BikeMaine Route Archive


The Bicycle Coalition of Maine seeks to increase bicycle tourism in Maine through the BikeMaine event. We encourage bicyclists who were not able to join us on BikeMaine to experience some or all the routes on their own. To that end, we have posted the daily route maps, cue sheets, route digests and host community descriptions here. Please feel free to explore the many wonders of Maine by bicycle, remembering always to wear a helmet and follow our rules of safe bicycling.

While the majority of BikeMaine riders camp at night in a village specially created for the event, we have included for your convenience a link to one or more lodging options located near the town center. For riders who want to visit the communities but do not have the time or inclination to do the entire 350 to 400-mile ride, we have posted under each community maps for one or more loop rides beginning and ending in that town.

If you do some or all these routes, please feel free to post your photos and comments on our Facebook page.



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Riders cross the bridge to Beals Island outside of Jonesport on day 2.

2016 Route (click for more information)

Host communities for 2016 included Schoodic Institute/Winter Harbor, Jonesport, Machias, Eastport, Lubec, and Milbridge


2016 at a glance

Day Village Location Mileage Route Elevation Gain
Start Winter Harbor (Schoodic Institute)
Day 1 Jonesport 64.6 Schoodic Institute/Winter Harbor to Jonesport 3,263′
Day 2 Machias 54* Jonesport to Machias 2,852′
Day 3 Eastport 59.1 Machias to Eastport 3,440′
Day 4 Eastport Rest Day
Day 5 Lubec 54.4* Eastport to Lubec  2,449′
Day 6 Milbridge 73.7 Lubec to Milbridge 3,843′
Day 7 Finish at Schoodic Institue, Winter Harbor 39.2 Milbridge to Schoodic Institute/Winter Harbor 2,158′

*Optional route extensions were offered on days 2 and 5 of BikeMaine 2016.


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A rider on Rt. 113 in Evans Notch, between Bethel and Fryeburg.

2015 Route (click for more information)

Host communities for 2015 included Kittery, Old Orchard Beach, Bridgton, Bethel, Camp Tapawingo (Sweden), and Kennebunk

BikeMaine 2015 riders spent the fifth night at Camp Tapawingo in Sweden. As was in the case in 2013 & 2014, the camp will not be available to riders looking to recreate the route, we suggest that riders end that day in Bethel or Bridgton.


2015 at a glance

Day Village Location Mileage Route Elevation Gain
Start Kittery (Fort Foster)
Day 1 Old Orchard Beach 61 Kittery to Old Orchard Beach 2,389′
Day 2 Bridgton 54 Old Orchard Beach to Bridgton 2,420′
Day 3 Bethel 45 Bridgton to Bethel 2,664′
Day 4 Bethel Rest Day
Day 5 Camp Tapwingo (Sweden) 60 Bethel to Sweden  2,514′
Day 6 Kennebunk 74 Sweden to Kennebunk 3,040′
Day 7 Finish at Fort Foster, Kittery 55 Kennebunk to Kittery 2,119′

*Optional route extensions were offered on four days of BikeMaine 2015.


2014 Route (click for more information)

Sheepscot General Store

Riders enjoying a rest-stop at Sheepscot General store in Sheepscot Maine.

Host communities for 2014 included Westbrook, Norway, Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor and Bath.

BikeMaine 2014 riders spent the third night at the YMCA Camp of Maine in Winthrop.  As was in the case in 2013, the camp will not be available to riders looking to recreate the route, we suggest that riders end that day in Winthrop or nearby Augusta.


2014 at a glance

Day Village Location Mileage Route Elevation Gain
Start Westbrook (Riverbank Park)
Day 1 Norway (Cottage Street Recreation Fields) 59 or 73* Westbrook to Norway 2,791′
Day 2 Winthrop (Maine YMCA Camp) 53 or 69* Norway to Winthrop 3,002′
Day 3 Gardiner (Riverfront Park) 57 or 74* Winthrop to Gardiner 4,336′
Day 4 Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Regional High School) 58 Gardiner to Boothbay Harbor 3,774′
Day 5 Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Regional High School) Rest Day
Day 6 Bath (Hawkes Field) 61 or 76* Boothbay Harbor to Bath 3,769′
Day 7 Finish at IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook 54 Bath to IDEXX 2,225′

*Optional route extensions were offered on four days of BikeMaine 2014.


2013 Route (click for more information)

Bicycle Tour Maine

Riding along the water in Maine

Host communities for 2013 included Orono, Dover-Foxcroft, Belfast, Castine, and Bar Harbor.  Each community offers a unique look into Maine’s past and future through the lenses of history, art, natural resources, cultural heritage, industry,

BikeMaine 2013 riders spent the last night at the Bangor YMCA’s Camp Jordan in Ellsworth.   Although Camp Jordan will not be available to riders looking to recreate the route, we suggest that riders end Day 6 in downtown Ellsworth, where there are numerous lodging and meal options, and then begin Day 7 by heading north on Route 1A and taking a right onto Route 180 and picking up the route at this point.


2013 at a glance

Day Village Location Mileage Route Elevation Gain
Start Orono (Orono High School)
Day 1 Dover-Foxcroft (Kiwanis Park) 70 Orono to Dover-Foxcroft 3,495′
Day 2 Belfast (Steamboat Landing Park) 69 Dover-Foxcroft to Belfast 4,806′
Day 3 Castine (Fort George) 74 Belfast to Castine 5,202′
Day 4 Bar Harbor (Town Ballfields) 62 Castine to Bar Harbor 3,870′
Day 5 Bar Harbor (Town Ballfields) Rest Day
Day 6 Bangor YMCA (Camp Jordan) 69 Bar Harbor to Camp Jordan 3,769′
Day 7 Finish at University of Maine Orono 57 Camp Jordan to University of Maine Recreation Center 2,900′

 


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