Biking through Midcoast Maine

Biking through Midcoast Maine

Head over to Maine Sport Outfitters, where you can buy or rent a bike that will best fit the needs of your excursion. Their heavy-duty mountain bikes are equipped to keep you on the trails year-round. Want to cover all of the local trails over the course of a few days? Maine Sport offers one-day rentals, multi-day rentals, and weekly rentals as well as repairs and tuning services; so you’ll always will be ready to hit the trails! 
 
With the “Fat Bike” trend on the rise, mountain biking is accessible year round. Not sure what a “Fat Bike” is?…
 
About the “Fat Bike”   
A newer trend in the biking industry involves the evolution of the raved “fat bike”. With tires ranging from 3-5″, the frame is built for exploring in various terrain conditions, making these bikes the perfect four-season bike. Their low-pressure allows riders to glide across compacted surfaces with excellent traction. 
 
Local Trails 
Explore Mid-coast Maine, where the mountains meet the sea. Mid-coast Maine is a four-season exhibition destination. Snow, sand, mud, and dirt; we’re ready to welcome you for your biking getaway.
  
“I’m ready to come, but what trails should I explore?”
 
Camden Snow Bowl  
Bike Ragged Mountain! Home of the Camden Snow Bowl, where the breathtaking views of the Camden Harbor are present from the mountain’s peak. Operated as a ski mountain in the winter, biking trails are accessible all year round. Surround yourself with the fall foliage, summer breeze, and winter frost. There’s no such thing as poor weather, only inadequate apparel. Suit your apparel needs at Maine Sport Outfitters. 
 
Ragged Mountain is equipped with over 40 trails. Are you more of a moderate biker engaging in conversation or is the challenge more your speed. Luckily, Ragged Mountain has trails for every biker, beginners to advanced. The Mid-coast Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association is proud to partner with landowners to promote safe biking practices by educating riders on trails and working with the community. 

Thomaston Town Forest 
Part of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, the Thomaston Town forest passes through the 500-acre forest that is east of the Oyster River. The Oyster bog and Thomaston Town Forest provide 11-miles of hiking and biking accessibility. These trails are perfect for you if you love seeing wildlife and natural habitat. You’ll even get to see the split rock, which is a huge glacial erratic! How cool is that? You’ll have to head over there and take a real-time picture for us!
 
The Multi-Use trail, located 15 minutes north of Camden, operates as the connector for all of Camden Hills state park. The five-mile long trail begins off of Youngstown Road in Lincolnville and ends in the Camden Hills state park’s parking lot, a direct shot from coastal route 1. Bikers have the option to bike the entire trail with friendly terrain, accessible to runners and walkers alike, or exploring the side trails that the Camden Hills State Park has to offer. Up for the challenge? 
 
Snap some cool shots while on the trails? Please share them with us on Instagram by tagging @bayviewcollection 
– Written by Emily Kessel, Manager Trainee

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