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Itinerary

September 23-26, 2010


HOTEL & GENERAL INFORMATION Hampton Inn 140 Commercial Street Bath, Maine 04530 http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PWMBAHX The GPS Coordinates are: 43° 54' 57.50" N , 69° 48' 49.24" W Check in anytime after 3pm. Check out by 11am. Phone: 518-798-7888 

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Your Rolling Thru ME representatives are Christian, Margie, Nora and Stacy. They’ll be at your hotel between the hours of 5pm –6:30pm to welcome you to Maine and to answer any questions. If you check in before or after that, don’t worry; they will be at the Welcome Party to answer all your questions. Please note that the gratuity for the chambermaid is not included in price. The hotel will have a bike wash station for you to clean your bike. Towels and water will be supplied!

Weather in Maine:  During September, temperatures are usually very comfortable with readings in the 50's and 60's, and occasionally in the 70's. Evenings are cooler, but typically still warm enough for outdoor activities. http://www.great-mainevacations.com/maine-weather-forecast.html  As the Boy Scouts say, “be prepared” for anything: rain, sun or moose.  The tours all run rain or shine.  For the current weather, see: http://www.wunderground.com/cgibin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=Bath%2C+ME&searchType=WEATHER

Tour Maps  Detailed route maps will be contained in the packets we hand you as you arrive.  1 week prior to the tour, we will email you GPS Coordinates for the tour routes, so that you can plug them into your GPS.

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


Your Rolling Thru Maine Adventure Thursday 3:00 pm

Check In begins at 3pm, though you’re welcome to check in anytime afterwards. If you arrive early, we encourage you to explore Bath, ME.

5 – 6:30 pm Your Rolling Thru Maine representatives will be available in the lobby to welcome you, give you your packet that contains your name tags, maps, tickets, etc. and answer any questions. 7:00 pm

Your adventure kicks off with a Welcome Party at the Kennebec Tavern sponsored by Tour Master. The Kennebec Tavern is right across the street from the hotel. Meet the Rolling Thru Maine crew and your fellow tour-mates. We will review the itinerary for the weekend while you enjoy a delicious dinner. Roasted Chicken with Basil, Tomato, Prosciutto and Garlic and Braised Haddock with Lemon are the entrees on this bountiful buffet that will leave you stuffed. Fortunately, home is just a few steps away. Tour Master will award $300 in gift certificates towards their excellent riding gear. Don’t forget to pick up your Goodie Bag! Before Friday morning’s ride, make sure you fill up your gas tank tonight, or first thing in the morning!

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


Friday- 180 miles 

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Today’s ride will be approximately 180 miles and take you to the scenic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, a delicious lunch at the Lobster Pond Restaurant in Lincolnville, and on to the picturesque seaport of Camden where you will have time to walk about and explore. There is an optional side trip to Camden Hills State Park after our lunch. We also will be going to the famous Marshall Point Lighthouse, and then be brought back to the hotel. There are rest stops in the morning and afternoon. Bring a full tank of gas, an empty bladder and a charged camera!

6 -7:45 am

Breakfast is served at the hotel.

7:45 am

Brief meeting (~15 minutes) with your tour guides in the parking area to review the day’s ride, etc.

8:00 am

Ride departs from the hotel’s parking lot.

9:00 am

Group arrives at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for a brief private tour and photo opportunity.

11:00 am

Ride stops at the Lobster Pound Restaurant with fantastic views overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. You'll feast on Shrimp and Scallop Newburg, Roasted Rib Eye, Chicken Cacciatore, Baked Haddock Mornay or Baked Ham. Leave room for dessert!

12:30 pm

After lunch you will have the option to ride up to the top of Camden Hills State Park where overviews of the village and the sea below will take your breath away, or, go directly on to the charming fishing village of Camden. Feel free to discover this quaint little place we have chosen for you.

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


2:15 pm

Be ready for the remaining part of this wonderful ride through more scenic coastal roads of Maine. This time, we’ll be visiting the Marshall Point Lighthouse. (Remember the famous lighthouse scene in Forrest Gump?).

6:00 pm

Enjoy some free time with an unscheduled evening in the cool village of Bath. Walk the streets for some shopping or enjoy a good meal with new friends. The night is yours. Please see the red folder in your Goodie Bag for our recommendations on places to eat.

Get some sleep! Don’t forget to fill up your gas tank tonight, or first thing in the morning!

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


Your adventure Saturday- 145 miles 

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Today's ride will be approximately 145 miles and take you to Boothbay Harbor and Portland for a Cruise to Peaks Island complete with a traditional Maine Lobster Bake. You’ll enjoy a narrated cruise taking in several more lighthouses and historical forts in beautiful Casco Bay. After feasting at the lobster bake, we head back to Bath, ME, to the hotel for the night. There are rest stops in the morning and afternoon. Bring a full tank of gas, an empty bladder and a charged camera.

6 – 7:45 am Breakfast is served at the hotel. 7:45 am

Brief meeting (~15 minutes) with your tour guides in the hotel parking lot to review the day’s ride, etc.

8: am

Ride departs from the hotel’s parking lot.

10 am

Group arrives in the breathtaking village of Boothbay Harbor. There’s an hour to explore the village and its wonderful ambience before an early lunch.

11 am

The Boothbay Harbor Inn will serve you a delicious plated lunch with your choice of three entrees. Leave room for dessert, too!

2:30 pm

Boarding time for our private cruise on Casco Bay over to Peaks Island. A lightly narrated cruise will showcase the seafaring history and natural beauty of the area and allow you to view the city of Portland from a new vantage point.

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


Our group will enjoy an early picnic style dinner featuring Maine Lobster, of course, and all the traditional trimmings. 6:45 pm

Enjoy the rest of the evening with friends and/or get a good night’s sleep for the Sunday ride.

Get some sleep! Don’t forget to fill up your gas tank for Sunday morning’s ride.

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


Sunday 7-9am

Today’s Farewell Breakfast will be at the Kennebec Tavern. Check out of your hotel (or check out later in the morning) Here you and your tour-mates will enjoy a catered breakfast of French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and more.

9:10am

After breakfast, the Sunday tour will depart from the hotel parking lot. It’s a shorter ride because many of you will be riding home today. We’ll be taking you on a scenic tour of coastal Maine in the direction of your home. This combines continuing your Maine adventure with your need to eventually ride home. We’ll have a 75 mile route heading south for our southern guests, and northbound route for our Canadian friends. For those of you opting not to ride, we strongly encourage you to visit Freeport. It’s a beautiful little village with shops, restaurants and parks!

See you in September! Your Rolling Thru Maine Crew!

Rolling Thru Maine Please Call or email us With Any Questions! 518-798-7888 or info@rollingthruamerica.com


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