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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!

Please note: No paper maps will be available at the ride. We recommend downloading the routes to your smartphone or navigation device to keep you on track.

100″ km (63.7 miles) // Elevation Gain: 2,985 ft.

Click here for the Ride with GPS route map, and to download the GPX file.

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

50″ km (36.9 miles) // Elevation Gain: 2,398 ft.

Click here for the Ride with GPS route map, and to download the GPX file.

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