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Sending this to keep you up to date on what Maine is doing and the potential
for us.

Hope you are holding Tuesday the 19, 5:30, Montpelier City Council Chambers
for our next meeting.  I will get an agenda out next week.

George
-----Original Message-----
From: BCM <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 11:48 PM
Subject: Winners & More


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>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.
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>
>This past weekend Team BCM came in second place for fundraising on the
>MaineShare Family Fall Foliage Bike-a-thon and won a canoe trip!
>Congrads to all involved & Thanks!  We also held our prize drawing for
>the 1999 Membership Campaign at the MaineShare Bike-a-thon and 10th
>Anniversary Celebration.  The lucky winners are:
>
>* Don Robbins of Sidney who won the Aegis Frame
>* Chris Bales of Saco who won the
>* Bobbi Keppel of Portland who won the Moss Tent
>* Sandra Hodge of Alna who won the MOOSA tour with Can AM Wheelers
>* Larry Barron of Durham who won the racing jacket donated by Downeast
>Bicycle Specialists
>* Fred Robie of Freeport who won a subscription to the Ride Magazine.
>
>Thanks to all our sponsors who were so generous in helping us gain nearly
>200 new members so far this year.  AND super big thanks to all of you for
>you support of the BCM!!!
>
>We are also pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract by
>MDOT to do training seminars for each of the new Regional Transportation
>Advisory Bicycle Subcommittees across the state.  Essentially we are
>working in partnership with MDOT to get all the subcommittees off to a
>uniform and quick start so they can respectively inventory, identify, and
>prioritize which roads in Maine should get paved shoulders.  Some RTAC
>Bike Subcommittees still have room for more volunteers - the
>subcommittees have a fixed life from now till June 2000.  Refer to page
>13 of the Summer issue of Maine Cyclist for more info or contact John
>Balicki at 287-6600 to sign up.
>
>We would also like to invite all of you to join us October 23rd from 9-1
>when we hold our Annual Planning Retreat in Hallowell at the Maple Hill
>Farm B&B.  We will be prioritizing our work for 2000 at this meeting and
>your input, suggestions, and participation would be much appreciated!  If
>you are interested in joining the board and other committed BCMers for
>this important meeting, contact Jeff at 288-3028 or [log in to unmask] to
>get directions and preparatory materials.
>
>Finally, many of you in the Augusta area have probably heard there is a
>bit of controversy that was recently raised over the planned Kennebec
>River Tail Trail from Gardiner to Augusta.  Here is a little information
>on how you can help out:
>Kennebec River Rail Trail Annual Meeting, Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
>Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.
>Now's the time for all good cyclists to join in the effort to push this
>ten-years-in-the-planning-project over the top! This six mile long trail
>could be under construction by next summer if we can build grassroots
>support this fall and winter. Please attend the KRRT annual meeting and
>learn how you can help make this dream a reality...soon. For more
>information, e-mail [log in to unmask]
>
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>SATURDAY, OCT 9th
>Acadia Triathlon
>4.4 mile Run, 13 mile Bike, 4 mile Paddle
>8:00 registration at Long Pond (Somesville)
>Contact MDI YMCA at 288-3511
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>COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND 9-11
>in Bar Harbor with the Casco Bay Bike Club
>call Amy at 773-2846
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>
>Saturday, October 23rd from 9-1 BCM Annual Planning Retreat
>Maple Hill Farm B&B in Hallowell
>Bike ride afterwards.
>Contact Jeff at 288-3028 or [log in to unmask] to get directions and
>preparatory materials.
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>
>Tuesday, October 26, 7 pm Kennebec River Rail Trail Annual Meeting
>Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.
>Contact [log in to unmask]
>
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>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]
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>
>
>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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