Sports & Recreation

Great Portland Bike Swap Set for April 29, 2012

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Great Portland Bike Swap will come to the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gym on April 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The swap offers a way for people to buy affordable, used bicycles and/or to sell bicycles that they no longer need. 

Hundreds of bicycles of all types will be for sale, including mountain bikes, road bikes, classic cruisers, kids’ bikes and hybrids.  A large test riding area will allow shoppers to try out bicycles.  Volunteer advisors will be on hand to help with pricing and bike fit.

Maine State Parks Offer New Year’s Fun with Four “First Day Hikes”

Maine State Parks Offer New Year’s Fun with Four “First Day Hikes”

New Year’s revelers will get the chance this year to welcome in 2012 in a new way, with four guided “First Day Hikes” sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL), under the Maine Department of Conservation.

Maine state parks are joining a nationwide initiative among all 50 states to offer “First Day Hikes” as way for individuals and families to connect with great outdoor fun and to create special, holiday memories. The Jan. 1 hikes mark the first time all U.S. state park systems have joined together to sponsor the event.

As part of the initiative, four easy and fun “First Day Hikes,” led by park staff at four different Maine state parks, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 1. All the hikes are free – in fact, no admission will be charged at any open Maine state park on New Year’s Day.

“What a great way to start the New Year – outside at Maine state parks!” said Will Harris, BPL director.

ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GOLF GIFT!

ENTER TO WIN THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GOLF GIFT!

THE HARRIS GOLF "PRESERVATION PASS FOURSOME" SWEEPSTAKES

Two (2) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be held on or about Thursday, December 22, 2011.

Four passes good for one round of golf each including cart at either Sunday River, Old Marsh or Penobscot Valley. Anytime through July 31st, 2012-- and then Monday-Thursday through the end of the season! Plus, four bonus passes to play 18 holes at either Wilson Lake, Highland Green, Mere Creek or Freeport Country Club.

ENTER TO WIN!

WCSH contests page

WLBZ contests page

 

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Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Sign up to volunteer at the Fit at 5K road race

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Payson Park, Portland, ME

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Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Now that the days are getting shorter & the nights much cooler, you may have a case of fall fever? If you're anything like me, you really love summer & hate to see it go, but you welcome fall with open arms! There is so much to do in Maine in the fall. I wrote a blog post on Stiffler's Social Scoop [my personal blog] about how you can Get The Most Out of Fall in Maine. Apple picking, hiking, high school football & fall foliage are some of my favorites. What is your favorite thing about fall?

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.