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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Bike Maine 2017: Pathway to the Peaks to Skowhegan!

Bike Maine 2017
BikeMaine 2017 will be starting and ending in Skowhegan Maine.  Sept 9, 2017

Welcome Bike Maine 2017  - to Skowhegan

What is Bike Maine 2017 --  BikeMaine is a fully-supported, seven day cycling tour held in mid-September, the prime time to cycle in New England. The days are still warm, the nights are comfortably cool, and a hint of fall color is just beginning to appear on the trees.

Cyclists pedal an average of 55 miles per day along moderately challenging terrain on uncrowded, quiet roadways, through small towns rich in local culture. Take in an impressive range of scenery from pristine mountains to crystal clear lakes and streams. Enjoy locally-sourced foods like Maine seafood and fresh-from-the-farm produce at every meal.


Bike Maine 2017 will be starting and ending in Skowhegan Maine.  

  • September 9-16, 2017
  • 400 Riders
  • 335 miles, averaging 55 miles per day
  • 16,432 feet of elevation gain
  • 6 new Host Communities

Registration includes 18 meals, beverages and snacks during each day’s ride, baggage transportation for up to 60 pounds of luggage, a camping village with showers, restrooms and daily entertainment, and route support that includes a signed course, SAG vehicles, and mechanical and medical support.

Skowhegan as the Start and end community, riders would arrive for check-in on Saturday, September 9th, stay overnight and depart on Sunday, September 10th. 

Day one           Skowhegan to Pittsfield 57 Miles  Sept 10

Day two          Pittsfield  to Kingfield  56 Miles   Sept 11

Day three        Kingfield to Rangley 54 Miles   Sept 12

Day Four         Layover in Rangley   Sept 13

Day five          Rangeley to Hartford  65 Miles   Sept 14

Day Six           Hartford to Farmington  51 Miles   Sept 15

Day Seven       Farmington to Skowhegan 52 Miles   Sept 16


On September 16th, riders will return back to Skowhegan after a 6 day bike trip.  Lunch will be served before riders break camp for the last time.



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