Merrymeeting Wheelers Bicycle Club

Wednesday Ride Schedule (Thursday is our "Rain Date")

All rides start and end at the Brunswick Mall near the intersection of Green St and Park Row. Rides start at 6 pm. Please arrive by 5:45 pm to allow time to sign in. When a Wednesday ride is canceled due to rain, the same ride will take place on Thursday.

Date

Short Ride
10-13 MPH

Intermediate Rides
16.5-18 MPH (Group I)
15-16.5 MPH (Group II)
13-15 MPH (Group III)

Long Ride (A & B)
18+ MPH

Apr 11

Maquoit/Mere Pt 8 Miles Maquoit/Mere Pt 15 Miles BNAS to New Meadows 21 Miles

Apr 18

Original Ice Cream 13 Miles

Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles

Bowdoinham Rt 201 21 Miles

Apr 25

W Bath New Meadows 14 Miles

Bath Armory 21 Miles (I)
Bath Armory 17 Miles (II/III)

Freeport Rd 23 Miles

May 02

Meadow Road 15 Miles

Libson Falls via Meadow Rd 21 Miles (I)
Meadow Road 17Miles (II/III)

Lisbon Falls via Durham Rd 21 Miles

May 9

Pennellville 13 Miles

Freeport Bartol Island Rd 23 Miles(I)
Highland Rd 19 Miles(II/III)

Doughty Road 26 Miles

May 16

Ride of Silence 7 pm

Maquoit/Mere Pt 8 Miles before Ride of Silence at 7:00

Maquoit & Brunswick Landing 14 mi (I)
Pennellville & Brunswick Landing 12 mi (II/III)
Ride of Silence at 7:00

Foreside Rd 15 Miles before Ride of Silence at 7:00

May 23

Maquoit/Mere Pt 15 Miles

Highland Brunswick Landing 22 Miles (I)
Bunganuc to Brunswick Landing (II/III)

Flying Pt and Pleasant Hill x 2 Loop 33 Miles

May 30

Foreside Rd 15 Miles

Bath Armory 21 Miles (I)
Bath Armory 17 Miles (II/III)

Ridge Road 35 Miles

Jun 06

Ice Cream Social

W Bath New Meadows 14 Miles

Cathance Road 20 Miles

Browns Point Ride 31 Miles

Jun 13

Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles

Freeport Rd 23 Miles

Lewis Hill Road 36 Miles

Jun 20

Mere Point BNAS Loop 21 Miles

Brunswick Landing Bison Loop 22 Miles 

Libson Falls-Bowdoinham 35 Miles

Jun 27

Foreside Rd 15 Miles

Cathance Road 20 Miles

Flying Pt and Pleasant Hill x 2 Loop 33 Miles

Jul 04

Durham Road Quaker 14 Miles

Lisbon Falls via Durham Rd 21 Miles

Runaround Pond 33 Miles

July 11

Ice Cream Social

W Bath New Meadows 14 Miles

BNAS to New Meadows 21 Miles (I)
Pine St to New Meadows 19 miles (II/III)

Wolfe's Neck Freeport 29 Miles

Jul 18

Pennellville 13 Miles

Bowdoinham Rt 201 21 Miles

Lewis Hill Road 36 Miles

Jul 25

Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles

Freeport Rd 23 Miles

Lunt Road 28 Miles

Aug 01

Foreside Rd 15 Miles

Browns Point Ride 31 Miles (I)
Bowdoinham 21 Miles (II/III)

Browns Point Ride 31 Miles

Aug 08

Maquoit to Brunswick Landing 14 Miles

Highland to Brunswick Landing 22 mi (I)
Bunganuc to Brunswick Landing 19 mi (II/III)

Wolfe's Neck Freeport 29 Miles

Aug 15

Ice Cream Social

Pine St to Pennellville 13 Miles

Meadow Road 17Miles

Doughty Road 26 Miles

Aug 22

Maquoit/Mere Pt 15 Miles

Freeport Rd 23 Miles(I)
Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles(II/III)

Freeport Rd 23 Miles

Aug 29

Original Ice Cream 13 Miles

Brunswick Landing Bison Loop 22 Miles (I)
Brunswick Landing to New Meadows 17 Miles (II/III)

Brunswick Landing Bison Loop 22 Miles

Sep 05

Pleasant Point Rd 12 Miles

Cathance Road 20 Miles(I)
Foreside Rd 15 Miles(II/III)

Cathance Road 20 Miles

Sep 12

Maquoit/Mere Pt 8 Miles

Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles (I)
Bunganuc Ride 11 Miles (II/III)

Bunganuc Ride 16 Miles

Sept 19

Pizza Party

Bike Path 8 Miles
Pizza Party Post Ride

Bike Path 8 Miles
Pizza Party Post Ride

Bike Path 8 Miles
Pizza Party Post Ride


Weekend Rides


Regular Saturday Morning Rides

Ride with Jennifer Berube leaves from the Brunswick Gazebo at 9:00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. Route to be determined that morning. FMI contact Jenn at myasertscycler@yahoo.com, 207-798-9916.

Ride with Mark Wheeler leaves from Taste of Maine in Woolwich at 8:00 am.

Special Rides

 Date
 Location Description
May 12, 2018
Rain Date May 13
York Harbor.
Park next to public library
York Harbor, 21 mile ride. Ride share/caravan from Brunswick at 8:00 to York Harbor by 9:30. Ride north along the coast. Visit Nubble Light and continue to Perkins Cove for lunch. 21 miles. Contact Bob Bruce at bobbiker@roadrunner.com 207-319-8009
June 3, 2018L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco Street, FreeportMaine Women's Ride. Bicycle Coalition of Maine. mainewomensride.com
June 10, 2018
Gazebo in Brunswick
Around the Bay, 45 Miles: Leave from the Gazebo in Brunswick at 9:00 am going to Bowdoinham, Richmond, and Dresden and returning via Bath and the Bike Path. Stores in Bowdoinham, Richmond, and Woolwich. Contact Jennifer Berube at myasertscycler@yahoo.com 207-798-9916
June 15, 2018 -
June 17, 2018
Sunday River Ski Resort
TREK Across Maine: Fundraiser for the American Lung Association of Maine. Trek Across Maine 2017
June 24, 2018
Damariscotta Hannafords on Route 1A
Pemaquid Ride with picnic to follow ride, 37 miles: Leave Hannafords at 9 am. Travel through Chamberlain and New Harbor to Pemaquid Light House. Travel back through Bristol and Walpole. There will be a picnic following the ride free to MWBC members and $5 to non-members. Contact Bob Bruce bobbiker@roadrunner.com 207-319-8009
July 8, 2018
Damariscotta Hannafords on Route 1ADamariscotta Lake: 32 mi loop around Damarisotta Lake. Leave from Hannafords at 9 am. Stop in Jefferson for snack or swim at Damarisotta Lake State Park. Contact Leland Yee at lyee4062@gmail.com for more info.
July 22, 2018

Mailly Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham

Merrymeeting Trail and Farm Tour: Come explore the interim route of the Merrymeeting Trail and visit farms during Bowdoinham's open farm day. 3 ride levels including a family ride. Followed by a barbecue in the park. merrymeetingtrail.org
July 22, 2018
Camden Snow Bowl
Maine Lobster Ride: 15 to 103 mi options. mainelobsterride.com
Aug 3, 2018 -
Aug 5, 2018
Grand Isle State ParkLake Champlain Bike/Camp weekend: Camp at the Grand Isle State Park Friday and Saturday night. Rides Saturday and Sunday. 12 – 50 mi road ride options plus swimming and boating. Contact Victor Langelo or more info.
Aug 11, 2018-
Aug 12, 2018
University of New England, Biddeford
Bike MS Great Maine Getaway: Fundraiser for MS www.bikemsgne.org
Aug 19, 2018
Gritty's, 187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME
Gritty’s Triple: Up to 150 experienced riders will trek 75 miles from Gritty’s Freeport to Gritty’s Portland to Gritty’s Auburn and finish the day back at Gritty’s Freeport for BBQ and beers. Event costs $50 with proceeds going to Dempsey Center. www.facebook.com/GrittysTripleG3.
Aug 25, 2018
Gazebo in Brunswick
Maine Hospice Event and Dan R. Michaud Memorial Ride Leave from Brunswick Gazebo at 8 am. This event is designed to be a fun, low key ride while raising money for The Maine Hospice Council. The registration fee is $50 and 100% of the money collected will be given to the Hospice Council with no other additional fundraising necessary. The ride, organized by the MWBC, takes advantage of our volunteers and local ride knowledge to explore 25, 50 and 75 mile options in the Bowdoinham/Richmond area. Contact Rick Smith or more info.
Sept 9, 2018
Lobsterman's Co-op Restaurant
Scarborough Marsh Ride, 22 mi: Leave the Brunswick Gazebo by car pool/caravan at 8:00 to arrive at Lobsterman's Co-op Restaurant at 9:00. Ride across Scarborough Marsh on the Eastern Trail to Prout's Neck. Enjoy the view of Old Orchard Beach. Lunch at Ken's Restaurant on Rt 9 after returning. Contact Bob Bruce, bobbiker@roadrunner.com 207-319-8009, for more information.
Sept 19, 2018 - Sept 21, 2017
 BrunswickRide to Common Ground Fair: Leave Brunswick at noon on Wednesday and ride to Augusta. Thursday, ride to Unity. Ride to the fair grounds Friday morning. Camp overnight. For more information contact Fred Horch 
Sept 29, 2018 - Sept 30, 2018
The Dempsey Challenge: Annual fundraiser for Cancer Hope and Healing. http://www.dempseychallenge.org/schedule-of-events

Ride Levels

MWBC offers various riding levels and distances depending on the day of the week, amount of daylight and depth of the cycling season. All riders need to sign in for their ride at the start. Look for the sign-in sheet on the pole with the color shown in the table. When you return please check off that you've returned. Helmets required for all group rides.
 Ride Level  Average Speed Sign Color   Comments
Long A22 + mphBlack
Hard fast riding, few stops, riders will be dropped, constant pace lines.

Long B
 20 - 22 mphBlackHard fast riding, few stops, riders will be dropped, constant pace lines.

 Long C
18 - 20 mph  Black Hard fast riding, few stops, riders will be dropped, frequent pace lines.

Intermediate
I
 16.5 - 18 mph  Blue For very fit cyclists, limited stops, no sweep, slower riders may be dropped, occasional pace lines.
Intermediate
II
 15 - 16.5 mph  Blue For fit cyclists, limited rest stops, no sweep, slower riders may be dropped, no pace line.
 Intermediate
III
 13 - 15 mph  Blue For accomplished cyclists, occasional stops, no pace lines, leader sweeps no slower than 13 mph
 Short  10 - 12 mph  Green For less experienced cyclists who want an easier pace, frequent rest stops, leader sweeps no slower than 10 mph
 Sonics  8 - 10 mph  Green For new cyclists who are new or returning to riding, frequent rest stops group stays together

"Average Speed" is the average speed for the entire ride. Speeds on flat or downhill are typically faster. Ride leaders will maintain at least the minimum average speed. Intermediate levels often follow the same route so you can drop back to a lower level if the pace is too fast.

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