The Tenth 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 on Casco Street in 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.
Registration costs $35 (members) and $45 (public rate, including a six-month trial membership in the Bicycle Coalition of Maine), with a $10 discount for girls 12 to 17 years old and seniors (over 65). Girls 11 and under ride free. All proceeds benefit the coalition?s work to improve bicycling in Maine.
Ride sponsors are L.L. Bean, Hannaford, Gritty's Freeport, Terry Bicycles, Athlete's Touch, Woman Tours, Freeport Ski and Bike, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, Comfort Suites, Freeport, Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and Bath Savings Institution.
For more information, a video about the ride and online registration, please visit www.BikeMaine.org <http://www.BikeMaine.... or call (207) 623-4511.