Lobster Ride FAQ
I want to learn more about mountain biking at the Lobster Ride?
Who puts on this event? What does the Bicycle Coalition of Maine do? Why should I become a member?
- Maine Safe Routes to School program
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education program
- Maine Walking School Bus program
- Community Spokes program
- Bikes for All Mainers program
- An annual Bike Brightly campaign
- The Great Maine Bike Swap on April 23, 2017 in Portland
- The Maine Women’s Ride on June 4, 2017 in Freeport
- The Maine Lobster Ride on July 23, 2017 in Camden
- BikeMaine, our weeklong tour celebrating cycling in Maine, September 9-16, 2017
Where do I sign in the day of the event?
Can I register the day of the event or the day before?
Can I change my mind on which distance I ride?
*We do hope that if you’ve signed up for the discounted 15-Mile Ramble that you’ll recognize that the Maine Lobster Ride & Roll is a fundraiser for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, and pay the full registration fee for the additional support you will receive should you choose to ride a longer distance.
What does my registration include?
Are there shower facilities available for riders’ use?
How can I volunteer?
If the assigned volunteer shift does not conflict with rides times, volunteers can register to ride for free.
Will the event be held if there is rain?
Where do I park?
What should I bring?
When should I arrive?
- 100-Milers will gather at 7:20 for a 7:30 am departure
- 62-Milers gather at 8:20 for an 8:30 am departure
- 38-Milers gather at 8:50 am for a 9:00 am departure
- 15-Milers at 9:20 am for a 9:30 am departure
What safety precautions are being taken to protect riders?
When and where will food be available?
What do I do upon ride return?
Is there a time limit for each distance?
The only cut off times are for the 100-Mile Riders. If you have not finished the first 38 miles by 11:30, we will encourage you to head back to the Snow Bowl, check-in and grab the 15 mile route map to ride. You may choose to continue riding the full 100-mile route, but if you continue on your own, rider services (rest stops, mechanical and SAG, flaggers) may not be available and you'll miss the post-ride fun. The kitchen will close at 4:00 pm.
Where can I purchase Lobster Ride Jerseys and other merchandise?
How do I donate so this event can keep happening?
I registered, but now I can't make it to the ride. Can I get a refund?
I am riding with a group. Is there a group discount?
How do I get to the Lobster Ride?
If you use a GPS, plug in this address: Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Rd, Camden, ME 04843
FROM THE SOUTH (Boston, Portland, etc.): Take I-95 N and I-295 N to U.S. 1 North in Brunswick, Maine. After about 55 miles on Route 1, turn left on Route 90 in Warren. After 8 miles, turn left onto Park St. Go .2 miles and turn left onto Main Street. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Hosmer Pond Road. In 1 mile, the Snow Bowl will be on your left. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
FROM THE NORTH (Bangor, Ellsworth, Belfast, etc.): From Bangor take U.S. Route 1A to Belfast. From Belfast take U.S. Route 1 South through downtown Camden. About 1 mile south of the center of town, take a right on John Street just before Subway. Continue straight through 2 stop signs and bear left at fork to stay on Hosmer Pond Road. In about 2 miles the Snow Bowl will be on the left. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
FROM THE WEST (Lewiston/Auburn, Augusta, etc.): Take Route 17 from Augusta for 46 miles to to Pushaw Road in Hope (it comes up quickly after cresting a hill). After .6 miles, turn right onto Hope Street and then an immediate left on Gillette Road. Go 1.6 mi and turn right onto Barnestown Road. After 1.4 miles, Camden Snow Bowl will be on the right. You will see the Lobster Ride banner.
Distances from major cities: 3 hours from Boston 1.5 hours from Portland 1 hour 15 minutes from Bangor, Ellsworth, or Lewiston-Auburn 45 minutes from Augusta 7 minutes from Camden Harbor