Bicycle Coalition’s Women’s Ride set for June 5 in Freeport

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The 10th annual Women’s Ride, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, will take place on June 5 at L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco Street, Freeport. Staggered start times begin at 8 a.m.

The ride has four distance options – five, 15, 25 and 50 miles. All have beautiful views of the coast, rest stops and support vehicles.

The all-female ride is suited for girls and women of all ages and fitness levels. The ride attracts new cyclists and mother-daughter pairs out for a relaxing Sunday pedal as well as racers and triathletes training for long-distance events such as the Trek Across Maine and the Tri for a Cure.

At the ride’s conclusion, participants can get free massages and participate in yoga. A celebration at Gritty’s Freeport will feature free food, a raffle drawing and live music by the Blueberry Pancakes steel drum band. Participants will receive gift bags with special discounts at Freeport stores on the day of the ride.

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All proceeds benefit the coalition’s work to improve bicycling in Maine.

For more information, a video about the ride and online registration, please visit www.BikeMaine.org or call (207) 623-4511.

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