NEW GLOUCESTER — Like many other teenagers, Tyler Stephen prefers athletic activities that involve speed.

The Cape Elizabeth resident counts bike riding and skiing among his favorite recreational endeavors. But unlike most teenagers, Stephen, 18, can’t see where he is going when he takes to the trails because he is blind.

“Riding tandem is pretty good,” said Stephen.

Stephen and about 50 other bike riders set out Saturday on 10-mile, 25-mile and 60-mile routes to raise money for Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.

The bike ride raised about $100 for the New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival on Sugarloaf Mountain in February. Maine Adaptive and its 400 volunteers offer free year-round sports activities to people with disabilities.

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