Central ME

Central ME

Mt Blue State Park, Weld

299 Center Hill Rd
Weld  Maine  04285
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

25%

Description

Located midway between Carrabasset Region NEMBA and Central Maine NEMBA in Weld, MT Blue State park is Maine's largest State Park.

There are over 25 miles of enjoyable mountain bike trails the high point of which is the 3187 foot Mt Blue.

Mt Blue also has a large campground and a very popular beach.

For a more complete description and directions check out the State's Mt Blue State Park Page.

  Read more about Mt Blue State Park, Weld

Local Shops

F.I.S. Sports

Northern Lights Hearth & Sports

Rainbow Bicycle

Ernie's Cycle Shop

Busytown Bikes

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Central ME

Whiskeag Trail, Bath

Centre St
Bath  Maine  04530
United States

Description

The Whiskeag Trail is a 5 mile Biking and Hiking trail that connects the Bath Area Family YMCA with KELT's Thorne Head Preserve.

The Whiskeag Trail starts on the left side of the YMCA.

It's a wilderness experience right in the heart of the city!

Visitors can join the trail in several spots via the city bus.

For more information look HERE!

As you explore this trail you'll encounter intersections with more than five miles of additional moderate to technical singeltracks. Read more about Whiskeag Trail, Bath

Local Shops

Bath Cycle & Ski

Center Street Cycles

The Rusty Crank

Central ME

Schmid Preserve, Edgecomb

190 Middle Rd
Edgecomb  Maine  04556
United States

Description

The 766 acre Schmid Preserve hosts a quiet multi-use trail network that is part of the River-Link Trail which runs the span of Edgecomb.

The Preserve contains some of the town’s largest and steepest hills and affords some views, as well as a historical site.

It sees limited use, mostly by hikers, but is conducive to mountain biking as well. Difficulty is varied, with some highly technical sections and some doubletrack roads.

It is possible to avoid the most challenging terrain by using the Old County Road trailhead.

There are two trail heads.

For the one on Middle Road, take a right onto Route 27 from Route 1 after passing through Wiscasset. In 2.5 miles take a left onto Middle Road. Go .9 miles until you see the parking lot and trail head on your right.

For the trail head off of Old County Road, take Route 27 from Route 1. Go 3.1 miles and turn left onto Old County Road. The trailhead is .4 mile on your right.

 

 

Local Shops

Bath Cycle & Ski

Center Street Cycles

The Rusty Crank

Six Rivers

  • Six Rivers NEMBA started in April 2018 to serve the Bath, Topsham and Brunswick area mountain bikers. We plan to partner with municipalities, land trusts and private landowners in order to link the numerous trail networks in the area. Our goal is to increase the viability of mountain bike trail development in Bath and Brunswick through advocacy and education, and develop new trails on municipal lands in Topsham. In addition, we are prioritizing youth outreach and programming, and working proactively with our local land trusts, municipalities, schools, and other organizations to identify, acquire, and protect areas for trails, increase off‐road connectivity in our communities, as well as promote outdoor recreation.

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    NEMBA COVID Guidance for Rides & Trail Care Events

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PR NEMBA needs Riders Like You

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Would you like to be more involved with PR NEMBA?
  • At our last board meeting we developed committees to create an opportunity for members to be more involved. We know everyone has busy schedules so we created an opportunity for members to be involved in a limited way. These committees will meet 1-2 times a year and most communication will be done through email or messenger. Members of the various committees will be tasked with investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on different matters of business that PR NEMBA will be engaging in for 2017.
    • Current Committees are:
      Membership Committee
      Branding and Merchandise Committee
      Trail Development Committee
    • We are also looking for a member or two to head up the following committees:
      Program and Events Committee
      Fundraising Committee
  • If you are interested in more information about how you can step up and serve the mountain biking community in our area, please email prnemba@gmail.com.

And a few other things to consider.....

  • At least half (if not more) of the trails in the "bog" actually lie on BLT properties. As a land trust they must balance conservation and the recreational needs of their many users. Mountain bikers are their largest user group on these trails, we have put in hours of trail work on our own and with BLT over the past few years. And yet very few of us are paid members. Please consider joining or making a donation.  It would be nice to show BLT that conservation AND trails are not mutually exclusive......here's the link: BLT Donate Page
  • And if you are a rider of the Orono Land Trust properties, consider joining or donating to this land trust: OLT Donate Page
  • And don't forget about us!  Since we have organized we have been forging relationships with landowners. And they are taking notice. So please support our efforts to improve mountain biking opportunities in our community by joining or renewing here

Central ME

Range Ponds State Park, Poland

State Park Road
Poland  Maine  04274
United States

(207) 998-4104

Easy

45%

Moderate

45%

Difficult

10%

Description

At 750 acres Range Ponds State Park offers a sandy beach and over two miles of family friendly walking trails. In the eastern end of the park Central Maine NEMBA and local mountain bikers are working with the State to build a really fun network of mountain bike trails. 8 miles of trails have now been completed with more on the way. You'll note that there are two maps above. The Strava map show the frequency with which the trails are ridden as well as a trail leading out to an alternative starting area on Empire Road.

Range Ponds State Park is open from may 15th to October 1st but visitors are invited to park outside the gate in the off season to ski, hike or ride. just don't block the road.

Check out this Portland Press Herald artice on Range Ponds and here's a link to the State's Range Ponds Page. Read more about Range Ponds State Park, Poland

Local Shops

Rainbow Bicycle

Busytown Bikes

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Carrabassett Region NEMBA Awarded $50K Grant from LL Bean

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association will use the grant to leverage over $237,000 for trail construction



The Carrabassett Region chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) announces the receipt of a $50,000 grant from LL Bean’s Charitable Giving for Conservation and Outdoor Recreation. According to CRNEMBA president, Peter Smith, the funds will be matched by the Town of Carrabassett Valley to provide funding for the continued development of a world class mountain bike trail network in the Carrabassett Region. The LL Bean Grant will be combined with other funding sources to generate a total of $237,000 for trail construction.
 
“All of us who are passionate about mountain biking and enjoy the recreational activities available in western mountains of Maine are very excited about the continuing support from so many people to make this happen,” says Peter Smith. “Our vision includes a world class mountain bike trail network for riders of all ability levels who wish to explore the vast wilderness and beauty of this very special region.”
 
Since 2011, CRNEMBA has collaborated with the Town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine Huts & Trails, and other partners to create a world-class mountain bike trail system that puts the Carrabassett area on the national stage as mountain biking destination. As of the end of 2014 there are approximately 77 miles of mountain bike specific trail serving all levels of riders in the Carrabassett Region. This includes almost 23 miles of brand new machine and hand built singletrack, purpose built for mountain biking. Over 4700 hours of volunteer labor and over $323,000 have thus far been invested into the trail system.
 
The Carrabassett Mountain Bike Trail Network currently includes two separate and connected trail “pods”. These pods are located at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (Pod One) with 35 miles of mountain bike specific trails and Campbell Field Trail Head (Pod Two) with 42 miles of mountain bike specific trails. These pods are linked by introductory level mountain bike trail known as the Route 27 Connector Trail.
 
The LL Bean Grant will be combined with additional funds provided by CRNEMBA and the Town of Carrabassett Valley to provide $130,000 for investment in mountain bike trail development in Pod Two, or the Campbell Field Trail Head during 2015-2016.
 
These funds will be utilized to create several new mountain bike specific trails, including a new, multi-use trail to the Maine Huts & Trails Stratton Brook Hut for use by both mountain bike riders and Nordic skiers. Plans call for adding up to 12 miles of trail in the Campbell Field Trail Head project. 
 
Mac McKeever, spokesperson for LL Bean, said “LL Bean is very pleased to support the project to develop a mountain bike destination in the Carrabassett Valley area.”
 
The Town of Carrabassett Valley has also received a $35,000 grant for mountain bike trail construction at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center from the State of Maine through the Recreational Trails Program Grant. Coupled with matching funds from the Town and other sources, there will be approximately $107,000 available for investment in mountain bike trail construction at the Outdoor Center for 2015-2016, which is expected to add 5.5 miles to the mountain bike trail network.
 

Central ME

University of Maine Trails, Orono

22 Hilltop Rd
Orono  Maine  04469
United States

207-581-1082

Easy

35%

Moderate

50%

Difficult

15%

Description

The trails at the University of Maine Orono are a well enjoyed resource for class weary students looking for a mental break as well as area mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoers and x-country skiiers.

In all the 2000 acres of open space abut the campus. The 1650 acre Dwight B. Demeritt Forest making up the majority of that. It's estimated that 35,000 to 50,000 people enjoy these trails every year.

Why? Well, the trails consist of singletracks, doubletracks, old logging drag paths and a few dirt roads. A variety of trails suitable for all levels of riders. More than 15 miles of trails in all.

While there are many places to access the trails, (check the map), I've chosen the New Balance Student Recreation Center as a starting point as it's centrally located. Read more about University of Maine Trails, Orono

Local Shops

Rose Bike

Ski Rack Sports

Slipping Gears

Pat's Bike Shop

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Central ME

Camden Snow Bowl

20 Barnestown Rd
Camden  Maine  04843
United States
Drive up Barnestown Road to the main parking area.

Easy

20%

Moderate

60%

Difficult

20%

Description

Riding at the Camden Snow Bowl is a nearly unique experience. The Snow Bowl, (more formally known as the Ragged Mounain Recreation Area), is owned and managed by the town of Camden as a multi-sport, multi-season recreation area. It includes trails, playing fields, pinic areas and a large pond.

In non-snow months there is an extensive trail network to explore. This includes a long somewhat challenging loop trail into the Ragged Mountain Preserve. Think remote! Even though you're less than three miles from the center of town, you'd swear that you were a hundred miles away into Maine's northern backcountry.

While there are some fairly easy trails at the bottom of the mountain, not to mention a pump track, most the the Snow Bowl's trails involve climbing. The climbs are manageable and lead to an extensive network of semi-technical trails.  Read more about Camden Snow Bowl

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