In its third year, 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.
Registration is open until September 11 at 5 p.m. Click here to register!
When: September 23, 2023: Ride Check-In & Welcome Party | September 24, 2023: The Maine Woods Rambler
Where: Knife Edge Brewing and NEOC, Millinocket
About: 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.
The Rambler kicks off Saturday night at the NEOC activity center with rider check-in and a welcome party. Riders hit the trail early Sunday morning and enjoy post-ride pizza & beer from Knife Edge Brewing.
Check out the FAQ for more info.
Add more epic to your weekend!
Packraft Maine has teamed up with the BCM to offer an Intro to Bikerafting Trip (Thursday, Sept 21). Join experienced guide Alejandro Strong on this unique adventure, paddling with your bike in tow! He’ll teach you the basics of loading and paddling with a bike on your raft, and be prepared for swimming, hike-a-bike, and the unexpected.
Click here to learn more and to sign up. Spots are very limited!
Katahdin Area Trails in collaboration with the community of Millinocket’s Trails End Festival will be hosting a variety of events for people of all ages throughout the weekend including trail tours, free clinics, games, live music, and more. Stay tuned for more details at katahdinareatrails.org and trailsendfestival.org.