Biking in Midcoast Maine
The Midcoast of Maine offers some great biking opportunities for both road and off road biking. You can enjoy riding the roads on one of the many islands like Islesboro or Vinalhaven or the quiet roads around Lake Megunticook, the St. George Peninsula or the Rockport Peninsula where you will find relatively low traffic and scenic views. For mountain biking, the trails of Ragged Mountain Recreational area and the Camden Hills State Park are fantastic.
In 2011 the League of American Bicyclists ranked Maine as the 2nd most bike friendly state in the country. The Lobster Ride n’ Roll which takes place in Rockland every year was named by Bicycling Magazine as one of the Top Ten Century Rides in the country.
This event is scheduled for Sunday, July 20th, 2014 and begins at Oceanside East High school in Rockland less than ½ mile from Rockland accommodations in the historic residential neighborhoods. The ride offers five different options from 15 mile loops to the 100 mile loop to appeal to bikers of all experience levels and takes you down the St. George Pennisula past the fields of lupine, small coves, lighthouses and fishing villages. At the end of the ride all participants get to enjoy a lobster
roll! Brilliant!! There is also a group of local bike enthusiasts that meet at Sidecountry Sports Bike shop in downtown Rockland and do a weekly 10-20 mile ride most Wednesday nights.
If you did not bring your bike and want to rent one or are in need of repair and equipment
there are some great resources in the area like Sidecountry Sports in Rockland and Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport and Camden. They will also be able to share local favorite routes for biking in Maine with you. If pedal power is not your thing you can opt for the motorized version with a motor scooter rental to get around the area at Midcoast Adventure Rentals or Scooter Dogs located at Middle Pier in Rockland. Both offer day or multi-day options.