Team L.L.Bean in the Trek Across Maine

Here’s a math problem: what do you get when you combine 3 days, 180 miles, 700 volunteers and 2,000 cyclists? The 30th Annual Trek Across Maine!

More than 2000 cyclists participated in the Trek Across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association.

Stretching from the western mountains of Maine in Bethel to the rocky seacoast in Belfast, the 180-mile journey takes amateur and professional cyclists alike through beautiful landscapes, towns large and small and all kinds of weather. L.L.Bean is proud to participate with a team of 130 riders – about 70 of whom are L.L.Bean employees.

L.L.Bean's Trek Across Maine team had 130 riders, including 70 L.L.Bean employees.

The trip isn’t a race – it’s all about raising money for the American Lung Association. Over the last 29 years, the annual fundraiser has raised more than $22 million to fight lung cancer. The scenery, challenge and camaraderie are all just perks that make it more fun to support a great cause.

The 180-mile Trek Across Maine takes cyclists from the mountains of western Maine all the way to the ocean.

This year’s Trek didn’t have the scenic start many riders were hoping for – the Friday leg from Bethel to Farmington (67 mi.) took off in pouring rain and fog. But the rest of the weekend picked up, getting sunnier for the trip from Farmington to Waterville (57 mi.) and offering bright, sunny skies for the final leg from Waterville to Belfast (56 mi.).

Cyclists had a rainy start for the first leg of the Trek from Bethel to Farmington.

Rain or shine, spectators saw plenty of smiling faces wearing L.L.Bean jerseys. Over the past five years, the L.L.Bean Trek team has raised more than half a million dollars for the American Lung Association. After hundreds of miles, gallons of water, pounds of energy bars, innumerable flat tires and more than a few rainstorms, that’s the kind of math we like to do.

Cyclists traveled 180 miles in just three days to get from Bethel to Belfast, Maine.

For more information about the Trek Across Maine, including details about how to sign up next year, visit The American Lung Association.


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