AMC's Medawisla lodge, situated in Maine's 100-mile wilderness, hosts this family friendly gravel grind with varying ride lengths and difficulty options. All routes are single loop, no laps!
•1.6km (1.1mi) - Kid's route, smooth surface appropriate for all bicycle types (balance bikes included) and ages. Kids route.
•30km (19mi, 1,500ft elevation gain) - Want to balance your time on the bike with the other activities Medawisla has to offer? Then ride our bite-size gravel route! Well maintained gravel roads will take you to views of clean lakes and local mountains, including Mt Katahdin. 30km route
•50km (30mi, 2,000ft elevation gain) This route circles around the beautiful Roach Ponds on well maintained gravel roads plus small sections of more rugged terrain. Capture views of Mt Katahdin and the surrounding western peaks. 50km route
•100km (60mi, 5,500ft elevation gain) --- The queen route will have it all and offers riders the best of what Maine's AMC lands offer. Primarily well maintained gravel roads but will also utilize more rugged sections that some riders may feel more comfortable hike-a-biking. Rugged sections are brief but necessary to accomplish the task of offering the best adventure opportunity! Spectacular vistas of the western mountains, cold clear lakes, burbling brooks, and Mt Katahdin will be offered. 100km route
Other activities available throughout the weekend for non-participants and participants including swimming, hiking, paddling, mountain biking, etc.
Registration fee - $45
Kids ride for free!
Choose from a variety of lodging options including camping, bunkhouse, or cabins with shared or private bath. All lodging options include dinner, breakfast and a trail lunch.
Camping cost is $20 per tent per night; bunkhouse packages start at $55 per person per night; private cabins with shared bath start at $73 per person per night, double occupancy; cabins with private bath start at $98 per person per night double occupancy.
-Kids $35 per night (Ages 3-12 )
-3 adult/youth guests per cabin, receive 20% per person discount
Bike Information and Safety:
-Gravel or Fat Bike or anything in between - Cyclocross, Gravel Grind, Mountain and Fat bikes are suitable for the terrain. The most efficient choice would be a cyclocross or gravel grind bike.
-A minimum tire width of 32c is recommended.
-The course includes some roads open to traffic. ALL riders MUST obey all rules of the road along the course. Ride on the right at all times and single file where traffic is present. Ride predictably.
-Though aid stations are present on the course, riders should carry with them what they need including flat tire repair kits, tools, parts, and nutrition.