Save the date! The 8th Annual Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge will be July 14, 2018.


Thanks to our event sponsor, Hammer Nutrition!

The Town of Carrabassett Valley invites you to participate in the 8th Annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge on Saturday, July 14, 2018. 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!

Check the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Facebook page regularly for race updates and more!

Race Registration Details

The CBCC is part of the NUE, National Ultra Endurance Series. To learn more about the race, please visit visit the 2017 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 previous sponsors 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 2017 race with nearly 400 participants– looking forward to 2018!

Register at BikeReg

Race Results

Previous 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