Friday, June 13, 2008

Trek Across Maine

Today is the first day of the 2008 Trek Across Maine--Sunday River to the Sea.

The trek started today at Sunday River Ski Resort and ends on Sunday in Belfast, Maine on the coast. By 8:30 this morning the riders were starting to pass our house.

There are over 2000 bicyclists making the trek and raising money for the American Lung Association of Maine.

Mike and Weatherboy are representing the River Valley Blogger Community. Good luck, guys!

When I lived in Iowa, there was a ride called RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Race Across Iowa) sponsored by the Des Moines Register newspaper. I wonder if other state's have similar events? If you know about a bike trip in or across your state or province, be sure and comment.


Thomas F. Ryan said...

Hi Beth,

Not quite all the way across the state of Massachusetts, but the famed Pan Mass Challenge raises millions for the Jimmy Fund by going from Sturbridge to the Cape.

Enjoy this great weather. We're off to hike Chocurua.

katie said...

This is a nice post. I am volunteering at the New Page Rest Stops this year, so I saw all those guys roll into Rumford around 8:45 AM. You've got the perfect location for viewing the trekkers as they pedal away for the Lung Association.

rach :) said...

Mike and Weather Boy did us proud, but SJ did as well. She helped organize a poster for Weather Boy, signed by all his students, as well as having them all waiting for him to pass by to cheer him on. Quite an impressive show of support.

This is an amazing community in which to live. This is the way life should be :)