Exeter native and former U.S. Olympic mountain biker Adam Craig rides a trail at Sugarloaf Mountain. Craig has been hired to promote gravity mountain biking at the resort, working with organizers to bring races and other mountain bike events to Sugarloaf. Sugarloaf Mountain’s efforts to develop itself as a major mountain biking destination has gained a boost with the announcement that it will host one of two American stops on the 2022 Enduro World Series tour.
The races at the western Maine resort, scheduled for Aug. 20-21, 2022, will be one of 11 events on the global circuit, which also will feature stops in Australia, Europe and Canada.
The Sugarloaf EWS will come one week after a similar event Aug. 13-14, 2022, at Burke Mountain, Vermont, marking the first time the series has made back-to-back stops in the United States.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome the Enduro World Series to Sugarloaf in 2022,” Sugarloaf general manager Karl Strand said. “Carrabassett Valley is home to the best mountain biking in the state of Maine, and we’re looking forward to showing it off to the best riders on the planet.”
Sugarloaf also will host one of the official qualifying events for the Enduro World Series late this summer. The Maxxis Eastern States Cup Box Showdown is scheduled for Sept. 12.
Former U.S. Olympic mountain biker Adam Craig, an Exeter native and former EWS participant, recently was hired to lead Sugarloaf’s mountain biking efforts . He is working to develop a five-stage race using a variety of […]