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Jeff,

It was great talking with you at the common Ground Fair.  The Bicycle
Coalition of Maine is doing outstanding work and Vermont can learn a lot
from you.

Thanks for including me on your list serve.  I am going to pass it on the
people of the Vermont list serve for their information.

I hope that we can get you over here to talk to our group some time in the
next few months.  We could really benefit from learning more about Maine's
experience.

George
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From: BCM <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 10:38 PM
Subject: Fair Report, Weekend Events & 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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>
>What an amazing weekend we had at the Common Ground Country Fair!  A
>total of 581 people bicycled to the fair who rode a total of over 6,800
>miles!  We also signed up 33 new members and got to meet and talk with
>lots of excellent folks. Thanks to the 30 plus volunteers who helped
>staff the BCM booth and Valet Bike Parking.  Extra big thanks to Fred
>Robie, Chuck Lakin, Bill Heath, and Harry Faust for their extra efforts
>in organizing.  We learned a lot and refined the service quite a bit this
>year and feel confident in exporting the service to other large events
>and fairs.  If you have a suggestion of an event you would like to see
>Valet Bike Parking at next year, please e-mail us.
>
>It also sounds like this coming weekend will be equally wonderful weather
>wise.  There are a couple of excellent bike events we strongly encourage
>you to check out.
>
>Friday Night the Abnaki Ski and Outing Club is hosting your's truly at
>their 51st Annual Meeting at the Pine Tree State Arboretum in Augusta.  I
>will be showing slides of my around-the-world bike tour I did several
>years back on my Watson Fellowship studying bicycle use in other
>societies.  A potluck begins at 5:30 and the slide show will begin
>sometime around 6:30.  All are welcome to this public event. Feel free to
>call David Auclair at 623-4351 with any questions.
>
>Saturday is the MaineShare Family Fall Foliage Bike-a-thon and 10th
>Anniversary Celebration.  MaineShare is a federation of 32 statewide
>nonprofits including the BCM.  Tens of thousands of Mainers contribute to
>MaineShare through this efficient workplace giving program and the
>organization raised $112,000 for nonprofits last year.  Come show your
>support and check out some beautiful riding in the Richmond area (halfway
>between Portland and Augusta - exit 26 on I-95).
>
>Sunday is the popular Cadillac Challenge on Mount Desert Island.  There
>are 25, 60 & 100 mile rides to choose from that wind all over MDI and
>through Acadia National Park.  The rides finish with a pedal up Cadillac
>Mountain, some 1,532 overlooking Maine and the Atlantic.  Show up at the
>Acadia N.P. Visitor Center at 8:00am.
>
>Finally I would like to put in one last plug for the Membership Campaign
>which is winding up.  If you want to be in the drawing for the Aegis
>Carbon fiber frame, the Moss tent, the BOB Trailer, the Can Am Wheelers
>MOOSA Bike Tour, or the Racing Jacket donated by Downeast Bicycle
>Specialists, you'd better get your membership (new or renewal) in today!
>The drawing is being held Saturday at the MaineShare celebration.  If you
>want to call in your membership via credit card, call me anytime today or
>this evening (up till 10pm) at 288-3028.
>
>Hope to see you this weekend!
>
>Jeff
>
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>SATURDAY, OCT 2nd - MaineShare Bike-a-Thon
> & 10th Anniversary Celebration at the
>Richmond Sauna, Richmond Maine
>9:00 am 15, 35, & 50 mile road rides &
>      @20 mile mountain bike ride begins
>10:00 -12:00 Children's activities
>      including helmet decorating
>12:00 picnic, music and entertainment including
>     Jackson Gillman, Delco Ray, & Tony Gaboury Jazz
>Bicyclists must fundraise or pay $50
>        - lunch and entertainment free
>Tickets for lunch and music are $15 adults
>         and $5 for 6-12 yr old
>Call MaineShare at 622-0105 with any questions.
>
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>
>SUNDAY, OCT 3rd
>Cadillac Challenge
>25, 62, & 100 mile rides start from the Acadia National Park Visitor
>Center at 8am.  No fees though donations to the organizers are
>appreciated.
>
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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
>
>
>
>Jeffrey Miller, Executive Director
>Bicycle Coalition of Maine
>P.O. Box 5275
>Augusta, ME 04332
>(207) 288-3028
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>http://www.BikeMaine.org/
>
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