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    Anything worth riding in Portland, ME area?

    Will be spending a long weekend in Portland in a couple of weeks and looking to do hit some single track, any recommendations for stuff to visit within a 30 minute drive of downtown Portland?
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    I've ridden Presumpscot Trails in Westbrook (Rte 302 heading out from Forrest Ave), and some good stuff in Cape Elizabeth which is over bridge past South Portland. Also trails in Cumberland but never rode there (Blackstrap Preserve, Lowell Preserve). About 30 minutes North on 95 is Bradbury State Park which has some good stuff.
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    There are all kinds of great trails to ride near Portland.

    Gorham - fast, flowy, flat
    Blackstrap - enduro trails with some vertical
    Cape trails - nice wooded winding trails with little elevation
    Bradbury SP - good MTB specific trails but more techy with roots
    Yarmouth West Side - great out and back to Cousins island with options

    Check with these folks for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rage...w6xu9CoxJ_PJhg

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    Portland has tons of trails however, there are a lot of local knowledge cutovers and linkups to hook it all together, it's spread out.

    30 mins ? head north to Bradbury Mt State park. Pownal (west of Freeport).

    it's pretty good chunk/root riding


    In behind Congin School in Westbrook are some powerlines and a lot of singletrack splits off those lines, and right behind Congin school on the left side of the lines as you look up the hill, is a nice nugget of singletrack swoops and grunts. I'd say this is a great place to start (and it's where a lot of rides I mention knowing the small pieces to get from downtown to here) many rides go through this spot on the way out the powerlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    There are all kinds of great trails to ride near Portland.

    Gorham - fast, flowy, flat
    Blackstrap - enduro trails with some vertical
    Cape trails - nice wooded winding trails with little elevation
    Bradbury SP - good MTB specific trails but more techy with roots
    Yarmouth West Side - great out and back to Cousins island with options

    Check with these folks for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rage...w6xu9CoxJ_PJhg
    In Portland for work sometimes, have to give these a shot. One of the best quick breakdowns I've seen. Thanks for that.

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    Awesome information, thanks guys. Lots of great options here!
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    Out of the trails I listed the best ones to ride if you do not have a guide would be Yarmouth and Bradbury. Both systems have good physical and electronic maps. Bradbury is on Maprika and Yarmouth is really easy to ride without a map.

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    Thanks, bradbury mountain state park looks like a winner from the youtube videos I found and it's location to where I'll be staying
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    good choice. it is perfect for visitors with great signage and maps at most major intersections. you will also get a map at the gate. the only downside is that it's a fairly small network, but in my opinion a lot of fun. Maine Beer Company afterwards....

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    One other thing. Bradbury has a $3 entrance fee per person if you do not have a Maine State Parks pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    One other thing. Bradbury has a $3 entrance fee per person if you do not have a Maine State Parks pass.
    if you know where to look there are many miles of trail to get to Bradbury, no need to pay if you look for the connectors . example this is directly west

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    if you know where to look there are many miles of trail to get to Bradbury, no need to pay if you look for the connectors . example this is directly west
    The fee is not for parking, it is for trail access. Any trail you ride within the SP boundary requires you pay the fee regardless of how you arrived there.

    That trail fee helps keep Bradbury open to mtn bikers. If you cannot swing the $3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    The fee is not for parking, it is for trail access. Any trail you ride within the SP boundary requires you pay the fee regardless of how you arrived there.

    That trail fee helps keep Bradbury open to mtn bikers. If you cannot swing the $3...
    ok that is new to me...I don't get there often and always ride in from rt 202/Morse road secret trails....and thru pineland...working toward Bradbury and back.
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