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The Maine Woods Rambler Routes

Choose your own adventure! Two routes will be available, a 100 km and a 50 km option. This is a tougher than usual gravel grind and we recommend you prep your equipment accordingly. Both routes include surfaces that are a mixture of smooth gravel, rough gravel, and harsh, overgrown, barely-ridden gravel that may require you to hike-a-bike through a section or two. You’ll also ride some of the finest paved roads in the region (about 20% of the total length on both routes) and enjoy short stints on some of the best flow trail singletrack this side of the Mississippi. The 100km route also features a water crossing where riders will be ferried across Pemadumcook Lake, and a cruise through downtown Millinocket.

Tires should be at least 42mm wide (1.65”); you’ll get through on narrower rubber but not without suffering more on the loose or rocky terrain and running a higher risk of flatting. Carry flat-tire repair items and know how to use them. The courses will be marked but we encourage you to have a GPS device or a smartphone with the RWGPS app (free).

Note: These routes go through privately owned lands, and will only be accessible during this event!

100 km (63 miles) // Elevation Gain: 2,955 ft.

The Maine Woods Rambler 100 km route map
The Maine Woods Rambler 100 km elevation profile

50 km (31 miles) // Elevation Gain: 2,227 ft.

The Maine Woods Rambler 50 km route map
The Maine Woods Rambler 100 km elevation profile