The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s seven-day BikeMaine ride began Sunday in Westbrook and will eventually make overnight stops in Boothbay Harbor and Bath before arriving back in Westbrook on Saturday.

In Gardiner, volunteers from a local food cooperative will serve the riders dinner Tuesday evening on a closed-off stretch of the downtown’s Water Street, and Johnson Performing Arts Center will provide a free show, open to the public, at the Waterfront Park.

The director of Gardiner Main Street, the downtown organization in charge of the overnight camp, said his group saw the ride as an opportunity to showcase Gardiner businesses and what the city has to offer in hopes that the riders will enjoy their time and return for visits later.