Thanks EVERYONE so much for contributing to a successful Ride Aroostook 2015! Great volunteers, great sponsors, great riders, great weather, great new friends!! Be sure to feel free to post any pictures and/or comments on our Ride Aroostook Facebook page!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Based at the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI), two nights of camping or 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!!
Saturday’s ride is split into two loops (about 27 and 32 miles apiece) with full SAG support, rest areas, first aid, and mechanical services, and which both return “home” to UMPI in case of inclement weather, illness, mechanical problems, or for any other reason you might not be able to ride the full day. Sunday’s single 42 mile loop will treat our riders to scenic vistas while still getting you back to UMPI in plenty of time to change, pack, enjoy the BBQ lunch, and head home. We also will again be featuring a Century Option loop into the historic New Sweden and Stockholm areas on Saturday for those interested as well as shorter Family Friendly Rides in lieu of our traditional routes on each day of cycling if desired. No matter how many loops you choose to ride, this weekend adventure is one 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 four 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.
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 Sunday, 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 10th at the UMPI Campus Center from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm which volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend to receive helpful info and materials. If you are unable to attend, please come to the volunteer tent at the start area by 5:45am Saturday and Sunday morning to catch up on Friday’s Orientation info. 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.