Brunswick , Me 04011
Beginning this Monday, July 25, area residents will be able to take advantage of a new program
designed to promote bicycling in Brunswick. Brunswick Bicyclist Benefits will provide a variety
of discounts and freebies to people who ride their bicycles to participating businesses.
Examples of these benefits include 10% off, a free coffee, and a free cookie with beverage
purchase. Inaugural participating businesses include Big Top Deli, Wilbur’s Candy, Frontier,
Morning Glory, Lemongrass, Eveningstar Cinema, Union Street Bakery, Enoteca Athena, and
Center Street Cycles.
The program aims to bring more people into downtown Brunswick on their bicycles, which has
many benefits: increasing visits to businesses, freeing up parking spaces, and improving air
quality. Of course, bicycling also provides great exercise for the cyclist.
To participate, a resident simply obtains a free helmet decal from any participating business and
affixes it to her helmet. Each time she bicycles to a participating business, she shows staff her
helmet to receive the discount or freebie.
Look for signage to appear in the windows of participating businesses this July.