On August 20 and 21, the Enduro World Series will race at Sugarloaf mountain resort in Maine, on trails built by Olympic mountain biker Adam Craig.
Sugarloaf was once a big hub for mountain bike racing in the 90s, and now, the mountain is looking to return to its roots, with enduro races and a future lift-service bike park.
The Enduro World Series will feature pro riders from around the world. Sugarloaf is the second U.S. stop in the series this year, after Burke, Vermont.
This weekend, on August 20 and 21, Sugarloaf mountain in Maine is playing host to the Enduro World Series (EWS), marking a massive comeback for the resort in the sport of mountain biking. The event will see the best enduro pros from around the world line up to race on fresh trails built by Olympic mountain biker and Maine local Adam Craig .
There’s an unmistakable “ Back to the Future ” quality to the EWS coming to Sugarloaf. During the 90s, Sugarloaf, one of New England’s premier ski destinations, jumped on the mountain biking bandwagon by hosting one of the region’s top cross-country races, the Widowmaker Challenge (named after a legendary ski run). Among the youngest, and best, racers to line up for that annual sufferfest was Craig, a then teenager from Exeter, Maine.
Craig raced shoulder-to-shoulder alongside regional stars, like Maine’s Peter Webber and Vermont’s Andy Bishop, and would go on to have an impressive career that included five national titles, World Cup […]