Mountain Biking

The Trails

  • 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. 

Upcoming Mountain Bike Events

Jul 28
Santa Cruz Demo Day

Santa Cruz will be Allspeed with free demos from 10-2.

CBCC Lodging Discount

The 2019 Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge is coming up July 13, and we're offering 15% off lodging all weekend. Take advantage of already low summer rates, and treat yourself to a condo or hotel room.

CBCC Shuttle Service

The Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel will offer free shuttle service from their lobby to the Outdoor Center for the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge. Shuttles will leave from the Hotel every 20 minutes starting at 6:30am.

Rentals & Local Bike Shops

Allspeed Cyclery
Allspeed Cyclery & Snow operates 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 
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.

More for Mountain Bikers

Mountain Biking Events

From the legendary Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge to volunteer trailwork days, there are mountain biking events all summer long. Grab a calendar and plan your summer of riding: