FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kim True
BikeMaine Ride Director
Cell Phone: 207-400-2500
Inaugural BikeMaine Cycling Announcement and Route Unveiling
Announcement Tomorrow, 02/6/13, in Bangor
BikeMaine, a seven day, six town, 400 mile mass cycling event — the first of its kind in New England — will unveil the 2013 inaugural route and announce this year’s host communities tomorrow, Feb. 6, in Bangor. The announcement will be made at a 2:00 PM press conference hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Bangor Savings Bank at the G. Clifton Eames Learning Center, 203 Maine Avenue, Bangor.
The media is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Other invited guests include representatives from host communities, sponsors, and partners, local and state officials integral to the success of the Ride, and BikeMaine leadership. Light (and tasty) refreshments follow the announcement.
TIME: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: G. Clifton Eames Learning Center, 203 Maine Avenue, Bangor
This article originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald
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