Mountain Biking in Carrabassett Valley

Mountain Biking in Carrabassett Valley

Biking Overview

  • Trails for all levels
  • No Trail Fees
  • Over 80 miles of riding

Thanks to the efforts of the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (CRNEMBA) and the town of Carrabassett Valley, mountain bike trail development has taken off in recent years, with a network of world-class cross-country trails, originating at the base of the mountain and spanning more than 80 miles throughout the valley.

  • Parking and trail access is available at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, the Stratton Brook trailhead parking lot, and Airport trailhead (located behind the SugarBowl).
  • During the summer, bike rentals are available from several area shops. 
  • As we head into winter, be sure to check trail conditions and closings before you ride. 

Bike Shuttle (Closed for the Season)

Sugarloaf Shuttles run a mountain bike shuttle route with a bike trailer on Saturdays and Sundays all summer at no charge. On Saturday, July 14th, the bike shuttle will start for the day at 6:30AM for the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge

Location Outdoor Center Route 27/SB Trailhead* Base Area
Start Time 9:00 9:10 9:20
Saturday Every :30 and :00 until 5:30 Every :40 and :10 until 5:40  Every :50 and :20 until 5:50
Sunday Every :30 and :00 until 2:30 Every :40 and :10 until 2:40 Every :50 and :20 until 2:50

* The shuttle will be parked across the road from the trail head parking lot. 

Rentals & Local Bike Shops

Allspeed Cyclery
Re-opening summer 2019: Allspeed will operate a full service bike shop out of the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, featuring tuning, repairs, and a full fleet of rental mountain bikes from Santa Cruz. 


Carrabassett Valley Bike 
Re-opening summer 2019: Now operating out of the Happy Tunes shop at Valley Crossing in Carrabassett Valley, Carrabassett Valley Bike offer tuning services, rentals, and local insight. Phone: (207) 235-6019  

F.I.S. Sports
Open year-round: Run by longtime Sugarloafers Scott Waldron and Birch Royall, F.I.S Sports offers full-suspension bike rentals from their shop in Kingfield. Phone: (207) 265-5100 

Northern Lights Hearth & Sports
Open year-round: Located in Farmington, Northern Lights Hearth & Sports carries a wide variety of retail products, offering bike repairs and sales. Phone: (207) 778-6566

Suggested Rides

Resources & Partners

Carrabassett Region NEMBA: A non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable multi-use trail network in the western mountains of Maine.

Maine Huts & Trails: A non-profit organization managing a system of four backcountry eco-lodges and more than 80 miles of trails in Western Maine.

Trail Forks: Plan, explore and share your ride.