In this episode of Underexposed, Brice Shirbach travels to the western reaches of Maine to explore the mountain biking opportunities in the Carrabassett Valley around Sugarloaf Mountain in the Bigelow Preserve. Maine may sit in a far corner of the country but it shouldn't be overlooked—the local mtb community is thriving!
A long time ago I came to the realization that most of the stories I end up telling from the trails inevitably revolve around the people responsible for them. There are so many good trails in seemingly every pocket of the planet, and at some point discussing the trail itself can simply be a matter of whether or not it was a good ride. Of course, it’s always better to unpack the details and nuances of the terrain, but in truth, stories about trails are really just stories about the people behind them.