50th Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In to benefit Pine Tree Camp & the Q106.5 Egg Ride
Saturday, February 4th, 2022
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“Being able to continue to go to Pine Tree Camp no matter what has been so positive for us during this time.”
Pine Tree Camp has been there for our campers and their families – no matter what, because you have been there for us. Through thick and thin – you are there.
And now as we kick off the 50th annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-in to benefit Pine Tree Camp, you are more important than ever.
The Snowmobile Ride-In to benefit Pine Tree Camp began in 1974 with a handful of snowmobile clubs riding into Newport for a weekend of events to support Pine Tree Camp, a summer camp for Maine children and adults with disabilities. Over the past 49 years, the event has raised over $4 million, translating into thousands of lives transformed by the Pine Tree Camp experience.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, we’ve lined up an entire weekend of events starting with a Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, a Live and Silent Auction on Friday, and the main event on Saturday, February 4th! The Ride-In on Saturday will feature a pancake breakfast at Dysart’s followed by the Cards for a Cause Poker Run and the famous Q106.5 Celebrity Egg Ride at 9:30am.
2023 Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In Weekend Event Schedule
Thursday, February 2nd: WABI Telethon & Dysart’s Spaghetti Dinner
5pm at Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop, 530 Coldbrook Rd, Hermon, ME
Friday, February 3rd: Ride-In Live and Silent Auction
6pm at the Carmel Snowmobile Club, 210 Hampden Road Carmel, ME
Saturday, February 4th: Poker Run & Q106.5 Celebrity Egg Ride
9:30am at Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop, 530 Coldbrook Rd, Hermon, ME
What is the Q106.5 Celebrity Egg Ride?
It’s a messy annual tradition with Q106.5 personalities and other Maine celebrities stuffing raw eggs (one for every $50 pledged) into their snow suits and riding from Dysart’s to the Penobscot Snowmobile Clubhouse.
This year’s celebrity riders include:
- Jared “Jedi” Baker of Maine Cabin Masters
- Bob Crowley, winner of Survivor season 17
- John Gibbs, Ski-Doo ambassador
- Dan Cashman and Christie Robinson of the Nite Show
- Jake Warn, founder of SledTrx
- Scott Miller and Cindy Campbell of the Q106.5 Morning Show
- Dawn Willard-Robinson, director of Pine Tree Camp
- Meredith Steele, TikTok Personality
- Ethan Levesque, TikTok and YouTube Personality
- Tatum Talks, Social Media Personality
- Tim Dysart, Owner of Dysart’s
- Deb Neuman, Bangor Region Chamber President & Founder of My Maine Gardens
- Al Swett, Maine Snowmobile Association President
Yes, it’s messy, but with your generous donations, we will raise money to ensure that all who can benefit are able to attend Pine Tree Camp regardless of their family’s ability to afford tuition. The Ride will begin at 9:30 AM.
The impact of your support.
Tucked along the shore of beautiful North Pond in Rome, you will find what, at first glance, looks like a quintessential Maine camp under a canopy of pine trees. Look a bit closer and you will see why many refer to this place as “heaven on earth.” It is Pine Tree Camp.
Pine Tree Camp opened its gates in 1945 as a summer camp for children with physical disabilities. Over the years, it has evolved into a place where children and adults with disabilities and their families are able to participate in all the recreation activities for which Maine is known all year long. The 285-acre barrier-free setting, along with an amazing staff, ensure that activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, biking, archery, hiking, boating, snowshoeing and even camping in a tent under the stars are completely accessible to all. At Pine Tree Camp, people of all abilities experience the restorative benefits of immersing in the outdoors. The impact is transformational.
Pine Tree Camp provides year-round fully accessible programming to keep Maine people with disabilities engaged, active and outdoors. Pine Tree Camp is Maine’s only ACA-accredited camp exclusively serving people with disabilities and no camper, or family, is ever turned away due to their inability to pay.
Thank you to our sponsors: