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Where to Ride

Are you looking for inspiration on where to ride your bike? Maine has something to offer everyone: winding, remote country lanes, picturesque coastal routes, quiet rail trails, and miles of mountainous terrain. We’ve curated hundreds of routes, from easy and short to advanced, on and off-road, with points of interest including bike service locations, food stops, scenic views, parks, and more. The routes below can sync to your smartphone or GPS device to give you reliable turn-by-turn directions.

Interactive Road Cycling Routes Map

(Toggle the Bike Shop layer on or off by clicking the “Bike Shops” button below map)

(Want to see just the unpaved routes? View our “Gravel Grinds” collection here)

How to use the interactive Ride With GPS map above:

To search for your next ride using the map above, zoom in and out with the (+/-) buttons on the top left, then click on a route to see length and elevation info. Click “view route” to head over to Ride with GPS, where you can see the full description, cue sheet (turn by turn directions), and export the ride’s GPX file. No registration is required, and it is free to use. When you’re ready to hop on your bike, you have options:

  • Download the app on your phone, and create a free Ride with GPS account. Begin by downloading any route you want to ride from the map above, or “pin” routes to save for later. Easy vocal turn by turn cues will guide you through the routes, and you’ll have access to downloaded Where to Ride routes regardless of cell reception.
  • Download a route to your computer, then use the file with a GPS device of your choosing (e.g. Garmin, Wahoo).
  • No screens, no worries! Print the cue sheet and take it with you.

If you have questions about Where to Ride, contact Erik at erik@bikemaine.org

For a comprehensive list of mountain bike-specific trails, please visit Trail Forks. Looking for more ways to get outside? Check out hiking, paddling, walking trails, and more at Maine Trail Finder.

Looking for rentals, folks to ride with, and more? Discover local bike shops, clubs, and peer organizations.