The Trek Across Maine is a multi-day, multi-route option cycling event celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2021. The Trek cycling route will have a start and finish line hosted at the Brunswick Landing with overnight stops at Bates College in Lewiston and Colby College in Waterville. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $29 million in the past 36 years. Join nearly 1,500 cyclists and 700 volunteers on this one of a kind journey on Father’s Day Weekend.
The Trek Across Maine offers three route options with varying levels of mileage and fundraising. Registration fee from May 20 through June 30 is $25 (non-refundable & non-transferable) for each route option. Registration fee does not count toward fundraising minimum.
The 2021 Trek Across Maine will also offer a virtual option! Ride at your own pace, in your own community and set your own mileage goals. Earn commemorative items and incentives as you fundraise and participate virtually.
Children between the ages of 7 - 12 must ride a tandem or tag-a-long bike with adult guardian. All children under the age of 18 must have an adult guardian with them at all times on the route. Child and guardian are both required to meet the fundraising minimum.
Track your miles and see where you rank on our weekly leaderboard! Our Trek Across Maine Strava Club is a fun and interactive way to stay connected with our cyclists throughout the year as you prepare for the Trek Across Maine, whether you are planning to join us in person or will be riding virtually. Download the free Strava app today and join us!
3 Day OptionDate: June 18 - 20, 2021 Start Location: Brunswick Landing - Brunswick, ME Overnight Sleep Stops: Bates College (Friday) Colby College (Saturday) Mileage: 185 miles Fundraising Minimum: $550 ($400 ages 7-17) Age Limit: 7 years and up. Register today
Colby Loop OptionDate: June 18 - 20, 2021 Start Location: Brunswick Landing - Brunswick, ME Overnight Sleep Stops: Colby College (Friday & Saturday) Mileage: 169 miles Fundraising Minimum: $550 ($400 ages 7-17) Age Limit: 7 years and up. Register today
2 Day OptionDate: June 19 & 20, 2021 Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME Finish Location: Brunswick Landing - Brunswick, ME Mileage: 111 miles Fundraising Minimum: $400 ($300 ages 7-17) Age Limit: 7 years and up. Register today
1 Day OptionDate: Sunday, June 20, 2021 Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME Finish Location: Brunswick Landing - Brunswick, ME Mileage: 65 miles Fundraising Minimum: $250 ($200 ages 7-17) Age Limit: 7 years and up. Register today
Virtual Trek Across Maine
We are excited to offer the virtual option for the Trek Across Maine again in 2021. Participate from the comfort of your own community and on your own timeline with this option!
When: Now through June 30, 2021
Mileage: Choose a goal of 60, 120 or 180 miles (optional)
Fundraising Minimum: $250
There are 36 million Americans suffering from lung diseases, like COPD, asthma and lung cancer — the #1 cancer killer in the United States. As cyclists, you know how important it is to have healthy lungs and clean air to breathe. Now more than ever the American Lung Association needs your support! The Lung Association just launched the COVID-19 Action Initiative, a comprehensive $25M initiative to end COVID-19, fun research and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. By joining us and hundreds of others for the Trek Across Maine, you’ll also be supporting:
Education for patients and families
Advocacy for clean air and protection from harmful air pollution.
Thank you for supporting healthy lungs and clean air, because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.
Volunteers Make it Happen
The Trek Across Maine is a fully supported event, with nearly 700 volunteers working alongside staff to provide services along the route. From support vehicle drivers, rest stop sandwich makers, directional support and luggage movers, there is a job for everyone!
There are volunteer opportunities available for a few hours or the entire weekend. Volunteers receive housing (as needed) and meals, along with a commemorative event t-shirt.
In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.