Let's Ride Aroostook!

Ride Aroostook Needs Volunteers

If you are a Junior or Senior in High School and need Community Service Hours to graduate, Ride Aroostook could be a great opportunity.  The event will be held on Saturday and July 11 and 12, 2015 and is based at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  We need volunteers to be out on the cycling route to direct cyclists and to watch for traffic.  Each volunteer receives a free breakfast and lunch on Saturday, free breakfast on Sunday and an ‘All American Barbecue’ on Sunday afternoon.  You will also get an event t-shirt.

Volunteers need to be at UMPI by 6:00 am on Saturday or Sunday or both depending on how many community service hours you want.  If you work both days we can provide up to 16 hours!

We will hold a Pre-Event Volunteer orientation on Friday, July 10 at the UMPI Campus Center from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  You are not required to attend but it is helpful information.  If you are interested in volunteering please call the Public Relations Office at Cary Medical Center 498-1112.

Please let your friends know, you can work as a team of two if preferred.  Help us help children with Diabetes.  Ride Aroostook raises money for ‘Camp Adventure’ our summer camp for children ages 12 – 17 with Type 1 Diabetes.

Thank you!


We are getting very excited about our 5th Annual Ride Aroostook event.  We want to let everyone know that registration for the event is now open.  If you have any questions about registration or the event, please call 498-1376 or email bflagg@carymed.org.

We have chosen July 11 and July 12 for the 2015 Ride and we hope to stick with this date for the long term.  If you plan on coming keep in mind that the Maine Potato Blossom Festival is the following week-end so why not make Ride Aroostook your summer destination and take the opportunity to celebrate this great cultural tradition here in the County.

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, as well as great views and little traffic.

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 BBQ 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’s ride is split into two loops (about 25-35 miles apiece) with full SAG support, rest areas, first aid, and mechanical services. We will be featuring a Century Ride as well as Family Friendly Rides along with our traditional routes over the two days of cycling. Whether it is North, South, East, or West- one loop or all four, this is one adventure you’ll want to experience!

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 the summer. We are really hoping to bring back the riders that were with us over the first two years and we want to top 100 participants in 2015.  One lucky participant who completes the Ride will win a cruise for two to Bermuda.  We’ll have some other special activities too.  So plan now to be part of Ride Aroostook 2015 and help us to raise the most money yet for Camp Adventure our summer camp for children with type 1 Diabetes.

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.