February 22, 2018
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Bike coalition to hold swap in Portland

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine bicycling enthusiasts are pushing off for the new riding season with a bike swap in Portland.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Great Portland Bike Swap will be held at the University of Southern Maine’s campus Sunday.

Coalition Executive Director Nancy Grant says more than 2,000 people attended last year’s swap. Grant calls the event the year’s biggest bicycle celebration as it marks the unofficial start of Maine’s cycling season.

Hundreds of bicycles of all types will be for sale, including, road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, children’s bikes and classic cruisers. A large test riding area will allow shoppers to try out bicycles.

Admission is $3, but it’s free for students at USM and the University of Maine. A percentage of the sales supports the activities of the Bicycle Coalition.

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