Join Maine Sport Outfitters for a bike ride and frozen turkey drive to support the Camden Area Food Pantry on the morning of Saturday, November 14th. The Turkey Ride will start and end at Maine Sport Outfitters' Rockport location. At 9 am, participants will bike up to Hannaford in Camden to purchase a frozen turkey and deliver it to the Camden Area Food Pantry on Mt. Battie Street. Turkeys will be distributed to families in need for Thanksgiving! Afterwards, participants can enjoy hot drinks and pastries back at Maine Sport Outfitters, generously provided by the Bay View Collection (Lord Camden Inn, Grand Harbor Inn & 16 Bay View.)
Registration is FREE — your contribution is the turkey. Please bring $25 to purchase a frozen turkey at Hannaford.
The route is approximately 6 miles round-trip. More route information will be available closer to the event date. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring along a backpack or pannier to carry their frozen turkey. All ages welcome, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear a helmet.
Each participant must sign a liability waiver prior to participation. (Minors are permitted on the ride if liability waiver is signed by parent or legal guardian prior to participation AND if accompanied by adult or parent/legal guardian during the ride.)
Maine Sport Outfitters
115 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Bike ride will start and end at Maine Sport. A route up to the food pantry will be provided closer to the day of (and also the morning of the ride.)
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Day-of registration starts at 8:30 am
Bike ride starts at 9 am
Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, November 15th
The ride is free, but please bring $25 to purchase a frozen turkey at Hannaford. Can't attend the ride, but still want to help make a difference? Consider making a donation to the Camden Area Food Pantry, PO Box 337, Camden, Maine.
Though we initially considered cancelling the ride due to the pandemic, it quickly became clear that cancelling the event was not an option. The economic fallout caused by the pandemic has left many local families and individuals in difficult situations. Gracious donations and community support is critical this year, especially as the weather gets colder, and energy bills begin to rise. Together we can help our neighbors, friends, and family fight food insecurity.
To make sure we are being responsible and helping to avoid the spread of COVID-19, we are following all Maine CDC recommendations. New policies this year include:
1.) Mask Mandate - Face coverings will be required throughout the event including the Maine Sport Parking lot, during the ride, inside Hannaford, and at the food pantry.
2.) Outside Meeting - Instead of meeting inside the store this year, the sign-in table will be located in the Parking Lot outside of the Bike Shop Entrance.
3.) Symptoms Check - If you or any of your household members have any COVID-19 symptoms, you are asked to not attend.
4.) Social Distancing - All participants and staff must keep a minimum of 6 feet between each other before, during, and after the ride. Immediate members of the same household do not need to maintain this distance.
For the latest updates and recommendations, please visit the Maine CDC.