Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

Join Maine Huts & Trails, Sugarloaf, and the Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA) for the first ever Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival happening April 3-5 in the Carrabassett Valley region. Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival Event features a timed climb up mountain trails to the top of a specially prepared banked slalom course, with descent through high banked turns and other features that takes riders back to the base area. Awards will be given after the race and fat tire retailers will be set up to offer fat tire bike demo rides. Spectators will be able to try out the fat tire bikes right around the village, or for the more determined, a cross-country bike trail… Read More →

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Untamed New England: Personal and Team Gear Bins

Untamed New England does not allow support crews; instead, the race organization will stage gear for racers at specific locations along the course. Summary • Teams will leave gear bins with race management for staging around the race course. • The race allows 1 x 35 pound (15.8 kilogram) bin per racer that will be staged at a few Transition Areas around the race course • The race allows 1 x 40 pound (18 kilogram) bin per team that will be staged before and after paddling sections (so we often refer to this as the “paddle bin”) • The race allows 1 x 40 pound (18 kilogram) bin per team that will be staged at one specific, remote, location along the… Read More →

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Picking The Right Packraft For Untamed New England 2014

By Grant Killian While the mountains of Maine are remote and beautiful, and navigating through the back-country race course is typically *the crux* of any Untamed Adventure event, the packrafting discipline in Untamed New England always seems to be one of the first topics of conversation when discussing the race. So let’s discuss it. What kind of packraft? Where do you get packrafts? How many for our team? What about the other gear? What technique? What has the packrafting looked like in previous races? Let’s take a stab at addressing each of these questions over a series of posts here at Explore.Compete.Live. and establish an authoritative packraft manifesto for the Untamed New England expedition adventure race . . . First… Read More →

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