PVCers and ALL
In efforts to increase the safety of the peloton, pedestrians, traffic and all; the SMR will depart sharply at 7:00 am for the Peak Summer months of July/August starting THIS SATURDAY, July 1st. This is inclusive of both the men’s and women’s rides.
I was contacted by Scarborough Police Officer Peter Nappi who controls the Prouts Neck Area (and also has a bicycle repair kit in the cruiser) with concerns of having the peloton going through there at the time that we do. The concerns presented are that we are a large pack of riders (40-80) and it is the same time that things get going out there at Prouts, i.e. tennis, golf, kids on bikes walkers, etc…
This is the ride we all look forward to every week and I will continue to work with the local towns to keep this ride as safe as possible for everyone … riders, walkers, runners, motorists, etc… We appreciate that Scarborough PD reached out to us to make a suggestion and are willing to work with us to ensure safety for all. They, as well as many others, love to see us parade through their town. But Safety FIRST! Let’s all ride smart!!!! Thank you for your understanding. See you at the start this Saturday, July 1st, 7:00am.
Please spread the word!!!!!!!!
The Kennebunks Tour de Cure is a one-day celebration bringing together cyclists of all ages and levels. With five route length options anyone can participate. All routes, except the 5K follow Maine’s scenic coastline, featuring rocky coves, sandy beaches and breath-taking vacation homes, all in the bicycle-friendly community of Southern Maine. The routes range from a family-friendly 5K on low traffic neighborhood roads to a challenging 100- mile Century ride that includes hilly terrain and the rolling farmlands of York County. All routes include rest stops with refreshments, mechanical support, and medical volunteers to fuel and cheer your journey. Following your ride, celebrate at the post ride festival, which includes lunch and live entertainment. For more information and route maps, please visit the website at www.diabetes.org/kennebunkstourdecure.
We are canceling tonights rides out of Falmouth due to poor road conditions as a result of flooding in the area. See you all next week!
Please know that the Monday night rides from Shaw’s in Falmouth have been canceled for the remainder of the season.
The women’s rides, both Monday and Wednesday nights, will depart from their respective locations at 5:30 after Labor Day. Also note – there will be no regularly scheduled ride on Labor Day.
Due to the holiday on Monday, 5/30, the normal Monday night rides will not take place. Enjoy the long weekend!
We have finalized a new and permantent departure location for the Monday Night Ride for the women, which will be from Emmaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth.
Rides are currently leaving promptly at 6pm and will continue throughout the summer at this time. We’ll move the ride to 5:30 in the fall when daylight becomes an issue.
Apres ride will be at Foreside Tavern, 270 US Route One, Falmouth.
The women’s Monday night ride will now move to 6pm due to extended daylight. Departure from Plummer-Motz School, Middle Road, Falmouth promptly at 6pm. We should be returning to the school no later than 7:30.
Apres ride drinks will be at Foreside Tavern, Falmouth. If you will be biking to/from the ride and staying for the apres ride social, please bring lights as it will be dark biking home.