2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival

The rumors are true. Carrabassett Valley is on its way to becoming a serious mountain bike town.

Maine Huts & Trails is once again teaming up with our friends at Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Region NEMBA to hold the 2nd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival August 25th to 27th, 2017 at the Outdoor Center.

For three days and two nights, you'll be able to explore over 50 miles of bike trails, and participate in guided rides, skills clinics, exhibition events, trail building, nightly outdoor concerts and more. The vendor village will include bike shops and companies from all over New England who will be showcasing their latest gear. Want to try a new bike? Free demos will be included in the price of your festival pass!

Festival Event Schedule Coming Soon!

Passes are on sale now! Register before July 14th for the best prices (and an early-bird registration gift)!

Two-thirds of all proceeds will go directly back into the local trail network and the organizations that work hard to maintain them.

Festival Pass Options

  Before July 14
at 11:15pm​
July 14 to August 24
at 5:00pm
After 5:00 pm on August 24
Weekend Adult Pass (18 & older) $85.00 $100.00 $125.00
Weekend Youth Pass (Ages 5 to 17) $45.00 $65.00 $90.00
Children 4 and under Free Admission
Provides access to all festival activities, rides and concerts; includes weekend camping and a festival T-shirt.
Saturday Adult Pass $50.00 $60.00 $70.00
Saturday Youth Pass $25.00 $35.00 $45.00
Children 4 and under Free Admission
Provides access to all Saturday festival activities, rides and concerts; includes one night of camping (either Friday or Saturday). No festival T-shirt included.
*All pre-purchased passes MUST be picked up during venue registration hours. 

Festival Details

Lodging Options

Stay at Stratton Brook Hut or Poplar Hut for the ultimate Carrabassett Trails experience! Call (207) 265-2400 soon to book one or both huts for festival weekend 

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On site camping will be available at the Outdoor Center from Friday, August 25 at 12:00 PM until 10:00 AM on Monday, August 28. Camping fees are included with all festival passes.

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Festival Venue

All the action will be based at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, located on Touring Center Road in Carrabassett Valley, ME, beginning at 12:00 PM on Friday, August 24. 

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Festival Events

You'll get a detailed schedule when you get to the festival. Schedules will include all the info you need for guided rides, skills clinics, daily yoga sessions, trail building, movie premieres, nightly concerts and more. The schedule of events will also be posted online prior to the event, so please check back soon for a full listing of all the action.

Guided Rides

Guided rides, including lunch rides to the Huts, will be led throughout the weekend for all ages and ability levels. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of guided rides!


Concerts will be held on an outdoor stage at the Outdoor Center on Friday and Saturday nights. Bands will be announced soon, but they'll all be appropriate for little ones. 

Food & Beverage

Food vendors will be set up at the Outdoor Center throughout the weekend, offering a great selection for every meal. 

All four Huts will be serving lunch as well as beer and wine on Saturday and Sunday. Join a guided lunch ride or bike out on your own for a fantastic meal and a great selection of local craft brews. 

The festival beer garden will open at 12 PM daily (21 + only, must have a valid ID). Food and beverages are not included with the festival pass.

Kids Welcome!

This is a family friendly event. Family camping will be available for any families looking for a quiet camping location after hours.

A special kid's area will be open daily, featuring family friendly activities. Check back soon for details!

Guided kids' rides will be offered daily. These rides will be open to all ages. (Kids must be able to ride on their own for at least an hour.)