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The Town of Carrabassett Valley invites you to participate in the 7th Annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge on Saturday, July 15, 2017. This is a mountain bike endurance event offering 100K, 50K, and 25K courses over varied single and double track, offering a true backcountry race experience. This event is organized and operated with the help of many volunteers and all proceeds are used to fund the local trail system and mountain bike programs!


Thanks to our event sponsor, Hammer Nutrition!

New this year, the 100k race will be part of the National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race Series for 2017! Dirtwire will be back again this year, filming the race and interviewing competitors! Register early for the lowest registration prices. Please feel free to print, share, and display the attached 2017 CBCC race poster; and check the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Facebook page regularly for race updates and more! Check out the 2016 Race Results  and 2016 Race Highlights.

Race Registration Details

The CBCC is part of the NUE, National Ultra Endurance Series. To register and learn more about the race, please visit visit the registration page at BikeReg. You can visit the CBCC Facebook page to see photos and stay in touch with what’s happening with the race.

Course Maps

While the final course is subject to change, these maps from past races are close to what you can expect this year.

Awards and Prizes

Each year our generous sponsors provide awards and prizes that have included discounts on bikes and gear, white water raft trips, ski lift tickets and more. Please visit our 2016 ponsors list below.

Make it a Weekend!

Plan to make it a weekend in Carrabassett Valley; ride the new single track trails at a relaxed pace on Sunday with your family or friends or for a change of pace, hike up the Burnt Mountain Trail or to the summit of Sugarloaf. You can hike or bike to one of the Maine Huts & Trails huts or visit Sugarloaf Resort for a chairlift ride, zip line ride, or to rent a kayak or paddle board to explore Flagstaff Lake.

We had a great 2016 race with over 300 participants –looking forward to 2017!

Register at BikeReg

Race Results

2016 Sponsors

  • Darling’s Auto Group
  • The Town of Carrabassett Valley
  • Carrabassett Region NEMBA
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Maine Huts & Trails
  • Skowhegan Savings Bank
  • Sugarloaf Ski Patrol
  • Backcountry Builders
  • Franklin Search & Rescue
  • Carrabassett Valley Academy
  • Gorham Bike & Ski
  • Jotul North America
  • Carrabassett Sanitary District
  • Baxter Outdoors
  • Pine State Vending
  • Bisson Family
  • Bikeman
  • Ayotte’s
  • Pedro’s
  • Geary’s
  • Fotter’s Market
  • Poland Spring
  • Rolling Fatties
  • The SugarBowl
  • Valley Gas & Oil
  • Coca Cola of Farmington
  • Orange Cat Cafe
  • The Bag & Kettle
  • Mountainside Images
  • Gifford’s Ice Cream
  • Maine Bureau of Parks & Lands
  • Penobscot Indian Nation
  • KC’s Creations
  • Tailwind
  • Tranten’s
  • The Rack
  • Rose Bike Shop
  • Honey Stinger
  • Carrabassett Valley Police Department
  • Northstar
  • Anti-Gravity Center
  • Allspeed Cyclery & Snow
  • Carrabassett Coffee Company
  • Northern Lights Hearth & Sports