2017 Bike MS
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Ride Details

Date(s): August 11-12, 2018

Start/Finish Location: University of New England

Fundraising Minimum: $250

Age Minimum: 12

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Ready for the ride of a lifetime?

Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? It takes place in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal destinations. During this two-day ride, cyclists will experience the beauty of Maine’s southern coastline, including an up close look at “Walkers Point”, the summer home of President George H.W. Bush.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Start Times

  › Saturday registration opens at 5:30 a.m.
  › Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.
  › Saturday routes close at 4:00 p.m.

  › Sunday registration opens at 6:30 a.m.
  › Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.
  › Sunday route close at 3:00 p.m.

Great Maine Getaway group riding

The 34th Annual Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway will be held August 11-12, 2018. With the University of New England (UNE) as our host for the weekend, you’ll be treated to priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean as you begin and end your ride Saturday and Sunday. UNE even has their own private beach to take in a sunrise or enjoy after your ride.  Whether you’re looking for a destination weekend away with friends or family, you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, we have a great choice of routes for you ranging from 25 to 100 miles.

Rider check-in begins Friday night with accommodations available at UNE. You can also just join us bright and early Saturday morning before hitting the road. When you return, enjoy the festivities with food, music and massage. The fun continues Saturday evening with an awards ceremony and dinner (additional tickets available online). On Sunday enjoy a full breakfast and then head out for another beautiful ride. When you return, top off a great weekend with a Maine lobster at our traditional Lobster Bake (additional tickets available online).

Whether you are an individual rider, part of a team, or a family looking for a destination weekend supporting an important cause, the Great Maine Getaway is the perfect event for you!


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It's More than a Ride

Progress: 98.3685%

Goal $350,000.00 Achieved $344,289.65

Top Teams

  1 -  Kelly's Kruisers ($38,035.00)
  2 -  Cycling Friends ($30,489.00)
  3 -  Ring Warriors ($28,448.00)
  4 -  Starr - Aon ($22,884.33)
  5 -  Craftsbury Cruisers ($19,955.00)

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Top Participants

  1 -  Sumner Weeks ($17,000.00)
  2 -  Wade Anderson ($9,385.00)
  3 -  Robert Lezotte ($8,350.00)
  4 -  Greta Reinhold ($6,940.00)
  5 -  Roy Willey ($5,751.00)

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Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway

participants raised


In 2017, Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway raised $348,905.51 to fund critical services, groundbreaking research and move us closer to a world free of MS.


More than 54 Teams participated in Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway in 2017.



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