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.

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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