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Old 03-03-2013, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WhoFanMe View Post
There is a bike trail on Baxter Boulevard in the Back Cove area, where my Portland office is and many others throughout the city. Portland is known for being dog and bike friendly, although I've yet to see a dog riding a bike alone.
Can you ride a bike from your area to Portland? If so, how many miles is it? So far so good. I have always looked at New England as a pretty darn sharp area. To be honest, a step above my hometown as far as class goes. Not to say that one is better than the other, just that New England seems to be a bit ahead of a lot of the US in many ways.

Thanks again for the responses. It has really helped fill in some blanks.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:40 PM
Location: Scarborough, ME
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I live in Scarborough and cycle in the summer months for exercise. Once the weather dries up and the street-sweepers remove the sand from the sides of the roads, I will frequently bike up to Freeport or down to Old Orchard Beach. I always see a lot of fellow cyclists out. I think that Portland and the surrounding areas is extremely cyclist-friendly - there are many roads with wide shoulders and drivers, thus far, have always been pretty good about making sure they see me or I see them. I don't have much experience biking in the downtown area - i tend to stay out on the straight and longs.
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