Why We Ride
Bangor Land Trust needs your support to secure public access to local lands, conserve wildlife habitat and maintain trails. Your participation shows our community that biking is fun and important. This awareness will support Bangor Trails and help make Bangor more bicycle-friendly.
You can do it!
Pedal the Penobscot is a RIDE, not a race! Riders of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome. Riders under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Choose from our 14, 28, 50, 76 and 100 mile routes. All routes travel along both sides of the beautiful Penobscot River beginning at the Bangor waterfront. (14 milers will check in at the waterfront with all other riders but will begin their ride up in Bradley, to finish at Sea Dog Brewing Co. with everyone else. Please let someone know at the time of registration if you will need transportation from the waterfront to Bradley.)
Click your selection:
14 mile route (Bradley to Bangor direction only of 28 mile route below)
28 mile route
50 mile route
76 mile route
100 mile route
The new 50 mile course map has been completed!
Rest/water stops, sweeps and breakdown vans will be available throughout the ride. Riders must wear helmets and obey all traffic laws.
6:30am - Registration opens for 76 and 100 mile riders.
7:00am - Official start for 100 mile riders.
8:00am - Official start for 76 mile riders.
8:15am - Registration opens for 14, 28 and 50 mile riders.
9:00am - Official start for 50 mile riders.
10:00am - Official start for 14 and 28 mile riders.
The 28, 50, 76, and 100 mile rides begin at the Bangor Waterfront where Front Street and Railroad Street meet. The 14 mile ride begins in Bradley. Registration for the 14 mile ride is at the Bangor Waterfront. Please notify us at the time of registration if you and your bike will need transportation to Bradley. A welcome address and safety briefing will precede each ride.
All riders will be entered to win great prizes, receive an annual membership to Bangor Land Trust, and are treated to a post-ride celebration at the Sea Dog Brewing Co. The first 150 riders to register will receive a commemorative
Do you know others who like to ride? A team is a great way to involve family, friends and co-workers and have a fun time while supporting Bangor Land Trust! All it takes is five people. Team members receive a discount when preregistering. Gather a group of friends, promote your company, or make it a family reunion and distinguish yourselves to win a prize.
Join the "Guardian Club" to Get the Jersey!
Riders who raise or contribute $500 will receive the yellow “Guardian” jersey.