It's National Bike to Work Day Friday, May 18. Portland has some special free activities to celebrate.

"Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day Friday, May 18 at two free events presented through a partnership of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, the cities of Portland and South Portland, Healthy Portland, Eastern Trail Alliance and East Coast Greenway Alliance.

  • In the morning, bicycle commuters can stop by Monument Square in downtown Portland from 6:30 to 9am for coffee, juice and snacks.  Jim Tasse, our Education Director, will be on sit to offer mechanical support and safe bicycle commuting tips.
  • After work, come over to Bug Light Park in South Portland from 4-5pm for a slice of pizza, other snacks, giveaways, and information on healthy living and commuting.  To get to the event, you can enjoy a free water taxi shuttle from the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal in Portland to the Bug Light Boat Launch from 3:45 to 5:15 PM or enjoy a ride or walk along the East Coast Green Way or city streets."