A Typical BikeMaine Day

June 20, 2013 News No Comments


Every BikeMaine route and destination offers unique scenery and experiences … and each day unfolds within a consistent framework. As you get deeper into training, more conscious of diet, and more attuned to gear needs, having a sense of a typical day may assist in establishing practices that will support you during the ride. This is simply a framework, yet offers glimpse to the rhythm of BikeMaine. You can also find this schedule and additional detail within the Rider Handbook.

6:00 a.m.        Showers open

6:30 a.m.        Breakfast begins

Local and BikeMaine information booths open

7:00 a.m.        Course officially opens and is supported

BikeMaine Medical Clinic open

8:00 a.m.        Breakfast ends and 75% of riders are already on the road

Medical Clinic closes

8:30 a.m.*       Morning Rest Stop opens

9:00 a.m.        All baggage brought to baggage truck

                        All riders on the road

Information booth closes

10:30 a.m.     Morning Rest Stop closes

11:00 a.m.     Lunch begins

Afternoon Rest Stop opens

1:00 p.m.       Lunch ends

Camp site open to riders

Local showers open

Food for sale in BikeMaine Village

Local first aid open

1:30 p.m.       Local and BikeMaine information booths open

Massage tent opens

3:00 p.m.*      Afternoon Rest Stop closes

Bike repair shop opens

3:30 p.m.       Beer & Wine Garden opens (in some towns)

4:00 p.m.       BikeMaine Medical Clinic opens

4:30 p.m.       Course officially closes and on route support ceases

5:30 p.m.       Dinner begins

6:00 p.m.       Local first aid closes

7:00 p.m.       Dinner ends

Information booths close

Bike repair closes

7:30 p.m.***    Entertainment begins

9:00 p.m.       Most BikeMaine Village services close

10:00 p.m.     Quiet Hours


*     The first day, Sunday, September 8, the morning rest stop opens at 9:00 a.m., following a celebratory mass start of the Inaugural BikeMaine at 8:00 a.m.

** The afternoon rest stop on Day 3, Tuesday, September 10, will remain open until 3:30 p.m.

*** Announcements of interest to all riders will be made each evening either during the dinner period or just before the beginning of the nightly entertainment






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