WILTON — The first Western Maine Lakes and Mountains Vintage Motorcycle Ride will take place Saturday, July 28.

The self-guided tour will start and end at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 58 High St. Motorcycles can arrive starting at 8 a.m. for coffee and donuts. A riders’ chat will be at 9:30 a.m. 

Any motorcycle 25 years old and older is welcome. The tour also welcomes “retrobikes” such as modern Triumphs, Royal Enfield Bullets and the like, along with any year Moto Guzzi. Riders with vintage motorcycles not working may ride a newer model.

All riders must wear proper safety gear, including a helmet. There are plans to have a “chase truck” to follow the riders in case of breakdowns.

The ride will leave the church for the morning loop by 10 a.m., returning by 12:30 p.m. for a sandwich and salad lunch. The afternoon loop will depart around 1:30 p.m.

During lunch, the vintage motorcycles will be on display in the church parking lot, with the public welcome to attend.

Each rider will get a sheet listing the suggested route and can follow the directions at their own pace. The routes have been selected for interesting roads and views and are between 80 and 100 miles long.

Riders from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York are expected, with a wide variety of motorcycle makes.

The ride is free; the hosts are friends getting together for a cruise.

Donations will be accepted for the lunch and fuel for the chase truck. There will also be a lasagna dinner and motorcycle display at the church on Friday evening for those riders who are coming in early from out of town.

For more details or to RSVP for food preparations, call Jack at 207-897-5621.


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