Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns

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TOPSHAM — The ninth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay will include 25- and 50-mile bicycle rides on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Proceeds from the event will support the Head of Tide Park project on the Cathance River.

The 50-mile ride has a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. start and features a ride around the lower parts of the Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers as well as Merrymeeting Bay.

The 25-mile route, with registration at 9 a.m. and the start at 10 a.m., goes along the Androscoggin River and the shores of Merrymeeting Bay and Kennebec River in Bowdoinham, before returning to the start at Topsham’s Foreside Recreation Fields.

Registered cyclists get a T-shirt; a complimentary barbecue and  music are offered at the end of the rides. Registration is $50 for the 50-mile ride, $30 for the 25-mile ride and $80 for families.

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