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Maine Sport Race Loop

Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 167' 51 m
Descent: -168' -51 m
High: 120' 37 m
Low: 59' 18 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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A great classic New England rooty, winding loop with no elevation change.

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Description

This loop is in an extremely compact trail area next to Maine Sport on Route One in Rockport. It starts just to the right after you turn in the main driveway off Route One and finishes about 20 feet to the left.

As the GPS track indicates, the course winds back and forth through the area, never repeating itself. Quite often there is police tape out marking the course, in which case it is relatively easy to follow. Without the police tape, it can be nearly impossible to actually stay on the race course if you don't know it, but a quite enjoyable ride can be had looping around on the trails even if they are not ridden in the same order as the race.

The real beauty of this trail is that between the roots, tight turns, well-placed rocks, and short upticks, it provides a great test of both general technical skills and fitness. Riders on the intermediate side of beginner will enjoy trying to get through it with minimal dabs, while expert riders will get plenty of challenge trying to ride it as fast and smoothly as possible. And despite the tight turns and challenges, riders will find plenty of brief moments of "flow."

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Oct 9, 2017
Jack main
Jul 6, 2017
d. brown
1 lap. beautiful loop. tight, twisty, requires big abs for accel, balance, and roots. some trail signs, but more would help the unfamiliar. all...

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Entrance to the Maine Sport Race Loop trail
Aug 21, 2013 near Rockport, ME
Maine Sport Loop - Don't miss this bridge during the wet season.
Aug 21, 2013 near Rockport, ME
Maine Sport Loop - those roots at the top of picture portend a 2+ foot drop.
Aug 21, 2013 near Rockport, ME
Maine Sport Trails - Log obstacles
Aug 21, 2013 near Rockport, ME
Maine Sport Loop - Easy bridge to go off, but if you do, all you'll get is wet
Aug 21, 2013 near Rockport, ME

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