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    Default Bike trip help

    I am posting to see if someone can help me out with parking or transportation for a bike trip I am going on.

    Sometime around the least two weeks of May, I am planning to bicycle from Windsor Locks, CT to Bar Harbor, ME. This trip should only be a two week trip. The dates are not written in stone yet.

    I need to plan for my transportation once I end my trip in Bar Harbor. I will need to get back to Litchfield along with two bicycles.

    I have a couple options that I can think of. If anyone else has any suggestions please feel free to let me know.

    1. Park my truck somewhere in the vicinity of Bar Harbor area before I head to CT. If anyone knows of a place to park my truck for two weeks near here please let me know.
    2. Find someone that can transport me and my biking partner from Bar Harbor back to Litchfield when we reach Bar Harbor.

    I am open to ideas.
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    You are free to park your truck at our house for the two weeks and I can get it down to the area the day before or the day you get there. Or perhaps there is another cacher who lives closer that can offer parking space. It's an option, anyway.
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    I am not familiar with the locations of Wal marts anymore but they allow parking/camping. We always had people stay for a week or more.
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    Attroll, I am currently working with the director of parks and recreation in Bar Harbor on another issue and just emailed her to see if she can assist you on this. I will let you know when she responds. There are also two bikes shops down on Cottage Street that may have some suggestions.
    "Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterski View Post
    Attroll, I am currently working with the director of parks and recreation in Bar Harbor on another issue and just emailed her to see if she can assist you on this. I will let you know when she responds. There are also two bikes shops down on Cottage Street that may have some suggestions.
    Thank you very much. I will await your reply.
    Blazing Troll

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    Brdad
    I will keep your offer in mind. Currently I do not know any cachers that live in Bar Harbor that are still active cachers. Thank you

    Ekidokai
    I don't think there is a Wal-Mart in Bar Harbor.
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    According to their website, the closest one is on High St. in Ellsworth, right at the triangle.
    Nothing in the island.

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    Attroll, this is the response:
    With regard to parking for your traveling friend, the first place I would
    recommend that he check out is Acadia National Park Headquarters at (207)
    288-3338. There is a visitor center in the village of Hulls Cove off Route
    3 in Bar Harbor. I do not know what the Park's policy is for long term
    parking, or what they might consider long term.


    Perhaps the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce might know what is available in
    the area. Their website is www.barharborinfo.com.
    As you know, parking at all in downtown Bar Harbor is a challenge. Bar
    Harbor does not have a Parks and Recreation Department; the Committee that
    you have met oversees the use of the Town's parks, but does not provide the
    recreation or services.


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    I have another friend down there that I am awaiting a response form and will let you know if he has any space for you.
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    Waterski
    I just called Acadia National Park Headquarters and Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. They both told me there is no long term parking anywhere in Bar Harbor to be had. I appreciate the help.

    I called one of the campgrounds and left a message asking if they allowed long term parking. I hope to hear back form them tomorrow evening.
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    I have a friend down there that owns a boat shop and have asked him to help. Will let you know the outcome.
    "Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else."

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