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!
There will be no official ride out of Gorham on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Of course, those who do choose to show up can coordinate on a ride of their choosing.
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).
There will not be a ride out of West Falmouth on Saturday, September 19th. We invite our riders to join us for the club’s Fryeburg Frolic instead.
The Saturday ride will resume in West Falmouth on September 26th.
There’s still time to register for the Frolic, September 19, 2015! Now with 75 and 50 mile options!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Come join me for a Memorial Day “parade” bike ride.
Meet at 9:00am Monday at the Riverside Hannaford (Rte 302 and Riverside St. in Portland). The route I have used in the past is around 30 miles. I am trying to time it so we end up in Cumberland at 10:00 in order to watch the parade there. Last year they had some good looking food booths along the parade route so bring money for a snack.
We’re ready to ride!
The ride schedule is set for 2015! We have a new suite of rides originating from West Falmouth shopping center, hitting destinations from New Gloucester to Buxton. Thanks to Steve Capriola for designing these rides!
See you on the road starting in May…
- Sundays in Gorham (9 AM; running now!)
- Wednesdays in Yarmouth (6 PM)
- Thursdays in Westbrook (6 PM)
- Saturdays in West Falmouth (9 AM)
See our rides page for more information.
Got Talent? We got THE Audience!!
CBBC Annual Banquet and Potluck
Saturday, February 21 @ The First Congregational Church, Gorham. Gather at 5:00, eat at 6:00.
Send us your proposal of what you got! and stay within the guidelines:
- Keep it legal
- Under 5 minutes
- Give it a title.
Please submit your Proposal by February 18th to Patty: email@example.com
Set up Time:_______________
Equipment you will be using:_____________(Please provide your own)
Doors open around 5:00 PM. Please check with Steve Rines.
talent_time_nov_2012_4 by Patrick Shannon is licensed under CC-BY-2.0.