As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you are in good spirits and health! Right now, we are doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. While there is a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt fast to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you. Because of the impact of coronavirus our fundraising will be down by nearly 50% this year!
We are happy to announce that we will be going ahead with our 14th annual “Ride for Autism” fundraising and awareness event on September 19, 2020 at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust in Kennebunkport. We are watching the CDC guidelines closely and will be abiding by all safe practices during the event. If, as we get closer to the event, we feel that it would not be safe to hold the ride, we will then turn it into a virtual ride, so families are still able to participate.
Because of the uncertainty of holding the event in person we decided not to have any registration fee for this year and no t-shirts. If we go virtual this is how that would work: Register on Firstgiving (no cost for registration) but please fundraise. You can still join a team and get members involved. Pick your distance 10-mile, 25 mile, and 50 miles, you will be going at your own pace and your own time.
Take a picture or video of where your riding and send it to ASM at #autismsocietymaine
If we cannot meet in person on September 19th, then we will have a Zoom meeting on this day for everyone to join us.We would send out link. If you submitted a photo or video, we would share them during our Zoom meeting. If you did any fundraising your name will be put into a drawing for raffle prizes.
Routes and Distance Options
All of the bike routes are generally flat, scenic, loops along the beautiful Southern Maine coast. After your scenic ride, enjoy a hearty BBQ. There will be
activities for the kids so bring the whole family and help support the Autism Society of Maine.
There are three routes this year: the 50 mile route starts at 9:00am, and the 25 mile route starts at 10:00am and the 10 mile route starts at 11:00am. There will also
be a mountain bike trail ride. There are several trail heads located within one mile of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Building. A hearty lunch will be provided for us after the ride!
The following maps are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Reader (available here).
Download the FREE Map My Run (NOT Map My Ride) Under Armour mobile app to your smartphone.
(be sure to confirm the email you will receive from the Under Armour app)
1. Below: Click on your ride route corresponding link below.
Click on the orange box for “Actions.” to “send to phone. This will send the ride route to your email.
2. Open email from Map My Run.
Click on the button “Open Your Route.” This will automatically open the route in your Map My Run mobile app.
Our event will be based out of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust building on Gravely Brook Road in Kennebunkport, Maine.
This event will happen rain or shine!
Thank You to Our 2020 Corporate Sponsors
The success of this event begins with the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors. Thank You!
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor, please contact ASM at 1-800-273-5200 or email: email@example.com