Friday, October 30, 2009

10/31 Saturday Ride

There will be a Saturday ride again this week. We will plan to do the loop that got washed out with the bad weather last week (MapMyRide route).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Anyone riding Saturday morning?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

10/24 Saturday Ride

This weekend we will plan on heading out through Falmouth and Westbrook (MapMyRide route).

Right now the weather is calling for rainy and cold on Saturday. If that isn't your thing and you want to make sure you get out for a good ride this weekend, you should consider showing up for the metric century starting at the Lion's Pride parking lot. Details are in the post below.


When: Sunday October 25
Start Time 10AM

Start Point: Lion’s Pride park lot
On North side of Route One, Brunswick
at Corner of River Rd and Pleasant St [Rte One]

Hosts/Tour Guides: Greg Fisher and Russ Boisvert

Metric Century ride starting and finishing at Lion Pride’s parking lot. Will head to Bath via Bike Path. Then over Kennebec River and up east side of Kennebec via Rte 128 to Dresden Mills and BLINN HILL [climb of the day and great views]. Then we head back via Kelley RD, Rte 27 and 128, over Kennebec River at Richmond. Back to Brunswick via Ridge and Cathance Roads. Then convene at Lion’s Pride for lunch and Belgium brews: yes, the NFL will be on the big screens. This ride will have the ambience of a Belgium spring classic--- Blinn Hill is a special place, and off the beaten path.

Questions/concerns/ weather updates call Russ at 807 6267 or Greg at 232 6871

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Great Osprey Bike Challenge

In the event you are going to participate in the Great Osprey bike race on November 1st in Freeport and there is an after race party to warm up with hot drinks and lunch, hosted by Melissa. All welcome, kids too. (Bring a dish to share so there is enough food for everyone.) Address is 10 Cranberry Ridge (first house on right), just off Wolf Neck Road in Freeport. Phone (207) 749-3140.

Info on the race:
The 11th Annual Great Osprey Bike Challenge
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Our mixed course of tar and gravel will challenge riders of all levels. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the 4.4 mile race (1-lap) or the more challenging 22 mile course (5-laps). Pack your parka, this race goes rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the FRCE Scholarship Fund. This race is not USCS sanctioned and all bikes must be in sound mechanical condition.
Location: Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport (visit for directions)
Time: Race begins @ 10:00AM SHARP!!
Course: Mixed course consisting of tar and gravel roads.
Entry Fee: $15.00 – Payable to Freeport Recreation & Community Education
Mail registration w/payment to FRCE, 17 West Street, Freeport ME, 04032
For questions, please call us at 207-865-6171

10/17 Saturday Ride

This week we will be heading up to Gray via Mountain Rd. and Dutton Hill and then heading back via Yarmouth (MapMyRide route). The route is approximately 42 miles and the weather will be chilly, so be sure to prepare accordingly. We will head out from the shop at the usual time - just after 8:00 - so you will certainly need warm attire. n addition, make sure you have a source of calories (sports drink, gels, energy bars, etc.). With some luck, the rain will hold off until the afternoon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Columbus Day Ride

Several people from this week's Saturday ride were thinking of heading out for a ride tomorrow morning. Let's plan to meet at the shop at 9:00. Hopefully the extra time will give the sun a chance to warm things up a bit. Rather than posting a route, we will pick something before we leave. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10/10 Saturday Ride

This week we will be trying a new route through Yarmouth and Cumberland, with the added touch that we will be going down Mountain Rd. (MapMyRide route). This route is a touch longer than our usual route at just over 40 miles, so please come prepared. As always, we will leave from the shop at or just after 8:00.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

10/3 Saturday Ride Cancelled

Due to conflicts that make the leaders unavailable and a sketchy weather forecast, this week's Saturday ride is cancelled.

2009 Saturday Ride Routes

Below is a recap of where we have gone on this season's Saturday rides. Whether your looking for a good ride to do on your own or trying to figure out exactly how many times we made you head up Mountain Road, hopefully you will find this list useful.

9/26 -- Brunswick
9/19 -- Prout's Neck
8/29 -- Washout
8/22 -- Cousin's Island
8/1 -- no map
7/18 -- Brunswick
7/4 -- no map
5/23 -- Prout's Neck

CCCP End of Season Bash

The CCCP End of Season Bash will take place at 6:00 pm until whenever on Wednesday, October 7 in the upstairs lounge at Rivalries Sports Pub and Grill. This party is open to all of you who ride the weekly rides, not just to CCCP club members, so please stop by and say hello.

Rivalries is located on Cotton Street in the Old Port, next to UNA Wine Bar and near Brian Boru's. There will be plenty of food provided by the club, so please come and bring your significant other.