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General Discussion / Maine bike tour questions
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:08:13 am »
Hello all,

Girlfriend and I are planning on touring Maine next summer for about 10 days.  Big question...HOW DO WE GET OUR BIKES THERE???  We plan on flying (we live in Va.) its quicker and we don't want to spend time out of our 10 days to get there.  I'd rather not box up bikes myself and put them on a plane.  Are there other options?  Can they be shipped to a bike store in Portland?  Is this a stupid question?  I don't know, you tell me!!

Also, I lived in Maine for 8 years awhile back but never saw it from "biker" eyes.  We plan on starting in Portland, going up the coast to maybe Camden then back south inland a bit.  Anybody ever do this and have any suggestions?  We want to hit Brunswick and down to Harpswell and Bailey Island and on the way back down maybe Sebago Lake. Is this do-able? We will be doing B&B's or motels and unsuspecting friends.

Any help with routes, off the beated track roads, and such would be great. Trying to stay off RT. 1.  I hear that's horrible.

Thanks for any and all help.

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