The Maine Woods Rambler Brought to you by the Appalachian Mountain Club & the Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Date and Time

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Medawisla Lodge and Cabins,
Maine, Inland,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


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 Options: Registration fee - $45 Kids ride for free! Lodging Options: Choose from a variety of overnight accommodations including camping, bunkhouse, or cabins with shared or private bath. Bunkhouse and cabin 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.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $45 member / $45 non-member
*Registration fee includes Sunday BBQ from 2-4pm, and day use of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards at Medawisla Lodge. Lodging packages include dinners, lodging, breakfasts and trail lunches. Camping package includes camping area, use of roofed pavilion with propane grill, sink and running water and tables and chairs. Call AMC to inquire about lodging options and availability.

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(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)