The Maine Woods Rambler
September 24 – September 25
The wait is over! You are cordially invited to the second annual Maine Woods Rambler, at the New England Outdoor Center, in Millinocket. Once again, we’ve teamed up with Katahdin Area Trails to create a most excellent adventure & bicycle wilderness experience. We had an absolute blast last year, despite the wild weather, so we’re back to do it again. Won’t you join us?
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, September 24, with an optional guided trail tour, highlighting the newly built mountain bike trails at Hammond Ridge! Bring your mountain bike and join the ride, or rent a kayak and hang out on Millinocket Lake.
The main event is on Sunday, September 25, with two routes to choose from with mass starts: a 50-km epic ride and a 100-km even-more-epic-er ride. The Sunday ride is best for seasoned riders, as both routes will punish you with challenging climbs and fast descents, and reward you with sweeping vistas of the surrounding lakes, rivers, and peaks. A guided family trail ride will also take place on Sunday for youth and families who want to check out the trails, with bikes and instruction available courtesy of the Katahdin Gear Library.
- Fully supported and marked gravel routes open ONLY for this event
- 50-km (33 mile) or 100-km (65 mile) options
- A post-ride meal at the new NEOC activity center!
- Optional activities such as guided mountain biking, rafting, hiking, fishing, and kayaking (on Saturday)
Katahdin Area Trails (KAT) is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in February 2014. Their mission is to invigorate and revitalize the economy of Maine’s Katahdin Region through the development of environmentally and economically sustainable purpose-built recreation trails. These facilities will encourage dynamic engagement with the natural assets of the Katahdin Region, for both local residents and visitors drawn to its beauty. These facilities will also provide outdoor education opportunities and contribute to a growing recreational economy, while conserving natural resources and processes for the welfare of generations to come.
Get involved with KAT’s work here
New England Outdoor Center (NEOC) believes in the spirit of adventure, and want to nurture that in their visitors. The NEOC wants to promote experiences which can and will have long-lasting positive effects in people’s lives and follow them home or on their next adventure. The NEOC was voted the “Top Adventure Resort” in New England by Yankee Magazine, and comprises all the essential pieces for an unforgettable Maine spring and summer vacation.
Stay, dine, and play with NEOC here