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2018 BikeMaine route to roll through The County

In just five years BikeMaine has secured its place as a cycling bucket list ride, and this year the seven-day, 320-mile event is pedaling into the top of Maine on Sept. 8 through 15.

“BikeMaine is a celebration of Maine’s people, places, culture and food,” BikeMaine Ride Director MaryBeth Luce said. “As we started to think about where we wanted to go in 2018, northern Maine — and specifically Aroostook County — really stood out for us.”

The 2018 route was announced during a kick-off event in Presque Isle over the weekend.

Starting in Presque Isle, riders will head 52 miles toward Caribou for the first night. The next morning they will ride 50 mile to the U.S.-Canadian border in Van Buren and then along the St. John River to Madawaska, where they will spend two nights. After the rest day, it’s on to Fort Kent over 47 miles.

Riders will spend two nights in Fort Kent, with a 63-mile out and back ride to Allagash on Day Five. Day Six they head to St. Agatha and a ride around Long Lake and then the final 61-miles back to Presque Isle on Day Seven.

The County is pleased to feature content from our sister company, Bangor Daily News. To read the rest of “2018 BikeMaine route to roll through The County,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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