Bikers stop at one of the open farms and art studios during a previous Bowdoinham’s Open Farm & Studio Day. Elyssa Cohen Photography

BOWDOINHAM — Bike riders of all experience levels can take part in the Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Tour, set for Sunday, July 23.

This free program provides riders with the option to take part in a guided 12- or 25-mile ride through open farms and art studios during Bowdoinham’s Open Farm & Studio Day. The rides are sponsored by Merrymeeting Trailblazers and supported by Merrymeeting Wheelers and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.

Both rides leave from Bowdoinham’s Mailly Waterfront Park at 10 a.m. They will be paced for beginner or intermediate riders, with stops along the way to tour farms and view the work of local artists. Check out the routes for the ride at

Riders can also create their own ride and explore the farms and studios at their own pace, according to a news release from Ruth Indrick with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.

The bike ride is hosted by Merrymeeting Trailblazers.

Registration for the rides is not required, but it is appreciated for help with ride planning. To register, visit or call the trust at 207-442-8400.



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