New twist for annual event: Celebrity Egg Riders get gooey will Jell-o instead of eggs at Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In for Pine Tree Camp
On Saturday, February 4th, the famous tradition of Celebrity Egg Riders stuffing raw eggs down their snowmobile suits will take a new twist with egg-shaped Jell-o instead. Spectators will witness the stuffing of a colorful array of Jell-o eggs as they welcome a parade of legendary Q106.5 Egg Riders at the 50th annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In for Pine Tree Camp.
“With the current egg shortage, we’re reinventing the Egg Ride with bright Jell-o eggs instead,” said Adria King, Donor Relations Director for Pine Tree Society. “There’s a first for everything and, as the Egg Ride tradition continues, one thing is certain: it will be a gooey Jell-o filled ride of a lifetime for our celebrities! Imagine a Color Run with Jell-o instead of paint. That’s what it will look like as our Celebrity Egg Riders stuff brightly colored egg-shaped Jell-o into their snowmobile suits.”
Each “egg” represents a $50 pledge in support of Pine Tree Camp and its mission to serve Maine people with disabilities. One hundred percent of proceeds from the Dysart’s Ride-in support Pine Tree Camp.
If there is no snow, the Egg Riders will parade on ATVs versus snowmobiles.
This year’s celebrities include:
Ryan Eldridge, Maine Cabin Masters
Jared “Jedi” Baker, Maine Cabin Masters
Bob Crowley, winner of Survivor season 17
John Gibbs, Ski-Doo Ambassador
Jake Warn, founder of SledTrx
Scott Miller and Cindy Campbell, Co-hosts of the Q106.5 Morning Show
Dawn Willard-Robinson, Director of Pine Tree Camp
Meredith Steele, TikTok Personality
Ethan Levesque, TikTok and YouTube Personality
Tatum Talks, Social Media Personality
Tim Dysart, Dysart’s
Jordan Dysart, Dysart’s
Deb Neuman, Executive Director of Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Al Swett, President of Maine Snowmobile Association
Bill Green, Executive Director of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame
Kris MacCabe, Maine Game Warden
Egg Ride and Ride-in
Date: Saturday, February 4
9:00am – 1:00pm
If there is snow: A parade of Celebrity Egg Riders will leave Dysart’s on snowmobiles at 10:00am and return at 12:45pm. The estimated times Egg Riders will drop in on the snowmobile clubs along the route are:
10:00am – Dysart’s departure
10:45am – Levant Club
11:30am – Carmel Club
12:15pm – Penobscot Club (Note: Egg Riders stuff colorful Jell-o eggs into snowmobile suits here)
12:45pm – Dysart’s return (Note: Egg Riders de-egg here)
If there is NOT snow: The Celebrity Egg Riders will parade on ATVs and the schedule will be:
10:00am — Dysart’s departure (Note: Egg Riders stuff colorful Jell-o eggs into snowmobile suits here)
10:30am — Drop into Penobscot Club
11:45am — Dysart’s return (Note: Egg Riders de-egg here)
This year’s weekend of events includes a spaghetti dinner, live TV telethon and — new this year — a live auction at Carmel Snowmobile Club and radar run at Penobscot Snowmobile Club in Hermon.
Full Weekend of Events
Dysart’s Spaghetti Dinner and WABI TV Telethon
Date: Thursday, February 2
Spaghetti Dinner and Pine Tree Camp staff phone bank for live WABI TV Telethon. Dysart’s (530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon). All proceeds from spaghetti dinner to benefit Pine Tree Camp.
Live and Silent Auction at Carmel Snowmobile Club – NEW EVENT!
Date: Friday, February 3
5:30pm Doors Open / 6:00pm Auction Begins
Live and silent auction at Carmel Snowmobile Club (210 Hampden Road, Carmel) with celebrity auctioneers JR Mitchell and Dan Cashman.
Auction items include:
Two night stay at Shin Pond Village with snowmobile rental
Signed Red Sox baseball, Patriots photo and Bruins’ puck
Chrome polishing package from Wicked Reflections
Waterfront Concert tickets
One ton of wood pellets donated by Dysart’s
One hour massage from Heart and Soul Massage
Poker Run at Various Snowmobile Clubs
Date: Saturday, February 4
9:00am – 1:00pm
Open to the public. Accessible by snowmobile or car.
Registration opens at 9:00am and last hand needs to be turned in by 1:00pm.
Starts and ends at Dysart’s (530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon)
The cost is $5 for each hand. Participants will visit five check points and pick up a playing card at each stop. The best three poker hands will win a cash prize ($200 for first place donated by the Penobscot Snowmobile Club, $100 for second place donated by Witham Paving and $50 for third place donated by Hartford’s Auto Service). The official run will end promptly at 1:00pm with the winners announced immediately following. Do not need to be present to win.
Poker Run Check Points:
Start: Dysart’s (530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon)
Participants will receive their first poker card here.
Stop 1: Levant Hungry Hollow 76’ers Snowmobile Club (34 Hodgson Road, Levant)
Participants will receive their 2nd poker card here.
Stop 2: Carmel Snowmobile Club (210 Hampden Road, Carmel)
Participants will receive their 3rd poker card here.
Stop 3: Penobscot Snowmobile Club (795 Bog Road, Hermon)
Participants will receive their 4th poker card here.
Finish: Dysart’s (530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon)
Participants will receive their 5th poker card here
Last call for hands to be turned in will be 1:00pm
Pine Tree Society representative will log all the hands. Winners will be announced immediately following the tabulations.
Radar Run at Penobscot Snowmobile Club – NEW EVENT!
Date: Sunday, February 5
Open to the public. Penobscot Snowmobile Club (795 Bog Road, Hermon)
Weather dependent. Cancellation will be announced on social media by Noon on Saturday, February 4.
This year’s sponsors include: Dysart’s, Darling’s Chevrolet, Quirk Auto Group, HUB, Chase Toys, Casella, Sappi, Bangor Tire Company, Dead River Company, BDS Waste Disposal, Carmel Electric, Norway Savings Bank, Shin Pond Village, Danforth’s Down Home Supermarket, Moosehead Trail Powersports, 201 Powersports, Farm Credit East, Brio Custom, Best Western White House Inn, Q106.5 and WABI TV5.
For more information: https://www.pinetreesociety.org/events/snowmobile-ride-in/
More about Pine Tree Camp: Established in 1945, Pine Tree Camp is Maine’s only American Camping Association-accredited camp for people with disabilities. Every year, hundreds of Maine children and adults with disabilities arrive at Pine Tree Camp in Rome and their lives are transformed. Year-round, campers experience freedom and independence by actively participating in outdoor activities like kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, archery, snowshoeing and even ice-fishing thanks to Pine Tree Camp’s 285-acre, fully-accessible campus on North Pond. Full tuition assistance is available to campers in need of financial support.