We’ve had to push the potluck back a bit this year.
Sat Mar 15, 2014 – Gather at 5:00, Eat at 6:00PM
First Parish Church, Gorham, ME
Club member Albert Kolodji will show a video of his carving on the Bean Boot 100th Anniversary commission, and do a bit of show and tell about his work. Albert has become an accomplished wood turner over the past few years, and was commissioned to carve the Bean Boot for L.L. Bean’s anniversary. L.L. Bean made a 15 minute video of him in the process of making it (visiting his studio 8 times).
Directions: At corner of Rt 25 and 114, proceed north on Rt 114. Take first right onto Church St. Church is on left. Parking is on left at bottom of hill. See you there!
Save the date! This year’s holiday party will be Friday, December 13, 2013, 5:30 – 10:00 PM.
Rt 25, Westbrook
Please watch your email for RSVP details.
The 2013-2014 CBBC Board of Directors took office at this evening’s annual club meeting. Congratulations and welcome to new board members Terri and Kevin. Thanks also to Kathy, who is leaving the board after a long period of service, and to Nancy, who left earlier this year. Ken, Dave, Don, Joe and Bill are all continuing on the board. Thank you all for your service!
On October 12, 2013, the Saturday ride will meet in Pownal instead of Yarmouth. 9:30 Departure.
25/30-mile (options!) ride from North Pownal through parts of Durham, Auburn and New Gloucester on Saturday, October 12. Quiet roads, excellent pavement, spectacular scenery, autumn fragrances. Route is posted on Map My Ride as Hills of New Gloucester Fall Foliage. Rest easy: none of the hills is really brutal….
Depart 9:30 from North Pownal United Methodist Church. For more info, please contact Fred Fauver, contact by email
Hi Everyone: Beaches Ride has been rescheduled. Mick McGinn has come through and will lead the ride and cook out next Sunday weather permitting.
This Year’s Club picnic Fun !!! Fun !!!
Park Gate opens at 9:00 AM. The picnic will be after “the annual Tour Du Beaches” in Cape Elizabeth.
Location: Crescent Beach State Park, Rt. 77 Cape Elizabeth. GROUP SITE: 3/10 of a mile from park entrance, take right to far end of parking Lot. Left onto the first parking row closets to the beach.
Time: Meet at Group Site 9:00 AM. Ride: The ride will start from the Site around 9:30 AM. There are several distance options: Ranging from 12, 20, 27 and 35 Mile Routes.
Cost: CBBC members FREE entrance to to park, picnic and ride. Non-members: $6.00 suggested donation to cover food and park fee.($4.50).
Food: There are 5 grills at the group site. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian burgers, potato salad, chips, soft drinks and cookies. Cake for September birthdays !! and other months too! Feel free to bring your favorite side dish. Bring your friends
RSVP: Please let Mick know if you are coming. contact by email
Directions: Go over the Casco Bay Bridge towards South Portland. Follow signs to Rt. 77. Take a right at the Yield Sign (Pizza Joint) this is Rt. 77.Follow that road straight all the way, passing the CE towns fire station, town hall, Pond Cove shopping Center, High School, then the ice cream stand, big hotel and then on your Left is the Crescent Beach State Park.
Just a reminder that this Saturday, August 17, 2013, the Saturday Yarmouth ride will become the Bailey Island Ride. The ride totals about 45 miles. There are two options for beginning the ride. Either leave at 8:00 AM (an hour earlier than usual!) from the Yarmouth Hannaford and bike to the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal in Portland, or just meet at the ferry terminal. We’ll get on the 10:00 AMferry to Bailey Island, arriving around Noon. Then we’ll bicycle back to Yarmouth or Portland, depending on where you started. There will be a brief stop at a convenience store in the Brunswick area for snacks, drinks, water, etc. Detailed ride sheets will be available on the day of the ride.
Cost will be $17 for the one way ferry ride plus $6.50 for your bicycle, a total of $23.50. FMI, contact Joe Barton, ride leader: 312-9844, or moho...@gmail.com
It’s a great ride!
Bike ‘N BBQ
Sunday, September 1, 2013
There will be 15 and 25-30 mile ride choices beginning at 10 am. We will be grilling all day beginning when the riders return and as people arrive all during the day. There will be a campfire in the evening.
We will provide burgers (beef, turkey and veggie) and hot dogs; complete with rolls and condiments. We will also have a blueberry-chicken salad. Please bring your beverage of choice. Some juices, sodas etc. will be provided also. It would be appreciated if some people will bring a dish to share; salad (green, fruit or otherwise), dessert, appetizer etc.
Please RSVP before that week-end so I will have a count for the burgers and also if you would like to contribute a side dish. For those of you who need directions, I will send them to you as you RSVP to me. (contact by email). Rain day will be the next day, Monday Sept. 2, 2013. If questionable, please call Sunday morning.
169 Walnut Hill Rd. R-115
(Cell) 233-3765, (Home) 829-5672
CBBC Pastry Challenge II has been rescheduled after a rain delay! 40 miles, 5 stops for goodies.
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:00 AM
Hannaford parking lot
Rt 1, Yarmouth
“Ride not-so-hard, eat harder.”
See you there!
NEW notch ride! NEW day! NEW carpool location! Grafton Notch on August 24th
On August 24th, 2013 (the second-to-last Saturday of the month), we’re trying a NEW notch ride: Bethel => Rumford => Upton, then over Grafton Notch. I’ve not tried it, but the loop is laid out in DoT’s “Explore Maine by Bike” book and on their website: http://www.exploremaine.org/bike/lakes-mtns/graftonnotch.shtml. I’m not exactly sure how long the loop is: the book says 74 miles, the website says 53 miles, and the map looks like about 60 miles.
As for lunch, the reviews for the Little Red Hen Diner on South Main St. in Andover are stellar.
- Carpool start: Pineland visitor center parking lot, Rt. 231, New Gloucester – 6:30 a.m.
- Ride start: The information booth and playground, Rt. 26, Bethel (before you get to the village) – 8 a.m.
So if you’re up for an adventure, come inaugurate a new CBBC ride!
I will NOT be leading a Westbrook ride this Thursday July 4th, 2013. Go watch some fireworks instead.