Mt Abram, a ski resort in Greenwood, Maine prides itself on being home to one of the best and most affordable ski resorts in New England, and now, they’re adding a sweet new bike park for those summertime shredders. The area offers five lifts and a nice vertical of 1,150 feet. The resort plans to have the first trails, two beginners, and two intermediate, and one climbing trail for the hardcore riders out there, open up in the Spring of 2020. This is nothing compared to the resorts six-year plan where they are working to add access for up to 16 trails that can be rideable by chairlift. Patience is a virtue, as the trails will be built from scratch and more and more added after each season.
Ski resorts all over the country are working to develop and evolve the mountain biking industry and make their resorts more sustainable and a year-round affair. The East Coast is especially working hard to develop more, as the mountain biking parks are more sparse and more riders are up and coming. These new features in Maine will be a huge asset to East Coast Riders. Each trail will be a 15-foot wide path and mostly feature woodsy riding. Switchbacks will also be offered to ensure a safe downhill momentum for new and intermediate shredders. Mt Abram will also have 50 rental bikes, pads and helmets ready for visiting riders to pick up. Construction for the park started in June to make a preview of the park available. The more long term plan includes developing trails on the main side of the mountain and developing a skills park for all riders as well. For those leisurely bikers out there, a roundabout trail is also in the works for a more scenic ride.
Mt Abram is hosting a bike park preview this weekend, on Sunday, October 13th combined with an Oktoberfest celebration. Mainers can check out the bike park from 10 am-4 pm and be the first to test out the fresh trails for next season. There will be food trucks, the Lounge will be open, and with live music will start at two! You can check out the event on Facebook hosted by Mt Abrams. And the best part? The riding is FREE! There’s no better way to spend a Sunday.