Late Summer Peaks AdventureAdventureBikingBlog August 7, 2022
I’m really excited to share that on Thursday, August 25th, we’ll all have an opportunity to venture over to Peaks Island, enjoy pizza from Il Leone and most excitingly hear from Leah Day author of Changing Gears. My friend Ann lent me this book recently and I LOVED it. It’s a story of a mother and son biking across the country together on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. The book is beautifully written and full of humor and humanity. While reading it, I was struck by how brave Leah is and how she leapt into a pretty amazing and incredibly challenging adventure. Leah lives on Peaks with her family and after completing the bike ride, opened a bike shop in So. Portland called Lighthouse Bikes. Leah will share stories, photos, and maybe even her trip maps with us. She’ll also have books for sale (also for sale at Sherman’s, Longfellow Books, and at Lighthouse Bikes). If you’d like to join in this fun LAC adventure, take the 5:35 p.m. ferry over (or an earlier one if you’d like to have time to explore the island on your own). There’s a 7:45 p.m. and an 8:45 p.m. ferry back to the mainland. Arrive with enough time at the ferry terminal to find parking (always tricky in summer in Portland!) and buy your ticket. I’m not taking formal reservations, but I’d like an idea of how many people are coming, so please drop me an email if you plan on joining us. Also, Leah will be featured soon on NPR’s Marketplace. I’ll let you know when that drops.
🧜♀️ Check out this NY Times article that mentions the Two Maine Mermaids!
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Upcoming Community Adventures
☀️ July 4-September 4: L.L. Bean Summer Across Maine
☀️ July 28-August 14: Maine Outdoor Film Festival
☀️ August 11: Two Maine Mermaids Full Moon Swim
☀️ August 13: Downeast Lakes 5-Miler
☀️ August 14-16: Camp Adventures for Grown-Ups
☀️ August 16: Carrabassett Valley Group Ride
☀️ August 19-21: Enduro World Series at Sugarloaf
☀️ August 20: MATLT Community Hike at Goose Eye
☀️ August 25: LAC Peaks Adventure with author Leah Day
☀️ August 27: Androscoggin River Canoe Race
☀️ August 28: MATLT Community Hike at Moxie Bald Mountain
☀️ September 2-5: Two Loons Guides Fall Retreat (LAC members receive a $125 discount. Contact Ashley directly to receive the reduced price.)
☀️ September 3: LAC Crescent Lake Paddle & Potluck
☀️ September 24: MATLT Community Hike at Four Ponds
☀️ August 12: Jackson Covered Bridge 10K Road Race