Pine Tree Camp Director Dawn Williard-Robinson and her son Gareth Robinson ride a snowmobile in the front at the Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In for Pine Tree Camp 2022 event. Submitted photo

Spectators at Dysart’s on Coldbrook Road in Hermon can expect to see a parade of Pine Tree Camp Egg Riders on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the 51st Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In for Pine Tree Camp.

The event continues the more than 50-year tradition of riders stuffing raw eggs in their snowmobile suits before the ride. Each egg represents a $50 pledge in support of Pine Tree Camp and its mission to serve Maine people with disabilities, according to a news release from Adria King, Donor Relations director.

This year’s celebrities include: John Gibbs, Ski-Doo ambassador; Kris MacCabe, Maine game warden; Meredith Steele, TikTok Babiesofsteele; Jared “Jedi” Baker, Maine cabin master; and Matt “Dixie” Dixon, Maine cabin master.

Also, Al Swett, Maine Snowmobile Association; Ethan Levesque, TikTok TheMainahMan; Jake Warn, SledTRX; Austin Witham, Penobscot Snowmobile Club; Jenna Lawrence, SledME; and JR Mitchell, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.

Also, Timber Tina Scheer, “Survivor” castaway and Great Maine Lumberjack Show; Sandy Patrick, Go Northeast Snowmobiling; Tim Davis and K-9 Marek, TikTok K9 Deputy Marek; Lauren Gasaway, Portland Sea Dogs; and Mary Dysart Hartt, Dysart’s.

Also, Dawn Willard-Robinson, Pine Tree Camp; Bradley Thibodeau, lifelong Pine Tree camper; and Ian Stuart and James Theberge, “Welcome to Maine.”


Dan Cashman, left, and JR Mitchell, both from Bangor, were the volunteer auctioneers for the 2023 auction during the 50th Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In for Pine Tree Camp in Hermon. Submitted photo

The Ride-in Weekend also includes: a live WABI-TV5 telethon, fundraising auction, poker run and radar run organized and hosted by the Penobscot Snowmobile Club.

All proceeds benefit Pine Tree Camp’s Open Door Fund. Since 1945, Pine Tree Camp has welcomed all who could benefit, regardless of their ability to pay.


• Thursday, Feb. 1: Live WABI-TV5 Telethon & Dysart’s Spaghetti Dinner
5 p.m. at Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop, 530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon

• Friday, Feb. 2: Live and Silent Auction
6 p.m. at Morgan Hill Event Center, 82 Morgan Hill Lane, Hermon

• Saturday, Feb. 3: Pine Tree Camp Celebrity Egg Ride and Poker Run
9:30 a.m. at Dysart’s Restaurant & Truck Stop, 530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon


• Sunday, Feb. 4: Penobscot Snowmobile Club Radar Run
Noon at the Penobscot Snowmobile Club, 795 Bog Road, Hermon


• 10 a.m. – Start: Dysart’s,530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon
• 10:45 a.m. – Stop 1: Levant Hungry Hollow 76’ers Snowmobile Club, 34 Hodgson Road, Levant
• 11:30 a.m. – Stop 2: Carmel Snowmobile Club, 210 Hampden Road, Carmel
• 12:15 p.m. – Stop 3: Penobscot Snowmobile Club, 795 Bog Road, Hermon; Egg Riders stuff eggs into snowmobile suits here.
• 12:45 p.m. – Finish: Dysart’s, 530 Coldbrook Road, Hermon; Egg Riders de-egg here.

This year’s sponsors include Dysart’s, Quirk Auto Group, WABI-TV5, Sappi, Bangor Tire Company, Carmel Electric, Bangor Truck & Trailer Sales, HUB, Norway Savings Bank, Danforth’s Down Home Supermarket, Chase Toys, BDS Waste Disposal, Inc., 201 Power Sports, Morgan Hill Event Center, Signography Graphics, Machias Savings Bank and Moosehead Trail Powersports.

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