Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine

Trip dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 11:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Buckle your helmet, clip your shoes, turn on your camera, & join us on a tour de force. This is not to rest & relax. Rather, it is to jam pack all the best that Maine has to offer in one weekend: rocky coast, lobster, lighthouses, diners, Bar Harbor, bakeries, Acadia National Park Drive, frigid water dip, & Mt Desert.

It will even coincide with Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Your Park Day. We will celebrate our public lands on Saturday with a ride through Acadia National Park.

We leave Boston Friday morning to arrive Rockland for early lunch. We start the ride at 12:00 before returning for dinner. Lodging will be in the same location for two nights near Rockland. We travel on Saturday for a tour of Park Drive & Mt Desert, dinner in Bar Harbor, & travel back to sleep. Our final day will bring us to Portland for a lighthouse studded tour, early dinner in downtown Portland, & drive back to Boston.

Distances are 50-80km daily at intermediate & advanced options, including the famous carriage gravel roads in Acadia.

Reserve your own lodging-we will recommend a group site. Pay as you go for park entrance fees, meals, & other expenses. We drive close to four hours daily-we will help with plan to share a car.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Trip state: 
ME
Leader: 
Rami Haddad
Mike Barry

Mike has been biking since junior high and has been leading rides with the AMC since he moved here in the 1990's. He leads rides from evening rides to local day trips to regional weekends to week long tours in New England and in Tuscany and the Czech Republic for AMCs Adventure Travel Program.

Trip location: 
Rockland, Maine
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Echo Lake Camp
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Intermediate & advanced options available

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$5.00
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Fee includes: 
AMC club fees. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, food, & transport. Leaders will recommend lodging with group discount & coordinate group meals. Estimated trip cost is $350 for shared room, meals, & gas.

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
Yes
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2019-03-18 11:17:29.0
Last updated: 
2019-03-21 10:57:40.567