Cyclists create camaraderie in 7 days

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Cyclists create camaraderie in 7 days

The BikeMaine tour ended Saturday in Kittery.

BikeMaine is a weeklong cycling tour held in mid-September. This year, 360 cyclists rode about 350 miles, from Kittery to Bethel and back, ending Saturday.

They pedalled an average of 55 miles a day through small towns, from the rocky coastline to mountains and lakes.

The event is offered by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, a nonprofit organisation with more than 5,000 members working to make the state a better place through biking.

Cyclists create camaraderie in 7 days

Seth Gollhardt of Pennsylvania, from left, Steve Peters of Iowa, Mark Roman of New York and Trish Kelly of Medford, Mass., celebrate at York’s Nubble Light. John Ewing/Staff Photographer

Participants in the Bike Maine event stop for a break at York’s Nubble Lighthouse before heading out for the final leg of their trek.Bicycles lay in a field while their owners enjoy food and drink during the break. John Ewing/Staff Photographer

 

At left, Ben and Sandy Pearson of Durham have their photo taken by Stephen Peckiconis of Boston during a break in the BikeMaine tour at Nubble Light in York on Saturday. John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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