Bikes & Brews: Group Rides in Norway, Maine
Take a left turn off of Route 26 onto Main Street in Norway and one of the first things you’ll see is Norway Brewing Company: a seven barrel brewery, taproom, and beer garden. They offer up to seven of their own beers on tap, three different 32 oz. growler fills, and a small list of hand-selected non-alcoholic beverages. With beers like the easy-drinking Green Machine session ale, brewed in collaboration with the Green Machine bike and ski shop, and Mr. Grumpypants, a stout brewed with Maine Grains oats and Coffee By Design Guji coffee, as well as a rotating list of seasonals and one-offs, there is bound to be something to suit the palate of any beer lover! In addition, the kitchen puts out a select but varied menu of gastropub fare made with locally produced ingredients. The 30-seat taproom is open year-round, but the beer garden is the place to be this summer, with plenty of seating in both the sun and shade. Norway Brewing is also a proud sponsor of the first ever Foothills Food Festival on Saturday, August 13th, a celebration of Maine-made food and drink that will feature food vendors, a beer garden, farmer’s market, and more.
The Green Machine Bike Shop is very excited to be in its new home, the Historic L.M. Longley & Son building located at 419 Main Street in Norway! The L.M. Longley building has been a hardware store since 1844. It closed its doors as a hardware store in the fall of 2015. The Green Machine Bike Shop is now proud to have re-opened this historic building with their expanded sales & service department. It’s well worth the ride to Norway to check out their inventory and it’s cool Historic Building.
If you don’t want to ride alone, The Green Machine Bike Shop offers weekly group bike rides! Wednesdays Road Bike Ride leaves the bike shop at 5:15 p.m. Friday’s Mountain Bike ride leaves the bike shop at 5:15 p.m. as well. To kick off the weekend, after our mountain bike ride, you will find riders sipping on locally brewed beers at the Norway Brewing Company! For more information about group rides call 207-739-2324.
Come join the fun!