
> would like copy, just e-mail Jeff at [log in to unmask]
>
> In a few weeks the BCM is hosting a TIME TRIAL BIKE RACE in Hinckley
> Maine.  This will be the Third Annual Hinckley Time Trial with
> sponsorship from Skowhegan Savings Bank and Sappi.  Some flyers have been
> mailed out today to previously identified bike racers.  If you would like
> a copy of the flyer and registration form please e-mail Jeff at
> [log in to unmask]
>
> The International Mountain Bike Association's (IMBA) TRAIL CARE CREW is
> in Maine again, making a couple of appearances in Maine.  If you are
> interested in learning about how to do proper trail maintenance or
> construction, these folks are THE experts.  If you feel like picking up a
> shovel, grabbing a rake or just talking over mountain bike access &
> policies, then you should join them on Friday from 9-3 at Bradbury
> Mountain State Park or on Saturday from 9-2 at Wolfe Neck Farm.  For more
> info you can call Fred Robie at 865-6978.
>
> There is a new ride listing below as well as several important public
> hearings coming up that affect bicyclists.  Please check the stuff below.
>  Thanks!
> ___________________________
>
> Saturday, August 19th, 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
>
> Note:  The bike ride is 18 miles to Rockwood.  The return trip to
> Greenville is aboard the Katahdin cruiseboat and takes approximately 2
> hours.
> ____________________________
>
> SOUTH PORTLAND
> A potential candidate for some bike lanes?
>
> PROPOSED FUTURE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 1
> THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2000 7:00 p.m.
> SOUTH PORTLAND CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
> The Maine Department of Transportation 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
> at Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough and extending northerly
> approximately 0.76 miles to Route 9 in South Portland.  Questions can be
> directed at Joel Kittredge, Project Manager, MDOT, (207) 287-2828.
> ___________________________
>
> PORTLAND
> An important meeting for bicyclists in the Portland area regarding
> Morrill's Corner improvements.
>
> HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 302 (FOREST AVENUE)
> WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2000  7:00 p.m.
> RIVERTON SCHOOL LIBRARY
> Maine DOT has developed preliminary plans for the proposed highway
> improvements to Route 302 (Forest Avenue) beginning at Stevens Avenue
> continuing west to Warren Avenue.  Any inquiries regarding this project
> may be directed to the attention of Holly Anderson, MDOT 287-2126.
>
> ___________________________
>
> GORHAM
> There is currently no plan for shoulders....YET!  Speak up if you can!
>
> PROPOSED FUTURE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO LIBBY AVENUE
> TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2000 7:00 p.m.
> GORHAM HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
> 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 Libby Avenue in Gorham from Route 25 to
> Route 202. Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the
> attention of Holly Anderson, MDOT 287-2126.
>
> ______________________________
>
> ELLSWORTH
>
> HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTES 1, 3, & 1A
> THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2000 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
> CITY HALL AUDITORIUM
> Maine DOT is planning for highway improvements to the intersections of
> Main Street, High Street and Oak Street and East Main Streets and
> continuing on High Street to the Washington Street
> intersection. Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the
> attention of Dawn Coffin, MDOT,
> 667-5556.
> ___________________________
> CALENDAR
>
> AUGUST
> 5-6 MS150 Great Bicycle Escape w/ Multiple Sclerosis Society, 100-150mi
> Tour, www.MSMaine.org, Dianne Holly, [log in to unmask], 800-639-1330
> 5-6 Trail 66 Mtn Bike Races, Sunday River, NORBA DH, DS, & XC,
> [log in to unmask]
> 6 Maine Cycling Club Time Trial Series #3, 8am, Rainbow Bicycle, Auburn,
> 14mi Race, John Grenier, [log in to unmask], 784-7576
> 6-29 Northcountry Challenge, 950mi Tour, Norway, 743-9018,
> [log in to unmask], www.megalink.net/~moosa
> 11-13 4th Annual Microbrew Mtn Biking Festival w/ Back Country
> Excursions, Parsonsfield, Mtn Bike, www.wowpages.com/backcountry, Cliff
> Krolick, [log in to unmask], 625-8189
> 12 Old Bristol Days Bike Rides, 8-9am, 15 & 35mi Tours, John German,
> [log in to unmask], 677-2013
> 12-13 Trail 66 Mtn Bike Races, Sugarloaf, NORBA DH,DS, & XC, Katherine
> Mallett, 800-237-2000
> 13 Tour de Farms II, 7am to 1pm start times, Morris Farm, Wiscasset,
> 15-100mi Tours, Christine James, [log in to unmask], 882-4080
> 13 Downeast Family YMCA 2nd Annual Mountain to the Sea Triathlon, 9:30am,
> Blue Hill Fairgrounds, 6mi run, 3mi kayak, 10mi bike, Daryl Dejoy,
> [log in to unmask], 667-3086
> 13-19 State YMCA Camp Acadia Bike 'n Hike (girls only), Bar Harbor, Ellen
> Malloy, [log in to unmask], 395-4200
> 15-18 YMCA Camp Cadillac Mountain Biking Camp, Mount Desert Island,
> 288-3511
> 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, Jeff Miller, [log in to unmask], 288-3028
>
> *****************************
> 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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