Archive for October, 2018


JrHighBikeClubOct18.jpgThe Sanford Junior High Bike Club visited the Nasson Bike Center last Thursday. We showed off the shop and explained how our earn-a-bike program worked. Max is seen in the background explaining his current project. We would love to have some of the Bike Club riders build their own bikes over the winter here at the shop.

The Nasson Bike Center will be opening an hour late on Thursday October 25th, at 3pm instead of 2pm. This change is for this date only.

Saturday September 22nd the Nasson Bike Center provided bikes, designed the course and provided technical support for Sanford/Springvale’s first Happy Apple Trail Ride. McDougal Orchard provided the venue for the event during one of their busiest weekends of the year. Also participating were the Three Rivers Land Trust, Fast and Happy Bicycles,  and Sanford Parks and Recreation.

The Happy Apple Trail Ride was part of the Great Maine Outdoors Weekend. The Three Rivers Land Trust lead the organizing the event. Riding bikes and picking apples had to be about the best way to spend a weekend outdoors in Springvale.


We set up the course using my bike and trailer to carry signs and a thousand feet of caution tape

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The Nasson Bike Center had a work station set up. Kristen and Cathy, in red,  from Fast and Happy Bicycles rode the course with participants. Alan Grady from Sanford Parks and Rec. registered the riders. 

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Three Rivers Land Trust brought volunteers. Did I mention we were in an apple orchard?

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Cathy Follen leads a mother daughter team of bike riders. McDougal’s has a great ring of trails surrounding their orchard which we used to provide a mile+ long course.