With the abundance of open land, marked trails, gravel roads, and scenic vistas, the Rangeley Lakes Region is yet to be discovered Fat Tire/Mountain Biking mecca. Just as the region is renowned for its hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV trail systems, it quickly becoming a biking destination. Choose a trail – any trail – and GO! You’re bound to have an awesome experience…and if you’ve done it right, you’ve gotten yourself on a loop so you’re back where you started with no shuttle concerns!
We recommend the marvelous Rangeley Lakes Trail Center on the side of Saddleback Mountain. This is a well-marked and mapped trail system with a variety of terrain, most notably the loop along Haley Brook. Another soon-to-be favorite Fat Tire Bike trail is being developed at the vast and gorgeous RLHT Forest Legacy Trail on Route 16 towards New Hampshire, boasting a four-mile loop. We can’t wait to take a look at this new addition to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust remarkable offering to our region. If you’re looking for something a little more along the lines of a Sunday outing and peddle, just find a logging road and, as we said, go!
Fat Tire Bikes are available for rental at AJ’s Cycles (864-2850) on Main Street in Rangeley. They are a Full-Service bike shop offering rentals (or sales) for a full or half-day or even a week. And the best part…they will even transport them to your rental or wherever you want to ride.