Grit Clinics ~ Sugarloaf Outdoor Center

Sugarloaf is psyched to host Grit Clinics for a two-day Mountain Bike Skills Clinic!

Must be 18+ to participate. All skill levels are welcome. Cost is $300 per person which includes a continental breakfast both mornings.

Mornings will consist of perfecting skills and afternoons will be about taking on the trails to shred! For beginners and experts, this trail network is shaping up to be one of New England's premier locations. Carrabassett Valley Trails allows access to the Maine Huts and Trails Network where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch, or just take in the views! 

Attendees receive 20% off Suglarloaf Mountain Resort Lodging with special discount code: GRITCLINICS

Space is very limited, click HERE to register now.

More information and full schedule of events coming soon. 




Sat, Aug 4th (All day) to Sun, Aug 5th (All day)
Annual Event: 

Maine Winter Fat Bike Series - Essex Woods

Maine Winter Fat Bike Series - Essex Woods, Bangor, March 4, 2018 

Be part of this three race series in winter '18!

Men's Expert/3 laps 12 - 15 miles  9am $45 Cash and great product/prizes

Men's Sport/2 laps  7 - 10 miles  9am  $45 Cash and great product/prizes 

Men's Novice/1 lap 3.5 - 5 miles  9am $45 Cash and great product/prizes  

Women's Expert/3 laps 12 - 15 miles 9am $45 Cash and great product/prizes

Women's Sport/2 laps  7 - 10 miles  9am $45 Cash and great product/prizes

Women's Novice/1 lap 3.5 - 5 miles 9am $45 Cash and great product/prizes  

Be part of the Essex Woods event and check off all three of the Maine Winter Fat Bike Series!

Sun, Mar 4th,
9:00am to 11:00am
Annual Event: 

Maine Winter Fat Bike Race Series

Maine Winter Fat Bike Series 

Titcomb Mountain - February 24, 2018 ~ Under the Lights! 

Men's A Race - 45 minutes - 7:15pm - $45 Fame and Glory 

Men's B Race - 30 minutes - 6:30pm - $45 Fame and Glory 

Women's A Race - 45 minutes - 7:15pm - $45 Fame and Glory

Women's B Race - 30 minutes - 6:30pm - $45 Fame and Glory

All event details including registration may be found at:

Be part of this three race winter fat bike series! 



Sat, Feb 24th,
6:15pm to 9:15pm
Annual Event: 

Fat Tire Race & Festival

Fat Tire Race & Festival

Sugarloaf - February 10, 2018 

This annual event returns to Sugarloaf! Times are not available to date. More details will be available soon at

Sat, Feb 10th,
9:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 

Tour de Lovell


Awards for 1st and 2nd Place in each age division and each category.  First ten finishers receive awards in the KID'S TOUR. 

Course: 21.6 miles - starts at 8:00am

Kids' Tour: 5 miles - Under 14 years of age, all bicycles - stats at 8:02am

First 50 registrants receive a Tour de Lovell t-shirt.  
Food/Refreshments, Raffle Prizes and Awards!


Tour de Lovell is a fundraising event for Lovell Recreation Department programs, equipment and facilities.  This not-for-profit organization serves the western Maine towns of Lovell, Stoneham, Sweden, Stow, Fryeburg and Chatham-New Hampshire.

The town of Lovell is a scenic, historical, small western Maine town bordering Kezar Lake and the White Mountain National Forest.  Cycling enthusiasts praise the area for its beautiful and challenging terrain and the host organizations invite all bicyclists to come and ENJOY!

The 21.6-mile course starts at the New Suncook School and travels north on Route 5 and turns right onto Route 5A for a scenic climb with breathtaking views of the White Mountains.  Cyclists return to Route 5 at Center Lovell (approximately five miles into the Tour) and will then be challenged by four long winding hills in the rural forested farmland of North Lovell.  The turnaround is near the Stoneham town line and cyclists return on Route 5 through Center Lovell and over Christian Hill to the finish at the New Suncook School.

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Event and registration details-

Sat, Aug 12th,
8:00am to 9:30am
Annual Event: 

Maine Huts & Trails Backwoods Duathlon

Welcome back to the mountains of Weatern maine! For our 3rd summer in Carrabassett Valley, Baxter Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails are bringing back the MH&T Backwoods Duathlon. This 25km mountain bike/trail run combo can be tackled either solo or as a team. 

All event and registration information may be found at:

8am - Registration

9:30am - Registration closes

10am - Race start 

The course will focus on the Maine Huts & Trails network surrounding the Stratton Brook Hut, including a 10km trail run leg followed by a 15km mountain bike leg. Both segments will take place on a combination of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, Crommet's Trail and Newton's Revenge, with the MTB leg descending on the newly cut Oak Knoll Trail. 

Come join us in Carrabassett Valley on August 5th for a great race on some of Maine's best terrain! 


$35/$40 - 25km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal


$50/$60 - 25km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal

$25/$30 - 10km Trail Run (Solo): Early Bird/Normal

What's Included:  Entry to race, Baxter Outdoors multi-use Bandana Buff, Day of race snacks and water, other Baxter Outdoors swag (stickers, magnets, etc.), Baxter cooldown beer - must be 21 years of age, Baxter Beer glassware for first 36 entrants.

Sat, Aug 5th,
8:00am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Downeast Sunrise Trail Relay

The Down East Sunrise Trail Relay - July 21 + 22, 2017

Start Location: Washington Junction.

The Downeast Sunrise Trail Relay starts in Ellsworth, known as the Crossroads of Down East Maine, and finishes on Moose Island, home to Eastport, the Eastern Most City in the USA.

NEW FOR 2017! You asked and we listened: The overall registration fee has been lowered this year! Shirts, as well as meal tickets are now optional! $49 per runner (until 11:50pm July 20th) 

The extremely scenic route is 102+ miles in length, with the first 85-miles run along the multi-use, rails-to-trails corridor connecting Washington Junction to Ayers Junction. The relay route continues on MAP206, another rails-to-trail surface. The final miles are paved along scenic Route 190 before finishing in historic Eastport.

Teams of 4 to 8 runners will run thru the night and into the next day in individual relay legs ranging from just under 4 miles to just over 10 miles and finish at our fabulous seaside post race celebration

This event is organized by Crow Athletics, host running club of the July 4th Relay, Millinocket Marathon, and the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon.

All event and registration details are on the webiste. Team captains will be sent race start information.

Fri, Jul 21st, 5:00pm to Sat, Jul 22nd, 12:00pm
Annual Event: 

Maine Lobster Ride

18th Annual Maine Lobster Ride 

The Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden 

$80-$100 - adults; $30-$40  - youth 

Hosted by the Bicycle Coaltion of Maine - Event information 

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Lobster Ride follows winding, country lanes and the breathtaking rockbound coast past lighthouses, lupines and lobster boats. The ride features four distance options, from a family-friendly 15-miles to a 100-mile route that was recognized by Bicycling Magazine as one of the TOP TEN centuries in the country, as well as mountain bike rides and skills clinics.

The Maine Lobster Ride is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It directly benefits our education, advocacy, and outreach programs that help make Maine better for biking.

2017 Event Schedule

Friday, July 21:
5-7 pm: Registration & Packet Pickup at Sidecountry Sports, 481 Main St, Rockland, ME 

Saturday, July 22:
 Registration & Packet Pick-Up at Camden Town Offices, 29 Elm St, Camden, ME

Sunday, July 23: Maine Lobster Ride at the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden, ME
6:30 am: Registration & Packet Pick-Up opens
7:20 am: Century (100-Mile) riders gather for a 7:30 am departure
8:20 am: 62-Mile riders gather for an 8:30 am departure
8:50 am: 38-Mile riders gather for a 9:00 am departure
9:20 am: 15-Mile riders gather for a 9:30 am departure
9:30am: Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and Guided Mountain Bike Tour
11:00 am: Lobster Roll Lunch and Maine Beer Company Garden Opens
11:30am: Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and Guided Mountain Bike Tour
12:00 pm: Live Band Just Teachers
1:30pm: Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and Guided Mountain Bike Tour
2:00pm: Kids Bike Raffle
3:00pm: Live Music ends

4:00 pm: Lunch and Beer Garden close

Sun, Jul 23rd,
7:15am to 4:00pm
Annual Event: 

Bond Brook Tread Fest

Bond Brook Tread Fest, June 24, 2017

Races begin at 9am

Online registrations are now closed - closed as of Thursday, June 22 at 5pm. Please feel free to arrive day of and if the race is not filled to capacity new cyclists are welcome!   

Welcome to the all new Bond Brook Tread Fest!!! The event has a lot going on this year and as you can we’ve shaken things up quite a bit!! There is something for everyone. We are really excited to bring this Stage Race to the region. As an athlete you can go “all in” or pick and choose the events that appeal to you. We hope we have created something for everyone and that a ton of the riding community come out to support the growth of the trails in the region. THIS EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER TO BUILD MORE AND BETTER TRAILS IN THE REGION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

FUN RACE/KIDS – 1 Lap: While all the stage racers are taking a break for lunch, the FUN RACE will take to the course at 3:30 pm. This is a kinder, gentler version of the 6 hour course and is meant to encourage participation from newer riders, those interested in a relaxed pace way to support the event, and kids.

Stage 1:This is a 6 hour endurance event. Ride as many laps as you can in 6 hours. Simple, straight foward, masochistic fun! Race it solo, or get a team together. Take it serious, or not at all, it’s completely up to you and a great way to spend the day riding your bike. 


Stage 2:This is a Mountain Bike time trial. The course will be 5-6 miles long and will be a different variation from any of the other stages. You will be racing against the clock and at the end of the day there are no categories, no brackets, and no extra podiums. There will be 3 men and 3 women on the podium. If you are competing in the entire event your time will be added to your total. The stage will kick off at 9 am with riders leaving at 30 second intervals. We will start riders based upon previous results and/or your entry category in other stages. Be ready to ride at 9 with the understanding that you may have to wait your turn to start.

Stage 3: For the first time ever we are bringing an Enduro style event to Bond Brook. There will be 5 timed segments. All segments will be descents. Each segment will be timed and the cumulative time for each segment will determine the winners. We will recognize the fastest times for each segment during the awards. Between segments you can take your time getting to the next segment; catch your breath, have a drink, eat some food as there is no real rush. The “transition” as it’s known in big Enduro races will be a time to make sure you are rested and ready to start the next section(Within reason of course, we don’t want people stopping for a picnic between segments).

Thu, Jun 22nd, 10:15pm
Annual Event: 

Kennebec River Day in Mill Park

The Whatever Family Festival, Kennebec Valley, Augusta #Whatevergoes

June 1 - July 4, 2017

Kennebec River Day - Mill Park, Saturday, June 24, 2017 

Nearly four decades ago, residents of the Kennebec Valley first came together to celebrate the river that unifies our region. What started with a carefree race down the Mighty Kennebec River has transformed into the top-notch two week family festival we celebrate today! 

The Whatever Family Festival will kick off with the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival in Litchfield and ends with fireworks on July 4th. This two week-long festival has events throughout the Kennebec Valley, from Gardiner to Winthrop and everywhere in between. The Whatever Family Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with new excitement! 

A full schedule of events may be found at

Included in actvities are:

Kennebec River Day in Mill Park, Saturday, June 24, 2017

8am - 4pm  Bond Brook Tread Fest, Mountain Bike Race & Festival, Mill Park 

7:30am - Rail Trail Half Marathon, Augusta Civic Center (Must pre-register $)

7:45am - Rail Trail 5K start, Augusta Civic Center (Must pre-register $)

11am Rat Race Obstacle Course, Mill Park 

Please check out the website for a complete list of events happening over this two week period! 

Questions may be directed to the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, 207.623.4559. 



Sat, Jun 24th,
7:45am to 5:00pm
Annual Event: