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Maine Woods Rambler 2021
Sept 26th – The Maine Woods Rambler!

September 26 at the New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, ME!

Registration is open! Click here to register.

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.

This event will feature:

  • Fully supported and marked routes through private land, unique and open only for this special occasion! — a 31-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 ride@bikemaine.org, or call (207) 623-4511. For any other questions, check out the Rambler FAQs.

Social distancing & COVID-19 precautions: Click here for CDC guidelines and recommendations as of June 8, 2021. 

The health and safety of our riders, volunteers, and host communities are our highest priority. All of our 2021 rides and events will be held in compliance with Maine CDC guidelines, as well as recommendations from US Cycling’s assessment tools and event guidelines.

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