Acadia Hike & Bike for Mike
September 19 – 20, 2015
Join us Saturday, at 9:00 AM
at Acadia Family Center!
Who Is Mike?
… an MDI business owner successful in recovery for 20 years.
… an 8th-grade student bringing her mother’s prescription drugs to a sleepover.
… beginning to worry that his children are being affected by his wife’s drinking.
… addicted to painkillers, out of work, and is ashamed to ask for help.
… a teenager, a grandmother, the daughter of an alcoholic, a summer resident, a lobster fisherman, a teacher.
… any one of us who is affected, directly or indirectly by substance abuse or addiction.
Our Lead Sponsors
What is HIKE for Mike?
- Hike for Mike is a hike-a-thon to support addiction recovery and prevention.
- See how many hikes you can take in 10 days.
- Ask your friends & neighbors to support your effort.
- Raise money & awareness for Acadia Family Center & healthier MDI.
- Then… celebrate your success!
What’s the Hike?
- Kick-off: Acadia Family Center, 1 Fernald Point Road in Southwest Harbor on Saturday, September 19, at 9:00 AM. Bring your registration form – or you can register right there! Pick up your FREE Hike for Mike 2015 tee shirt (for first 100 registered racers)…and you’re on your way!
- Hike all you want in Acadia for the next 2 days – alone, or with family and friends.
- Summit Celebration: Sunday, September 20 at 5:00 PM at the Acadia Family Center in Southwest Harbor. Awards will be presented. Enjoy delectable snacks and good cheer!
- Carry water, food, flashlight & trail map.
- Dress in layers; bring along a windbreaker, gloves and extra fleece.
- Wear sturdy hiking shoes with lug soles and ankle support for hiking trails.
- Pace yourself – choose trails that match your level of physical ability.
- Stay on the trail! Follow blue trail blazes and use a map.
- Let someone know where you’ll be hiking.
- Check for ticks after you’ve been in the woods.
- Stay on the hiking trail to protect fragile plant life and prevent erosion.
- Step on rocks whenever possible.
- Carry out all trash.
- Do not modify cairn or build new ones.
- Pets must be on a leash.
- Do not feed or disturb wildlife.
- Leave what you find.
Acadia Family Center provides prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for adolescents, adults, and families affected by substance abuse, chemical dependency, and related mental health disorders.
Who We Are and What We Do
For 35 years, Acadia Family Center has provided resources for recovery on Mount Desert, the outer islands, and surrounding communities.
Our services include drug and alcohol abuse prevention and counseling, community outreach and education programs, and support for people in recovery.
We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and offer individual and group counseling for those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and for the people who love them Hike-for-Mike was created to celebrate and support the work of the Acadia Family Center – and to encourage everyone to enjoy our beautiful island.