From the Promoter:
Enjoy the beauty of Western Maine from the seat of your bicycle, as you grind the gravel for 35 – or more – miles. As the first and only Gravel Grind event in Maine, event coordinators are thrilled to invite you to take in the fresh air, foliage, wildlife and excitement as you embark on this ride through private, gated roads/trails, taking in breathtaking views and experiencing real Maine beauty.
The precise race times are still being determined but will begin around 9am at Moose Alley in Rangeley, Maine with check to start at 8am. More details to come on this. The 35 mile course will start later this year in an effort to have all our riders finishing closer to each other. We are aiming for an 11 am start to the 35 mile event. The 50 mile Fondo ride will start just after the long course riders.
There are 3 routes to choose from this year. The ORIGINAL route totals 35 miles. About 12 miles of this route is on Route 4 broken up by the 5 mile Dodge Pond (mostly) Gravel Loop and finishing with about 18 miles on private gravel roads accessed with permission from Seven Islands Land Management. The 70 mile route will include much of the original route and will make a large circle to the north around much of the Kennebago River.