Cycling

Downeast Cyclocross

Cross racing returns to Maine! Pineland Farms in New Gloucester on Saturday and Casco Bay Cyclocross in Portland on Sunday. This year we are back to the top part of the campus by the Market Store. Come experience this legendary New England course for yourself. The folks at Pineland are glad to have the race back and are pulling all the stops to help us make it a memorable day. Check out the new Kids races.   Procceds will go to VAST Veterans Adaptive Sports and Training. 

For more information or to register: 

https://www.bikereg.com/downeast-cyclocross
Date: 
Sat, Oct 17th (All day)
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Yes

Mountain Bike Vacation at Maine Huts & Trails

Exciting mountain bike trip coming up October 3-5 in Carrabassett Valley, ME.   The trip includes three days of hut-to-hut riding on some of the best trails around.  The accommodations are the world-class Maine Huts &Trails in the Maine woods during the most beautiful time of year.  And the price is dirt cheap because we're just trying to promote use of these great trails. 

 

For anyone who has wanted to check out mountain biking in Maine, here's a perfect opportunity.  There is plenty of new single track that was built using only the best protocols.   Different routes for riders of all abilities and skills/fitness coaching along the way, and full service at the huts every night.

 

FMI and to sign up:  https://www.bikereg.com/mtbvaca

Date: 
Fri, Oct 3rd (All day) to Sun, Oct 5th (All day)
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Maine Huts & Trail Backwoods Triathlon

Join Baxter Outdoors in one of our favorite places on earth, Carrabassett Valley, Maine, as we partner with Maine Huts and Trails to bring you the MH&T Backwoods Triathlon. This solo or team race will take place at the foot of the Bigelow Range and consist of a 4 - mile paddle along the shore of Flagstaff Lake, A 14 - mile off-road bike ride on the MH&T trails, and a 4 - miler trail run at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center trails. The course will mix stunning scenery with moderate terrain, providing a race course that is sure to both challenge and inspire you.
 
Purchase entry at http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/eventpage10.html

Date: 
Sat, Sep 20th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
Annual Event: 
Yes

Great Maine Bike Swap

   
 

The Great Maine Bike Swaps offer a great way to buy used bicycles at an affordable price. You also can sell the bikes cluttering your garage or basement and turn them into cash. Each year, the Coalition hosts bike swaps in Orono and Portland.

At the swaps, you can choose from hundreds of bikes, including hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes, children's bikes, recumbents and more. The inventory covers all price ranges, so you're sure to find something that suits your budget. And you'll be going "green" by getting a gently used bike rather than a new one.

It is $3 to put a bike on the floor to sell it, and there $3 admission fee. (Persons selling bikes have free admission.)

Please check back for more information on registering your bike to sell it!

Date: 
Sun, Apr 13th (All day)
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Sebago Lake Triathlon

Olympic Swim:.9 mile course in beautiful Sebago Lake around an island (see course maps for the swim course diagram). Average water temperature is in the mid 60s at that time of the year. 
 
Sprint Swim:1/3 mile triangular course in beautiful Sebago Lake. Average water temperature is in the mid 60s at that time of the year. 
 
Bike:The Sprint bike course will be a 13.8 mile lollipop course with varied terrain, including two climbs, on low traffic country roads. Enjoy views of Mount Washington and Sebago Lake. There are no aid stations, but there will be lead and sweep vehicles. All athletes must be off the course by 10:45 a.m. If you are not finished with the bike leg by that time, you will be picked up by a sweep vehicle and returned to the transition area. You will be allowed to finish the rest of the race, but your time will be considered unofficial and you will not be eligible for awards.
Stay tuned for the final layout of the 2017 bike course at the Sebago Lake Triathlon. The distance will be approximately 25 miles.
Run:3.3 mile course through the resort, slightly uphill on the way out and downhill on the way back. There will be aid stations approximately every 1 mile.
The Olympic run course will include two loops of the same run course as the sprint run and will be approximately 6.5 miles.
Transition Area:There will be one Transition Area adjacent to the beach. The transition area will open at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday (race morning) and will be closed approximately 15 minutes before the start of the first wave. Only volunteers, staff, and registered athletes are allowed into the Transition Area at any time. You must be bodymarked before entering Transition (relays included), and have a safe, approved helmet and will have their bikes inspected for USAT compliance. Once you complete the race, you will not be allowed back into the Transition Area until all of the cyclists are back, or the bike time cutoff is reached.
 
Finish:The Sebago Lake Triathlon finishes along the waterfront, between the lake and the lagoon. It is a short walk from the transition area and provides spectacular views of Sebago. There is a large tent set up for the post-race festivities, which will take place regardless of the weather.
 
Please join us for the complimentary post race BBQ which is included in your entry!
 
Relays:Relay members are required to hand off the timing chip after each leg of the race. The handoff takes place at their designated bike rack spot only. The cyclist cannot remove the bike from the rack before being tagged by the swimmer. The cyclist cannot tag the runner before re-racking the bike. The overall time for a relay will be the aggregate of times for each of the members.
 
TimingProfessional chip timing will be provided by All Sports Events. Every athlete and relay team will receive a timing chip to be worn around the ankle. Participants will receive times for swim, bike, run, T1, T2, and finish.
Results will be posted live on the internet and our on free iphone app. Search All Sports Events in itunes.
Awards:Top 3: Male/Female overall, Top 3 in each age category (Male and Female every 5 years and U-19)Top Coed, All-Male, and All-Female RelaysPlease note that age (and age group) is based on Dec. 31st of this year, NOT what your age is on race day.
 
Entry Fee Includes:Your place at the start line; a great technical t-shirt; chip-timing; well-marked and scenic course; on-course support; THE POST-RACE BBQ AND REFRESHMENTS; sponsor schwag, finisher award; high quality, safe and fun experience.

Date: 
Sun, Jun 11th,
7:30am to 2:00pm
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REDY...Set...Let's Go! Youth Triathlon

The University of Maine at Presque Isle, Healthy Aroostook, and TAMC are
proud to present the REDY...Set...Let’s Go! Youth Triathlon. The triathlon
is perfect for beginners and more experienced competitors between the ages of
7 and 14.

The triathlon will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the University of
Maine at Presque Isle’s campus, starting at Gentile Hall. The cost is $20
per child. Follow the signs on campus for directions to parking areas.

Triathlon is a multi-sport activity with three components: swimming, cycling,
and running. The REDY...Set...Let’s Go Youth Triathlon is a great way for
your child to get active and experience the thrill of participating in a real
triathlon.

Registration is required, and will begin during the week of March 18th. After
registering, participants will receive a pre-race packet with a course map,
frequently asked questions sheet, policies and procedures, and more.

Date: 
Sun, Sep 8th (All day)
Annual Event: 
Yes

Nordic Trail Festival

Nordic Trail Festival

Nordic Heritage Center

Presque Isle, ME

Our annual festival returns this summer with even more action!  July 29th and July 30th the Nordic Heritage Sport Club will proudly host the Nordic Trail Festival, a celebration of community, trails and lifestyle. 

Whether you want to tackle the trails for a full day of running or biking, or relax and take part in a variety of events, this weekend should not be missed.  Enjoy live music, games, contests, food, racing and the awesome trails of the Nordic Heritage Center, all with the spectacular backdrop of a Northern Maine summer.  

Details can be found at www.nordictrailfestival.com.

Date: 
Fri, Jul 29th (All day) to Sat, Jul 30th (All day)
Annual Event: 
Yes
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Nordic Trail Festival

Tri Aroostook

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Gentile Hall, University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle Maine 04769

TRI AROOSTOOK is a USAT sanctioned sprint distance triathlon for ages 15 and up being held on June 28th, 2014. Compete as an individual for the full sprint triathlon (swim, bike, and run) or as a team member on a relay of two or three. TRI AROOSTOOK will be capped at 125 athletes.

SPRINT TRIATHLON
TRI AROOSTOOK will be held on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus on Saturday, June 28th, 2014. Athletes will self seed when registering based on their estimated time for the 525 yard swim. Swim waves of 12 athletes in 6 lanes will begin in the Gentile Indoor Pool. A scenic 10.25 mile bike takes athletes south towards Aroostook State Park, then looping back into Presque Isle. A 3.1 mile off road run through the fields and trails adjacent to UMPI will bring athletes to a roaring finish of TRI AROOSTOOK.

RELAY
Can’t swim? Not a biker? Forget running? Consider being a member of a relay team for TRI AROOSTOOK! A relay team consists of three members (swimmer, biker, and runner) who each complete one segment of the full Sprint Triathlon. Relay teams can also have two members where one member completes two segments of the race. Need help finding relay team members? Simply post to the TRI AROOSTOOK Facebook page and we'll help!

Date: 
Sat, Jun 27th (All day)
Annual Event: 
Yes

BikeMaine 2014 Pedaling the Waterways

Discover Maine by Bike

Maine is in the grip of winter but the state’s newest bicycle ride is already gearing up for its second edition. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s week-long BikeMaine ride is a seven day, 350 mile event that explores the people, places, culture, landscape and food of Maine and will take place September 6-13.

This year’s ride, entitled “BikeMaine 2014: Pedaling the Waterways,” will build on the success of last year’s inaugural ride, and will feature host communities in western, central and coastal Maine. The loop route will begin and end in Westbrook, and will include the following host communities: Norway, Winthrop Center (State YMCA Camp of Maine), Gardiner, Boothbay Harbor (two nights) and Bath.  During the seven-day event, bicyclists will ride along rushing rivers, tranquil lakes and the Maine coast.  Three of the six overnight campsites are located next to a body of water.

Visit BikeMaine.org for more detailed information.  This year’s ride is limited to 350 riders, so sign up today to ensure your place in the inaugural BikeMaine ride.  

Date: 
Sat, Sep 6th (All day) to Sat, Sep 13th (All day)
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Maine Cycling event with Bike Maine

Untamed New England Adventure Race

Untamed New England is a 100 mile race through a true wilderness course. There is a $10,000 cash prize.  The race includes mountian biking, paddling, trekking with pleny of map and compass work.  Teams of 2,3, or 4 athletes race with no support crews or team assists.  The event is also a qualifier for the USARA National Championships. 

 

Click here for the Race Overview

Date: 
Tue, Jun 16th (All day) to Sun, Jun 21st (All day)
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Yes
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Untamed NE Rafting

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