“This is gorgeous. It really is. I wanted to see Maine. And this is beautiful,” said David Schlobach, 54, of Brick, New Jersey, as he looked out on Sebago Lake – and talked about his two epic cross-country rides.
LESLIE DIXON, Staff Writer
Oxford Hills | Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm
NORWAY — More than a week after 350 cyclists spent 24 hours in the downtown, local business owners say BikeMaine was a success economically.
On Sunday, Sept. 7, 350 cyclists and 25 corporate sponsors cycled into town as part of a weeklong, 340-mile trek. The event, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, offered a chance for riders to explore Maine’s people, places, cultures and foods.
Riders pedaled about 50 miles each day to visit six host communities in Maine, staying overnight in each town. In addition to Norway, the towns of Westbrook, Winthrop, Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor and Bath also hosted this second annual event.
“This was an exceptional event bringing people from all over the world to Norway,” said Andrea Burns, president of Norway Downtown. “These visitors were impressed by the exceptional hospitality of our community.”