THOMASTON, Maine — Trekkers, a nonprofit group that mentors youth, hosted its third annual Pedal to the Port bike ride on June 11. Funds raised from the event will support the organization’s programming.
Attracting more than 70 riders, Pedal to the Port featured three route options along the St. George peninsula. The 35-mile and 47-mile routes included the Marshall Point lighthouse in Port Clyde, and there was a 12-mile, family-friendly route.
Dozens of community volunteers contributed to the event’s success. Volunteers welcomed and registered participants at Georges Valley High School before the ride. Chris Christie of Bikesenjava in Rockland answered riders’ questions and offered complementary bicycle tune-ups. Joel Fishman of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine shared safety suggestions to all participants before the ride began. Volunteers from Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston emergency medical services monitored major turns and intersections along the routes. Volunteers also hosted a potluck-style cookout at Georges Valley High School for riders and participants after the ride.
To learn more about Trekkers, visit http://www.trekkersonline.com or call 594-5095.