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The University of Maine Cycling Club acts as a competitive and recreational group of cyclists. The competitive faction of the club represents the University of Maine in various cycling disciplines at collegiate level competitions. This includes all forms of road, cyclocross, and mountain bike racing. The competitive and recreational factions together participate in numerous organized group rides, trail maintenance, and event organization. Simply, the University of Maine Cycling Club is a club for cycling aficionados, of any skill level and of any discipline, competitive or recreational.
-This Sunday May 7th there will be the first time trial of the year. The midcoast time trial (series #1) will take place at Smith and May Masonry on Rt 90 just south of Rt 17 in Rockport. Sign ups open at 7:30 am Sunday. This race is part of the Maine State Championship Points Series. Classes for all Maine State TT Series Age groups, men and women, road, mountain bikes and tandems. We will give ribbons through 5 places in every class. This a rolling and fast course with a couple of short hills. Helmets are required. There will be a very broad range of abilities of riders and everyone from novices to experienced riders will be welcome. Registration cost is $15 dollars and is a 15 mile course. There will be cars on the road, but police will man the stop lights and turnaround. More info at midcoastvelo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 207 236 7702
-The last weeken of April about 10 of us or so visited Backcountry Excursions in Parsonsfield, Maine. The terrain was very fast with quick tight turns. We camped in a very large yurt on the property, did some trail maintenanace, fixed a ramp, and had really nice weather. Check out more info about Backcountry Excursions.
-On Sunday March 26th the 2nd annual Spring Mud Fling will take place. Registration begins at the Old Town High School at 9:00 am. The cost of the race is $10 dollars which benefits the student organization R.E.A.C.H. Contact any of the officers for more information or check out first class folder.
-The Sixth Annual Boston Beanpot will take place on April 8-9th! Details have been posted online here! In order to participate in this ride you need to contact matt beal on firstclass as soon as possible. The club will try to organize transportation and lodging if there is enough interest.
-Last night 02.23.06 we had a showing of a film named The Collective in Estabrooke Hall. We had about 16 people who came relaxed watching amazing freeride and trials mountain biking. There were snacks and drinks, so stayed tuned for the next gathering of the gearheads.