Stay tuned, we’re working on plans for next year’s Maine Woods Rambler and we hope to announce more information early 2024!
About the Rambler:
This unique adventure ride is a partnership between the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, The New England Outdoors Center (NEOC) and Katahdin Area Trails (KAT). Proceeds from the event benefit Katahdin Area Trails.
Routes: The 50k and 100k 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 Baxter peaks. You might spot a moose 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 100k route also features a water crossing where riders will be ferried across Pemadumcook Lake, and a cruise through downtown Millinocket to explore local businesses.
While the 50k and 100k routes are most appropriate for seasoned riders, we’ve added a 20k route for riders looking to gain experience and confidence in mixed-surface adventure riding. This route also combines single track, gravel, and paved roads and is suitable for mountain bikes and gravel bikes alike.