Originally known as the Egg Run, The Q106.5 Egg Ride is 35 in 2021.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, the event, itself, has been canceled by the beneficiary, The Pine Tree Camp. Instead, we're taking our egg ride fundraising efforts virtual to help the camp, which does so much for so many.

I know for the most part we're out on the snowmobiles, in the open air, but there are many more parts of the Egg Ride that have to be considered.

We start with a breakfast at Hungry Hollow 76ers Snowmobile Club in Levant. There are other events there, too, including an auction. And it's all done inside their clubhouse, which as you could imagine isn't huge. There's no way to social distance and it's usually a buffet breakfast, so that's out now, too. We also stop part way thru the ride at the Penobscot Snowmobile Club. After all, one gets hungry after an hour riding. Kidding. Of course we stop because there are related events there. The conclusion of the auction. They also sell delicious dough boys to the gathered public. Again social distancing hard to keep in that situation.

All of us at Q106.5, although saddened by the decision, totally understand it. It would be awful if we held the event against state rules and someone came down with coronavirus. It's just not worth it.

But when it's all said and done the important part of the Q106.5 Egg Ride is that it raises money for Pine Tree Camp. They don't turn any camper away due to ability to pay.  That's why we ride. To raise as much money as possible, and that's where you come in. Hope you can contribute like you have in the past, and there are many ways, and culminating with the Q106.5 b EGG a thon. A radiothon the first week of February on Q106.5.

Time for a stroll down memory lane with some Q106.5 Egg Ride photos from the past.

From 2020, when there wasn't enough snow to ride, that's us on the back of a trailer, on which we rode a similar route, while sitting on bails of hay. Trust me, not close to as much fun as being on the machines on a wooded trail.

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2019. We got to ride. Yeah. This is the eggy bunch at the end of the ride.

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2018 was a tribute to Steve Galen who was with the Hungry Hollows Club. He took care of us so nicely each and every year, and there has never been a kinder man. Miss you Steve. He used to say Real Men Wear Pink, so to my knowledge this has been the only year in 35 that the tshirts we wore on the ride were indeed pink.

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It was so cold that year, and yes we got to ride, that someone got a nosebleed.

Load up those eggs, we gotta ride!

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And in the end, we de-egg.

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And lots of times, it's more fun than you anticipate. Headline: Cindy Getting Tackled By A Game Warden.

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Cindy loves to ride!

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Hey there's TV5's Todd Simcox.  Looks like a great weather day Todd. Thank you.

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Wayne Harvey getting ready to go.

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Cindy gets loaded with eggs, and I do mean loaded because that looks like her son doing the egging.

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Shout out to Ed from Workstore who provides the Egg Ride T Shirts year after year. He not only donates them, he always comes up with such creative touches.  Thanks Ed!

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Wow. Black and White. The Egg Ride does go back a long way.  That's Bob Duchesne the creator of the Egg Ride second from right beside Cindy Campbell

Courtesy Pine Tree Camp

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