Libbytown "Hidden Gems" Bicycle Tour

Tour Portland's historic Libbytown* by bicycle following some expert safe riding tips by year-round bike commuter and certified instructor John Brooking. The 3-4 mile ride will start at the West School on Douglass St and meander through some of Libbytown's hidden gems. Exact route still to be determined but it will conclude at one of Libbytown's most famous (and tasty) landmarks: Tony's Donuts. FMI contact Fred Dillon at[masked] / [masked].

*Libbytown is roughly bounded by St. John Street along its eastern border, the Fore River along its southern border, Stevens Ave along its western border and Brighton Ave along its northern border.

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  • Fred D.

    Despite the rain pretty good...esp. instruction by John Brooking on safe riding techniques. Also found a few "gems" along the way that were hiding in plain sight.

    September 22, 2012

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    A former member

    What a great "Gem" time it was for Linda and me. Hope we can find our way back to the tree loaded with the sweetest apples in Maine! It was great to share in the Libbytown celebration of community pride and Tony's scrumptious doughnuts. Linda lived on Caleb Street while attending 2nd & 3rd grade in the neighborhood school and just learned, while reviewing the maps at Tony's that she was once a resident of Libbytown. Thanks John & Fred and everyone else that shared in the fun ride!

    September 22, 2012

  • Fred D.


    Just noticed I had the time wrong for the event posting (but right on the flyer). The Hidden Gems ride will begin at 8AM at 57 Douglass St and the route will be as follows:

    Sorry for the mix-up and looking forward to seeing you all there tomorrow morning!

    Fred Dillon

    September 21, 2012

  • Fred Dillon changed the time from 9:00 AM to 8:00 AM

    September 21, 2012

  • Paul R.

    Ah, what a great idea...however, I'll be up at Common ground as well. Have fun!

    September 5, 2012

  • Michie O.

    Wish I could go, but I will be speaking at Common Ground Fair that morning. Telling trike & cycling stories. Pretty excited about that, but if I could be in two places at once.....

    September 5, 2012

  • Fred D.

    Hi folks,

    Looking forward to meeting many of you at this event, which is part of a larger effort by the City and local residents to put Libbytown back on the literal and figurative map.

    Fred Dillon

    September 4, 2012

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