Record number of riders take part in 180-mile Trek Across Maine fundraiser

Posted June 17, 2012, at 11:31 a.m.

BELFAST, Maine — More than 2,000 bicyclists are finishing up a 180-mile three-day ride across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association.

A record number of bicyclists are taking part in this year’s Trek Across Maine, which began Friday at the Sunday River ski resort in Newry and ends Sunday in Belfast.

This year’s fundraising goal is $2 million.

The event is now in its 28th year. Organizers say riders this year came from 27 states and ranged in age from 8 to 80.