People Cycling Rides

Coast of Maine.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Rick Gallo
Tour Dates
Start Location
Portsmouth, NH
End Location
Portsmouth, NH
Cost (est.)
$2225 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$1350 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
46 mi / 74 km
Avg. Elevation
1500 ft / 457 m
Ride Description

The Coast of Maine: South Coast to Mid Coast!

Since 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of  Maine has been promoting bicycle riding in Maine with various rides and tours in their state. Many clubs and associations have also held tours along the Coast of Maine including the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA). A leader of one of ACA’s tours of Maine along with a veteran tour leader who, although not a local has toured along the Maine coast, have combined to offer this tour. Jim Brown and Rick Gallo welcome you to the Coast of Maine (although we start in Portsmouth, NH: 1.4 miles from the Maine border). The tour will take you past the sites that the South Coast and the Mid-Coast offers. Are there any secrets to a great bicycle tour of the coast of Maine when there are many articles and even books written? With a great helping hand from Bob & Carol Anderson, who have pedaled this area numerous times and even led a Coastal Maine tour, we will stay off of busy roads as much as possible as we pass by beaches and lighthouses. Enjoy your Lobstah and blueberries. We will pedal thru the City of Portland, and towns small, medium, quaint and touristy: Kennebunkport,  Portland, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor (we have a rest day here), Damariscotta, Thomaston, Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Bucksport, Penobscot, Blue Hill, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. Besides the day to explore in Boothbay Harbor, … (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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