Trek Across Maine and on the Trail

This year the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail is thrilled that the 35th annual 2019 Trek Across Maine cycle ride features a new route, which includes the 6.5 miles of our Rail Trail from Augusta, through Hallowell and Farmingdale to Gardiner.

Excerpt from article:

“Some 2,000 cyclists will follow a new Trek Across Maine route in 2019, one that will include a trip through the state capital.

The ride will pass through several Kennebec Valley communities this summer, including a trip through downtown Augusta and onto the Kennebec River Rail Trail through Hallowell, Farmingdale and into Gardiner. Riders will finish where they started the event, in Brunswick.”

“… the new route was selected by a group of volunteers, including veteran cyclists who rode the entire route before endorsing it.”

read full article here>>

Our 2018 Half Marathon Winners!

Our top finisher, Richard Sukiennik finished with a new course record of 1:15:42, a pace of 5:47.

Our top female runner Eliza Tibbetts finished with a fabulous time of 1:27:08.

You can see your own race results at New England Timing here.

Thank you to all our runners.  Apologies for the 5K confusion…hope you had a great run in spite of it, perhap being a tad long.

And a big thank you to Augusta Public Works and Police and for all our volunteers to helping make this a good success.

You can see photos from the race day here.

Do you like to get outdoors to walk, bicycle, run or in-line skate?

Then join us on the trail!

The 6.5 mile Kennebec River Rail Trail welcomes locals and visitors alike for walking, running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, and dog walking. The trail parallels the existing rail bed along the Kennebec River, and stretches from Augusta Maine’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.

The Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail was formed as a non-profit in 1996 to assist in the construction, maintenance and promotion of the 6.5 mile long rail trail from Augusta to Gardiner Maine. As a non-profit, the Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail relies on its members for financial support and volunteering to assist in the maintenance of the trail as well as financial contributions from business and foundations.

We welcome your support, both financial gifts and donations of time for doing volunteer work on the trail. For more information, please contact us at:

Friends of the Kennebec River Rail Trail
PO Box 2195
Augusta, ME 04338
Memeber of the East Coast Greenway
From Augusta to Gardiner Maine