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The Maine Woods Rambler


The Maine Woods Rambler is a mountain bike ride sponsored by AMC and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Medawisla Lodge is hosting this family-friendly gravel grind with varying ride lengths and difficulty options.

Kids Route — 1.6 km Smooth surface appropriate for all bicycle types (balance bikes included) and ages.

30km Route Well maintained gravel roads will take you to views of clean lakes and local mountains, including Mt. Katahdin. (Elevation gain — 1,500ft)

50km Route This route circles around the beautiful Roach Ponds on well-maintained gravel roads plus small sections of more rugged terrain. Capture views of Mt. Katahdin and the surrounding western peaks. (Elevation gain — 2,000ft)

100km Route The queen route will have it all and offers riders the best of what Maine’s AMC lands offer. Primarily well-maintained gravel roads, but will also utilize more rugged sections that some riders may feel more comfortable hike-a-biking. Rugged sections are brief but necessary to accomplish the best adventure opportunity! Spectacular vistas of the mountains, lakes, bubbling brooks, and Mt. Katahdin. (Elevation gain — 5,500ft)

Registration Options: Registration fee – $45 Kids 12yr and under ride for free!

Choose from a variety of lodging options at Medawisla Lodge and Cabins including camping, bunkhouse, or cabins with shared or private bath. Camping cost is $20 per tent per night Bunkhouse packages start at $55 per person per night Private cabins with shared bath start at $73 per person per night, double occupancy Cabins with private bath start at $98 per person per night double occupancy. To request lodging, please indicate this in the My Special Requests section of the registration process.

*Registration fee includes ride, Sunday BBQ from 2-4pm, and day use of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and Medawisla Lodge. Lodging packages include dinners, lodging, breakfasts and trail lunches.

Start times: 8 a.m — 100km 9 a.m — 50km 10 a.m. — 30km 11:30 a.m. — kids race

Bike Information And Safety: Gravel or fat bike (or anything in between) – cyclocross, gravel grind, mountain and fat bikes are suitable for the terrain. The most efficient choice would be a cyclocross or gravel grind bike. A minimum tire width of 32c is recommended. The course includes some roads open to traffic. ALL riders MUST obey all rules of the road along the course. Ride on the right at all times and single file where traffic is present. Ride predictably. Though aid stations are present on the course, riders should carry with them what they need including flat tire repair kits, tools, parts, and nutrition.

Start times: 8 a.m — 100km 9 a.m — 50km 10 a.m. — 30km 11:30 a.m. — kids race

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