How do I get to the start of BikeMaine?

January 29, 2016 Comments Off on How do I get to the start of BikeMaine?


BikeMaine 2017 starts at the BikeMaine Village located on the Skowhegan Fairgrounds, 33 Constitution Ave., in Skowhegan. Skowhegan is located approximately 95 miles north of Portland.

By Car

To reach Skowhegan by car from I-95, the primary highway in Maine, take the Fairfield exit and travel northwest on Route 201 for approximately 15 miles.

For those needing to leave a vehicle for the week, BikeMaine has arranged with the Skowhegan Fairgrounds for on-site vehicle parking during the week for a $25 fee. This money offsets any costs associated with parking. Pay for parking here.

By Air

The two major airports servicing Maine are the Portland International Jetport, located 95 miles from Skowhegan, and the Bangor International Airport, located 45 miles away.

BikeMaine is offering a shuttle from the Portland International Jetport to the start of BikeMaine in Skowhegan on September 9, with a return shuttle on Sept. 16. Please see “Shuttles to the Start of BikeMaine,” below, for information about the shuttle.

By Bus

Bus transportation¬† to Portland is provided by Concord Bus Lines. Once in Portland, there is a shuttle to Skowhegan. Please see “Shuttles to the Start of BikeMaine,” below, for information about the shuttle.

By Train

Transportation on Amtrak can be booked through to Portland. Once in Portland, there is a shuttle to Skowhegan. Please see “Shuttles to the Start of BikeMaine,” below, for more information.

Arriving in Portland on September 8 – Holiday Inn Express, South Portland

For travelers arriving in Portland on Friday, September 8, BikeMaine has arranged a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $134 per room at the Holiday Inn Express, South Portland. This discounted room rate also is available for travelers who will be flying out on Sunday, September 17. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling them at 207-775-3900. Ask for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine group block to obtain a discounted room. These rooms must be reserved by August 1 to obtain the discounted rate.

BikeMaine is offering a shuttle from the hotel to Skowhegan. Please see “Shuttles to the Start of BikeMaine,” below, for information about the shuttle.

Shuttles to the Start of BikeMaine

Shuttle service is available on September 9 from Portland to Skowhegan, with pickups at the Portland International Airport, the Holiday Inn Express, South Portland, and the bus/train station. A return shuttle will run on Sept. 16 from Skowhegan to Portland, with dropoffs at the airport, bus/train station and the Holiday Inn Express, South Portland. The cost of the shuttle is $80, round trip.

For riders registered for the Half-Week Option, BikeMaine offers shuttle service between Skowhegan and Rangeley. On September 13, riders participating in the first half of the week will be shuttled from Rangeley to Skowhegan, and riders participating in the second half of the week will be shuttled from Skowhegan to Rangeley. The cost of the shuttle is included in the Half-Week registration.

Riders must book shuttle service by Aug. 1.

Arriving in Skowhegan on September 8

Travelers arriving in Skowhegan on Friday, September 8, will have to make lodging arrangements somewhere in the area. For a list of motels, please refer to the map of lodging options. Travelers will not be allowed into the BikeMaine Village until 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

 


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