Climate Ride is excited to announce Climate Ride Northeast, a new route for 2015 from Bar Harbor, ME to Boston, MA this September 17-21. This 5-day, 320-mile route takes advantage of the best cycling in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Like all Climate Ride events, Climate Ride Northeast offers incredible opportunities to raise awareness and crucial funds for organizations making an impact on climate, sustainability and active transportation.There will be informative speakers each night and plenty of chances to connect with like-minded individuals who are united by their passion for sustainability and active transportation. Climate Ride takes care of all the details so you can spend 5 days cycling “Downeast” all the way to Beantown. (Please note, we will be offering transportation options for participants and their bikes from Boston to Bar Harbor on Sept. 16, the day before the ride begins. More soon!)
The first day, we’ll pedal from iconic Bar Harbor through Acadia National Park, and along Maine’s rocky coast, dotted with quaint harbor towns, lighthouses, and wild blueberry patches. Heading south, we’ll explore quiet roads and cross a footbridge into historic Belfast and onward to our first of many summer camp or retreat centers — all of which offer cabins to sleep in.
The next two days are spent pedaling along Maine’s scenic Mid-Coast region with amazing riding and terrific stops along the way including Camden, Rockport, Freeport’s many shops, and through Portland, Maine’s largest city and a bustling port town.
The fourth day pedals through classic Maine as we pass through the towns of Kennebunk, Wells, Ogunquit, and York. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tasty lunch at one of Maine’s scenic lighthouses, before riding along New Hampshire’s 18 miles of scenic shoreline and heading to our camp for the night in Massachusetts.
The final day is a beautiful ride in Massachusetts where we will retrace, in reverse, Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride of 1775. We will have more details soon but we hope you will join us for an incredible ride this Fall!