Bicycle rides in Maine

East Coast Greenway in Maine: The East Coast Greenway extends over 2,600 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine. The Maine section of the East Coast Greenway has five distinct

Maine’s East Coast Greenway

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Explore Maine bicycle rides

Cycling Maine by bike.With its beautiful scenery, bike-friendly roads and shared-use paths, Maine is a great place to cycle in the mountains, along the coast, through the woods and over the beautiful byways in between.

The following rides in Maine are available on the Explore Maine site.

Trails and bicycle paths in Maine

Maine bicycle trails

Aroostook Valley Trail 28 miles, Auburn Riverwalk 1.2 miles,Bangor and Aroostook Trail 61 miles,  Calais Waterfront Walkway 1.5 miles,  Down East Sunrise Trail 85 miles,  Eastern Promenade Trail 2.1 miles, Eastern Trail 28.4 miles, Ellsworth Rail Trail 1.6 miles ….continue reading

Rides on this site

Bike Maine, September 9-16, 2017 - BikeMaine is a fully-supported, seven day cycling tour held in mid-September, the prime time to cycle in New England. The days are still warm, the nights are comfortably cool, and a hint of fall color is just beginning to appear on the trees. Cyclists pedal an average of 55 miles per day along moderately challenging … Continue reading Bike Maine, September 9-16, 2017
NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 09, 2017 - The New England Parkinson’s Ride begins and ends in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with  four loop sfrom  The Ball Park, home of the  SURGE Baseball Team. 100 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 50 mile loop Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View … Continue reading NE Parkinsons Ride, Old Orchard Beach, ME: September 09, 2017
Climate Ride NE, Bar Harbor to Boston - Bar Harbor to Boston, SEPTEMBER 8 – 12, 2016 This 5-day, 390-mile Northeast Climate Ride route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You’ll ride along the North Atlantic’s scenic coastline by day and spend evenings with an amazing community of people. Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to choose … Continue reading Climate Ride NE, Bar Harbor to Boston
Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017 - On the two-day Great Maine Getaway ride for the National MS Society, cyclists hug Maine’s southern coastline. Start: University of New England Biddeford campus. 2016 Great Maine Getaway routes Saturday Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 25 miles (map) 50 miles (map) 75 miles (map) 100 miles (map) … Continue reading Great Maine Getaway, Biddeford ME: August 12-13, 2017
Champion the Cure Centuy, Penobscot River, August 19, 2017 - The Champion the Cure century ride follows the Penobscot River north from Brewster, Maine to Lincoln, then reverses course on highways with wide shoulders. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
East Coast Greenway news, July 2016 - Read more at the ECG site Maine: Brewer Riverwalk Reconnects Penobscot River Cities across the country are revitalizing their waterfronts, uncovering and transforming former industrialized landscapes into lush green corridors. This trend is inspiring residents and visitors to reconnect with their urban waterways. Maine offers a handful of examples including Portland’s Eastern Promenade, the Bangor Waterfront, and … Continue reading East Coast Greenway news, July 2016
Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017 - The 2016 Maine Lobster Ride originates at the Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, ME. 15 Miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 34 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 51 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print … Continue reading Lobster ride, Camden ME: July 23, 2017
Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018 -   The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event for the American Lung Association, from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $24 million in the past 30+ … Continue reading Trek Across Maine: June 15 – 17, 2018
Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017 - CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 miles, 65 miles or a Century. The 2014 two-day tour shown below offered two 50 mile rides. Day 1 on Saturday begins at Shapleigh Middle School in Kittery, ME, ending at the University of New England in Biddeford. The Sunday ride returns from … Continue reading Seacoast Safari, Kittery-Biddenford ME: July 15, 2017
Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017 - The Loon Echo Bike Trek offers 25, 50, 80 or 100 miles, with scenic rural roads, starting and ending in Bridgton, Maine, circling through the mountains to Bethel and back. The 17th annual Loon Echo Trek is the largest event benefiting the Loon Echo Land Trust! Proceeds from the event and sponsorship help us in … Continue reading Loon Echo Trek, Bridgton ME: September 16, 2017
NEMBA mountain bike rides - The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)  a recreational trails advocacy organization with 27 chapters throughout New England and about 5,000 members NEMBA Rides by State Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont NEMBA alphabetical list of rides Abrams Rock Adams Farm Ames Nowell State Park Bare Cove / Great Esker Beaver Brook North Beebe Woods / Peterson Farm … Continue reading NEMBA mountain bike rides
Bicycle trails in Maine - Trailink.com Aroostook Valley Trail 28 miles Crushed Stone, Dirt Auburn Riverwalk 1.2 miles Asphalt Bangor and Aroostook Trail 61 miles Gravel Calais Waterfront Walkway 1.5 miles Gravel Down East Sunrise Trail 85 miles Crushed Stone Eastern Promenade Trail 2.1 miles Asphalt Eastern Trail 28.4 miles Asphalt, Crushed Stone Ellsworth Rail Trail 1.6 miles Asphalt Four … Continue reading Bicycle trails in Maine
Northampton MA to Rockland ME - This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize … Continue reading Northampton MA to Rockland ME
Penobscot four day tour - Day 1: Camden to Stonington. Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. View Larger Map View at RidewithGPS Day 2 Stonington to Bar Harbor: From Stonington the ride hugs the southern shore of the Penobscot Peninsula, goes through Blue Hill and on to … Continue reading Penobscot four day tour
The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec - The MOOSA tour, “Maine’s Original Outstanding Superadventure” was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  
The East Coast Greenway in Maine - The East Coast Greenway extends over 2,600 miles from Key West, Florida to Calais, Maine. The Maine section of the East Coast Greenway has five distinct sections: Maine’s East Coast Greenway Casco Bay Coastal Route Downeast Route & Downeast Sunrise Trail Eastern Trail River Route The Explore Maine site Aroostook County Downeast & Acadia Greater Portland … Continue reading The East Coast Greenway in Maine
Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula - Some of our favorite bicycle rides are in Acadia, which is a national park on Mount Desert Island, a beautiful area attached to mainland Maine by a short bridge. You’ll find several days of wonderful cycling here. Inn: Bar Harbor The nearest large airport is Bangor International, about an hour away, taking Rt. 3 the … Continue reading Cycling Acadia: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula
Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back - Coastal Maine Cycling Tour Day 1: Camden to Stonington Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. Distance: 88 miles. Camden Inns Camden Hills State Park Campground.  Cue Sheet Route Map GPX Track View in Google Maps Stonington inns … Continue reading Coastal Maine Cycling Tour: Camden to Acadia and back
Mount Desert Island Century ride - Bike the nicest roads on Mount Desert Island, including the Park Loop, a climb up Cadillac Mountain, and a tour of Southwest Harbor, starting from Bar Harbor ME. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/903812  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Portsmouth to Portland via Maine’s Eastern Trail - This is a mix of on-road and off-road routes from Portsmouth NH to Portland ME along Maine’s Eastern Trail. Signs along the trail will take you on bike paths as they are developed. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Maine Bike Rally - The Maine Bike Rally is a three day combined effort of local enthusiasts, the Casco Bay Bicycle Club, Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Riders can choose from more than 30 rides that vary in length from a short five miles to a 100-mile century ride winding through country lanes and shorelines. … Continue reading Maine Bike Rally
Bicycle Tour of the St. John River Valley - The Grand Tour of the St. John River Valley starts in Fort Kent Maine, taking you to Grand Isle and around Long Lake to Sinclair. See potatoes, panoramic views of the St. John River and Long Lake, and quaint French villages. Distance options are 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles Start: Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort … Continue reading Bicycle Tour of the St. John River Valley
Maine lighthouse Ride, Kittery - Alliance Maine Lighthouse Ride This ride has become established as a major cycling event in Southern Maine, and benefits the Eastern Trail Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a 60-mile greenway from Kittery to South Portland, Maine. Enjoy views of the Maine coastline and up to 9 lighthouses! The 25-mile Ride (9:00 AM) starts out on … Continue reading Maine lighthouse Ride, Kittery
Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: October 7, 2017 - The Dempsey Challenge is an annual international fundraising cycling / run or walk based in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine benefitting The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center. Start:  Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park, 46 Beech Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 View the 100 mile century ride from Lewiston at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/312749 Route at … Continue reading Dempsey Challenge, Lewiston ME: October 7, 2017
Portsmouth-Ogunquit ride - This is a Charles River Wheelmen bicycle ride Start: Portsmouth Park and Ride – 15 miles North of 495 and 95. (map to start) Description: Scenic shoreline and rural roads of historic Portsmouth, York, and Ogunquit. Ride along the ocean, past the Nubble lighthouse, and through quiet back roads. 58 mile cue 34 mile cue … Continue reading Portsmouth-Ogunquit ride
Kennebec River Rail Trail - The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Trail is a paved path that follows the Kennebec River in Maine. The map below shows a round trip ride from downtown Augusta to Gardiner to the trail end in downtown Gardiner close to waterfront park, then returning to Augusta. View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Lobter and Roll Ride from Rockland ME - The Maine Lobster Ride and Roll supports the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. Start from Rockland District High School. Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland, ME.  Visit Bike Maine for more information. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course