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.
We have a slight change to the women’s MNR. We are going to depart from Falmouth instead of Payson Park, Portland. While we work out arrangements for a starting place we will temporarily depart from the Plummer-Motz School, 192 Middle Rd. (corner of Lunt and Middle), Falmouth. You can either drive or bike there easily from Portland. Ride will depart PROMPTLY at 5:30. Subsequent weeks will probably be moved to 6pm with later sunset, but stay tuned for confirmation.
Our route will be approximately 20 miles, traveling up Woods/Woodville/Winn to Range Road/Bruce Hill and back via Blanchard and Tuttle Roads with a turn onto Harris Road to the end, across Rte 1, through the woods (yes, the woods, but don’t worry, it’s great!) and back out onto Woodville/Woods and back to the school.
Again, pace will be approximately 14-16mph average. We will look for experienced riders to buddy up with those not familiar with group riding or the route so no one gets lost or left behind. Instruction on group riding etiquette for newcomers is encouraged.
If anyone is inclined, drinks will be at Foreside Tavern after the ride. Perhaps it will even be warm enough to sit outside on the patio!
Women’s mid-week rides for 2011 will officially begin April 4th with a casual Monday night ride designed for new group riders and recovery for experience riders and a training ride on Wednesday nights.
Both rides will depart Payson Park, Portland, at 5:30 the week of April 4th and April 11th and move to 6pm week of April 18th until fading daylight in fall dictates an earlier start.
For information regarding any of these rides, or the Saturday morning ride, please contact Dana McEwan.
It was a very chilly start to the SMR today. Several showed up for the ride and a club photo.