Welcome to Tim Vogel's web page for my 27th American Lung Association's Bike Trek Across Maine. In 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Trek became a virtual ride. In 2022, I will be riding the 180-mile road version of the Bike Trek Across Maine.
I ask for your support for my Trek Across Maine and the work of the American Lung Association. I appreciate the generosity of all of you who have contributed to my Trek in the past. I also send thanks to those who are contributing to my Trek for the first time.
This year the Bike Trek Across Maine will begin on June 17 at Thomas Point in Brunswick and ride to Bates College in Lewiston, then on June 18 to St. Joseph College in Standish, while on June 19 making its way back to Thomas Point.
As we know too well, the COVID-19 Pandemic may change and require more public health protections. Thus, this year the American Association will also operate a virtual Bike Trek Across Maine.
I am riding in memory of my grandfather Ray Vogel who died of emphysema, and my mother Elsie Vogel who died in 2019 of cardio-pulmonary failure. I also ride for Dahlov Aurora Wyatt—my 4-year old granddaughter. May she live many years with healthy lungs.
Your contribution will support clean air and help end the vaping epidemic. Events like the Trek—coupled with the critical work done by teams of pulmonary clinicians throughout the state—are indispensable in the work to defeat lung cancer and prevent lung disease. If anything, the last two years have taught us that respiratory issues hit close to home. Either directly or indirectly, we have all been affected by lung-related issues since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Please make a tax-deductible contribution to help me pass the $550 requirement on the way to reaching my $2,700 fund raising goal. I appreciate your donation. I will think of you during my 180+ mile Trek Across Maine.
Thank you for your generous contribution to the great work of the Trek Across Maine and the American Lung Association. Tim Vogel