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THE WEEKEND: AppleCycle, Trust Trail Fest + Try Speedskating

THE WEEKEND: AppleCycle, Trust Trail Fest + Try Speedskating

October 10, 2012645Views

Go full-on fall this weekend with a bike ride to apple orchards or a yoga hike in the white mountains. There’s also a trail running festival (or trail walking, if you prefer) and a chance to try speedskating.

For the weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2018:

AppleCycle

7:30 a.m. Saturday. Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred. $30-$105 depending on the route. www.applecycle.org
AppleCycle is a bike ride that goes from apple orchard to apple orchard along scenic rural roads. You can choose your distance – 7 miles, 35 miles, 62 miles or 100 miles. The farther your ride, the more orchards you’ll hit. And at each one you’ll enjoy some apple-inpired snacks and some stunning fall scenery. And at the end of the ride, you even get lunch. Proceeds benefit the youth programs at the Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford.

Peak Fall Foliage Yoga Hike in the Whites

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, Thornton, NH. $55. www.facebook.com
You can also immerse yourself in an full-on fall experience with a hike in the white mountains with SUP YO. The Peak Fall Foliage Yoga Hike in the Whites is a guided hike on the Welch-Dickey Loop Trail. In addition to the hike, this event includes a yoga class, too, where you can breathe deep from atop a mountain and reach your hands to the sky with fall exploding in color all around you. Extra bonus: a boxed lunch is also included. It’s 4.4 miles round trip over beginner and moderate terrain. Bring a mat or use the earth as your mat.

Trust Trail Fest

9 a.m. Saturday. Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Kennebunkport. $20-$30. https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Kennebunkport/KennebunkportConservationTrustTrailFest
Whether you’re in the market for a serious half marathon or a totally non-competative trail walk, the Trust Trail Fest has something to suit your outdoor pursuits. There’s a half-marathon, 10K and 5K, as well as a 5K walk. Whichever event you chose, you’ll run or walk a beautiful trail system and end at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters. There you’ll find a fine little party with live music all day, a beer tent, delicious food and games for the whole family.

Try Speedskating
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday. Family Ice Center, Falmouth. $20 over 18 and $15 under 18. speedskatemaine.wordpress.com
And finally, take your ice skating up a notch with help from the Great Atlantic Speedskating Club. The club is hosting a Try Speedskating event on Sunday, where you’ll learn the basics about speedskating and learn a thing to two about proper form and how to start gettin’ crazy fast on the ice. There are speedskates available to borrow, but you’ll need to bring a helmet, gloves, and socks that cover your ankles. And advanced registration is required. Email gascmaine@gmail.com

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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.