Welcome 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!
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 email@example.com if you can lead any of these rides. Thanks for your help.
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!
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).
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.