Watch This Video History of the Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride
Over the past 35+ years of riding, we've compiled a lot of images of the Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride, including all the mess.
What is the Q-106.5 Egg Ride?
In case you're new to the event, the Q-106.5 Egg Ride is actually a snowmobile ride during which our celebrity riders carry raw eggs in their snowsuits. Actually, they go between the large t-shirts we wear over our winter gear and our jackets, but some of those guts do make it through to the clothes beneath. You don't really know you've been in a Q-106.5 Egg Ride until you have egg guts in your underwear.
Personally, I've ridden in more than 30 egg rides. I'm not really sure of the exact number because, by the time it occurred to me to keep track, it was too late to start counting. But I know there have been a lot of them. Over the years, I've hit a fire hydrant with my sled, been tackled by a game warden (who says he slipped on the ice), and gone through many, many clothes that didn't survive beyond the ride.
Can We See Photos of the Old Rides?
So, I thought it would be fun to go back through some of our old photos and see what the ride looked like 'back in the day.' I'm not sure which is more fun - seeing the faces of celebrities from yesteryear or looking at those old sleds we used to ride. (hey, they were state-of-the-art back then!) Whichever, it's interesting to see the images and remember how long Q-106.5 has been supporting this very worthy cause.
How Do the Donations Serve the Pine Tree Camp?
Pine Tree Camp is a summer camp in Rome, Maine that serves children and adults with disabilities from around the state. It's a barrier-free camp, so kids who wouldn't ordinarily go in the water will go swimming, children in wheelchairs will be able to look out over the trees from the accessible treehouse, and everyone focuses on fun instead of challenges. Plus, their parents get to take a break from being caregivers and focus on other things for a while.
The money raised by the Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride helps support the facility's 'No Child Turned Away' policy, which ensures that every child who wants to attend the camp will be able to, even if their parents can't afford the tuition. Won't you donate? You can do it easily just by clicking here and making a credit/debit card payment on our secure site. Thank you for whatever you can give.