Pine Tree Ride Benefit


5/15/22 (All day)

2022 Maine Gravel Series Pine Tree Loop

Welcome! Join us for the second event of the 2022 Maine Gravel Series, The Pine Tree Loop!

This soon-to-be-classic, trip-back-in-time roughly follows the former Maine Central rail line from the headwaters of Belfast, inland to the Great Pines of Waldo County, cue "Where's Waldo?" The course will cover a mix of old rail bed to dirt roads and ATV tracks, as well as some classic New England busted-ass pavement. With a roundtrip pass, you can choose from the 40 mile scenic Belfast route or go for broke and venture further north on the 60 mile loop, a.k.a Moosehead. Both rides start and finish from the heart of coastal Maine in Belfast, exact location TBD. This is gonna be a good one, and not to toot our own horns or anything, but, choo-choo!

This event will be self-supported, there are no course markings. A paper map will be available at the start (yay!) and a GPX file will be provided to all participants in an email sent on the Wednesday before the event. If you don't have a GPS device, make friends with someone who does, or just follow someone like a vigilante trailing a perp. Not too close, don't wanna spook them, but don't wanna lose them either...  

This ride will be a benefit to the Belfast Area chapter of NEMBA! Help us help them help the mountain bikers of the Belfast area!

If we don't reach our rider cap of 150 heads, there will be day-of registration. If we do sell out, shoot us a message and we'll see if we can work something out!

Any add'l questions or info needed? Feel free to reach out!

  You can register and get more information here.

Stay tuned for more rides on the '22 MGS calendar, TBA!


Belfast Area Carrabassett Region Central Maine Greater Portland Midcoast Maine Penobscot Region Piscataquis County NEMBA Six Rivers