Camden Maine Day Rides October 2, 3rd, and 4th, 2020.
Are you craving a safe, fun, local cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for one, two, or all three days of cycling and socially-distant comradery while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. Currently, AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10, including the leaders. We are equipped to offer two such groups per day. You will have the option of driving up for a day ride, making your own reservations at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, or to find other accommodations. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip.
Our cycling routes will take us inland; past lakes, mountains, and farms, as well as coastal; along idyllic harbors. On Saturday, we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island - with a microbrewery!
Each day will include 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt.
You may return from each ride to enjoy the town of Camden. We will meet for outdoor socially distant Happy Hours Friday and Saturday evenings at the hotel or harbor (BYOB). Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants. Outdoor dining is available. The hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. Other meals are not included. The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax.
There are no AMC fees for this event; Participants will self-pay for all meals and lodging.
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.