Bikers pedal into Belfast in Trek finale

By Carolyn Zachary | Jun 18, 2017
Photo by: Carolyn Zachary Trek Across Maine cyclists head down Miller Street in Belfast, where they crossed the finish line about 12:30 p.m. June 18.

Belfast — Some 1,600 cyclists crossed the Miller Street finish line of the Lung Association’s 33rd annual Trek Across Maine Sunday after three days of biking to raise awareness of and funding for the fight against lung disease.

Spectators turned out to cheer them on with applause, bells and whistles as they cycled downhill, past the finish line and on toward Steamboat Landing Park.

The 180 mile cycling tour began at the mountains of the Sunday River Ski Resort June 16 and concluded in Belfast Sunday afternoon. It was expected to raise $1.65 million for the American Lung Association. The annual event has raised more than $25 million to date.

 

 

A lone cyclist -- one of 1,600 participants -- makes his way toward the finish of a three-day, 180-mile journey to raise awareness of and funds for lung disease. Trek Across Maine concluded June 18 in Belfast. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
Bicyclists take the last downhill run of Trek Across Maine June 18, on their way down Miller Street to Steamboat Landing Park. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
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