The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180-mile cycling adventure from Brunswick Landing to Bates College to Colby College and back to Brunswick Landing. It is The American Lung Association’s largest fundraising event. More information about Trek Across Maine
For the first time in it’s 35 year history the Trek has changed it’s route to include an overnight stop at Bates College in Lewiston. On Friday, June 14th between 10am and 2pm, approximately 1500 cyclists and approximately 200-500 volunteers will arrive at Bates College and stay overnight on the campus.
Since there are no events planned for the participants at the college, Trek organizers have facilitated Hudson Bus Lines to shuttle the cyclists and volunteers to Lewiston’s downtown business district. Lewiston City officials have reached out to The Downtown Lewiston Association to coordinate a welcome celebration for participants, volunteers, and the community. We are planning on hosting the first ever Trek Downtown – Street Takeover.
A full city block of Lisbon Street (Ash Street to Main Street), in the heart of downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic and we are throwing a huge welcome celebration for Trekkers and community members to eat, drink and be merry.
In addition to restaurants offering food and drink specials, we are bringing in 6 food trucks- Pinky D’s Poutine, My Waffle, Alabama BBQ, and more! We are setting up a beer garden in Dufresne Plaza. Music in the street all day long and live music at 7pm in the evening… SKOSH!
The festivities begin at 2pm and continue through 9pm so clear your schedules and get ready for the biggest event of Downtown!
Trek Downtown Timeline
- 10am – No Parking on Lisbon Street (Ash Street to Main Street)
- 11am – Lisbon Street Closed (Ash Street to Main Street)
- 11:30am to 1pm – Food Trucks & Beer Garden Arrive/Setup
- 2pm – Busses begin Trek Dropoff
- 7pm – SKOSH performing in Dufresne Plaza
- 9pm – Event Conclusion
- 10pm – Lisbon Street back open