35th Annual Trek Across Maine Happening This Weekend, Safety Advisory
The American Lung Association's 35th Annual Trek Across Maine will roll through towns across Central Maine, adding 1,4000 cyclists and 700 volunteers to our roadways. Please be patient and share the road as the cyclists raise money for the American Lung association.
Thousands of cyclists of all ages and skill levels will take part in the three day trek that left Brunswick this morning and will travel through Harpswell, Freeport, Lewiston, Belgrade, Waterville and surrounding towns before finishing back in Brunswick on Sunday.
Law enforcement will be positioned at intersections to let riders pass. Police escorts, medical vehicles and support vehicles will also be present. We can expect traffic delays and some congestion.
The American Lung Association has four imperatives:
- to defeat lung cancer
- to improve the air that we breath
- to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families
- to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related illnesses
The goal for this year's trek is to raise $1.3 million dollars to support the mission of the American Lung association. Learn more about them and make a donation at Lung.org.