Sep 12, 2021
Photo & Video Release
Hundreds of Mountain Bikers Race New Gravity Trails at Sugarloaf
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME – For the first time in decades, hundreds of mountain bikers gathered at Sugarloaf – Maine’s tallest ski mountain – for a weekend of downhill mountain bike racing, in the Eastern States Cup Box Showdown, September 11-12, 2021.
The Sugarloaf venue was stop eight of eleven in the eastern circuit, and a qualifying event for the Enduro World Series slated for Sugarloaf in August 2022.
Led by former Olympic mountain biker, Adam Craig, the Sugarloaf trail crew constructed five all-new gravity-fed mountain bike trails this summer, spanning approximately 10 miles with 2000 vertical feet. This weekend’s event consisted of two race disciplines: enduro and downhill. The enduro mountain bike race featured four timed stages varying in steepness, length, and difficulty depending on location. Between each stage, riders navigated untimed “transfer stages” that involve pedaling, hiking or chairlift riding.
The downhill race, which consisted of a single timed stage, led riders from the top of the Tote Road ski trail to The Landing, in front of the Sugarloaf Base Lodge
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About Sugarloaf– Located in Carrabassett Valley, ME, Sugarloaf is largest ski area in the East, and is home to the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing and riding in the East, and the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. Sugarloaf is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions. Follow: www.sugarloaf.com, www.facebook.com/sugarloaf, and http://twitter.com/sugarloafmaine.