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The Cycle For Air is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.
The Trek Across Maine is a multi-day cycling event starting and ending at Thomas Point Beach & Campground in Brunswick. Overnight stops at Bates College in Lewiston and St. Joseph’s College in Standish provide a place to rest and relax after each leg of the Trek. Activities, entertainment and food are all a part of the full Trek experience at each location.
With 600+ volunteers each year, the Trek is fully supported in all areas. Volunteers provide support at rest stops and intersections along the route, as cheerleaders and traffic control at the finish line, and much more. Bike shops from across the state volunteer their time to make sure your bike holds up just as long as you do!
The Trek Across Maine is a 169 mile ride over three days:
- Day 1: Friday, June 14
Thomas Point Beach & Campground to Bates College
Distance: 61.3 Miles
- Day 2: Saturday, June 15
Bates College to St. Joseph’s College of Maine
Distance: 51.6 Miles
- Day 3: Sunday, June 16
St. Joseph’s College of Maine to Thomas Point Beach & Campground
Distance: 56.4 Miles
You can register online by choosing Register and specifying your participation type. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please feel free to reach out to event manager Chrystal Toner with any questions.
Yes! The American Lung Association permits electric bicycles (class I and class III, pedal assist only) to be ridden during the Trek Across Maine event by participants aged 21 and older. Electric bicycles, as with all standard bicycles, are required to be inspected by your local bike shop and signed off on the Bike Inspection Form by a bike mechanic before riding in the Trek Across Maine event.
Keep in mind that you are responsible for charging your e-bike and know beforehand how many miles one charge equals. We cannot guarantee our mechanics will be able to assist with repairs. Additionally, due to the weight, we cannot guarantee that our SAG vehicles will be able to transport disabled e-bikes. We will do our best to assist you.
All cyclists (riding a permitted bicycle of any kind) on the Trek Across Maine route are required to follow the rules of the road and any dangerous or questionable riding behavior will be addressed by ride safety officials and can result in being removed from the route.
Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $550 per person. Participants have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising requirement of $550 per person. Participants who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the ride.
No, the registration fee does not apply towards the fundraising minimum. Please contact Chrystal Toner if you would like to brainstorm fundraising ideas.
Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:
Trek Across Maine
c/o American Lung Association in ME
122 State St
Augusta, ME 04330
If you are part of a team, please be sure to include your name and team name.
A matching gift is where a company matches an employee's contribution to a charitable organization, like the American Lung Association. Make your donations go even further with a matching gift today!
Use our company search tool below to see if your company offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.
If your company is not listed, contact your Human Resource department for more information because some companies without a formal program may still match your gift.
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 90 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.
A team captain gathers together friends, family and co-workers. Each team captain helps guide their team members, from online registration, to setting and achieving their fundraising goal, to seeing them through to the finish line. Being a team captain is a fun and rewarding experience. Are you ready to make Every Mile Count? Register as a team captain today.
- Ideally, a team consists of a captain and a three or more additional team members.
- Teams can be classified as Corporate (meaning that they are representing a company or organization), Community, or Friends and Family.
No, the registration fees and fundraising minimum are per individual. There are no additional fees for creating a team.
- Teams provide a way for groups to get involved with the American Lung Association to raise funds and awareness of healthy lungs and air.
- Teams allow organizations to show their philanthropic spirit.
- A team provides great motivation to reach a personal fitness goal while enjoying time with others.
Yes! We have several tools available to help team captains: from creating a team page, to helping additional team members register to join the event, and to ensuring your team fundraising goal is met.
- Mobile App: Download our mobile apps for Apple and Android devices to fundraise and communicate with your teammates on-the-go!
- Emails:We'll help you through the process of being a team captain by providing you with email templates that are tailored to help you with recruitment and fundraising.
- Internal kick-offs and informational meetings: We're happy to work with you to have a memorable team kick-off to get your team all fired up!
Our local staff members are here to support you and your team with any questions. We are here to help you be successful in your fundraising efforts and to have FUN!
If you have other questions, please contact our Special Events staff.