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Pedal to the Port 2012

Posted April 20, 2012, at 9:28 a.m.
Trekkers students prepare to participate in the Pedal to the Port fundraiser.
Trekkers students prepare to participate in the Pedal to the Port fundraiser.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Oceanside West (the former Georges Valley) High School, 47 Valley Street, Thomaston, ME

For more information: Elisabeth Lohmueller; 207-594-5095; trekkersonline.com

(THOMASTON) Trekkers, a youth mentoring non-profit in the Midcoast, is hosting its fourth annual Pedal to the Port bike ride on Saturday, June 9th. Drawing more than 70 riders for last year’s event, Pedal to the Port features three scenic routes along the St. George peninsula.

Ideal as a training ride for the Trek Across Maine, the 35 mile and 45 mile routes include the historic Marshall Point Lighthouse in the village of Port Clyde. The event also offers a family friendly 12 mile option. All routes begin and end at the Oceanside West (the former Georges Valley) High School parking lot in Thomaston.

The registration fee is $25 per individual rider (or $20 per rider for teams of four or more), plus a minimum of $75 in pledges. All riders will receive a free Pedal to the Port T-shirt and a complimentary post-ride cookout luncheon. Riders can register online by visiting www.pedaltotheport.com, or they can contact the Trekkers office to request a mailed registration form. Riders also can register at Oceanside West High School the morning of the ride, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Pedal to the Port provides crucial financial support to Trekkers and its students. Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor based mentoring organization that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Currently in the second year of a six-year expansion process, the organization directly serves more than 160 youth in the communities of St. George, Thomaston, Cushing, Rockland, South Thomaston and Owls Head.

For more information about Trekkers and Pedal to the Port, or to pledge, donate or register online through our secure Web site, please visit www.pedaltotheport.com. To become a sponsor for the event, please contact the Trekkers office by calling 207-594-5095.

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