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Explore Merrymeeting Bay farms by bike on July 22

Event organizer: Ruth Indrick
Event Date & Time: July 22, 2018 9:00 am until July 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Becky Kolak | BDN
Becky Kolak | BDN

Bike tours for all ages visit farms, art studios, and scenery during Bowdoinham’s Open Farm Day

BOWDOINHAM — Merrymeeting Trailblazers and Maine Farmland Trust are sponsoring the Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Tours, visiting the farms and exploring the scenes of Open Farm Day on July 22. The ride will include three led bike ride options for a range of abilities and interests. All three rides will leave from Mailly Waterfront Park.  Representatives from Merrymeeting Wheelers, Maine Farmland Trust, and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will be supporting the rides.

Rides are: 10 a.m., 35-mile ride through Bowdoinham, Richmond, and Topsham with short stops at farms on the route, best for intermediate or advanced riders; 9:30 a.m., 24-mile ride through Bowdoinham and Richmond with stops to explore farms along the way, good for beginner or intermediate riders; 11 a.m., 14-mile ride with stops to explore some of Bowdoinham’s Forever Farms, led by Maine Farmland Trust staff, good for beginner and intermediate riders and those who are interested in learning more about farmland protection in one of the richest farming areas in Bowdoinham.

Or you can create your own ride and explore the farms at your pace. We will have a table with information about suggested bike routes along with refreshment stops 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mailly Waterfront Park. Join us to explore the Bay and learn about Merrymeeting Trail!

Preregistration for the rides is not required, but it is appreciated for help with ride planning. To register, visit merrymeetingtrail.org/events or contact Ruth Indrick at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust at rindrick@kennebecestuary.org or 442-8400.