From Fort Kent to Kittery

Published: May. 8, 2018 at 8:53 PM EDT
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A well known long-distance runner from Great Cranberry Island is set to attempt to ride a cutting-edge Pedego Electric Bicycle the length of the state of Maine, from Fort Kent to Kittery. Gary Allen, who is better known for running and organizing races including the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon, and the Millinocket Marathon, is set to start the Pedego Maine Challenge at the US / Canadian border on May 18th, and head south to the Maine / New Hampshire state line.

In the winter of 2013 Allen ran from Acadia National Park's Cadillac Mountain, to Washington DC, averaging over 50 miles a day, completing the run in just 14 days. The following winter he ran from the same mountain summit to Superbowl XLVIII held at the New Jersey Meadowlands. (Seahawks vs Broncos.)

The Pedego Maine Challenge is sponsored by Crow Athletics and Pedego Acadia who are the only retailers in Maine of these cutting edge bicycles. The purpose of the ride is to showcase the amazing power and versatility of clean, green alternative transportation. "I figure if these bikes can cover over 400 miles without burning a drop of fossil fuels image what they can do to help people save money and to help our environment," said Mr. Allen. The ride is also raising finds for the Maine Cancer Foundation, who are dedicated to reducing cancer incidence and mortality rates in Maine. 100% of the funds raised by MCF are invested back into our communities to benefit the people of Maine.

Anne Watson, general manager of Pedego Acadia added, “we are thrilled to see our bicycles used for a really fantastic cause and also to showcase the mostly untapped potential of green commuting.”