Trek Across Maine is a three-day fund-raiser for the Maine Lung Association that routes bicyclists 180 miles across the state. The 2014 bike tour rolls from Sunday River to Belfast with overnight lodging at University of Maine in Farmington and Colby College in Waterville. Dates: June 13-15, 2014.
Bar Harbor Maine, Inn-to-Inn features a “figure 8″ bike route along Maine’s coastal areas and wooded inland valleys. The ride is self-contained (no sag) but nights are spent at motels to keep luggage at minimum. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: June 15-21, 2014.
BikeMaine follows the coast of Maine in 2014. The loop bike route covers 348 miles, with options to stretch it to 408 miles. The ride begins in Westbrook, with overnights in Norway, Winthrop Center, Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor, and Bath. It’s presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Fully supported with camping at host communities. Limited to 350 riders. Dates: Sept. 6-13, 2014.
C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage – Rails to Trails Conservancy offers 3-day and 6-day bicycle tours on the C&O and GAP between Pittsburgh and Washington DC through Wilderness Voyageurs. Dates in June, July, August, September and October, 2014.
Greatest Bicycle Tour of the Historic Canal – A family friendly bicycle tour of the C&O Canal Towpath. Transportation to the start in Cumberland; ends in Georgetown. Dates: July 12-15, 2014.
C&O Canal/GAP — This is a fully supported bike ride along the canal to Cumberland and then along the GAP rail-to-trail bike path to Pittsburgh. Camping and indoor accommodations. Offered by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 4, 2014..
Other Maryland bike rides
Tour Du Port — A day of bicycling in and around Baltimore. Date: Sept. 30, 2012..
Cape Cod Pilgrimage – Van — A loop bicycle tour of Cape Cod, starting in Plymouth. 280 miles. Gear is carried by van, but camping and campground duties are the same as self-contained. Dates: June 14-21, 2014.
Cape Cod Pilgrimage – A self-contained loop tour of the Cape Cod, starting in Plymouth. 280 miles. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 6-13, 2014.
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a collection of one- and two-day charity bicycle tours across Massachusetts to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The longest cycling tour takes riders from Sturbridge in the west to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod. Raised $37 million in 2012. Dates: August 2-3 2014. (Registration open in January.)
Mass BikePike Tour 2013 — This loop bike tour starts and ends in Ayer, in north-central Massachusetts, with visits to Whitinsville, Barre and Winchendon. Limited to 150 cyclists; registration starts Dec. 15. Dates: Aug. 7-10, 2014.