Let’s Ride Aroostook! The Premier Cycling event in the Crown of Maine, Aroostook County! This two-day cycling tour to benefit Camp Adventure for children with diabetes, showcases the understated beauty of Aroostook County and the excellent hospitality for which the “County” is famous.
Based at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, two nights camping/dorm accommodations and all meals are provided for riders from Friday evening’s Wine & Cheese Reception through the All-American Bar-B-Q Sunday midday. That’s 2 nights and 5 delicious all-you-can-eat buffet meals with live music Friday evening!!
Designed like a four-leaf clover, each day is split into two rides (from ~25-35 miles apiece) with full SAG support, rest areas, first aid, and mechanical services. Whether it is North, South, East, or West- one loop or all four, this is one adventure you’ll want to experience!
UPDATE! This year we are welcoming two special guests. Kris Freeman, US Olympic cross country skier, and spokesperson for athletes with diabetes, will be participating in the Ride, and speaking at dinner on Saturday evening. We are also welcoming Col. Barbara Springer, national director of Project Hero, which sponsors “Ride 2 Recovery”, making a difference in the lives of healing heroes.
Ride Aroostook is not only a fundraiser for Camp Adventure, but also a grassroots community volunteer effort to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote Aroostook County as a recreation/tourist destination while increasing current and future economic development in the area. While many have been attracted to our local, world class skiing venues, this event is an opportunity to invite sports and health enthusiasts to an event showcasing the beauty of northern Maine in summer. On account of the great success of our first two annual events, which attracted 75 up to 90 riders, we expect to at least double our participation in 2014. With the majority of event expenses covered by sponsors, it is expected that pledges/donations ($200 Per Person) will be dedicated to the cause. In addition an additional $50 for registration helps to offset event costs. Local volunteers are being recruited, and a Facebook group page has attracted over 200 members. Cary Medical Center, a department of the City of Caribou, Maine is the lead sponsor of this event. Click here for event registration or call 207-498-1112. Pre-registration is highly encouraged so you don’t miss out on this exciting event.