Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hike or Bike for the Earth in Maine

Hike or Bike for the Planet!
Saturday, September 22nd
A 100% Carbon Neutral Event!!!

Hike the ridgeline of Pleasant Mountain or peddle through the Maine White Mountains to benefit the Loon Echo Land Trust. Working to preserve land and natural resources in the northern Sebago Lake region for recreation, education, wildlife, watershed, and sustainable forests, the Loon Echo Land Trust has protected more than 3,000 acres, including 13 conservation easements and 5 preserves!
This year, Maine Interfaith Power and Light has teamed up with Loon Echo to make this a 100% carbon neutral event--the first of its kind anywhere! Not only will the the electricity at trek site (Shawnee Peak ski area) be offset by wind power, but every mile driven by the 250 or more hikers and bikers will be offset through the purchase of Maine Wind Watts! On September 22nd, participants will drive over 40,000 miles--the equivalent of circling our planet over one and a half times!!! Through the donation of Maine Wind Watts, Maine Interfaith Power and Light will offset over 35,000 pounds of carbon dioxide!
Sign up today! See below for details...
Event Summary

Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Location: Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Bridgton, Maine
Theme: This year's event is carbon neutral- 100% powered by wind thanks to Maine Interfaith Power and Light! Themes include: Fitness, healthy lifestyle, alternative transportation, carbon reduction, clean energy choices.
Hike Trek: New! -6 mile hike along Pleasant Mountain's ridge- (check-in and departure from 8 - 10 AM) read more...
Bike Treks:- 25 mile - departs at 10 AM (check-in from 8 - 10 AM)- 50 mile - departs at 10 AM (check-in from 8 - 10 AM)- 100 mile (century)- departs at 8 AM (check-in from 7 to 8 AM)read more...
Registration Register Now! Hike Trek: -$55- Adult-$25- Child; under 16-$150- Family rate includes 2 adults & 2 children under 16Bike Trek: Reduced Rates!! -$65- Adult-$25- Child; under 16-$150- Family rate includes 2 adults & 2 children under 16
Pledges & Prizes -Raise money for land conservation efforts in the northern Sebago Lake region and Casco Bay watershed-$100 raised (not including registration fee) qualifies you for the prize pool and a one year membership to Loon Echo!
Food & Entertainment-Live music by the Blue Willow Band and The Sensations & BBQ and veggie lunches when you return from your Trek. -Invite friends & family! Purchase additional meals during the registration process (or call us with a credit card).
Sponsors Over 40 businesses support this event! Top sponsors include Shawnee Peak, Hancock Land Company and Gorham Bike & Ski. View Sponsor List
SupportSpecialists from Gorham Bike & Ski will be tuning and fixing bikes. Over 25 Yankee Amateur Radio Club & Oxford Co. ARES volunteers will be communicating to offer a smooth and safe trek experience.
Places to Stay New!The following local businesses are offering a discount to Trekkers. Reserve your room or cabin today!-Pleasant Mountain Camping & Cottages- (207) 452-2170 -Pleasant Mountain Inn- (207) 647-4505 -Highland Lake Resort- (207) 647-5301 -Bear Mountain Inn- (207) 583-4404
Volunteers Sign up to Volunteer Now!Not riding? Join over 70 volunteers having a blast helping out on the Trek day.
Rules & Safety
Know what you are agreeing to when you register for the Trek. read more...
Interfaith Power and Light is a religious response to global warming with chapters in 22 (Including Maine) and Greater Washington, D.C. Find a link to your local chapter at

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