The fifth annual Loon Echo Bike Trek will be held on Saturday, September 24 at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton to raise funds to benefit conservation in the northern Sebago Lake region. Pledges are not required to enter, but are certainly encouraged to help our cause. Sign-up before July 1st and pay only $50.

The Loon Echo Bike Trek is open to everyone and offers three scenic routes designed for families and the serious cyclist. Participants can ride either 25 miles, 50 miles, or the Century. According to Tim Corcoran of Gorham Bike and Ski, “The Century ride is the toughest” in Maine.” The route travels through the magnificent White Mountain National Forest. According to executive director, Sue Telfeian, “this year we added a real twist for our century trekkers; we reversed the route.”

Trekkers who pay an entry fee and raise pledges of $100 or more will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, a BBQ meal, and an incentive prize. The top money raisers will be eligible to win a 27-speed Giant Bicycle, Shawnee Peak Season Pass, Bear Creek Canoe, gift certificates from The Noble House B&B, Bray’s Brewpub & Eatery, and Charlie’s on the Causeway. The team who raises the most money wins a trophy and their photograph in next year’s brochure, plus their individual prizes. Anyone who groups three or more riders together and raises money can form a team. Get your family, business, club, friends, or school involved. To register call 207-647-4352 or visit our web site at

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.