Welcome to CBBC!

cbbc-logoWelcome to Casco Bay Bicycle Club. We host road rides in and around Portland, Maine, and in the White Mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. We are a social club, and not a bunch of hammerheads*. So if you like to socialize, eat, and ride at a conversational pace (give or take), we might be a good fit for you!

To find out more about our rides, check out our rides page. We also host a fully supported ride and century, the beautiful Fryeburg Frolic. Non-members are welcome to ride with us, and of course, we’d also be happy to have you as a club member.

*Though you might find a few folks here who are willing to hammer with you for short stretches. But really, we tend to hammer donuts more than we hammer the pedals.

Saturday Ride Leaders Needed

The club is looking for ride leaders for our Saturday rides out of West Falmouth. The rides start at 9 AM and are usually 25 to 35 miles long. Ride cue sheets are available on the web site. At this time we need leaders for all Saturdays in May (except the 14th) and the first three Saturdays in June. Please contact Steve Capriola at sjcapri@maine.rr.com if you can lead any of these rides. Thanks for your help.

Post-Annual Meeting Update

The club elections and annual meeting have been held, and we have a new board for the 2015-2016 term! We thank Marlin Conrad, who is leaving the board, and welcome new board member Andrea Mullen. The other board members are all returning for another term to continue their good work on behalf of your club – be sure to thank them.

Keep your eyes peeled for a postcard announcing our annual holiday party, which is to be held on Wednesday, December 16!

West Falmouth Time Change

From Steve:

The Saturday rides out of West Falmouth will start at 10 AM in October. This will allow it to warm up a little before we start. Rides will be a little shorter so we get back at a reasonable time.

I need someone to lead the ride on October 10th (Columbus Day weekend).

Fryeburg Frolic 2015

Fryeburg, Maine
Fryeburg, Maine

There’s still time to register for the Frolic, September 19, 2015! Now with 75 and 50 mile options!

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The Fryeburg Frolic Century attempts to be a kinder, gentler century even though it passes through the hills of western Maine, up to the edge of the White Mountains. It starts at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus, off Rt. 114. The route to Fryeburg winds through pine woods and small villages; past lakes and around the Burnt Meadow Mountains. With an Indian Summer day, the Fryeburg food stop, near a beach on a quiet bend of the Saco River, may include some swimming. The return ride follows the Saco River, even though you only get to glimpse it now and then. It includes the back road from Hiram to Cornish – a classic stretch of understated Maine beauty.

There are four food stops on the ride, and a ride end meal buffet. Rain or shine ride. FMI, kob22225@mac.com.

Registration 6:30 AM. The Frolic departs the USM Field House in Gorham at 7:00 AM (note the location of the start/end point on the map below or see Sunday Gorham ride).

Fryeburg, Maine by Doug Kerr is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Yarmouth Clam Festival Ride

This Saturday’s (July 18th, 2015) Club ride out of West Falmouth will be going to the Yarmouth Clam Festival. We will leave at the usual time, 9 AM. About an hour to get there, spend no more than an hour there then a little more than an hour to get back. The 25 mile ride should end back in West Falmouth around noon.

Pancake Ride

From Mike:

We are going to have a pancake ride this Saturday, 27 June 2015, 9:00 am, West Falmouth shopping center. For those not familiar with the ride, we do the regular Saturday ride, stopping at a park for pancakes about 1 1/2 mile from the starting point. You can come for the pancakes and not do the ride, or do the ride and not do the pancake portion.
For those joining for pancakes, there is a $5.00 fee to cover the cost of the materials.
This ride should be about 25 miles.
This regular ride is listed as follows:

Departs 9:00 AM May through September (please consult our calendar: no rides when some other club rides are scheduled…such as York Beaches or Fryeburg Frolic). Meet in the parking lot at the West Falmouth Crossing Shopping Center at 65 Gray Road (Route 100) opposite Maine Turnpike exit 53. Park on the far left of the main parking lot. Rides are generally from 25 to 35 miles with mostly a moderate pace and moderate terrain.

I’d appreciate if anybody who even MIGHT show up to drop me a line at: Michael_Detscher@msn.com

I don’t need a commitment, I’d just like to  get a feel for how many may be showing up.