Applecycle, Frank N Stein Mile, Bikes & Brews: Active things to do this weekend

Applecycle, Frank N Stein Mile, Bikes & Brews: Active things to do this weekend

September 12, 2017773Views

Judging by the speedskating, the mountain biking and the trail run that includes hot dogs and beer, this is going to be a good one. There’s also an orchard-hopping bike ride.

Maine AppleCycle

7:30 a.m. Saturday. Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred. $25-$105.
It’s an orchard-hopping bike ride! Choose from a 7-mile, 35-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile route and pedal through peak foliage season to participating apple orchards. Riders will get savory, apple-inspired treats and cider donuts at each stop. Proceeds benefit the Community Bicycle Center’s free after-school programs for kids.

Run the Ridge Trail Race

9 a.m. Saturday. Sunset Ridge Golf, Westbrook. $30.
Run the Ridge is a brand new race that will take place during peak foliage season on the stunning trails of Sunset Ridge Golf in Westbrook. Races include a 10K, a 5K, and a canicross 5K, plus food, drinks, games, yoga, and more. Proceeds from the event support the Downtown Westbrook Coalition.

Pumpkin Harvest Half

8:30 am Saturday. Main Street in front of the Bethel Inn, Bethel. $70.
The first annual Pumpkin Harvest Half is a scenic country course with rolling terrain on paved roads, starting and ending in downtown Bethel. After party hosted by the Bethel Inn and Country Club Millbrook Tavern.

The Frank N Stein Mile

12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Lost Valley Ski Area, Auburn. $20.
The Frank N Stein Mile will test your speed and your intestinal fortitude. This race will consist of 1 mile, 4 laps, 2 beers and 2 hotdogs. This event will take place during Lost Valley Ski Area’s Fall Festival. Costumes are encouraged!

Bikes & Brews

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sebago Brewing Co., Gorham. $20.
This is the third and final event in the Bikes & Brews series for 2017. Whether you’re newish to mountain biking or you’ve been riding for eons, there’s a group for you. All rides (easy going, intermediate, and advanced) are led, and afterward, hang out at Sebago for beer and camaraderie.
Fit Maine went last year! See photos:

Try Speedskating

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Family Ice Center, Falmouth. Adults $20, youth $15.
Channel your inner Apollo Ono for this workshop on speedskating. You might not hit Olympic speeds right away, but this event will give you a foundation to start with, and maybe you’ll end up joining the Great Atlantic Speedskating Club to get even faster!
Fit Maine tried it last year. See photos:

Glow Zumba & Pound

5-6 p.m. Sunday. Blue Wave Dancing, Waterville. $5 at the door.
Don all the neon and glow-in-the-dark gear you can manage for an hour of cardio fitness under the black lights. Class is made up of 30 minutes of Zumba followed by 30 minutes of Pound. All fitness levels are welcome.

FOR MORE COOL UPCOMING EVENTS: Check the Fit Maine calendar
MORE FALL: 35+ active things to do this fall in Maine!

Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.