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The Maine Woods Rambler

Thank you to everyone that rode with us! We’ll see you in 2022.

Welcome to the Maine Woods Rambler, Millinocket Edition! We’ve teamed up with Katahdin Area Trails to create the most excellent adventure bicycle wilderness experience. Two routes will be offered: a 50-km epic ride and a 100-km even-more-epic-er ride. 

Both routes will punish you with challenging climbs, test your brakes on fast descents, and reward you with sweeping vistas of the surrounding lakes, rivers, and peaks. You might spot a moose too if you’re lucky! Route surfaces are a mixture of smooth gravel, rough gravel, and harsh 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 to explore local businesses.  

Multiple support stations will be available along the course to make sure you have a great ride experience, and a post-ride BBQ will be waiting at the finish to ensure a sublime après-bike. The ride will begin and end at New England Outdoor Center (NEOC), located on the shores of Millinocket Lake.

COVID-19 Protocols- Please click here to read our updated COVID-19 statement. Masks will be required indoors and at all public gathering places outdoors where social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status.

Event Schedule:

Check In Times and Locations:

Saturday, September 25, 5:00-7:00 pm. Under the pavilion at the Penobscot Outdoor Center (135 Basecamp Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462) AND

Sunday September 26, 6:30-8:30 am. Near the ride start at New England Outdoor Center (30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462)

We recommend checking in Saturday evening if you are able to. Please note the locations; POC is about 8 miles up the road from NEOC.

Ride Schedule:
Sunday, September 26:

7:30 am- 100km ride start

9:00 am- 50km ride start

2:00 pm- Post ride BBQ under the big tent at NEOC

Both rides start and end at the New England Outdoor Center

*Parking available on site. If both parking lots fill up, please park along the side of the road

This event will feature: 

  • Fully supported and marked routes through private land, unique and open only for this special occasion! — a 36-mile (50 km) and 63-mile (100 km) options (with a water crossing)
  • A post-ride cookout at NEOC
  • Optional activities such as mountain biking, rafting, hiking, fishing, and kayaking

Lodging is NOT included with registration. Check out camping options at NEOC here and lodging around Millinocket here.

Cancellation Policy: Riders who cancel their registration before July 31, 2021 will be refunded all but $25 of their fee. Starting August 1, 2021, no refunds will be given to riders who cancel for any reason. If the ride is cancelled by the event organizers because of extreme weather, state or local declared emergencies, or any other reason the organizers deem makes the event unsafe, registered riders will receive a full refund, minus the 2.5% processing fee charged to us by our credit card company. Ride registrations are non-transferable. If you have questions about your registration or need to cancel, contact, or call (207) 623-4511. For any other questions, check out the Rambler FAQs.

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