CALAIS — The 2011 Downeast Adventure Race will be May 7 hosted by Washington County Community College. This is the sixth year for the race that features mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, running, sea kayaking and team challenges. Racers and volunteers to help out on race day are wanted as are businesses, organizations or individuals who might be interested in sponsoring the race. Details are available at http://www.downeastadventurerace.org, on the Downeast Adventure Race Facebook Event Page, or by calling the Outdoor Adventure Center at 454-1060.
HOPE — A state-approved bowhunting course will be held at the Knox County Fish & Game club’s Beaver Lodge on May 3, 10 and 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. The home-study course requires attendees to attend all class sessions and study at home. Call Vic McCallum at 975-4447 or register by email at email@example.com. Include course, location, name and age.
LINCOLN — The Dwinal Pond 4 Seasons Club and the Penobscot Off Road Riders are offering a free ATV Safety Course at Ballard Hill Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. May 7. A free lunch will be provided. To register contact the Lincoln Town Office at 794-3372 or online at www.lincolnmaine.org. To show support for this event and promote ATV safety for children current members of the Dwinal Pond 4 Seasons Club ATV Division do not have to pay the $5 admission fee. For information visit http://www.dwinalpond.com/
ORONO — The public can buy used bicycles, sell them or do both at the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Great Orono Bike Swap on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Bicycles for sale may be dropped off between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Admission is $3, with free admission for students at UMaine and several other colleges as well as children 12 or younger. A small commission on bike sales will support the coalition’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. For information, visit www.BikeMaine.org or call 623-4511.
ORONO — The first annual Green Ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at
the Recreation and Fitness Center on the UMaine Campus. It is sponsored by the University of Maine Sustainability Office. All ages and levels are encouraged to ride. Riders may choose from a 10-mile route and a family-friendly 3-mile route. Participants get a chance to win prizes from Rose Bike Shop, a free day pass to the Rec Center and the Maine Bound Adventure Center (for May 1 only). Free snacks available at the finish line. Register at the Rec Center or at Maine Bound or visit www.sustainability.umaine.edu and go to “Upcoming Events” by April 28 for $5 for individuals or $10 for families (add $2 to each price for Event Day registration).
ORONO — The Orono Land Trust is looking for volunteers to assist with trail maintenance at a variety of locations on the annual “OLT Trail Day” beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Assignments include spreading wood chips on trails, repairing and painting the Orono Bog boardwalk, picking up trash accumulated over the winter, and clearing brush along trails. Bring work gloves, wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and, if possible, bring tools such as rakes, pitchforks, shovels, loppers, bow saws, or hammers — depending on the work assignment. For informaton contact Gail White at 866-0041. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers.
WINSLOW — A state-approved bowhunting course will be held at the Winslow Fire Department from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 7. Call Don Perrine at 660-6382.