Date of Event:

Location (Start & End):

Cyclists Event Day Start Times:

  • 104.11 miles – 6:30 am (must be finished by 1:45 pm to receive lunch.)
  • 62.3 miles – 7:00 am (must be finished by 1:45 pm to receive lunch.)
  • 30.19 miles – 8:30 am

Registration Cost: Youth $50, Adult $75

The last day to get an event t-shirt included with your registration is June 9th.

Registering as either a participant or volunteer is really easy. Click a button below to learn more.

Register    Volunteer

Maps / GPS Routes:

Printable Maps

You Can Fundraise Like a Champion:

While not mandatory, every participant is encouraged to fundraise beyond the registration cost. After registering you will have access to set up a personal fundraising page for the event. Optionally at the bottom of this page there is a printable fundraising form.  Be sure to share your story and who your favorite non profit is. Fundraising to gain extra votes has never been easier. For each additional $25 raised beyond the registration fee earns you another vote for your nonprofit!

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Online registration ends at
  • In person, registration is open the day of the event from 6 to 8 am. Please note the start times of the routes.

Swag Bag (Packet) Pickup:

Packet pick up is how you receive your bib #, t-shirt, and other materials before event day. Any money you’ve raised can be turned in at that time.  Turning in donations beforehand is encouraged in order to alleviate any wait time on event day. Registration is also available during these time.

Safety for Cyclists:

The Bangor Area Challenge for Charities is not a race so there is no reason to compromise your safety or the safety of other participants or motorists. While you are enjoying your ride please be mindful of the “rules of the road.” We want you to enjoy your experience and come back again and again!

PASS CYCLISTS ON THE LEFT: When passing a rider, call out “ON YOUR LEFT” and ALWAYS pass on the left. Never attempt to pass on the right!

OBEY ALL POSTED TRAFFIC SIGNS: The Bangor Area Challenge for Charities does not file for a Competitive Race Permit; as a result, riders must obey traffic signs and signals – it’s the law!

IN TRAFFIC RIDE SINGLE FILE TO THE FAR RIGHT: “Persons riding two or more abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable flow of automobile traffic.”

ALLOW CARS TO PASS: Pretty self explanatory.  Do your best to let vehicles pass whenever possible.

BE VISIBLE & WEAR A HELMET: ME state law requires a headlight and red reflector when riding before sunrise.

FOLLOW DESIGNATED ROUTES: Besides not having roadside assistance and signage, riders unknowingly can cause two-way bike traffic on roadways, which may cause safety issues.

KEEP BIKE LANE CLEAR: If stopping roadside is necessary, quickly move completely off the roadway. Don’t force riders into the travel lane of motorists.

BE PREPARED TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER CYCLISTS: Basic riding courtesies apply during the event. Plan to inform other riders of the following-

  • Use hand signals and voice commands when turning, slowing or stopping.
  • Point and call out road hazards: Potholes, glass, rail road crossings, etc.
  • When passing a rider, on their left, call out “On your left”; do not pass on the right!
  • Give a loud verbal caution to other riders when a car is approaching from the rear by yelling “Car Back” or “Car Up” when a vehicle is ahead.

KIDS AND BICYCLING SAFETY:

  • Wear a Helmet: It is a state law requirement for kids.
  • Be Predictable: Ride in a straight line with no sudden stopping.
  • Ride to the Right: Stay to the far right, allowing others to pass.
  • Passing Kids: Never assume that kids see or hear you.
  • Tag-a-long Bike Trailers . . .are not allowed.
  • Have the bicycle tuned up with extra attention given to the brakes.
  • Ride slowly and in control at all times, especially on a downhill descent.

Lunch Time – BBQ for Everyone:  Bangor Area Challenge for Charities 30 Mile, 60 Mile and Century Return: Cyclists should plan their return so they can get back to the venue by 1:45 pm at the latest. Lunch starts at 11 am and ends promptly at 2 pm. Road support ends at 2:30 pm. See estimates of time per mph for each route below.

Start Time: Century riders begin at 6:30 am. However, any rider may wish to depart independently any time between 5 and 6:30 am. All riders must progress by a specific time or they may be redirected or retrieved by SAG support.

Please review the estimated ride times below. Keep in mind that most 30, 60, and 100 mile riders depart the Bangor Area Challenge for Charities venue (Jeff’s Catering) well before 7 am to avoid heat and headwinds.

Estimated Ride Time (excluding rest stops) in hours

Distance 14-15 mph 17-18 mph 20-21 mph
30.13 miles 2 hours, 9  minutes 1 hour, 47 minutes 1 hour, 30 minutes
62.3 miles 4 hours, 27 minutes 3 hours, 40 minutes 3 hours, 7 minutes
104.11 miles 7 hours, 26 minutes 6 hours, 8 minutes 5 hours, 12 minutes
 ESTIMATES ONLY  *weather may delay time  *road conditions may delay time  *rest stops will delay time

Helmets: Helmets are required. No exceptions.

Headphones: No headphones of any kind are to be worn while riding.

Emergency Contact: In the event of an emergency call 911. If you have any questions while on the road, please call please call the Safety number found within your packet.

 

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FAQ

Ride like you own the road: Cycling will make you feel the power of the pedal as you join others to help get the most votes for their favorite nonprofit. The cycling routes are for people of all cycling abilities and is regarded as relatively flat in elevation. Not a fan of big giant hills? No worries, we aren’t either! The routes will be well marked with SAG support, fully stocked rest stops and more. Options include: Youth & Adult - 30, 60 & 100 mile routes.

Can kids ride in the Bangor Area Challenge for Charities?

The minimum age requirement to participate in the cycling events is 7 years old.  However, please keep in mind that certain routes will be physically demanding. Please carefully take into consideration a child’s abilities. Trail-A-Bikes and tandems are allowed. Buggies, sidecars and child seats are not permitted. All children must be registered and accompanied by an adult.

Will there be pit stops with food and water?

All participating cyclists will be fully supported by rest stops which will be equipped with a variety of food and water.

Can I change the distance that I signed up for?

Yes.  If you need to check or change your distance prior to the event, please email [email protected]

What isn’t allowed on the cycling routes?

Buggies, sidecars, or child seats are not allowed on the routes. Tandems and trail-a-bikes are allowed.

Are helmets required?

Yes.

Do we follow rules of the road?

Yes. All roads will be open to vehicles. Please stay right. While official support vehicles will be around and working at intersections, the roads are not closed, and there will be non-event vehicles.

What are the cycling routes?