SWEDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - After a rest day Wednesday, the BikeMaine riders hit the road again Thursday. Cyclists started in Bethel and rode to Sweden. They took a 60-mile route, passing through the White Mountains National Forest.
Each day, a few "support and gear," or SAG, vans follow the cyclists as they ride. They help the cyclists who have flat tires or broken chains, and the ones who just can't quite make it up a hill.
"Of course, some of them are your frequent fliers, if you will," Rob Bakker said.
He operates the ham radio while Allan Harville drives. The two have been volunteering in the support vehicles since the ride started three years ago. Over the years, they've become friends.