Trekkers, a youth mentoring nonprofit in the Midcoast, invites bicycle enthusiasts to ride in the sixth annual Pedal to the Port event Sunday, Aug. 17.

This family-friendly bike ride offers three coastal routes with views of the St. George peninsula. This benefit ride is open to all levels of riders, from casual to expert.

Two of the routes feature an ocean-side trek along with a rest stop at the historic Marshall Point Lighthouse in the village of Port Clyde. There is also a family-friendly 8-mile option and a guided ride for Trekkers students. New this year, all routes will begin and end at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston. All registered riders will receive a Pedal to the Port T-shirt and will enjoy the complimentary post-ride cookout luncheon.

Registration is free to riders participating in a team of four or more members. Registration is $25 for an individual rider. Trekkers is asking that all participants raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. Riders can register online by visiting or at the American Legion Hall on the morning of the ride, beginning at 7:45 a.m. The ride will begin at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Trekkers’ expeditionary learning programs for local youth.

For more information visit To become a sponsor for the event, please contact the Trekkers office at 594-5095.