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 races will begin at 9am at AJ’s Cycles in Rangeley, with check-in to start at 8am. More details to come on this.
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.