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New Maine bike tour launches in 2013

Tents at Cadillac Challenge in Maine

Bicyclists who want to spend a week exploring the land of moose and lobsters should be interested in a new week-long, mass bicycle tour that starts in Maine next year.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will present BikeMaine for the first time in 2013, rolling out Sept. 7-14.

It makes the Pine Tree State the …

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School’s alcohol policy forces major bike tour to change plans

An island community in Maine will miss out on the economic windfall created by a major bicycle tour because alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed on school property, even for a non-school event.

Velo Quebec plans to bring 1,400 to 2,000 recreational cyclists to Maine for a week-long, 600-mile bicycle tour of the state. The GrandTour Desjardins is the group’s major event of the year.

As you can see from the video, the cyclists like to ride hard then go about the business of some serious relaxation. Clips show wine bottles on tables…

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