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Trek Across Maine to Host Virtual Ride Due to COVID-19

The 37th annual Trek Across Maine will be virtual this year.

The event was originally scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend, June 18-20.

Organizers have developed new ways for people to participate virtually now through June 30.

There will be recommended ride routes, scavenger hunts, Trek Bingo and weekly giveaways on the Trek website and social media pages. The Trek is also introducing a video series with healthy recipes related to classic Trek traditions.

Participants can track their miles using activity trackers (Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin devices, etc.) and share their personal achievements and fundraising efforts on social media.

Trekkers, volunteers, or the public, can make a donation to the event to support a participant and raise funds for COVID-19 research and other lung disease research here.

Registration for the event is $25. Based on the current economic conditions around the world, the Trek has reduced the fundraising minimum to $250. All registrants who raise $250 by June 30 will receive a 2021 Trek Across Maine event T-shirt, medal and sticker. Registrants who raise more than $750 will also receive an official Trek Across Maine cycling jersey.

The event supports the American Lung Association’s $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative includes allocating funds to provide free lung health education and masks to those in need. Advocacy efforts will focus on addressing racial health disparities and ensuring all Americans have access to quality and affordable healthcare.

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