The final 2018 Women’s Ride will be Sunday, June 10th at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine.
The Maine’s Women’s Ride is a celebration of women and bicycling. The event offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere geared toward girls and women of all ages and abilities. The routes follow quiet roads, offering beautiful views of the Maine coast and countryside.
The 2018 ride will once again be based out of the L.L.Bean Flagship Store’s Discovery Park, located at 95 Main Street in Freeport. There are rest stops, healthy snacks and support vehicles along the way. Upon your return, you’ll be welcomed with music, lunch, and a party!
When we founded the Maine Women’s Ride 17 years ago, there were relatively few opportunities to participate in organized road rides in our state. Today, that landscape is very different, and in that sense Maine is measurably much better for bicycling today that it was. On any given summer weekend there are now several riding events.
So, we have decided to say goodbye to the Maine Womens’ Ride and the Maine Lobster Ride, and refocus our efforts wholeheartedly on how best to deliver on our mission for as many people, in as many parts of the state, as possible. We will have a presence at many other events state-wide, and will continue to hold our signature event, BikeMaine. We will also recommit to our role as the leading advocacy and education organization for biking and walking in Maine.
While the Coalition will no longer be holding the Women’s Ride, we recognize that there are still few events that are women-centric. We are looking at other opportunities to promote riding for women and children, including working with others who might be willing to host a women-only event in future years, with our help. If you would like to learn more, or offer your thoughts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’ve been thinking that this is the year you’re going to ride the Maine Women’s Ride, register now! There’s still time to sign on. Come ride with us, and help us make our final Women’s Ride the best one ever.