Trek Across Maine is a three-day fund-raiser for the Maine Lung Association that routes bicyclists 180 miles across the state. The bike tour rolls from Sunday River to Belfast with overnight lodging at University of Maine in Farmington and Colby College in Waterville. Dates: June 15-17, 2018.
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 9-16, 2018
BikeMaine is an annual tour that covers 50 to 60 miles per day. It’s presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Fully supported with camping at host communities. Limited to 400 riders. The ride heads to St. John Valley and northern Aroostook County in 2018. Dates: Sept. 8-15, 2018
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 14-17, 2018
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. 15-22, 2018..
Cape Cod Pilgrimage — A self-contained loop tour of the Cape Cod, starting in Plymouth. 280 miles. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: September 8-15, 2018
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. Dates: Aug. 4-5, 2018 (Registration opens January.)
Cycle Massachusetts (formerly Mass BikePike Tour) — Cyclists can choose the full week of touring (Saturday through Friday) or shorter options of 5 days (Monday through Friday), 4 days (Saturday through Tuesday), or 2 days (Saturday and Sunday). Full week features a loop ride from Amherst with three host towns. Daily options of 30- to 70-mile distances. Dates: Aug. 4-10, 2018
Berkshires to Boston Sunset Bicycle Tour — The four-day, 240-mile bike tour crosses the state from the New York border to Boston. The tour begins in the Berkshire hills, meanders through the Connecticut River Valley, rolls over the state’s central plateau and spins through Lexington and other historic communities before arriving in Boston. It arrives in Boston in time for the local bicycling festival — Hub on Wheels. Dates: Sept. 12-16, 2018.