Cycling

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. 

http://www.crowathletics.com/destrelay-race-day/

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

http://mainelobsterride.com - 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:
4-6pm:
 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 closehttp://mainelobsterride.com

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Sun, Jul 23rd,
7:15am to 4:00pm
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Bond Brook Tread Fest

Bond Brook Tread Fest, June 24, 2017

Races begin at 9am 

www.treadfest.org

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. 

AFTER STAGE 1 AND THE FUN RACE WE WILL HAVE A BAND, TASTY FOOD, AND A BEER TENT. PLAN TO CAMP OUT AND ENJOY THE AFTERNOON FESTIVITIES.

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).

https://www.bikereg.com/bond-brook-tread-fest

Date: 
Thu, Jun 22nd, 10:15pm
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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 https://www.augustamaine.com/images/56387_KVCC_brochure.pdf

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. 

 

 

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Sat, Jun 24th,
7:45am to 5:00pm
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Farm to Fork Fondo

August 26-27 – Wolfe's Neck Farm - 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, ME

Taste the bounty of both the land and the sea as you ride through Maine - where forest meets shore in rocky coastlines that echo the rugged determination of its farming community.

New for 2017: Yes, the 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2017, including:

  • New Meet the Farmers Dinner the night before the ride with the families from our featured farms
  • Updated routes with an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge and an extra aid station on the Medio and Gran routes
  • Expanded professional course support from Silca and L.L. Bean
  • New pre-ride Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station
  • New post-ride Elite Performance Team Recovery Zone with Normatec recovery boots
  • 2 brand spankin' new Bianchi bikes to give away
  • New merchandise items including the official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit
  • Expanded post-ride festival with local vendors
  • More money for local farms through the Volunteer Competition

All activities at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME 

SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017

  • 5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at the Wolfe's Neck Farm Little River Farmstead
  • 5:30pm Free Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic for riders of all abilities, presented by Bianchi and Elite Performance Team
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the Mallet Barn (tickets required)

SUNDAY AUGUST 27, 2017

  • 6:30 to 8:30am Packet Pickup, Maple Hill Creamery & Vagabond Coffee Fuel-Up Station, and L.L. Bean Bicycle First Aid Station open
  • 9am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
  • 11am Ramble Ride departs
  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music by Half Moon Jug Band
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities include: barnyard and organic garden tours; history hay-wagon tours; farm stand; kayak and canoe rentals; nature trails; and ocean-front camping. 

Additional event details and registration may be found at www.farmforkfondo.com/maine

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Sat, Aug 26th, 5:00pm to Sun, Aug 27th, 6:00pm
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Bike MS - Great Maine Getaway 2017

Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway 2017, August 12 - 13, 2017

Start and Finish Line: University of New England, Biddeford Pool 

Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway 2017 is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? It takes place in Biddeford, one of Maine’s finest coastal destinations. During this two-day ride, cyclists will experience the beauty of Maine’s southern coastline, including an up close look at “Walkers Point”, the summer home of President George H.W. Bush.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

The fundraising minimum is $250.  

Registration Fee: $55-170
Event Manager: Sue Tidd
Email: BikeMSGNE@nmss.org
Phone: 1-800-344-4867

Start Times

  › Saturday registration opens at 5:30 a.m.

  › Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.

  › Saturday routes close at 4:00 p.m.

 

  › Sunday registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

  › Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.

  › Sunday route close at 3:00 p.m.

With the University of New England (UNE) as our host for the weekend, you’ll be treated to priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean as you begin and end your ride Saturday and Sunday. UNE even has their own private beach to take in a sunrise or enjoy after your ride.  Whether you’re looking for a destination weekend away with friends or family, you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, we have a great choice of routes for you ranging from 25 to 100 miles.

Rider check-in begins Friday night with accommodations available at UNE. You can also just join us bright and early Saturday morning before hitting the road. When you return, enjoy the festivities with food, music and massage. The fun continues Saturday evening with an awards ceremony and dinner (additional tickets available soon). On Sunday enjoy a full breakfast and then head out for another beautiful ride. When you return, top off a great weekend with a Maine lobster at our traditional Lobster Bake (additional tickets available soon).

Whether you are an individual rider, part of a team, or a family looking for a destination weekend supporting an important cause, the Great Maine Getaway is the perfect event for you!

Please visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/MAMBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=28205 for event details or please feel free to contact Sue Tidd, Email: BikeMSGNE@nmss.org and Phone: 1-800-344-4867. Please help support MS! 

 

 

 

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Sat, Aug 12th, 7:30am to Sun, Aug 13th, 3:00pm
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Trek Across Maine

Trek Across Maine ~ June 16 - 18, 2017

Sunday River is proud to be a long-time partner and supporter of the Trek Across Maine and the American Lung Association. 

Trek Across Maine is a three-day, 180-mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. As the largest event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the Trek has raised more than $22million in the past 30 years. Over 2,000 cyclists and 750 volunters take part in this one of a kind journey over Father's Day Weekend every year. 

As the official start of the Trek, Sunday River provides lodging at the resort, dinner on Thursday night, and breakfast Friday morning to fuel trekkers up for their ride.

View the Trek Across Maine website to learn more and to register for this year's event. Or follow the Trek Across Maine on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with event news!

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Fri, Jun 16th, 8:00am to Sun, Jun 18th, 5:00pm
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2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival

2nd Annual Sugarloaf Fat Bike Festival 

August 25-27, 2017 

Sugarloaf will be teaming up with our friends at Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails to bring you the 2nd Annual Sugarloaf Fat Bike Festival!

Guided rides, demos, nightly concerts and more. Stay tuned to the Sugarloaf Events Calendar for more details later this season!

Contact information: Jreese@Sugarloaf.com.  

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Fri, Aug 25th, 8:00am to Sun, Aug 27th, 4:00pm
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Bikes & Brews #3

Bikes & Brews #3 ~ Saturday, October 29th

Check in is 10:15 - 10:45am

Course - Cape Elizabeth trail network

Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill, 448 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Please feel free to come in costime for this event! 

Proceeds go to Greater Portland NEMBA!

FMI: www.facebook.com

To register: www.bikereg.com/bikesandbrewselsmere

Date: 
Sat, Oct 29th,
11:00am to 2:00pm
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2016 Downeast Cyclocross

2016 Downeast Cyclocross 

October 22, 2016

Come learn about 'cross at this exciting, annual event! Please feel free to contact organizer, John Grenier, Rainbow Bike - john@rainbowbike.com

Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine 

https://www.usacycling.org/clubs/index.php?club=7632

 

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Sat, Oct 22nd (All day)
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