Skowhegan is proud to be a BikeMaine 2017 host community! This year’s ride—Pathway to the Peaks—will start and end in Skowhegan.
Scheduled for Sept. 9-16, BikeMaine will bring 400 riders to Skowhegan. As a community, we’ll have the opportunity to showcase our strengths, share our story, and welcome these visitors—many of whom hail from outside of the state—to town.
Community Schedule and Details
Saturday, Sept. 9 – Riders arrive at Skowhegan Fairgrounds
The Skowhegan community will welcome riders to town. Riders will have free time to explore Skowhegan throughout the afternoon and evening. Volunteers will serve riders dinner, and entertainment will be provided.
Saturday, Sept. 16 – Ride ends at Skowhegan Fairgrounds
The Skowhegan community will celebrate the return of BikeMaine riders. Riders will enjoy lunch and have the opportunity to explore more of Skowhegan.
BikeMaine Skowhegan Team
In order to successfully welcome BikeMaine riders to town, we need help! Please consider volunteering your time to assist with BikeMaine planning and execution. Sign up to volunteer, and we’ll be in touch with more details soon.
Town Coordinator: Kristina Cannon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Food Coordinator: Matt DuBois
Meal Coordinators: Debbie Hight, Lisa Stern, Steve St. Pierre
Village Coordinator: TBD
Volunteer Coordinator: TBD
More team members and volunteers coming soon!
BikeMaine Economic Impact
In 2016 BikeMaine brought 400 riders to the Bold Coast of Downeast Maine. Of those riders, 133 were from 37 other states and three countries. Total economic impact of the event grew to an estimated $1.7 million, with $626,000 directly impacting host towns. BikeMaine cyclists are excited about exploring communities, enjoying cultural experiences, and eating locally sourced food—and many of them become repeat visitors.
Are you a local business owner wondering how you can attract—and keep—the business of BikeMaine’s 400 cyclists? Thanks to the support of Franklin Savings Bank, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine offered a free Bicycles WelcoME training on July 18. If you missed it, you can learn what sets bicycle riders apart and how you can attract and keep their business by viewing the presentation by Kim True.