Cycle Event to Cross State in Maine
18 Feb, 2016
The Trek Across Maine, a 3-day, 180 mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast, will be held June 17-19.
As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $22 million in the past 30 years. More than 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunteers will participate in this one of a kind journey on Father’s Day Weekend.
Full information is available at this site.
Date: June 17 - 19, 2016
Start Location: Sunday River Ski Resort - Newry, ME
Finish Location: Steamboat Landing - Belfast, ME
Age Limit: 7 years and up.
New – 2 Day Option
Date: June 18 – 19, 2016
Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Finish Location: Steamboat Landing, Belfast, ME
Age Limit: 7 years and up
Children between the ages of 7 - 12 must ride a tandem or tag-a-long bike with adult guardian. All children under the age of 18 must have an adult guardian with them at all times on the route. Child and guardian are both required to meet the fundraising minimum.
The Regular Route:
Day 1: Sunday River to University of Maine at Farmington (approx. 67 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route
Day 2: University of Maine at Farmington to Colby College (approx. 57 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & 1 water stop
Day 3: Colby College to Belfast (approx. 56 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & last mile staging stop
NOTE: Although we try to be consistent, mileage may vary from year to year depending on local and state construction projects.
Colby Loop Route limited to 200 riders:
Day 1: Sunday River to UMF shuttled to Colby College to sleep (approx. 67mi)
Day 2: Colby Loop Route around Waterville area (approx. 44 mi)
Day 3: Colby College to Belfast (approx. 56mi)