Southern ME

Southern ME

Presumpscot River Trails

189 Summit St.
Portland  Maine  04103
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Presumpscot River Preserve and Oak Nuts Park are located in Falmouth and Portland.  Together they form what we refer to as the Presumpscot River Trails.

Entry to the trail system is at Oak Nuts Park.

Looping in and out of the woods the trails feature many short challenge sections, many well built bridges and lots of scenic views of the Presumpscot River. The trails on the north side of the river area bit more challenging. But there's nothing that the average rider can't handle. 

Departing from the local norm there are very few rocks on these trails. But some sections may be impassable during the high water periods of early spring. Poison Ivy can overtake some trails by mid summer, be cautious.

The Presumpscot River Trails are a lot of fun to explore. Locals are out on the trails every day of the week and you'll also see plenty of dog walkers. 

There's an alternate starting area at 125 Bridgton Rd in Westbrook.




  Read more about Presumpscot River Trails

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Pineland Farms

15 Farm View Rd
New Gloucester  Maine  04260
United States

Easy

80%

Moderate

15%

Difficult

5%

Description

Pineland Farms is a wonderful place to bring your family. It's a 5,000 acre commercial farm with over 18 miles of trails. The trails, designed for cross country skiing in the winter are also open to mountain bikers in season.

There's a fee system, $5 for a day pass or $40 for a year.

There's some climbing and it's quite scenic. It's a great place to ride with your family or, to bring a newer rider.

There's a farm store and lots of kid's activities. So it's possible for mom or dad to drop the kids off, go for a ride and then return to pick up the kids who will have had their own, more educational, adventure. Read more about Pineland Farms

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Libby Hill Forest

50 Libby Hill Rd
Gray  Maine  04039
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

40%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Libby Hill Forest gets its origins from sheep farming. Located at the top of a hill it's been mostly abandoned since the 1800's. It's remote! Though you're not too far from the center of Gray you'll feel like you're way in the backcountry. 

Save for the early spring or other times when the ground is too soft to support us, mountain biking is allowed all year long on all trails. However, don't ride in the tracks on groomed cross country ski trails. Read more about Libby Hill Forest

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Clifford Park

1 Parent Ave
Biddeford  Maine  04005
United States

Easy

20%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

35%

Description

Clifford Park is a challenging place to ride. Lots of singletracks, many not refelcted on the map, some quite difficult. It has a reputation as a freeride haven but there are a lot of more mellow trails too. 

Expect to discover about 8 miles of trails when you fully explore the place.  Located right in Biddeford it's extremely popular with local riders.  This Strava map suggests the frequency that the trails are ridden and offers clues to some nearby riding too. Read more about Clifford Park

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Blackstrap Hill Community Forest

1 Babbidge Rd
Falmouth  Maine  04105
United States

Easy

40%

Moderate

35%

Difficult

15%

Description

Blackstrap Hill is very popular with area mountain bikers.  Its 520 acres hold over 9 miles of trails. There's a good mix of trails, from flowing singletrack through technical trails and even some borderline freeride stuff.

The trails here are pretty well marked and the blue and red trails get a lot of use.

This Strava map suggests which trails are the most popular and also suggest how the Community Forest's trails link into other nearby popular riding areas.

Printed maps are available at the Falmouth Town Hall and Public Works Building. Read more about Blackstrap Hill Community Forest

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Edmund L. Smith Preserve

590 Guinea Rd
Kennebunkport  Maine  04046
United States

Easy

60%

Moderate

30%

Difficult

10%

Description

The Edmund L. Smith Preserve is the Kennebuck Conservation Trust's largest land holding.  It forms part of the largest parcel of undeveloped near-coastal land in the Greater Portland area.

10+ miles of trails welcome mountain bikers, hikers and cross country skiers and snowshoers. This Stava map suggests which of the Preserve's trails are the most popular for mountain bikers.

The preserve's trails range from very mild singletrack suitable for families or newer riders to highly technical but for the most part ridable singletrack.

Bobcat Ridege in the northern part of the preserve is by faar the most challenging. plenty of tight switchbacks and lots of large smooth rocks to ride over and on. The Brook Trail is short but challenging. especially if you ride it south to north.

Don't be put off by 10+ miles. Ride everything here and you'll have a very enjoyable day's riding. Then too it's possible to extend your ride by venturing off on some of the unmarked singletracks that you'll encounter.  Read more about Edmund L. Smith Preserve

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GP NEMBA - Bikes and Brews #2 (8/23/14)

Date

8/23/14 9:30am to 1:30pm

Bikes & Brews is a 3 part charity mountain bike ride series in the Greater Portland area. The goal of this social ride series is to bring riders together for a great cause by starting and ending each ride at a restaurant or brewery. With registration riders receive an event shirt, one free or discounted beer & food to get the party started, and raffle ticket.   The benefactor for Event #2 is Greater Portland NEMBA. The ride will start and end at Elsmere BBQ in South Portland. For more info and to register for the event go to, http://www.gearworksproductions.com/gear-works/bikes-brews-event-2.

Chapter

Greater Portland

Trail

Event Leader

Gear Works Productions
info@cascobaysports.com

GP NEMBA - Beginner Ride (9/6/2014)

Event Date

9/6/14 8:30am to 11:00am
Beginner ride on the Yarmouth West Side Trail. Meet in the upper parking lot behind Tyler Technologies, Tyler Dr (formerly Cole Haan Dr), Yarmouth, ME. At 8:30 we will go over basic bike setup and run through some drills in the parking lot. Easy going trail ride will begin around 9am. Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Bring water, light snack (energy bar/gel), helmets are required, a good pair of riding gloves and shorts are recommended. Kids over 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guadian if under 18. Members and nonmembers are welcome (nonmembers encouraged to join ;-). RSVP to ride leader is appreciated. Contact ride leader with any questions.

Location

Yarmouth West Side Trail

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrew Favreau
207-358-8223

GP NEMBA - Beginner Ride (8/16/2014)

Event Date

8/16/14 8:30am to 11:00am
Beginner ride at Bradbury Mountain State Park, meet in the upper parking lot. At 8:30 we will go over basic bike setup and run through some drills in the parking lot. Easy going trail ride will begin around 9am. Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Bring water, light snack (energy bar/gel), helmets are required, a good pair of riding gloves and shorts are recommended. Kids over 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guadian if under 18. Members and nonmembers are welcome (nonmembers encouraged to join ;-). RSVP to ride leader is appreciated. Contact ride leader with any questions.

Location

Bradbury Mountain State Park

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrew Favreau
207-358-8223

GP NEMBA - Beginner Ride (7/19/2014)

Event Date

7/19/14 8:30am to 11:00am
Beginner ride on the Yarmouth West Side Trail. Meet in the upper parking lot behind Tyler Technologies, Tyler Dr, Yarmouth, ME. At 8:30 we will go over basic bike setup and run through some drills in the parking lot. The trail ride will begin around 9am. Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Bring water, light snack (energy bar/gel), helmets are required, a good pair of riding gloves and shorts are recommended. Kids over 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guadian if under 18. RSVP to rider leader is appreciated. Contact ride leader with any questions.

Location

Tyler Drive, Yarmouth, ME

Chapter

State

Maine

Ride Level

Beginner

Ride Types

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Andrew Favreau
207-358-8223

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