Rides

We expect to have our schedules for the upcoming season finalized by the end of March each year.

Following are our regularly scheduled club rides. Members and non-members alike are welcome to ride with us. No one is dropped on our rides! Please refer to our homepage and calendar for any last minute changes.

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Weekly Rides

Sundays (Gorham)

Departs 9:00 AM year-round. Meet at the Field House on the USM campus. (Take Route 114 north from the intersection with Route 25 in the middle of town. At blinker, 1/4 mile, turn left, field house is the second building on right.) No set mileage. Usually closer to 20 miles in the winter and 35 miles in the summer. No set pace. Determined by slowest pace called for by any individual attendee that week, down to about 12-13 mph average (~15-16mph flat ground cruising). FMI, contact Ken at 207-839-5468 or kob22225@mac.com.

Wednesdays (Yarmouth)

Departs 6:00 PM May – August; 5:45 in September. Meet at the south end of the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot (beyond TD Bank). 15-20 mile ride at a moderate (12-15 mph average) pace.

New to group riding? Starting in June 2017, we will be offering a beginners’ group on the first Wednesday of each month. This ride is shorter and slower than the regular Wednesday ride, and is designed to help newcomers get accustomed to the mechanics of riding in a group.

Romeo’s Pizza after the ride for something to eat and drink. FMI, contact Steve Buxton at smarkbux@gmail.com or text 207-632-4191. Sign up to lead a Wednesday ride >

Thursdays (Westbrook)

Departs 6:00 PM May – August; 5:45 in September. Meet at the Westbrook Common. The Thursday evening ride  is centrally accessible in Westbrook. The format will be essentially the same as our Wednesday night ride – a 12 to 20 mile ride at a moderate pace, followed by something to eat and drink. FMI, contact Janice Musacchio at murdoch@maine.rr.com.

Saturdays (West Falmouth)

Departs 9:00 AM May through September; 10:00 AM in October (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. Stops during the ride or after the ride at Maddens Bar & Grill for food and drink. FMI, contact Steve Capriola at sjcapri@maine.rr.com. Sign up to lead a Saturday ride > 

Special Rides

White Mountain Notch Rides: Bear Notch – May 27, 2017

At Bear Notch
At Bear Notch

All notch rides start at 8 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month, with Sunday as a rain date. They’re great for training, or just if you love beautiful scenery and a bit of a challenge. If you’d like to carpool, be at the Mountain Division Park in Standish at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain Division parking is next to the ballfield on this map, on Rt. 35, not far from Rt. 114) FMI, contact Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda at joanners@myottmail.com.

Bear Notch: 40 miles. Start: Cranmore Ski Resort, North Conway. (Look for the dirt parking lot at the end of Cranmore Rd.) Lunch: After the ride (typically at Café Noche in Conway).

White Mountain Notch Rides: Grafton Notch – June 24, 2017

photo of screw augur falls
Screw Augur Falls, Grafton Notch

All notch rides start at 8 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month, with Sunday as a rain date. They’re great for training, or just if you love beautiful scenery and a bit of a challenge. If you’d like to carpool, be at the Pineland visitor center parking lot, Rt. 231, New Gloucester at 6:30 a.m. FMI, contact Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda at joanners@myottmail.com.

The route travels from Bethel – Rumford – Upton, then over Grafton Notch. The 58 mile loop is featured in DoT’s “Explore Maine by Bike” book. We typically stop for lunch at the Little Red Hen Diner on South Main St. in Andover.

Start: The Riverside Rest Area, on Rt. 2 in Newry.  It’s just past the Sunday River Brew Pub — the Brew Pub will be on your left, then the rest area will be on your right.

CBBC Pastry Challenge VI – July 22, 2017

CBBC Pastry Challenge
CBBC Pastry Challenge

30-40 Miles – multiple stops for baked goods – Are you cyclist enough?

What’s the challenge? To see if we can host a completely ridiculous ride. Also to see how many donuts, cookies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, or other delicacies we can collectively consume along a 30-40 mile route. It’s mid-season and we should all be in fantastic shape, so this should be totally doable… right?

Bragging rights go to any rider foolish enough to step up and take them.

Time/location TBD. FMI, contact Andy Smith-Petersen at asmithpetersen@cascobaybicycleclub.org .

White Mountain Notch Rides: Evans Notch – July 29, 2017

All notch rides start at 8 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month, with Sunday as a rain date. They’re great for training, or just if you love beautiful scenery and a bit of a challenge. If you’d like to carpool, be at the Mountain Division Park in Standish at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain Division parking is next to the ballfield on this map, on Rt. 35, not far from Rt. 114) FMI, contact Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda at joanners@myottmail.com.

Evans Notch: 63.5 miles. Start: Dirt parking lot across from Saco Valley Fire Association, Rt. 113 in Fryeburg. (On the east side of Rt. 113 between Harbor Rd and S Chatham Rd.) Lunch: During the ride (usually at DiCocoa’s Bakery/Market in Bethel).

Bailey Island Ride – August 5, 2017

bailey island ride photo
Bailey Island Ride

The Bailey Island ride is on. This replaces the regular Saturday ride out of West Falmouth.

Due to several requests we will do the ride in reverse of past years. We will ride to Bailey Island, have lunch, then take the ferry to Portland. The total distance is about 50 miles. The ferry leaves at 2 PM and arrives in Portland at 3:45 PM. This is an all day affair.

We will start at the Northgate Shopping Center in the parking lot to the right of Shaws (as you face Shaws) at 8:00 AM for those who live nearby. We will ride (about 10 miles) to the Hannaford shopping center on route 1 in Yarmouth where we will meet up with those who live in the Yarmouth area. We will meet in the
far left side of the parking lot as you face Hannaford’s (usual starting location for the Wednesday evening weekly ride). We will leave Yarmouth for Bailey Island (about 30 miles) at 9:00 AM. We should arrive by noon for lunch, then leave on the 2:00 PM ferry.

Cost for the ferry, one way plus bike, is $24.50. Since we pay on the boat they only accept cash or check.

After the ferry ride people return home individually if they like, or in groups back to either Northgate Shopping Center or Yarmouth.

Ride sheets will be available at each starting point.

Please let me know if you are going and where you would like to start.

If the weather is bad I will notify any cancellation via e-mail and Facebook.

There is no rain date.

Steve
sjcapri@maine.rr.com

Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway – August 12-13, 2017

Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway
Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway

Join the CBBC team for Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway and cycle to celebrate Maine and support MS. The start, finish and overnight for the ride is at University of New England in Biddeford, ME, on the water. Cyclists ride by farms, over hills and by the sea. An annual tradition is our Maine Lobster Bake. Join us for the weekend or ride Saturday only. Either way you will have a memorable ride and share the experience with fellow cyclists riding and fundraising to create a work free of multiple sclerosis.

University of New England, Biddeford, ME. FMI, http://www.bikemsmaine.org.

White Mountain Notch Rides: Pinkham/Evans Notches – August 26, 2017

CBBC Pinkham/Evans Notch ride
CBBC Pinkham/Evans Notch ride

All notch rides start at 8 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month, with Sunday as a rain date. They’re great for training, or just if you love beautiful scenery and a bit of a challenge. If you’d like to carpool, be at the Mountain Division Park in Standish at 6:30 a.m. (Mountain Division parking is next to the ballfield on this map, on Rt. 35, not far from Rt. 114) FMI, contact Joanne Rawlings-Sekunda at joanners@myottmail.com.

Pinkham/Evans Notches: 82 miles. Start: Fryeburg swimming hole (Saco River), Rt. 113. Go past the Irving station on the main drag in Fryeburg, take 113 when it goes right (there’ll be a sign for Westin Farmstand), then the park will be on the right side after you cross the Saco River. Lunch: During the ride (in 2011, at Moonbeam Café in Gorham, NH)

Annual Tour du Beaches and Club Picnic – August 20, 2017

Relaxing post-ride!
Relaxing post-ride!

(Rain date: August 27, 2017.) 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 thefirst parking row closest to the beach.

Time: Meet at Group Site 9:00 AM. The ride will start from the Site around 9:30 AM. There are several distance options: 16, 20 and 35 Miles.

Cost: CBBC members free entrance to to park, picnic and ride. Bring your friends! Non-members: $6.00 suggested donation to cover food and park fee ($4.50).

Food: There are 5 grills at the group site. Club will provide burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian burgers, potato salad, chips, soft drinks and cookies. Cake for September birthdays !! Feel free to bring your favorite dish if you want.

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 Cape Elizabeth fire station, Town Hall, Pond Cove Shopping Center, High School, then the ice cream stand, big hotel and then on your left is Crescent Beach State Park.

RSVP: Please let Patty know if you are coming. Email: pmedina@usm.maine.edu.

Hunter 60+4 Challenge – TBD

The regular Saturday ride from the West Falmouth Hannaford will leave at 8:00 AM (an hour earlier than usual), and become:

The Hunter 60 + 4 challenge!  

A ride covering 60 miles and 4,000 vertical feet of climbing.  Larry has found a way to link 7 of the toughest hills north of Portland into a single ride.  Here is the inventory  (and these are just the big ones, lots of rollers in  there too):

  • Mountain Road in Falmouth
  • Dutton Hill Road in Cumberland into Gray
  • Hunts Hill Road in Gray
  • Long Hill Road in Gray
  • Depot Road in Gray
  • (Stop at Pineland Farms)
  • Penney Road in New Gloucester
  • North Pownal Road in New Gloucester Road

This ride comes with built-in bragging rights – even if you take the bailout option and return after the stop at Pineland Farms.  Make sure you’re hydrated and are carrying snacks!

If you want to contact Larry about this ride, he can be reached at LWHOutdoors@Yahoo.com.  You can tell him you’re coming, ask him question about the ride, or try to talk him out of it!

Fryeburg Frolic Century (101), 77, 57 – September, TBD

See Fully Supported Rides.

Cue Sheets and Maps

We are in the process of moving all club routes to CBBC’s RideWithGPS Club. RWGPS offers map and cue sheet printing and GPX export of club routes. Some cue sheets and maps are still available here on this site as well.