Departure is guaranteed - rain or shine. Backcountry Excursions has never missed a year without the Microbrew Mountain Biking Festival... this is their 26th consecutive year!
Google directions are not reliable, but you may use a Garmin-style GPS. Alternatively, Back Country Excursions can provide specific directions when you finalize your reservation.
This trip offers three options, based on availability. Please note accommodations are first come, first serve. There's a comfortable hostel-style lodge, a yurt that's popular for group use (sleeping bags recommended), or you can camp (full facilities).
All rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. There are no extra fees for solo travelers if there is space available and there is almost always yurt space and camping available right up until the event.
Yes, mountain bike rentals are available. Once you've purchased the trip, please reserve a mountain bike with the tour operator directly.
No prior mountain biking experience is necessary, but you should be in fairly good physical condition, and be comfortable on a bike.
All meals are prepared homemade, and never out of the box or a can. Favorites are chili, fresh cornbread, salads, black bean and veggie burritos, muffins, granola, waffles, pancakes, and of course, maple syrup from Maine. The lobster potluck feast will feature Maine lobster, mussels, corn on the cob, and other tasty side dishes.
Plan to bring $60-75 for gratuities and additional expenses.
Plan to bring bicycle clothing (padded bike shorts would be helpful but not a necessity), fast drying tops for riding, swimsuit, standard summer attire, and sturdy sneakers and/or trail running shoes. If you have a good bike helmet that you like you can bring it, but it is not necessary. Towels and bedding for lodge rooms are provided but you’ll need sleeping bags for the yurt and, if tenting, you’ll need a tent, air mattress, and sleeping bag.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for all trips. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement if you are forced to cancel your trip for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to cover medical help, emergency transport, and/or theft or accidental damage while traveling. For travel insurance, we recommend World Nomads.
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